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  1. prophet gideon

    prophet gideon New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I know there are forums gallore on this but i can seem to get anything right. I have tried using all the settings given for handbrake and i have tried dvd catylsts. I want to encode dvds to play on my droid but no matter what settings i use all i get is this dinky video with .5 inch bars on everyside. The closest i have gotten is using act 1 payer to strecth the video across but it majorly distorts the image do you know of any thing that can help me play full video like the ipod.
     

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  2. shizzy1427

    shizzy1427 Well-Known Member

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    Do you have the files saved on your computer? And do they play correctly in your comp's media player?
     
  3. prophet gideon

    prophet gideon New Member This Topic's Starter

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    yes they play fine they play full screen on my ipod but i just cant get them to play fullscreen on my driod. I realize that DVDs are limited to 720 but the picture is still way smaller than that i would say that it is the size of a small match box
     
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    Any luck?
     
  6. DjSmooth

    DjSmooth Well-Known Member

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    I have never used either of those converters mentioned, but I have used one that I think is a very good one. And I also found out that watching Video Fullscreen is not always a conversion issue, but a Player issue. For example, with the native movie player that comes with the Droid other than the video you shoot with the Droid, there is not a lot of formats that will play full screen.

    There is a media Player in the Market called Meridian that will not play Full Screen either. However there is one in the Market that I can personally vouch for that does have the Option to play full screen in the settings, (Brightness settings and more), because I've been using it on a daily basis to watch the movies I'v converted to .mp4 H264.

    The Player is called "Act1 Video" I forgot how much it was, but it is definitely worth it. Now as for converting movies, I use E.M. Total Video Converter, here are the setting I use, lets just say it took about an hour and a half to convert Star Trek (which isn't a small movie), and the size was about 720 mb.

    To Convert: E.M. Total Video Converter

    My Settings: (No freezing, stop and go, and audio is in full sync)

    Profile name: iPhone H264 normal quality
    Target type: .mp4

    Custom audio sample rate: 48000 b/s
    Custom audio bit rate: 48.000 kbit/s
    Audio codec: aac

    Custom video frame rate: 24.000 /s
    Custom video bit rate: 768 kbit/s
    Video codec: h264
     
  7. DroidJnkie

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    I had a ton of trouble getting the settings just exactly right. Finally, I just tried Doubletwist.

    I read somewhere that it converts any video you sync with the droid, according to the droid
     
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    giving doubletwist a shot now. ran into one vid so far that it doesn't want to convert but that could simply be because its a protected file.
     
  9. DroidJnkie

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    what I do is save the .avi file to my desktop, open up Doubletwist with the Droid connected, and simply drag the .avi file right into the
     
  10. SinfulDragon

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    well it converts quickly but I don't have any video files that haven't already been converted to try, all the ones I tried have already been converted once and while the file is larger after converting with doubletwist, there are still black lines on each side of the video.
     
  11. DellsDontBounce

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    I have been using the default iPod/iPhone settings in Handbrake, and everything, DVD, divx, mkv, all encodes correctly and displays just fine on my Droid. Weird.
     
  12. shizzy1427

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    Glad you got it to work :)
     
  13. DroidJnkie

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    That's very weird. I just tried viewing a video, and it's completely full screen. There are black lines literally like 1 mm thick on either side of the video, but when I press "home" they are the same black lines on the border of the screen. So, my videos are completely FULL screen.

    But, I must say, that I have converted only TV shows so far.
     
  14. THEHYLAND

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    I went to the market and tried the free trial one. Works great will have to buy full version one.

    Thanks Jerry:D
     
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    I broke down and paid the $10 for DVD catalyst. It has a setting just for the Droid and works perfectly.
     
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    works great droidjnkie thanks for the tip downloaded and works 100%.....
     
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    Here's the rub. Go to Koyote Soft and download the free video converter. Use the preset setting for ipod > ipodTouch > widescreen and then drop the video bitrate down to like 750kbps. You may want to adjust the aspect ratio settings if your video is not exactly 16x9 :: 720 x 406.

    :)
     
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    DoTheWeb.net - What Can The Web Do For You Today?

    Choose the dvd to droid link. I use it. I love it. Converts everything perfectly with no settings required. Just pop in the DVD and follow the on screen instructions and it will convert for you.
     
  20. THEHYLAND

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    It works great for almost all my movies. I also bought the act 1 video player that makes the movies full screen.

    P.S. if u use the dvd to droid the movies open up to a nice clear size in netbooks and lap tops. The man did a great job with that program.

    Jerry THEHYLAND:D
     
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    i use DVDfad 7.03.0 with ipod 720*406 and work great and its full screen.
     
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    Rock player plays avi files in full screen I loaded from my PC
     
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    EDIT:

    tried rock player with a raw avi file. it still played it in wide screen mode.

    opened raw avi file with default player and presto, played full screen.

    naturally it looks a tad bit distorted (elongated) but very bearable.

    this is super easy and cant wait to watch The Town and The Mechanic on my plane trip.
     

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