Last Updated: Jun 05,2010
Anyone know the best conversion settings? frame rates etc, i have cucusoft ultimate converter
i use Handbrake (on mac os x 10.6).... converts beautifully!!! i usually just set to "iphone and ipod touch" template... and then manually readjust the resolution back to 720 x 4XX (native DVD res)... (the iphone template assigns the res to 320 x ??? by default).
the results look AMAZING on the Nexus...
Android Converter is also another brainless converter. Just click on Nexus One settings and convert away. Easy as pie and does a great job.
Mac or PC?
Using SUPER for my video conversion needs. Has a lot of options but you can tweak them to your needs.
Here are my settings which is quite a good balance between quality and size. A 174MB .mkv file is reduced to 130MB and is perfectly watch-able on the Nexus One!
Been converting various DVDs with Handbrake (using Linux/Ubuntu..) to .m4v and adjusting the picture to fit within 800x480 so
e.g. OutKast DVD - extracted to 624x480
You can really see the difference between a video @ 480x320 ("iPhone format") and higher definitions (my eyes is 62 yrs old....).. Even the wife is impressed. Mind you the file sizes are kinda big... the old, classic, trade-off..
what software do you use to play it back on the Nexus?
Gallery: I've tried Act1 video but find Gallery OK...
I presume you have a Dell Inspiron. I've an Inspiron 1525 and Handbrake runs round-about about real-time speed, mildly annoying but livable with: Really uses pretty much all of both processors mind...
I'm currently using the Gallery also but it doesn't show you the file names which is really annoying if you're watching a series! I may end up paying for Act1 just to be able to see the filenames...
I've been using handbrake. I like that it will batch encode, where the doubletwist needs my device connected. And doubletwist has been SO SLOW. Even on my quad core desktop! Kind of defeats the mobility of the phone that i need to leave it connected for hours to have movies transfered and encoded for it.
I bookmarked a site w/ the specific settings for handbrake - so far works well. I have noticed audio *slightly* out of sync a couple times, but otherwise looks GORGEOUS on the N1 screen. (i am a bitrate hog though - files are 1GB ea typically per movie). most of the ones i'm converting are already XVID or DIVX avi's and 1-1.5GB ea.
So Nexus One settings are already an option?
Does it take a long time to convert?
Like you I use Super to do my converting. However, if you don't mind a slightly larger file size for a higher resolution (?perceptible) on the Nexus, you can select the output container as ipod/iphone (MP4).
You then can get video scale size as 640:360. Nexus is 800:480 screen.
I prefer 16:9 aspect ratio.
Your choices are like what I use to convert for my PSP.
Hope my choices make sense.
Yes I'm still playing around with the resolution and aspect ratio right now. Some of my video files run at different resolutions which is quite annoying. I'll try your method and see if I can get it right everytime no matter what resolution my source is at.
Android Converter is super easy to you. I use it on my Dell (slow as molasses) Laptop. Basically you select the type of android you're using, in this case the Nexus One (which is an option on the pulldown menu), and it automatically gives you the optimal settings. Takes about 2 hours to convert a 90 minute movie...again my laptop is el cheapo....
The movies come out looking great. I just stick the DVD in the drive and plug away, easy as pie.
yes but it's not free... trying it now.
Yes, definitely not free. But to me it's worth it. I always hated ripping the DVD then looking for the ideal settings for every different phone model (I go through phones like people go through pencils). I'm getting way too old for that....trust me, OLD.
Nexus One plays MP4 best with 800
I tested Android Converter and the program is straightforward, the few things I didn't like:
-the price (obviously...)
-converting is not the fastest, but not the slowest either.
-I used 'Nexus one' as the output format and unfortunately the movie does not fit the N1 screen perfectly.
This is why I think after the trial period I won't pay for it.
On another note -
Samsung Android phones (and maybe others as well) are now DivX compatible. What are the chances of someone putting that into a ROM ?
Am I dreaming or is it possible?
I'm using "Any Video Converter" (free) on my Vista laptop to convert videos for the Nexus One. I set it up to produce a "Customized MP4 Movie (*.mpv)", with the codec set to x264, video bitrate 768K, original frame size, and auto frame rate. It works great; couldn't be simpler: just choose the input file(s) and hit the "Convert" button. The results look great, too.
Most of the videos I'm converting were captured in VCD format off of cable, but I'm currently watching a movie ("Australia") my wife rented; I used "DVD Decrypt" to rip it to a .vob and "Any Video Converter" as described to format it for my N1. Not bad -- a 7.8GB .vob (long movie -- 2:45) converted to a 1GB .mp4, and it's very watchable.
Ok, I followed the advice here and downloaded Handbrake (PC) and tried converting a DVD into a mp4v file using the iphone/itouch preset but changing the reso to 720x480 (which just so happened to be the source resolution). It spits out a 3GB file which I then transfered over to the top folder of my SD card. Open up gallery and it sees the file but it can't play it, gives me an error message. Am I doing something wrong?
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