Last Updated: Feb 21,2010
Is there any way to do so?
I'm afraid android or any 3rd party player currently Does not support AVI files
xyflash is able to play avi files.
But the video could be slow and chucky, especially when you play large avi files.
I have read some posts on the subject of how to play video on the hero but none have given a definitive answer. I tried to convert avi to mp4 but wouldn't play. So I need to know really which program to convert with, free would be good, and the best settings to convert to.
Would like to use hero as a multimedia phone but not happening without being able to play movies. help please.
I don't use that prog..but seems good.
Oh and the above settings are base settings. I always set mine so my audio is of much higher quality and my frame rate is much greater..around 30fps..same with bitrate
This is the iPhone standard quality which works very well with the Hero
Ok thanks a lot will give it a go. Like the pic by the way
I have been using the 3GP file extension to put the video on my hero if you find it easier to find that. Just another option for you.
You can always find a way to convert the .avi to the .3gp that most phones use... or I believe it can use .mp4 videos also.. if you don't wanna sacrifice quality..
i also prefer to do my videos as 3gp files
they convert much faster than mp4 files from avi's
im using avs video converter 6 with these settings
on the video settings
frame size set to 320x240
frame rate set to 23.276 fps
bitrate set to 300kbs
file type set to 3g mp4
on the audio settings
audio codec set to mpeg2/4 audio
chanels set to stereo
sample size set to 16 bit
sample rate set to 8000 hz
bitrate set to 80 kbps
i find this gives good quality and acceptable file sizes.
typical 90 min movie comes out at 250-300 ish mb
i also found that although the vids played well the seek time if you jumped from the start to say the middle of a movie was very long . i put this down to my class 2 mem card..
but yesterday i changed to MERIDIAN media player (free in market) and the seek times have vastly improved (plus it lets u edit mp3 music tags wich is very handy)
I use Mediacoder (freeware) in Windows to convert video into MP4 which playback in Hero in high quality and extremely smooth.
Video bitrate: 1500Kbps (can be lowered depending on your preference)
Audio bitrate: 100 Kbps
Any other update on this? No new application?
(newbie to htc, hoping for something thats not complicated if possible)
Thanks in advance
I have been messing about with this for last hour and used prism video converter to convert a tv ep to 3gp, it didnt play???
Used it again to convert to mp4 and it did and it only took 6-7 mins, is that good?
Tiny bit of lag after 3 mins of viewing but it was only for a second, and not something you would notice unless you were looking for it
Handbrake is a good program and my movies look great. It was one of the first things to disappoint me about the Hero compared to my old N95 (it played DIVX files via a native DIVX player) but since I found Handbrake and used the H.264 codec I am so impressed with quality of picture, no stutter just smooth playback. I think there's another thread which gives a number of ideal settings?
Handbrake or SuperC should be able to convert anything to anything if you have the correct codecs installed.
thanks folks for the info, learnign as I go
I haven't tried this yet but it's supposed to do what you need. I got the tip here somewhere.
Videora HTC Hero Converter - Free HTC Hero Video Converter
Any idea how long a STD battery lasts, playing AVI files
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