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    wags1992 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am trying to use handbrake to install some dvds onto my phone. I cannot seem to get the settings right to get the movie to play right. I followed the instructions I found on here but it looks like the version of handbrake I got is different than on the instructions. Can someone give me some advice on what the settings should be at. I can get the movie installed on the phone but the picture is distorted.
     

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    Any of the settings that will allow you to convert your files or dvd's to .mp4 will allow you to play it on the droid. I personally use the Apple Universal setting because I have an apple tv and various other apple devices in my house. This will encode the files to a file that can be read on any apple device, the playstation 3 and android based phones.
     
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    Try the iPod legacy setting. Some of the other settings encode anamorphic and I'm not sure Droid can handle that.
     
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    wags1992 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I followed the orginal posting of this link and it confused me more than it helped. The verison of handbrake used in the link is different than what I have now. I am not sure what settings I need to have it at. I used the settings in the orginal posting of the link above and I doesn't work. I set the width to what the source is but what about the height do I need to change any other the other settings available too?
     
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    try DVD to DROID - DoTheWeb.net

    its like dvd ripping for dummies. Also managed to rip a few dvds that were troublesome with other programs.
     
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    Id recomend downloading and paying 10 bucks for DVD catalyst it is the easiest program on the planet to use ive got 3 16gig SD cards full of movies that ive ripped... Even the movies they say are almost impossible to rip it has ripped for me!!!
     
  8. tiramir

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    Handbrake is quite simple to use, and it doesn't cost you a penny. I have over 3.5 TB of movies ripped through it and every single one plays just fine on my mac and pc computers, my apple tv, ipods and iphones and my motorola droid. Here is a basic rundown of what you need to do. (This was done from a mac, so I don't know if the process is any different in the pc version of the program)

    1. Open the program and choose your source (aka your dvd)

    2. Once it has scanned your source you need to pick the appropriate title track that the movie is on. Easiest way to do this is the run the dvd in one of your dvd player programs and check to see which title is running when your watching the movie.

    3. Select your preset. I choose Apple>Universal because it gives me the widest range of devices to play the file on. Make sure the format is set to MP4 file and your video codec should be set to H.264.

    4. From here there are a variety of things you can change depending on the quality of video you are looking for. If you are looking to get the file to be a certain size, choose the Target Size option and set it to how big you want the file to be. If you are looking for a certain percentage of original quality then change the Constant quality from 1-100%

    5. You don't need to adjust the picture settings unless you want to preserve the exact aspect ratio of the video. 720x480 is standard for widescreen and 640x480 is the standard for VGA fullscreen. Anamorphic only applies to widescreen. No need to touch the denoise, detelecine, deinterlace, deblock, or decomb features unless you are experiencing artifacts in your movie or bits of noise throughout.

    6. Once you have your settings chosen, pick your file path to save to, add to queue and start burning. Handbrake does the rest.

    7. Note that appropriate audio tracks and subtitles may need to be selected if you are watching a movie with another language and subtitles, or if you want to watch a dubbed movie in another language. Chapter markers can also be set up if you want to be able to jump to particular locations in the video such as after opening credits or to particular scenes in the movie.

    Hope that helps. Any other questions you have go ahead and post or check out the forums on the Handbrake website. Those guys are much more knowledgeable and know the program inside and out.
     

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