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Old March 3rd, 2010, 11:26 PM   #401 (permalink)
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add subtitles via handbrake,convert videos via pavtube

droid settings

Click the drop-down menu of "Format" to select "Common Video"> "H.264 Video (*.mp4) as output format.

Click "Settings" button to optimize video and audio parameters, the optimal settings are listed as below.
Video codec: H.264 MP4
Size (resolution): 848*480pix
Bit rate: 2500kbps
Frame rate: 24fps
Audio codec: AAC
Sample rate: 48kHz
Bit rate: 64kbps/ 96kbps/ 128kbps
Channels: Stereo

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sorry that im new to this video stuff but i've been reading this thread a lot and i just want to know if handbrake is the way to go in terms of doing video for my droid? (i've seen so many 'converters' out there i dont know which to go to) im looking to possibly convert DVDs and Xvids so that they play on the droid but im not too coherent on all the settings and such that you guys are giving. is it simple enough for anyone to use and get good results? or should i look at other application too?

also, is dvd and xvid (.avi) ideal to convert to play on the droid or is there another format that is preferred (or does it even matter)? what format would i convert it to.. i heard mp4 but im not really familiar with that format. is mp4 the best way to go? is it difficult to 'setup' to play with quality on the droid?

thanks for any information -- sorry im a bit illiterate with this stuff but i'd like to put some videos on my droid

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sorry that im new to this video stuff but i've been reading this thread a lot and i just want to know if handbrake is the way to go in terms of doing video for my droid? (i've seen so many 'converters' out there i dont know which to go to) im looking to possibly convert DVDs and Xvids so that they play on the droid but im not too coherent on all the settings and such that you guys are giving. is it simple enough for anyone to use and get good results? or should i look at other application too?

also, is dvd and xvid (.avi) ideal to convert to play on the droid or is there another format that is preferred (or does it even matter)? what format would i convert it to.. i heard mp4 but im not really familiar with that format. is mp4 the best way to go? is it difficult to 'setup' to play with quality on the droid?

thanks for any information -- sorry im a bit illiterate with this stuff but i'd like to put some videos on my droid

thx again ~ jen ~
i usually convert to h.264 MP4.but pavtube video converter dont support protected vob, u can try dvd ripper.Pavtube DVD Ripper, Rip DVD to AVI, WMV, & MPEG

I prefer Pavtube one because of its fast conversion speed and its pretty good output video and audio whcih satisfy me,so u dont worry with quality
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Default Handbrake settings

I use Handbreak and my setting give quite acceptable results (for a tiny screen and consideration for storage space, who needs high def mp4's?). My file sizes are 3MB/min so full length movies are 300MB or less. I usually only watch tv episodes, so again quality is acceptable. My specs:

Picture
Web obtimized
Width: 480 (keep aspect ratio)
Anamorphic: None

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All off

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Codec: H.264
Framerate: same as source
Avg Bitrate: 300

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mixdown: stereo
bitrate: 96
DRC: 2.5
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Handbrake for DVD's is a no Brainer.
I need a brain... can't use hand break to go from my purchased DVD to mp4... says copy write issues?[/QUOTE]

1. I use DVD Fab and back up my DVD's to my Storage Drive.
2. Use Handbrake to convert to mp4 and copy to my Droid.

So I can watch on the go.
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just wondering -- when you refer to mp4 i see a lot of different options and didnt know if one of the other presets would suit me better or what, the mp4 options i can use are

iphone H.264
iphone mpeg 4
ipod touch h.264
ipod touch mpeg 4
mpeg4 video
h.264/mpeg4 AVC video
psp h.264

im not familiar with what h.264 is either but i heard people talking about it so i added those -- which of those would i choose? (im assuming mpeg4 video but i want to be safe?)

also, www.ImTOO.com has the ImTOO Video Converter, looks nice, here's some options
Convert video and audio for iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, Xbox 360, PSP, PS3, NDS, Wii, BlackBerry phone, iRiver, Creative Zen and other multimedia devices
Newly support Google Android phones: Nexus One, HTC Hero, HTC G2 Magic, HTC Tattoo, Motorola Droid, Motorola CLIQ, Samsung i7500



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just wondering -- when you refer to mp4 i see a lot of different options and didnt know if one of the other presets would suit me better or what, the mp4 options i can use are

iphone H.264
iphone mpeg 4
ipod touch h.264
ipod touch mpeg 4
mpeg4 video
h.264/mpeg4 AVC video
psp h.264

im not familiar with what h.264 is either but i heard people talking about it so i added those -- which of those would i choose? (im assuming mpeg4 video but i want to be safe?)

also, www.ImTOO.com has the ImTOO Video Converter, looks nice, here's some options
Convert video and audio for iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, Xbox 360, PSP, PS3, NDS, Wii, BlackBerry phone, iRiver, Creative Zen and other multimedia devices
Newly support Google Android phones: Nexus One, HTC Hero, HTC G2 Magic, HTC Tattoo, Motorola Droid, Motorola CLIQ, Samsung i7500



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Well if you want a no-brainer preset for the Droid, the iPod Touch H.264 will do ya.
Oh and don't be alarmed if your files are .m4v, that's normal
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Well if you want a no-brainer preset for the Droid, the iPod Touch H.264 will do ya.
Oh and don't be alarmed if your files are .m4v, that's normal
I just rename them on the fly to .mp4 before I start the process when I designate the output path it just makes it simpler.
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I just rename them on the fly to .mp4 before I start the process when I designate the output path it just makes it simpler.
Well if you call an unnecessary additional step simpiler, then yes I suppose it is.
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I need a brain... can't use hand break to go from my purchased DVD to mp4... says copy write issues?
handbrake Supported Sources:

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Any DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD (unencrypted--protection methods including CSS are not supported internally and must be handled externally with third-party software and libraries), and some .VOB and .TS files

Most any multimedia file it can get libavformat to read and libavcodec to decode.
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I have a question: Why are we setting the width to 848 rather than 854 (isn't that the resolution of the droid)?
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i do as this guide : http://www.pavtube.com/guide/convert-videos-to-motorola-droid-with-optimal-settings.html

I used those settings and my 12 minute video ran perfectly on my droid
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Nice sharing!
Thanks your sharing! I did it, worked cool, I will recommend it to my GF.
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I've used Moyea Video Converter, well-known video conversion software. I am sure it is pretty easy to use. With its advanced encoding/decoding technology, this converter supports a plenty of videos. To my surprise, it is said that this software adopted unprecedented audio and video synchronization technology, which can keep excellent output video quality to a great extent.

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I had to google this just to be sure.... music, just make a music folder on the SD.

I'd imagine just make a video folder and dump there.

I'm still dumping all my mp3's so I haven't tried any of this yet, maybe some other power users can chime in!
There is another software that makes this easy. go to Free Studio Manager - Download and download this .exe file. its AMAZING! you can take any youtube video and convert it into mp3 (called free youtube to mp3 converter) or mp4 files (called free youtube to iphone coverter but works for droid). just drag and drop files into your SD card after files are completed.
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Default Gallery plays videos. Convert with Any Video Converter for free

Gallery, the built in app, plays MP4 videos. Convert using the free version of Any Video Converter. Video Converter, DVD Ripper - Any Video converter - The versatile video converter for iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune, cell phones and more

Then mount the Droid using a USB cable, create a folder at root level called vids. Copy the MP4 file there.

Unmount the Droid. Open Gallery.

At least that's what works for me.
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Thumbs up It worked for me...

The instructions regarding the first post on HandBrake worked for me and it only took a couple minutes to do.

What I did was I created a folder called Videos on the E: drive (which is the droid when mounted to the computer). I then set the destination path to the E drive and clicked start on handbrake and within a minute or so it was on there. (It was a short video clip though).

Thanks a lot for those detailed instructions.
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The instructions regarding the first post on HandBrake worked for me and it only took a couple minutes to do.
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Thanks a lot for those detailed instructions.
No problem! as long as one person was helped by it, then I'm happy I set it up.
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i do as this guide : How to employ optimal settings when converting videos to play on Motorola Droid?

I used those settings and my 12 minute video ran perfectly on my droid
couple quick questions if someone would please inform me i'd appreciate it.
1.) just wondering, i haven't tried any videos after the 2.1 update on the droid... did anything change in terms of video playback and quality (i.e. FPS, etc) because i heard of all these things about how 2.1 slowed the phone down... im just wondering

2.) can i still use the above guide that i quoted (and does it work for any length of video)? and do i have to make any adjustments to the program I was using (imTOO video converter) for videos after this 2.1 update?

basically, did anything change in terms of slowdown/etc with videos on 2.1? or can i just keep doing what i have been doing (when i was on 2.01) w/o making any alterations from the update..

I appreciate any feedback! Thank You!!
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I haven't noticed any slowdown, even if there was changing how you convert your movies wouldn't help fix that in anyway so keep doing what you've been doing.
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I don't understand the issue I'm having in Handbrake. I have a full 1080p source, 1920x1080 + 16:9(it says the aspect ratio is 1.78, which is 16/9 so its reading it correctly). When I try to encode, I can't set to 848x480, even with the 'keep aspect ratio' box unchecked. It automatically changes the size to 848x352, which is nowhere near 16:9.

Wtf?
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848x480 isn't 16x9 but then again 848x352 isn't either.
I'll try a 1080p really quick and update with what happens for me.

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I think 832x468 is the highest 16x9 resolution that will fit on the droid.
to fit the max height you would have to go with 853.3333333x480
I didn't have any problem setting it to 848x480 though, so I'm not 100% sure whats wrong there. it would be slightly distorted distorted however because the droids resolution is 53:30 or 1.76666
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Well I'm certainly not trying to distort the video, but to be honest I couldn't even get to noticing that point because it wouldn't let me do the resolution I wanted anyway...

What should I shrink a 1080p video down to so its at its natural aspect ratio, but still full screen on the Droid?
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What should I shrink a 1080p video down to so its at its natural aspect ratio, but still full screen on the Droid?
you will not be able to get completely full screen on the droid without either A.cropping, or B.distortion. 832x468 is the highest 16x9 resolution you can do and not get either of those.
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I found the solution.

First things first, for a 1080p file 848x480 works fine. Selecting "keep aspect ratio" at with the 848 width automatically puts in the 480, so no distortion.

The problem was the 'cropping' setting to the right of the resolution. On automatic, it wanted to crop 140' off the top/bottom by default... not sure why. Black bars perhaps? Anyway, setting it to custom and putting cropping out 0 gave me the desired resolution.
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I found the solution.

First things first, for a 1080p file 848x480 works fine. Selecting "keep aspect ratio" at with the 848 width automatically puts in the 480, so no distortion.

The problem was the 'cropping' setting to the right of the resolution. On automatic, it wanted to crop 140' off the top/bottom by default... not sure why. Black bars perhaps? Anyway, setting it to custom and putting cropping out 0 gave me the desired resolution.
Glad you got it figured out, I was doing my math wrong so really the max 16x9 resolution would technically be 848x477 but I don't think you would notice 3 pixels of distortion.
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couple quick questions if someone would please inform me i'd appreciate it.
1.) just wondering, i haven't tried any videos after the 2.1 update on the droid... did anything change in terms of video playback and quality (i.e. FPS, etc) because i heard of all these things about how 2.1 slowed the phone down... im just wondering

2.) can i still use the above guide that i quoted (and does it work for any length of video)? and do i have to make any adjustments to the program I was using (imTOO video converter) for videos after this 2.1 update?

basically, did anything change in terms of slowdown/etc with videos on 2.1? or can i just keep doing what i have been doing (when i was on 2.01) w/o making any alterations from the update..

I appreciate any feedback! Thank You!!
~jen
hi,kraze0g

Everything is still working great from my experience. I have not had to change a thing.

good luck
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Default Possible Way to Find a Good Resolution?

I downloaded some videos off of YouTube from KeepVid: Download and save any video from Youtube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, iFilm and more! (on High Quality which downloads it as an MP4) and they're working fine on my Droid. No syncing problems at all, the sound is wonderful and the video isn't choppy either. So if you could figure out what they download it as then you can adjust all of your videos to those settings too
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The pointers are appreciated, thanks. For to the point: Who in the heck develops a product that does not support current technology and makes YOU change the way you do things to use it?

If you have a library of AVI's; you select and build a droid compatible video. Now you have two videos, twice the room. Makes no sense that one has to change the way we do things, because new technology is actually "old."

As somone wrote elsewhere: for example if you had a palm PDA:
1 AVI file plays with any player on your PC; also plays on the PDA

With droid:
AVI plays on your PC, but not on the droid
Make a copy that a plays on your droid, but doesn't play on your PC (because of the format / size change.)

That is disappointing!

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You will need to install one! You can find many on the market search file manager. You do know how to use the market?
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Here is a script that makes PERFECT movies for my HTC Desire:

ffmpeg -i $1.avi -aspect 3:2 -s 480x320 -vcodec mpeg4 -strict experimental -acodec aac -ac 1 -ar 16000 -r 13 -ab 32000 $1.mp4

PS: This is fedora 13..
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I use DVD Catalyst 3. Awesome program, worth every penny. Converts to just about ANY phone format. I recommend setting it to Droid HQ. Beautiful movies!
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I recently downloaded a movie to get a taste of what movies look like on my droid. I downloaded "Cars" from the Crackberry forum that has all the mp4 movies available.

Anyway, after I downloaded the movie, I copied it to my Droid and also to my daughter's PSP and noticed that it worked beautifully on both devices without any conversion.

I later purchased Xilisoft's DVD Ripper Ultimate to transfer our own DVDs to our devices, but I can't seem to figure out the settings to make the output files work on both the PSP & the Droid (without creating 2 different files - takes up twice as much space on my PC). If I use the software's Droid profile settings, the files won't work on the PSP... and vice versa.

I used Xilisoft's software to analyze the settings of the Cars movie I downloaded, but even when duplicating those settings, I can't get the files to work on both devices. Here are the properties I'm getting for the Cars movie...

File Format: MP4
Bit Rate: 554K

Video Codec: h264
Video Bitrate: 488K
Video Size: 480x208
Aspect Ratio: 2.31:1
Frame Rate: 59.94fps

Audio Codec: mpeg4aac
Audio Bitrate: 62K
Track: 2
Sample Rate: 48000

Maybe there are more advanced settings that I'm not able to get to, but I'm obviously doing something wrong. If someone could please play around with this, I would be greatly appreciative. I have linked to the Cars download and the Crackberry forum below if anyone would care to take a look...

MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service

My first movies post... - BlackBerry Forums at CrackBerry.com

Thanks in advance... Dave
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 10:56 AM   #434 (permalink)
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This is Nicole Anderson .I used Xilisoft's software to analyze the settings of the Cars movie I downloaded, but even when duplicating those settings, I can't get the files to work on both devices. Here are the properties I'm getting for the Cars movie...It was just amazing one .....


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is there a way to batch or convert multiple clips

i have all seasons of robot chicken, but i really dont wanna sit and do them one at a time.

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is there a way to batch or convert multiple clips

i have all seasons of robot chicken, but i really dont wanna sit and do them one at a time.

thanks
i think u can get all ur stuff set up, then u see "ADD TO QUE" at top, to the left of "START"?.

Mess with that and figure it out I guess. Currently converting Date night. Will post results using blazingwolf's settings.

Also: I need to rename the .m4v file to a .mp4 after it is done encoding.. Yes?
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Running Droid. it has 2.2 (Froyo)

Used handbrake on "iphone" setting and worked perfect on Meridian player.

thanks blazing and op.
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Hi everyone,after a good amount of reading your topic here I decided to give it a try. I used DVDMobile and selected IPHONE, like you guys suggested. I didnt change any settings on the DVDMobile.
I also used your advice( Meridian) after creating a folder inside DCIM called movies. Video came out 450 MB. Worked perfect first try, Figured id pass along my info and thanks for the useful forum. Shawn
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Ok I used DVD Fab 2 to convert DVD's and video to the correct format. Mpeg4 iPod, mpeg4 for PSP, and 3gpp2 says can not play video. Mpeg4 Generic plays but only sound no video. I downloaded a free file manager from the market and it works good and i can access everything from my SD card. Can anyone tell me what im doin wrong or what else i can do to get videos to play. I have the droid moto the first one.
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Ok I used DVD Fab 2 to convert DVD's and video to the correct format. Mpeg4 iPod, mpeg4 for PSP, and 3gpp2 says can not play video. Mpeg4 Generic plays but only sound no video. I downloaded a free file manager from the market and it works good and i can access everything from my SD card. Can anyone tell me what im doin wrong or what else i can do to get videos to play. I have the droid moto the first one.

You'll want the 3gp format instead of the 3gpp2.
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Is there any FREE droix app that plays AVI files
Does the Droid X come with an SD card? how do i locate it
What is best free program to convert avi to a file type that the droid will play....
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how to convert for droid using handbrake

1.)Select your source file.


2.)Select your destination file ex. C:\movies\300



3.)Select Ipod & Ipod touch


4.) Select MP4 as the format:


5.)
A.)If the source size is bigger than 848 x 480, set the width to 848.
B.)Otherwise set the width to the same as the original:



6.)Start it!

When I put in my video in the source area, it said there's an "overflow"
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Can you either take a screen capture of the error or else tell us exactly what it says?
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You can adjust your settings and then save them as a new profile - that's how I used this thread to build my DROID profile.
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My test avi was 1,507kb, I used File Factory's Android setting (the smaller resolution one), and the movie size came out to almost 4 times larger than the original

So I DL'd and configged HandBrake as in your post, and the file size was almost half as small as the original, yay!

I emailed it to myself, and it played on my unmodded Samsung Dart - without a 3rd-party player, including sound.

So big thanks to OP!
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You can let Video Converter App to help you easily convert video files for Android devices.
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I need a brain... can't use hand break to go from my purchased DVD to mp4... says copy write issues?
1. I use DVD Fab and back up my DVD's to my Storage Drive.
2. Use Handbrake to convert to mp4 and copy to my Droid.

So I can watch on the go.[/QUOTE]

I use DVDFab to do it all. But, I have used Handbrake also and both provide great quality.

Yes, I said I use DVDFab to xfer the videos yo my droid also.
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