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Old June 3rd, 2010, 02:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone! Just thought I'd share the video formats supported by EVO for those who may not know:

You can play these high-definition MP4 video formats in:

H.263 profile 0 @ 30 fps, WVGA (800x480), max 2 Mbps
MPEG-4 simple profile @ 30 fps, 720p (1280x720), max 6 Mbps
H.264 baseline profile @ 30 fps, 720p (1280x720), max 6 Mbps

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Thanks for that info. That means I can do 1:1 resolution DVD rips! Should look pretty decent on an hdtv with the hdmi cable.
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Hello everyone! Just thought I'd share the video formats supported by EVO for those who may not know:

You can play these high-definition MP4 video formats in:

H.263 profile 0 @ 30 fps, WVGA (800x480), max 2 Mbps
MPEG-4 simple profile @ 30 fps, 720p (1280x720), max 6 Mbps
H.264 baseline profile @ 30 fps, 720p (1280x720), max 6 Mbps

One more day to go!!! Whooo Hoooo!!!
Please excuse my n00biness, but... Now what? So we've got this info, how do we use it? Is this plugged into some software to rip a DVD to the highest quality the EVO can support? What about movies downloaded from the nets? .AVIs for example?

If anyone could please elaborate as I'm very new to this kind of functionality in a portable device and am anxious to get some movies both from DVD rips and downloaded content on my EVO playing at the highest quality possible.

Thanks in advance.
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 04:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Please excuse my n00biness, but... Now what? So we've got this info, how do we use it? Is this plugged into some software to rip a DVD to the highest quality the EVO can support? What about movies downloaded from the nets? .AVIs for example?

If anyone could please elaborate as I'm very new to this kind of functionality in a portable device and am anxious to get some movies both from DVD rips and downloaded content on my EVO playing at the highest quality possible.

Thanks in advance.
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I'd like to know how to rip my DVD's onto my EVO as well!
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that translates into, I have mp4 for my ipod, will try one the evo to see if they work.lol
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 05:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Please excuse my n00biness, but... Now what? So we've got this info, how do we use it? Is this plugged into some software to rip a DVD to the highest quality the EVO can support? What about movies downloaded from the nets? .AVIs for example?

If anyone could please elaborate as I'm very new to this kind of functionality in a portable device and am anxious to get some movies both from DVD rips and downloaded content on my EVO playing at the highest quality possible.

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I'd like to know how to rip my DVD's onto my EVO as well!
Are you familiar with downloading using torrent sites?

If so, you can download movies with any of the formats that I listed above, then connect your EVO to the pc and transfer to the micro sd card!

Or you can go to this site:
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and download movies from the movie megathreads! BTW, I downloaded from Ares's Movies, good selection of new and older movies!
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If you have .avi's and other files, download handbrake( HandBrake ) to convert those files to a compatible format like those listed above. If you want to do dvd's, use a program called dvd decrypter to rip your dvd's to your hard drive without the encryption. Then use handbrake again, using the posted specs to convert your ripped dvd to a compatible format.
There are a lot of guides for handbrake if you just google "handbrake guide".
The cool thing is if you have a mac, and you have VLC media player already installed, handbrake will use the dvd decoder from VLC automatically, meaning all you have to do is pop in your disc, and use handbrake to rip the movie directly from the disc into a compatible file, without having to use dvd decrypter.

It's all a little daunting at first, but trust me it's simple. Just follow the guides online, or do what I just posted. Generally, the iPhone/iPod Touch preset in handbrake will do the trick just fine, but it will reduce the resolution to 480w by xxxh. If you use the "High Profile" preset, it will keep your files at the same resolution as your source file.
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CAN you play .mkv files on the evo?
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Hello everyone! Just thought I'd share the video formats supported by EVO for those who may not know:

You can play these high-definition MP4 video formats in:

H.263 profile 0 @ 30 fps, WVGA (800x480), max 2 Mbps
MPEG-4 simple profile @ 30 fps, 720p (1280x720), max 6 Mbps
H.264 baseline profile @ 30 fps, 720p (1280x720), max 6 Mbps

One more day to go!!! Whooo Hoooo!!!
Nice information. Did you get the bitrate information through testing, or through some published information?

CNet posted some trials of the HDMI out on the Evo: Hands-on with the HTC Evo 4G's HDMI-out | Crave - CNET

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After spending some time encoding various file formats and sizes, we found that MP4 movie files performed the most consistently. Also, files rendered closer to the Evo's native 800x480 resolution worked best as larger videos stuttered and would not play properly on-screen.
That quote worried me at first, but perhaps it's just a bitrate issue? Maybe the 720p content they tried playing had too high a bitrate?
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CAN you play .mkv files on the evo?
I'm going to guess, "No."
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If you have .avi's and other files, download handbrake( HandBrake ) to convert those files to a compatible format like those listed above. If you want to do dvd's, use a program called dvd decrypter to rip your dvd's to your hard drive without the encryption. Then use handbrake again, using the posted specs to convert your ripped dvd to a compatible format.
There are a lot of guides for handbrake if you just google "handbrake guide".
The cool thing is if you have a mac, and you have VLC media player already installed, handbrake will use the dvd decoder from VLC automatically, meaning all you have to do is pop in your disc, and use handbrake to rip the movie directly from the disc into a compatible file, without having to use dvd decrypter.

It's all a little daunting at first, but trust me it's simple. Just follow the guides online, or do what I just posted. Generally, the iPhone/iPod Touch preset in handbrake will do the trick just fine, but it will reduce the resolution to 480w by xxxh. If you use the "High Profile" preset, it will keep your files at the same resolution as your source file.
Thank you very much for the informative input. Quite helpful.
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I hope the Coreplayer guys are working on a root player. The limited playback options on Android is getting old.
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I'm going to give it a shot, thanks guys!
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AVS4YOU also makes an excellent video converter. the site is www.avs4you.com
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I'm having tons of inconsistencies when trying to encode and playback videos. A recent batch of avi files (640x368) I encoded via Handbrake don't work at all (I encoded them at the same resolution, just to mp4's). They show up in the media player with a gray thumbnail and "!" icon.

Weirdly enough, I was then able to get one of the individual files to play nicely, a 640x368 mp4 from the same batch and I can't see any major difference in encoding. It's really frustrating having one file work and the other not; it's tough to figure out what will play and what won't.

These small resolutions shouldn't be an issue for the Evo to play. I really wish it was a bit more reliable in playback compatibilities.

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I had the same problem until I reduced the frame rate. My current evo profile is h264 1280x720 23.97fps 1500kbps.

I'm using a different converter, however there is a thread somewhere on here about settings for handbrake.
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To those having issues (audio with blank screen, stuttering) I HIGHLY recommend checking out this detail posted by another forum member here:

HandBrake • View topic - H.264 on Portable Devices

The issue is fairly technical, but it does refer to a specific setting in the Advanced tab. You can avoid this issue if you use the iPod/iPhone preset as a starting point.
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If you have a recent nVidia card on your PC (8800 or better) check out 'BadaBoom, it uses 'Cuda' to encode videos faster than can be believed using the cores on your video card. I've done a 2 hour movie in 5 minutes. If you've ever tried it any other way, you know thats AMAZING!
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So once you convert the video to mp4 or whatever format,
How do you load the video on the sd and play it back on the EVO?
What folder to you create or put the video file in on the SD card?
What program/tool do you use to bring the video up and play it back on the EVO???
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it plays 3GPP Audio/Video (.3GP)
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The extremely limited video formats supported remains a serious limitation for Android. I'm new to the platform, and I don't really see reason why it needs to continue like this. If Linux and other OS's can support playbck of avi, wmv etc why can't Android at this stage of development?
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Hello everyone! Just thought I'd share the video formats supported by EVO for those who may not know:

You can play these high-definition MP4 video formats in:

H.263 profile 0 @ 30 fps, WVGA (800x480), max 2 Mbps
MPEG-4 simple profile @ 30 fps, 720p (1280x720), max 6 Mbps
H.264 baseline profile @ 30 fps, 720p (1280x720), max 6 Mbps

One more day to go!!! Whooo Hoooo!!!
Where did you find this info? Will the EVO support wmv files?
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Has there been any update to the supported formats now that Froyo is out?

With h.264 video, it has been said the EVO supports baseline profile. I know it works with level 3.1 but will baseline at 4.1, 5.1 work reliably?
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Reed post 16 of this link I run through where to get everything to put high quality vid on your evo. http://androidforums.com/tips-tricks-evo-4g/127188-protected-dvds-best-free-ripper.html
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I'm looking to buy a home security-camera system which can be remotely accessed using 3GPP functionality, or some similar method. Can anyone advise me as to what specs I should be looking for in the video system to allow me to access it via my EVO?

Also, any advice/direction on what steps to take to use the EVO for remote access?
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I have tried all these solutions and then I found this site bigU and was able to stream high quality movies in mp4 h.264 format. Every movie on that site will play on any Android or iPhone.
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