Movies look great, but I can only load 2???

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  1. audioman42

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    I used handbrake to convert all of my movies and they look great on the Droid, but if I load more than two movies onto the SD card the gallery freezes whenever I try to open a movie and won't play anything. Is there some kind of limit on how much space movies can take up? My movies average about 800MB each.

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  2. dvdcatalyst

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    Try a different video player application

    this post

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-audio-video/7084-dvd-catalyst-3-issue-3.html#post57912

    has some info.

     
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    What size SD card do you have in your phone. Unless it's a 2 GB card, you should be able to upload many more movies on your card. I have 13 movies on mine and tons of music and pictures...no problems here. Not sure if you posted it, but what are you using to encode your movies?
     
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    Thanks, but I tried that other player and got the same result.

    I'm using the one it came with. Don't get me wrong - I CAN put more than two movies on the card, but if I do none of them will play. How large are your movies? Which program did you use to convert them? What were your settings? I'm going to try loading each of the videos to the Droid individually to see if one of the files is corrupt or something.

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    I use DVD Catalyst 3. The smallest size movie I have is 1.34 GB, the largest is 1.75 GB.
     
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    lol well apparently Napoleon Dynamite was the culprit. It played fine in QuickTime, but not on the Droid. I now have four movies loaded (Dark Knight, Gran Torino, Iron Man, & Shrek) and all three play perfectly. I'm gonna try ripping Napoleon again after Transformers is done.

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    Wow those are huge movies, they don't need to be that huge guys. My movie avg about 450MB and they look awesome! 1.34 GB is massive for a screen that size!
     
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    ^Well, it's my own preference. While I have encoded movies at 400-500 MB, there are quite a few artifacts, even with the Droid screen. My settings I notice no artifacts and most of them are Blu-Ray rips.
     
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    I'd rather the files be bigger and get that super high quality to show off the droid.
     
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    ^Exactly my thoughts as well. But if it's too big, to the point where there is stuttering throughout the film...not worth it.
     
  12. dvdcatalyst

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    they play great for computer-playback as well :)