Does anyone know a good site to download hd trailers that work on the phone I keep trying to convert stuff but im having a lot of trouble getting videos to play, I have a couple that work but there not hd quality... any help would be appreciated, I would like to be able to show off the screen to its fullest potential.,
I was also looking for a good video clip to show off the Super AMOLED screen of the Captivate. I would rip my own video from DVD, but I guess I don't have the right tools. (Any suggestions for a tools, format and settings would be appreciated)
I noticed in several Galaxy S review videos that they demo the screen using the video player with a very crisp nature video that shows some underwater creatures. The video has a blue Samsung copyright watermark on the lower right corner. Does anyone know where I can get this video? I wonder if it comes bundled with the International Galaxy S? A link to a comparable clip will also suffice. I'm not looking for a full feature film, just a short video that's optimize for the AMOLED screen of the Captivate.
Just an fyi, but 480 videos are just fine and they show off the screen just as good. There is no point in loading videos with a higher resolution since the screen is 480 resolution. Kinda like hooking up a Blu-ray player to a standard def tv. 720p & 1080p videos will have larger files sizes and will waste space.
720p is considered HD video. 480p is what broadcasters use to claim they're broadcasting in HD when all they're doing is removing the interlacing from the picture. (480i is standard definition.)
Since the AMOLED screen on the Captivate is 800 x 480, 720p videos will play with no problem. I have a couple on mine. And the standard definition DVDs of which I have digital copies play very crisply, too. (Note: according to the MPAA, it is illegal for you to make digital copies of DVDs that you own for your own viewing pleasure or as a backup. Don't like it? Write your Congressman. Just thought I'd throw in that dislciamer. )
Full 1080i or 1080p videos will not play back on the Captivate. You'll have to find an application that will re-encode them as 720p. It's not enough to just shrink them. And IMNSHO, the MP4 (h.264) encoding provides the best picture quality with the smallest file size. Apple M4V videos will play just fine (they're also h.264), so if you have some iTunes downloads you should be able to simply drag them to your phone's internal SD storage or your external SD card (if it's big enough).
Uhh, the Captivate plays 720i videos. (HD). The screen resolution of the Captivate is 480 x 800 and that has nothing to do with HD videos.
So yes, you want to use the 720i because 480i is nearly standard def.
Last time I checked (and I work in the biz), there is no 720i standard. 720p is considered HD video. 480i is standard def, no question about it.
The numbers you see are horizontal lines of picture resolution. A standard definition screen is typically 720 pixels wide by 480 pixels high. Even though the width of a screen is considered its horizontal size, the term "horizontal resolution" is a misnomer, because it actually measures how many horizontal lines (side-to-side) are stacked up vertically (top to bottom). It should be called vertical resolution, but the fine folks who came up with the NTSC standard did so on "backwards day."
A high-definition picture can either be 1920 wide x 1080 high (where the 1080 refers to the height of the screen in pixels, thus "horizontal" resolution - get it?) or 1280 x 720. The 1280 x 720 video will play fine on the Captivate (even though the 720 pixel height of the video is taller than the 480 width (in portrait mode) of the Captivate screen). Why? Don't ask me, but I believe (at least when discussing the MX Video Player app that I use) that some downscaling takes place to fit the 720p picture inside the 800 x 480 screen.
Oddly enough, widescreen SD is 868 x 486, but these, too, play fine on the Cappy's screen (assuming downscaling is taking place). MX Video Player apparently has some pretty robust algorithms being used for downscaling, because I rarely see any artifacts related to shrinking down the video to fit the screen. (Notice I use the word "downscaling," not "downconverting." Downconverting a video would involve re-encoding, and I don't believe MX Video Player is capable of doing that on the fly. Nothing I've worked with to date will do so. There's lots of computing horsepower involved.)
Forgive me if I'm taking us back a step and rehashing argument from 2010 (I read all the explanations posts above) but I still can't wrap my mind around how HD video can be played fully on a screen that isn't HD resolution?
Like dsjr2006 pointed out, why would you put a blu ray player on your standard definition tv if the tv can't fully utilize it? The screen itself undercuts the benefits of the blu-ray.
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The Samsung Captivate is AT&T's version of the Samsung Galaxy S, marking Samsung's first strong push into high-end Android territory. The manufacturer simultaneously launched the Galaxy S on every major American carrier, each reta... Read More