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Old August 6th, 2009, 12:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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so i have just got my hero and would likt to put some videos on there.

can someone tell me what is the best video converter to use and what settings to get the best quality for the hero?

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Hello,

SUPER v2009 Build 36 (freeware)

seems to convert anything to anything.

I use the Meridian player as my video player.

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so i have just got my hero and would likt to put some videos on there.

can someone tell me what is the best video converter to use and what settings to get the best quality for the hero?

thanks in advance
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Seems to be the best program. What settings do you use ?
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Hello,

Got to say that Format Factory is very good.

The settings below work very well on my Magic.

I forced the FPS to 25 as it was a PAL AVI that I was converting. the default is 18 and I dialed down the bitrate from 512 to 384 as it was a bit jerky at 512. Every other setting is default

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I've always used anyvideoconverter for my psp and it works great for my mt3g now
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You can go to DVD Ripper, Video Convert Software, Video Converter Free Download - uSeesoft to find a good video converter, it has two version for windows and mac users.
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This software is okay. But I much prefer VideoMax Free Video Converter Freeware at free-star.org. It has more sets.
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Stick with AVIDEMUX or SUPER.

Do NOT waste your money buying something or get stuck with advertising laden stuff.

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You are using the wrong codec, this is why you are having trouble with framerate, choppy video, etc. For Android, MPEG-4 AVC (x264) is really the only way to go.
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I hav to be honest...I've used Handbrake for nearly 2 years now, have easily backed up all my DVDs into MKV files, and since getting Hero have converted some of my MKVs into MP4's, all without choppy playback.

It's free, so grab it here: http://handbrake.fr
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I use Videora

Looks like your a bit spoilt for choice on this thread
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or you could just download the mp4 files from various file sharing sites. Rapidshare have some great movie threads with about as many mp4 files as you can imagine. Not that I'm condoning illegal downloading you understand. I've been told that this is possible !!!
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Freeware: iWisoft Free Video Converter

Feature:
1. Input and output all the vdieo, audio, image formats with good quality.
2. Video editing function: merge, trim, crop video.
3. Batch conversion mode.
4. Totally free!
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I use A.V.C any vidio converter.
You will find it here.
http://www.any-video-converter.com/
OH and its free.
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it was simpler than i thought it would be.
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Videora Ipod Converter.

Shame I didn't find this thread before I spent hours buggering around with Sony Vegas Pro to no avail. Then I tried Videora. It has a really ball aching interface but does the job perfectly. Even converts matroska files.

Not sure if it relies on your previously installed codecs or not but nevertheless it works for me everytime.

My hero so to speak.

I always use the following settings: -

iPod Touch 2ndGen settings (H.264 480x320 768kbps Stereo/128kbps)

Produces good quality - no lag - no jutter.

Jutter?? lol - I meant Jitter
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i am using Moyea Video Converter which can easily convert among almost video and audio formats without audio/video issues for its special technology.
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my-video-converter.com/video_converter/
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This may be a dumb question, but if I want to copy some of my purchased dvd movies using any of these programs, will it work, or would I need to get a decoder first...I'm a noob when it comes to video formats and copying.
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iOrgSoft GPhone Video Converter is an all-in-one software which can convert all popular video formats such as AVI, WMV, 3GP, MOV, MPG, VOB,ASF, RM, RMVB FLV, MP4, etc. to MPEG-4, H.264 Video, MP3,WAV, AAC and AMR audio that can be playable on GPhone.
Step one: Add Video File
Click Play in the main menu to enter the play window. Click the add icon, the program will let you browse your hard disc. Select the format and then add the file you want to convert. Click open button.
Step Two: Video Trimming
Click Trim in the main menu to enter the trim window. Click the start icon to open movie trimming window and do as follows to capture a clip from the selected file:

Preview video: Preview the selected video file in the preview window and estimate what part of the movie you want to convert.

Set start time: You can set starting time by clicking the up and down button in the Set Start Time box and click OK. Remember that you can just change the time where the cursor is. Or you could click the first icon under the preview window and the start time will be shown in the Set Start Time box automatically.

Set end time: You can set ending time by clicking the up and down button in the Set End Time box and click OK. Remember that you can just change the time where the cursor is. Or you could click the second icon under the preview window and the end time will be shown in the Set End Time box automatically.

After you set the end time, the length of the captured clip will be shown in the selected length box for your reference.

Step Three: Video Effects
Click to enter the effect window. Our iOrgSoft GPhone Video Converter allows you to set brightness, contrast and saturation. You could select the play effect such as: Gray, Emboss or Old films and then adjust it to get the best effect as you need.There are also other two icons: left-right and up-down. Click the first button, you will find the image changed from right to left. The up-down button is for you to turn over the image and enjoy the funny.
If it is necessary, you may lick “Reset” to cancel the settings.

Step Four: Video Cropping
Click Crop in the main menu to go to the crop window. The video you select will be displayed automatically. You may click Suspend button to stop it. There are four crop values on the lower left part of the crop window: Up, Down, Left and right. You can set each value to crop your video and the crop frame will move accordingly.
Before you start to crop your video, you can select an output aspect ratio from the Zoom list. There are four choices available: Original, Full screen, 16:9 and 4:3. Click default to cancel the schedule as necessary.
When you finish the cropping, you can see the effect in the previewing window.
Step Five: Video Conversion
When you finish all the necessary settings, you can click the Convert icon at the bottom of the window to start converting the file. Click the Stop button to cancel the process as required. You can view the conversion progress from the progress bar.
Ok, we have already finished the whole process of converting Video files to GPhone. Now, You will experience a new lifestyle. Just Free download and enjoy it.
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Handbrake - Freeware - HandBrake

Video Conversion process for Droid

1. Select your source
2. Select your destination output
3. Right hand column select Iphone legacy
4. Under Video tab select H.264 as the "Video Codec", also under output settings chose MP4.
5. Personally I have been using 1200kbps as an average bitrate with great results.
6. Under Advanced tab change reference frames to 1, Subpixel Motion Estimation to 8
7. Click "Start" and your video will encode.

I have had great results with these settings above using that freeware program.
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Hello,

SUPER v2009 Build 36 (freeware)

seems to convert anything to anything.

I use the Meridian player as my video player.

I'm going with this one. Right now the program is encoding my entire library. Ya, slowly, but it's doing it. And setting it up was real easy. Also, setting it to work was fast.
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Default Handbrake?

Well, I am probably just ********, but I have tried over and over to download handbrake and have gloriously failed everytime. I am running xp, I get the download, but then when I go to install, I get an error, something like, "you are stupid blah blah..." sorry can't remember the exact error message, but I am trying as I type this and I will be able to post it ver batum here in a minute I am guessing. This is the one I want, anyone had any issues getting it besides me?

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Fantastic, here it is

NSIS Error
Installer integrity check has failed. Common causes include incomplete download or damaged media. Contact the installers author to obtain a new copy.

WTF? Anyone? I would really like to get this program.
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Default Format Factory is Malware/Adware

Yeah, and this lovely software will also attempt to install adware on your box: TrojanClicker:Win32/Yabector.B

Reference: http://www.microsoft.com/Security/portal/Threat/Encyclopedia/Entry.aspx?Name=TrojanClicker:Win32/Yabector.B

Thankfully MSE castrated it on entry.

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Got to say that Format Factory is very good.

The settings below work very well on my Magic.

I forced the FPS to 25 as it was a PAL AVI that I was converting. the default is 18 and I dialed down the bitrate from 512 to 384 as it was a bit jerky at 512. Every other setting is default

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I'm going with this one. Right now the program is encoding my entire library. Ya, slowly, but it's doing it. And setting it up was real easy. Also, setting it to work was fast.
*****Update*****

This program is still working great. I just encoded a couple new shows at 640x480 (to preserve the original aspect ratio) and 1000kbps at 25 frames/sec and the quality is just great. So crisp, clear, no artifacts, high quality sound and video. I'm so happy I could lay down and die.
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What I am using is another popular Video Converter program: Pavtube Video Converter.

It is used to convert among common videos and audios such as AVI, MPEG, WMV, MOV, MP4, FLV, etc.

I prefer the program as its after-sale service is wonderful. After I purchasing the program, their support center delivered an email for greeting and helping. How warm and kind!

So I think when choosing an appropriate program for ourselves, we should consider not only its quality, functions, but also its after-sale service.

By the way, its quality is good and there is no spyware.
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If you have a Nvidia Graphics card that supports CUDA, you should use MediaCoder and the CUDA encoder to make your graphics card do the work... it's about 3x faster than Handbrake using the CPU.
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*****Update*****

This program is still working great. I just encoded a couple new shows at 640x480 (to preserve the original aspect ratio) and 1000kbps at 25 frames/sec and the quality is just great. So crisp, clear, no artifacts, high quality sound and video. I'm so happy I could lay down and die.
Wanted to ask how the 640 x 480 vids look on the screen. Do they take up most of the screen? I was using Format Factory, and did them 848 x 480, but it kept having problems syncing the voice and video. May try the one you mentioned. Thanks.
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Yeah, and this lovely software will also attempt to install adware on your box: TrojanClicker:Win32/Yabector.B

Reference: http://www.microsoft.com/Security/portal/Threat/Encyclopedia/Entry.aspx?Name=TrojanClicker:Win32/Yabector.B

Thankfully MSE castrated it on entry.

I used it, worked great, run spybot, avast, adware, no problems here. hmm..
also used settings discussed on another thread for handbrake, which is what I wanted but could not dl for some reason, they worked great, filled the screen, none of the syncing issues w/ the audio that some had mentioned. I'll post back if something scary happens to my computer I guess, I mean if I am able to.
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If you have a Nvidia Graphics card that supports CUDA, you should use MediaCoder and the CUDA encoder to make your graphics card do the work... it's about 3x faster than Handbrake using the CPU.
UPDATE:
Cuda encoder is complete crap, all blocky and gross looking. Use Handbrake!

PS. I have Kaspersky Internet Security and it did not set off any alarms when installing or using handbrake.
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You may wish to consider VLC and remote VLC. This is a good solution for:
- if you are attached via WiFi
- if you don't want to store a video/audio file on your android device
Here is an article explaining how it works:
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Yeah, I use it. Just choose the iphone pre-sets and your good to go, everything plays fine.
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Well I use Ultra Video converter it's good with many formats and it also has some useful setting too.
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This thread has free in the title.
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Going all the way back to the second post in this thread, I'm using SUPER, using the settings shown in the screenshot, but every attempt to actually play the file results in an error stating that the format isn't correct and can't be played.

I don't have the file copied to the SD card however because I'm attempting to stream the file using GMote. When choosing the .mp4 file, GMote asks what to use to play back the file, Meridian or the stock video player. Choosing either one results in an error.

Out of all the information in this thread, what would be the best file converter to use that will allow streaming via GMote?
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Can someone post best video setting for HTC Eris...SUPER, Format Factory or Handbrake?
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(Forgive me if this software has already been mentioned in this thread.)

After numerous Google and Droid forum searches, and several unsuccessful attempts using Handbrake, I finally found what I was looking for: DVD Catalyst Free.

The full version is very reasonable at the price of $10, but the free version is fine for me at this point. It detects and scans the DVD in my computer, I can name the file and choose where it will be sent after ripping, and I can select my device from a drop-down list. I used the USB cable to transfer the MPEG4 file to my Droid Eris, and it the movie plays fine with the stock player.

I don't need tons of customizable options, which are available in the paid full version. I highly recommend DVD Catalyst! (And I am in no way affiliated with the programmer, developer, or website!) There is also a limited trial version available for download.

Check it out at Tools4Movies, Official home of DVD Catalyst.
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You couldn't get Handbrake to work when you have to change nothing?
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Yeah, and I don't know why. I tried some of the Handbrake presets as described elsewhere in these forums, and also found numerous posts here and elsewhere describing minor adjustments to the presets, but I still couldn't get the movies to play correctly on my Eris. I could see and hear something, but it was very choppy. Maybe I'll try handbrake again sometime, but DVD Catalyst is doing a fine job for now.
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Wow, you can't read, thread title says free.
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so i have just got my hero and would likt to put some videos on there.

can someone tell me what is the best video converter to use and what settings to get the best quality for the hero?

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Based on my experiences using Video Converters, I am sure that Moyea Video Converteris the powerful tool in editing and converting any video files and it is compatible with various OS, including Windows xp/2000/2003/Win 7/Vista/.
For example, using it, you guys can easily convert all kinds of video files to other common formats like AVI, MPEG, WMV, MP4, FLV, 3GP, MKV, MOV, MTS, MOD, TOD, DV, OGG, MP3, AC3, ACC, FLAC, Tivo, etc for make your videos playback on popular players like iPod, mobile, phones, TV, Youtube, etc.
Moreover, the built-in multi-thread encoding technology makes the conversion speed faster than ever. It is estimated that you can save at least half time to convert a video with the same size.
Moyea Video Converter can be easily found via Google.


Hope it works for you guys!
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Moyea Video Converter can be easily found via Google.
Or from the link that you helpfully posted. However I see a big fat "Purchase" button on the page, which suggests that the "Free download" version is probably gimped in some crucial way. So, in keeping with the thread title, let's limit suggestions to free converters shall we?
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I would like to bring this back up. I am still looking for a FREE ripper that will take my DVD and convert it to something I can play on android. None of the ones listed here have been able to do that. Any ideas?
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SUPER v2009 Build 36 (freeware)

seems to convert anything to anything.

I use the Meridian player as my video player.

+1, for both.

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A GUI to FFmpeg, MEncoder, MPlayer, x264, ffmpeg2theora,
MusePack, Monkey's audio, Shorten audio, TAK audio, True audio,
WavPack, the libavcodec library & the theora/vorbis RealProducer's plugIn.

If you need a simple, yet very efficient tool to convert (encode) or play any Multimedia file, without reading manuals or spending long hours training, then SUPER is all you need.

It is a Multimedia Encoder and a Multimedia Player, easy-to-use with 1 simple click.


SUPER "The Player" surpasses any known player by supporting just any Multimedia file format. SUPER plays files that cannot be played with WMP or even other libavcodec-based players like MPC and VLC.

SUPER also plays and saves Internet Media Streams of different protocols ( mms:// rtsp:// http://)

SUPER "The Encoder" is the fastest and simplest tool to encode full length movies to any other format without any time or function limitation.

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SUPER does NOT require any additional external codec to be installed, absolutely nothing. Necessary codecs are built in!


Please read the changelog and the following details to see how: SUPER does for FREE what other encoders CAN'T do for money.
- erightsoft.com/SUPER.html
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Format Factory! it's free and you can adjust anything from removing letterboxes to custom aspect ratios, increase volume, rip off sound to mp3's, etc.
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Super V2009 is almost impossible to understand.
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Any Video Converter Freeware- the Free Video Converter - is the most renowned free video converter for converting video files between various formats
That was what I used to use, but the quality compared to Super is crap so stopped using it.
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That was what I used to use, but the quality compared to Super is crap so stopped using it.
Maybe you could help me use it. I am trying to rip a DVD to watch on my android tablet. How do you do that on the Super?

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Maybe you could help me use it. I am trying to rip a DVD to watch on my android tablet. How do you do that on the Super?

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To copy a DVD (that you legally purchased) into any supported Output Container, we recommend that you also use the best available DVDDecrypter to decrypt the entire DVD and copy the VOB files to your HardDisk in order to encode them with SUPER . Note that DVDDecrypter is also a Freeware.
- SUPER &copy

I've never converted an actual DVD so can't talk you through it but seems easy enough.
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