Watching movies on Desire - Droid newbie


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  1. dahonk100

    dahonk100 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi guys, sorry for this thread if its already been posted.
    Where on the Sd card do i drop movies so that i can watch them ? Ive got the USB cable connected to PC and running as a hard drive but i am unsure where abouts i copy my movies over to.
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  2. Metallifux

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    You can just drop them in the root of the sd card.
     
  3. Stoo

    Stoo Well-Known Member

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    i havent tried to put movies on mine yet, just out of interest what software did you use to convert your movies?
     
  4. Metallifux

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    Handbrake.

    Just used the iphone profile,converted a 720p mkv tv show (42mins approx) in under 10 mins on my Intel Q6600. File size of original was 1.2GB, file size of output was 150MB. Quality is excellent.
     
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    usernameinuse86 Active Member

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    Anyone managed to get a movie to play at HTC Desire native screen resolution? (480x800)
     
  6. Metallifux

    Metallifux Member

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    5:3 is not a recognised ratio for tv or film, doesn't mean it can't be done but some stretching would be necessary, better to just encode to a lower film conforming res and let the phone blow it up.
     
  7. abstractsimon2

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    Newbie questions - how do I explore my SD card (so I can open files) and how do I open the default video viewer program?
     
  8. Metallifux

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    Check your settings for PC connection. This needs to be set to disk drive so you can view the files on the SD card. If you have downloaded one of the many file managers just opening a video file will start the player.
     
  9. abstractsimon2

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    Thanks, I knew how to connect to PC, just wondering if there was an inbuilt file explorer. Anyone recommend a good free file explorer? :D
     
  10. sandozer

    sandozer Well-Known Member

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    I use Astro, its free and I think it may be what you are looking for.
     
  11. 400ixl

    400ixl Well-Known Member

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    Doubletwist is a PC application that you can use to sync content, manage playlists etc.
     
  12. CharlieCharlie

    CharlieCharlie Active Member

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    What is a lower conforming res to encode to?

    Using Xilisoft Ultimate Converter, I watched the Hurt Locker from a Blu Ray rip at 800x480. File came in at 1.2gb but was gorgeous quality.
     

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