Help using Handbrake to put Vids on EVOSupport


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  1. erijacob

    erijacob Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have "The Hangover" sitting on my computer. I converted it to .MP4 using handbrake, and it plays back just fine on my computer. However, when I put it on my phone, I hear the audio, and the player is playing (it shows the correct movie length and lets me jump from part to part of the video) but all I see is a BLACK SCREEN!

    Does anyone know what might cause this? I used the "Regular - Normal"" preset on the right side in Handbrake (my first time using it). Size is 672x272, Anamorphic is "Strict", Cropping is "Automatic", video filters are all OFF, Video Codec is H.264(x264), Framerate is same as source, and I chose constant quality 60.78% RF:20.


    Anyone have any idea what's going on? I just ordered an HDMI cable online so I reallyyy want to get this working.
     

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  2. bexier

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    I had a similar thing happen when I helped a friend download a video for him to approve at work. The Video was MP4. I downloaded Astro File Manager and was able to rename the file - changing the extension to M4P or M4V (I can't remember because I have since deleted the file) But this worked. The file played no problem.

    So I would try one of those extension just by renaming it. Don't export again unless you find problems with renaming it.
     
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    erijacob Member This Topic's Starter

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    Trying that now- I'll post back in a few mins with results
     
  4. erijacob

    erijacob Member This Topic's Starter

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    No dice. I have 2 movies and I tried renaming each of them .m4p, .mp4, and .m4v but all of the results were the same- black screen =(
     
  5. EasyEEE

    EasyEEE Well-Known Member

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    What app are you using - Rockplayer?
     
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    erijacob Member This Topic's Starter

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    I've tried viewing them in the gallery and with Flikie Video Player. Do I need a 3rd party app to view them? Will this still work with HDMI out?
     
  7. EasyEEE

    EasyEEE Well-Known Member

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    If it's encoded correctly, no, shouldn't need a 3rd party app. I have a .MP4 of Shutter Island that works with default video player.

    BUT, search MP for Rockplayer and give that a shot. Not sure it supports HDMI out yet.

    Rockplayer supports Divx, mkv, avi and others. It was in beta and NOT on MP until just the last couple of days.

    This output data from MediaInfo. Not sure it will help.

    General
    Complete name : C:\Shutter Island.mp4
    Format : MPEG-4
    Format profile : Sony PSP
    Codec ID : MSNV
    File size : 797 MiB
    Duration : 2h 10mn
    Overall bit rate : 856 Kbps

    Video
    ID : 1
    Format : MPEG-4 Visual
    Format profile : Simple@L1
    Format settings, BVOP : No
    Format settings, QPel : No
    Format settings, GMC : No warppoints
    Format settings, Matrix : Default (H.263)
    Codec ID : 20
    Duration : 2h 10mn
    Bit rate mode : Variable
    Bit rate : 777 Kbps
    Width : 480 pixels
    Height : 320 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 1.500
    Frame rate mode : Constant
    Frame rate : 29.970 fps
    Resolution : 8 bits
    Colorimetry : 4:2:0
    Scan type : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.169
    Stream size : 724 MiB (91%)
    Writing library : Lavc51.57.2

    Audio
    ID : 2
    Format : AAC
    Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
    Format version : Version 4
    Format profile : LC
    Format settings, SBR : Yes
    Format settings, PS : No
    Codec ID : 40
    Duration : 2h 10mn
    Bit rate mode : Variable
    Bit rate : 75.0 Kbps
    Channel(s) : 2 channels
    Channel positions : L R
    Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
    Stream size : 69.8 MiB (9%)

     
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    erijacob Member This Topic's Starter

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    Okay! I got the videos to play property with RockPlayer when they are in the .mp4 format. Great quality! Thanks.

    However, I am still concerned about how I am going to hook this up to the TV. Is this only possible through the regular gallery player?
     
  9. sitlet

    sitlet Banned

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    as of now, yes. And FYI, if you are going to watch movies on a tv, you should use a higher resolution, like 720p. If not, they will not look good on a big tv.
     
  10. EasyEEE

    EasyEEE Well-Known Member

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    Glad you got it working.

    As noted by Sitlet, if you encode a rather small resolution movie, it will look like crap on a big TV.
     
  11. Chaco

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    using handbreak and renaming them with astro file manager worked just fine for me
     
  12. erijacob

    erijacob Member This Topic's Starter

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    Okay, well stupid question, but where do I get higher quality videos? I downloaded the ones that I've tried so far, but maybe I should try ripping a DVD then see if that plays on my phone in the regular gallery with its higher res?
     
  13. sitlet

    sitlet Banned

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    If you want higher resolution videos, you need to rip straight from the blu-ray. DVD will provide OK files, but they are still smaller than the 800x480 resolution of the Evo screen, so they are getting enlarged.
     
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    erijacob Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ughh!! I just got a 1280x544 video in the .mp4 format at 1753kbps and I thought it would work but still a black screen! Once again, works in RockPlayer but not in Gallery. This is so annoying why is this only happening to me =(
     
  15. sitlet

    sitlet Banned

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    Did you use handbrake with the correct settings? Download MediaInfo, open the file in there, and copy and paste the results here. Then we can see what is wrong with the file.
     
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    erijacob Member This Topic's Starter

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    General
    Complete name : C:\Users\Eric\Desktop\Black Hawk Down.mp4
    Format : MPEG-4
    Format profile : Base Media
    Codec ID : isom
    File size : 2.05 GiB
    Duration : 2h 24mn
    Overall bit rate : 2 038 Kbps
    Encoded date : UTC 2010-06-16 02:47:38
    Tagged date : UTC 2010-06-16 02:47:38

    Video
    ID : 1
    Format : AVC
    Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile : High@L4.1
    Format settings, CABAC : Yes
    Format settings, ReFrames : 7 frames
    Codec ID : avc1
    Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
    Duration : 2h 23mn
    Bit rate mode : Variable
    Bit rate : 1 761 Kbps
    Maximum bit rate : 9 684 Kbps
    Width : 1 280 pixels
    Height : 544 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 2.35:1
    Frame rate mode : Constant
    Frame rate : 23.976 fps
    Color space : YUV
    Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
    Bit depth : 8 bits
    Scan type : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.105
    Stream size : 1.77 GiB (86%)
    Writing library : x264 core 80 r1376M 3feaec2
    Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=7 / deblock=1:-1:-1 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=umh / subme=7 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.0:0.2 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=24 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=0 / chroma_qp_offset=-3 / threads=12 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / mbaff=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=0 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / wpredb=1 / wpredp=2 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=25 / scenecut=40 / rc_lookahead=47 / rc=2pass / mbtree=1 / bitrate=1761 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=10 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / cplxblur=20.0 / qblur=0.5 / vbv_maxrate=40000 / vbv_bufsize=31250 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
    Encoded date : UTC 2010-06-15 13:18:31
    Tagged date : UTC 2010-06-16 02:58:45

    Audio
    ID : 2
    Format : AAC
    Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
    Format version : Version 4
    Format profile : LC
    Format settings, SBR : No
    Codec ID : 40
    Duration : 2h 24mn
    Bit rate mode : Variable
    Bit rate : 281 Kbps
    Maximum bit rate : 335 Kbps
    Channel(s) : 6 channels
    Channel positions : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
    Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
    Stream size : 290 MiB (14%)
    Language : English
    Encoded date : UTC 2010-06-16 02:57:04
    Tagged date : UTC 2010-06-16 02:58:45
     
  17. whatsitsname

    whatsitsname Well-Known Member

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    Format profile: high 4.1
    There is your problem. The evo can't play high profile formats. Before the latest HTC update it can't even play Main 4.1 profiles. Even that is a crap shoot. Only baseline profiles are guaranteed to play.
     
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    Cursed! Double post.
     
  19. kamikazekyle

    kamikazekyle Well-Known Member

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    Yep, has to be low profile for a guarantee play. In Handbrake, if you want an easy method, use one of the iPod Touch/iPhone presets then adjust the resolution as you need. That'll preload all the settings to low profile. You can tweak the bitrate if you want, but leave the advanced video settings alone since messing with those can change the profile level. Audio is handled a bit differently, so you have more flexibilty on that.

    The Evo can handle suprisingly high bitrate settings (there's a post about it *somewhere*), but just needs the baseline profile to really work right in the default player.
     
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    Yep, change the profile from High to Baseline. Also, it shows the file a little over 2gb, that can make it not play. You may need to re-encode at a slightly lower bitrate, or just split the file in two.
     

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