Support Movies on Droid X

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  1. Syv3n

    Syv3n Well-Known Member
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    What types of files do they need to be converted to in order to watch on the X? Also if I have a netflix account would I be able to stream movies onto my phone right off the browser?
     

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  2. android2dev

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  3. Swiftman

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    I have compressed DVD's to MP4 files using Handbrake (google it). they play just fine on my X.
     
  4. DrJD

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    What settings did you use? Is the audio in sync with the video?
     
  5. bobomatic

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    i have an avi movie i dragged onto the SDcard. plays on stock player
     
  6. Swiftman

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    Please note that the following settings are what I used for my old BB Storm1. I copied the files over to my DroidX SD card and they still work. I will be trying to reconvert using the updated information/settings from the 'Know your Cell' link listed above in this thread.

    Yes the audio is in sync with the video.

    Settings:
    Picture tab: W480 x H360 (keep aspect is not checked)
    Video tab: H.264 | Same as source | Avg Bitrate 1500
    Audio tab: Source= Automatic | Audio Codec= AAC (faac) | Stereo | Samplerate= Auto | Bitrate= 64
     
  7. Gareee

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    I can confirm that some avi piles DO play.. some do not. Must be an encoding issue.

    I could play a episode of kim possible, a episode of parker lewis can't loose, but could not play a three stooges short.

    I DID find that rockplayer CAN play those avi 3 stooges episodes just fine.

    I noticed when I tried to move something just now, that there is a maximum file size allowed.

    Can that be changed, and if not, what is the maximum file size allowed? (I was oing to vcopy a 6.5 gig mkv file for test purposes.)
     
  8. krichek

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    The size limit is 2GB max and can't be changed. It is the limited by the formatting used on the card. (FAT16)
     
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  10. syntrix

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    handbrake fails on my computer.

    I've since learned that VLC is not only a great player, but it can rip your dvd's :D
     
  11. yawdapaah

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    Rockplayer is on Android Market. Try it out.
    It doesn't play MKV's correctly though.
     
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  13. Gareee

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    Can you reformat the sd card in the newer format that allows larger files, or can;t the DX recognise those?
     
  14. syntrix

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    That's a good question! I'd like to know this myself!
     
  15. Syv3n

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    I have an m4v file that I am unable to convert using handbrake any ideas?
     
  16. syntrix

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    VLC, Handbrake keeps failing for almost everything I try to use it for.
     
  17. lexluthor

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    Here's a good article I found last night about Handbrake settings for the Droid X.

    How to convert videos and transfer them to the Motorola DROID X - Know Your Cell

    The only thing I'm not sure I agree with is that I think "keep aspect ratio" should be checked. I'd rather have the movie in the original aspect ratio rather than fill my screen.

    I don't know why so many people are having trouble with Handbrake. It makes everything so easy for me.
     
  18. Gareee

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    Great link! Thanks!
     

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