DVD Video Solutions for Motorola Droid


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  1. BobbyRed

    BobbyRed Member This Topic's Starter

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    After a bit of frustration, I finally found a couple different methods to encode a DVD for successful viewing on the Droid. My first successful attempt involved using CloneDVDmobile using Playstation 3 AVC/H264 settings for screen size 720x480. I was able to view the video (full screen/aspect) using Act 1, Meridian and Video Player. A preferred method uses DVD Catalyst for conversion with resultant screen size of 848x480, and video quality at 900kbps. Viewed successfully on all 3 previously mentioned video players. I recommend both CloneDVDmobile and DVD Catalyst. However, DVD Catalyst gives the user significant control regarding the quality of the finished product.
     

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    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

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    If you liked DVD Catalyst, you should look into Handbrake. I ripped the BluRay of GIJoe onto my DROID, file size was ~1.4 GB, quality was awesome.

    Ripping TDK tonight.

    If you want to convert video formats pretty easily, (I haven't figured out how ot do discs yet) Miro Video Converter is a good, fairly simple alternative - although, from reading your post, you like to be in control of the nitty gritty details, and Miro doesn't allow for that at all.
     
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    cggorman Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. I've used four or five different apps for transcoding dvds and for converting to a mobile device, handbrake wins every time.
     
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    Dmordarski Well-Known Member

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    dvd wizard, convert to WM, then I use xyflash to play them
     
  5. takeshi

    takeshi Well-Known Member

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    It's good to have options. I've had videos that Handbrake has consistently crashed on yet DVD Catalyst was able to convert them without any issues.
     
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    leftystrat Well-Known Member

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    Handbrake also has the advantage of being cross-platform (Win/linux).
     
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    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

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    Good point. Options are always good. I have had issues with anime (specifically, a few Claymore episodes that I have in MKV containers)

    Good point, also.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
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    +1 for Handbrake. Came across it the other day and tried it out. Took a little bit of tinkering to get it right, but I encoded a 148 minute movie in about 10 minutes. Looked superb on my Droid.
     
  9. RandolphNY

    RandolphNY Well-Known Member

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    Where in the market is Handbrake located? I just did a search and could not find it.

    Thxs
     
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    skilaufen Well-Known Member

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    Handbrake will do Blu-Ray conversions? I was under the impression it would not. I have held off getting a Blu-Ray drive for my computer since I was told you couldn't convert them yet.
     
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    BobbyRed Member This Topic's Starter

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    I haven't used handbrake, but you can gewt it here: HandBrake
     
  13. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

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    I'll double check, but GIJoe played nicely - but haven't gotten around to TDK yet.

    Handbrake is used on your computer, not on the phone. Converting a video on the phone will take days.
     
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    How do I install Handbrake? I have downloaded it and it told me I needed to install .NET runtime library, so I have downloaded .NET Framework 2.0 and still cant install handbrake what am I doing wrong?
     
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    I am trying to rip a movie, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, with DVD Decrypter. I have never had a problem with this program before but it will not seem to work. What are your suggestions for a ripper and encoder? I am using Handbrake for encoding but I get really mixed results with it. The sound will not sync right at times with Handbrake. Any suggestions?
     

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