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Hi, I was using Cucusoft ipod video converter to recode my divx and wmv movies to 320x240 using the H.264 codec... so they would be playable on my ipod nano. Does anyone know the best combination of codec, recoding software, and settings (res, etc), to use for the G1? I downloaded "video player" but I haven't played with it yet.

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If you look at the description in the market place of the video player it will tell you the format. It is very specific and I hope someone releases a divx codec for the phone. I've got tons of divx video that I would like to watch on my phone.
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I found the video player in the marketplace to be a little buggy. I converted about 10 videos all the same. 3 of them played right the first time then 1 of tose never played again and a couple others began working.
BTW I use handbrake or Toast 9 to convert (I'm on my mac usually).
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I'm currently using Xilisoft Video Converter 3.1.52 to convert/encode my videos.

Steps I took:
- ICrap mpeg-4 profile picked
- Customized "Bit Rate" from 1200 to 512
- Customized Audio settings "Bit Rate" from 80 to 96
- Saved the profile as "HTC Dream mpeg-4"

I use the default media player integrated with the phone. I use "AndExplorer" (andriodapps) to browse to my sdcard, and launch the video file.

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Hi,

i want to buy a high quality video player.i seen some players in the market... it was funny .... for the first time it works correctly..for the second time.. is was started stucking....

can anyone suggest me to buy a good video player..

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I use 'Meridian' to view my movies and play music. In the FAQ it directed me to an Windows App called 'Super', which seems to be able to convert almost anything to anything. I used it to convert Divx to MP4 and that plays fine on the phone.

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i use Vegas Pro 9.0

Render As...

MainConcept AVC/AAC (*.mp4)

Custom template...

and !!IT'S IMPORTANT!! change 640*480 to 480*352
bigger resolution doesn't playing...

Constant bit rate 192 000

Audio:
Sample rate 48 000
Bit Rate 96 000

try another but i think the most important is 480*352 video resolution.

result is MUCH better than frenchy128's method with xilisoft program.

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uaually the video converter can convert between various video format and also allows to select from various resolution

so i often first convert few minutes video to have a try of the output effect
Wow, thanks for resurrecting this old thread to post that. As if people didnt already know that....
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Anyone know how to convert protected .m4v files? I just want to put tv shows on my LG Optimus phone. I've seen some that cost alot. I need a freeware software. I don't have a credit card or anything to pay for this software. Please Help....
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By protected, do you mean DRM? If so, we cant tell you here. It's not exactly legal to do that. But I'm sure Google can help you find out how.
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Hi, I was using Cucusoft ipod video converter to recode my divx and wmv movies to 320x240 using the H.264 codec... so they would be playable on my ipod nano. Does anyone know the best combination of codec, recoding software, and settings (res, etc), to use for the G1? I downloaded "video player" but I haven't played with it yet.

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usually, G1 supports H.263, H.264 AVC, MPEG-4 SP video format, among them, i consider MPEG-4 as the best

i use tatal video converter to convert various video format to G1 compatible MPEG-4

as for setting, you can set your preferable one according to the setting function of this software

the following is a step by step guide on how to convert video to android phone like G1, Samsung, HTC Hero, HTC Legend, HTC Desire HD, HTC Wildfire, Motorola Droid, Motorola Flipout, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, LG

Android Converter: Android Converter - Convert video to Android Phone Format
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usually, G1 supports H.263, H.264 AVC, MPEG-4 SP video format, among them, i consider MPEG-4 as the best

i use tatal video converter to convert various video format to G1 compatible MPEG-4

as for setting, you can set your preferable one according to the setting function of this software

the following is a step by step guide on how to convert video to android phone like G1, Samsung, HTC Hero, HTC Legend, HTC Desire HD, HTC Wildfire, Motorola Droid, Motorola Flipout, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, LG
LOL. You have just answered a 2.5 year old post...

Anyway, your recommendation to go for a ******** video converter (costs $35...) is like an advertising to my ears... Why? Because everything that software can do, can also be done with free video converters.

Besides, most of the modern phones don't need videos to be converted (depending of course the source). You can have videos in divx/Xvid/H264/avi/mkv etc formats, and still be able to play with the "universal" video players (like RockPlayer).
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LOL. You have just answered a 2.5 year old post...

Anyway, your recommendation to go for a ******** video converter (costs $35...) is like an advertising to my ears... Why? Because everything that software can do, can also be done with free video converters.

Besides, most of the modern phones don't need videos to be converted (depending of course the source). You can have videos in divx/Xvid/H264/avi/mkv etc formats, and still be able to play with the "universal" video players (like RockPlayer).
it sound interesting, while what if i want to play avchd, mkv on my android?
in this situation this guide is useful http://www.********.com/articles/how-to-convert-video-to-android-phone-format.html
i have tried some free video converter, but it either not working or with poor output video quality

i have tried the free version of ******** total video converter and it make me decide to buy one with the following reason
would you like to see if it is worth to buy the full version with those reason, or could you recommend me some better one

reason 1 Optimized by NVIDIAŽ CUDA computing technology, ******** Total Video Converter accelerates conversion to revolutionary fast. Converting video now is in minutes.

reason 2 it can achieve video conversion between a wide range of video formats, including AVI, Xvid, DivX, H.264, MP4, 3GP, MKV, WMV, RM, FLV, MOV, WebM, VP8, 720p, 1080p, 1080i HD, AVCHD videos and more.

reason 3 it can also convert between audio files like MP3, AAC, AC3, WAV, WMA, etc. Moreover, it can extract audio from video and music video by only a few clicks.

reason 4 it is equipped with advanced editing function. It enables to adjust audio volume, rotate video, add audio track and subtitle for video, increase artistic effects for video, add image or text watermark for video, split video, merge videos into one, trim and crop video, capture preferable picture from video and more.
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it sound interesting, while what if i want to play avchd, mkv on my android?
in this situation this guide is useful http://www.********.com/articles/how-to-convert-video-to-android-phone-format.html
i have tried some free video converter, but it either not working or with poor output video quality

i have tried the free version of ******** total video converter and it make me decide to buy one with the following reason
would you like to see if it is worth to buy the full version with those reason, or could you recommend me some better one
I would even go as far as to state that any paid video converter for the smartphones is a rip-off....
Commercial companies try to seduce customers with all kinds of features trying to combine in one package, but this hardly results in a well built software. Usually, each piece of software is built to be good in certain tasks, so it is good to get separate software for ripping, converting and editing.

There is a limitation to the smartphone power at this moment, so making a very complex encoding and large files for a phone (such as AVCHD) is simply waste of time - a) you phone can't play it anyway, b) the small display will not allow you to enjoy the HD resolution video.
By the way, Phones can play MKV (and many other container formats) videos using a so called all-round players (like RockPlayer).



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reason 1 Optimized by NVIDIAŽ CUDA computing technology, ******** Total Video Converter accelerates conversion to revolutionary fast. Converting video now is in minutes.
Nvidia Cuda (for for that matter ATI Stream) are commercial terms for using GPU power in video conversion tasks. While that sounds quite interesting, the conversion quality usually is not that good. Besides, you can't use CUDA if you don't have a proper Nvidia GPU. Badaboom was one of the first examples of such a software.
Moreover, the modern PCs come with dual/quad core CPUs and are able to process a video conversion in 4/8 simultaneous threads. I've tested the conversion speed using GPU processing power (ATI Stream GUI) and multi-thread CPU conversion. I didn't see any noticeable speed differences, while the CPU conversion resulted in a better video quality.
Anyway, if you desire to try such a thing then for example the free Mediacoder can do that for you.



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reason 2 it can achieve video conversion between a wide range of video formats, including AVI, Xvid, DivX, H.264, MP4, 3GP, MKV, WMV, RM, FLV, MOV, WebM, VP8, 720p, 1080p, 1080i HD, AVCHD videos and more.
Most of the free converters can do that too (Xmedia Recode, Format Factory, Mediacoder, Xvid4PSP, etc...). However, you don't need that for a smartphone. You need something that says "whatever the source video" and converts it in a MP4 container using MPEG4 standard.



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reason 3 it can also convert between audio files like MP3, AAC, AC3, WAV, WMA, etc. Moreover, it can extract audio from video and music video by only a few clicks.
Again, this is a piece of cake for most of the free converters.



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reason 4 it is equipped with advanced editing function. It enables to adjust audio volume, rotate video, add audio track and subtitle for video, increase artistic effects for video, add image or text watermark for video, split video, merge videos into one, trim and crop video, capture preferable picture from video and more.
Most of the editing can be done by using free software like Avidemux or VirtualDub.
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I would even go as far as to state that any paid video converter for the smartphones is a rip-off....
Commercial companies try to seduce customers with all kinds of features trying to combine in one package, but this hardly results in a well built software. Usually, each piece of software is built to be good in certain tasks, so it is good to get separate software for ripping, converting and editing.

There is a limitation to the smartphone power at this moment, so making a very complex encoding and large files for a phone (such as AVCHD) is simply waste of time - a) you phone can't play it anyway, b) the small display will not allow you to enjoy the HD resolution video.
By the way, Phones can play MKV (and many other container formats) videos using a so called all-round players (like RockPlayer).




Nvidia Cuda (for for that matter ATI Stream) are commercial terms for using GPU power in video conversion tasks. While that sounds quite interesting, the conversion quality usually is not that good. Besides, you can't use CUDA if you don't have a proper Nvidia GPU. Badaboom was one of the first examples of such a software.
Moreover, the modern PCs come with dual/quad core CPUs and are able to process a video conversion in 4/8 simultaneous threads. I've tested the conversion speed using GPU processing power (ATI Stream GUI) and multi-thread CPU conversion. I didn't see any noticeable speed differences, while the CPU conversion resulted in a better video quality.
Anyway, if you desire to try such a thing then for example the free Mediacoder can do that for you.




Most of the free converters can do that too (Xmedia Recode, Format Factory, Mediacoder, Xvid4PSP, etc...). However, you don't need that for a smartphone. You need something that says "whatever the source video" and converts it in a MP4 container using MPEG4 standard.



Again, this is a piece of cake for most of the free converters.



Most of the editing can be done by using free software like Avidemux or VirtualDub.
Can't agree with you more! Whatever, I think the cost of a video player app is much cheaper than a video converter.

Unless somebody, just like as me, just want to watch video with hardware recoding, I will use a video converter. But I can find a free MP4 Converter in anywhere. Some MP4 Converters work great like as ***** Free MP4 Converter, Handbrake or Format Factory.

Just pay attention to resolution and code, most of android mobile phones are mighty in media playing. Right?
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Anyone know how to convert protected .m4v files? I just want to put tv shows on my LG Optimus phone. I've seen some that cost alot. I need a freeware software. I don't have a credit card or anything to pay for this software. Please Help....
I using Enolsoft video converter. It able to convert M4V files and convert all videos between various formats. But not free, I take $35.00. No bad on the whole......
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great topic, but until now, i did not find a proper android player
Have you looked at MoboPlayer or VitalPlayer (both are free)?
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thanks for your into, and i will have a try, and i wonder whether this player supports all kinds of video like avi, mpg, mov, wmv and more ?
Yes, they are universal format players.
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I have used Cucusoft ipod video converter in the past and was satisfied with it but my friend says that i should use some other good one because he didn't have any good experience using it as the quality of the video wasn't good (according to him) .

i could't agree with more, the video quality is really important, and also the conversion speed also important
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usually, G1 supports H.263, H.264 AVC, MPEG-4 SP video format, among them, i consider MPEG-4 as the best

i use tatal video converter to convert various video format to G1 compatible MPEG-4

as for setting, you can set your preferable one according to the setting function of this software

the following is a step by step guide on how to convert video to android phone like G1, Samsung, HTC Hero, HTC Legend, HTC Desire HD, HTC Wildfire, Motorola Droid, Motorola Flipout, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, LG

it helps me a lot, tks for sharing
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why convert? how wonderful if there is a universal built in video player
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