General Which Program to re-encode video so it plays on the Incredible?

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  1. Buckwild

    Buckwild Well-Known Member
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    Just as the title says. Are there any easy programs out that will allow you to reencode videos to play on the Incredibles 480x800 screen?
     

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  2. mark959022

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    I am using DVDfab. I have read that they should be set to 480 X 272 and use the preset setting for apple tv. I have encoded some to mp4 and they play really nice on my computer. They will not play on my bb. I will try tomorrow and see if they work on the DI.
     
  3. Outatime

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    I've always gotten excellent results from DVDShrink (to rip) and Handbrake (to encode).
     
  4. jwm2

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    You should be able to get 640 x 480 to work without any problems, it'll just give you black bars on the side but it won't be scaled so the quality should still be intact. You can use dvdfab to rip the files from dvd, you can then use handbrake to encode them to whichever file format you need such as m4v. Super C is also a nice app to reencode files in different formats, i used it to reencode movies from my ipod touch to work on my sony psp.
     
  5. jwm2

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    Yes once its ripped off the dvd handbrake and super c both work wonders and are free. Grab them both you won't be sorry.
     
  6. veccster

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    I use DVD43 and Handbrake. One disables the zone and copyright protection and Hanbrake is just freaking awesome and can be customized any number of ways. I use it to put movies on my Zune and it works flawlessly. Even has preset settings for various devices.

    Check 'em out...both free.
    Handbrake: HandBrake
    DVD43: DVD43 - Video software and downloads - VideoHelp.com
     
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  7. amarryat

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    That's exactly how I used to do it before I went to Windows 7 64 bit. But now there is an equally good solution.

    Unfortunately DVD43 won't work with Windows 7, but you can substitute DVDFab's program that does the exact same thing - it's called DVDFab Passkey 7, and it's free in Beta.
     
  8. jwm2

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    Yeah dvdfab actually has alot of nice settings and does work just fine for 30 days, so as long as you can rip all you can eat in that time frame you are set. It has settings built in for ripping to various formats and decrypts the video all in one shot. Handbrake + dvd43 is great as well but isn't quite as user friendly from a gui point of view.
     
  9. veccster

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    So what do you do after 30 days?

    Yeah, I use DVD43 on crappy Vista. No need to upgrade...I've now ripped all of my cd's and don't plan to buy more.
     
  10. fastharryDOTcom

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  11. Buckwild

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    Excellent replies everyone thank you very much. I will definitely look into Handbrake. All of my movies/shows are 720/1080p encodes.

    Is there a location where I can find out what codecs the DI supports?
     
  12. iamrobk

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    [APP][REF]Video encoding GUI - xda-developers

    Just posted this in another topic, but I HIGHLY recommend it. Very simply to use, and will get you a high quality file at a small file size. Outputs in .mp4 format, which every Android phone supports.
     
  13. dgourd

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    I use mediacoder because it supports x64 bit, and it utilizes your gpu so I can convert a full movie in 30 minutes or less.
     
  14. bigvinny

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    Somewhat of off-topic, what video player do you use to play them (.mp4 and such)? I heard Incredible (and other Android devices) does not have native video player. :(
     
  15. ride_k2

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    DvdFab to Rip

    handbrake to encode/shrink
     
  16. bigvinny

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    Used that to test encode on my PC (Windows Vista 32bit, Core 2 Quad Q6600, 3GB DDR2). And here are the unscientific result:

    Original File: [CoalGuys] K-ON!! S2 - 04 [C766BBA9].mkv; 1280x720p, 242MB.

    Using HTC Touch HD Video Converter v1.21 (aforementioned in the quote):
    .mp4; 800x480 (with thin black bar on top and bottom), 126MB, Took 30 minutes to encode, subtitle has been turned into something generic, larger sized font, and my PC sounded like a jet taking off... really loud, felt like it was going to pass out.

    [​IMG]

    Using Winnydows' Xvid4PSP v5.037 (my favorite PSP converter):
    .mp4; 800x448 (correct aspect), 129MB, took 17 minutes to encode, subtitle font and size has been preserved, and my PC sounded pretty loud, but not as loud.

    [​IMG]

    Neither produced any sync error or noticeable artifact on video. I picked out something with subtitle to make sure that both were able to enable subtitle as it should.

    So... I think I'll stick with Xvid4PSP. If you feel adventurous, here is the link: XviD4PSP - Video software and downloads - VideoHelp.com

    Be sure to change "Format" to "MP4", drop the file you want to encode, then go to Video -> Resolution/Aspect -> Change the "Output Resolution" to 800W, then keep "Input Aspect" and "Output Aspect" to be same. That will adjust the height accordingly. Press "Apply", then "Ok".
     
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  17. Buckwild

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    I use the built-in media player that is viewable when you click on the Photos app.

    Took me forever to because I thought the media player or video player was it's own app.
     
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  18. Buckwild

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    Thank you for the tips. I'm testing it out now, but what do you set the video encoding to?
     
  19. bigvinny

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    Default "Video encoding" setting for MP4 is x264 Q21 Ultra, which uses two passes to increase the video quality (and is the maximum quality outside of lossless setting). But if your PC is lacking horsepower, you can change to something less taxing (such as x264 Q16 Medium). It really is process of trial-and-error to see what kind of quality you can live with.

    In any case, once I press "Start", I just walk away from PC and do something else... like making breakfast, etc.
     
  20. eleazar

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    Another vote for handbrake. I used it all of the time to convert videos for my iPhone. Can't wait to watch videos on the nice high-res Incredible! :D
     
  21. Geese1

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    Thanks for the tip!

    Since I watch a lot of fansubbed anime I was looking for a good way to get some episodes onto the Incredible while still keeping all the stylized subtitling intact. I'll definitely be giving that Xvid4PSP a try.
     
  22. bigvinny

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    Bit of bad news...
    I have tried three different media programs so far (stock, Meridian and one more), and they all failed to play the video properly :(
    They will either play the sound only or nothing at all at 800x480/800x448 resolution. When I tried to use 480x272 clip I played on my PSP, sound will come out, but still no video.
    I am guessing the video codec Xvid4PSP does not agree with Android OS. There are few more options (such as using one of iPhone setting), and I will report back as to whichever works, now that I have gotten DI to play around.
     
  23. rgr555

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    Total Video Converter

    works great, just converted the PIXAR movie Up (2009) in HD. looks amazing on the phone.
     
  24. theineffablebob

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    If you have a CUDA-enabled GeForce card (8800 series and up), then Badaboom's GPU acceleration is very nice.

    badaboomit.com
     
  25. Buckwild

    Buckwild Well-Known Member
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    Yeah I've had the same experience. Please PM me once you figure out the settings. It does appear that xvid4psp is about 25-40% faster than encoding so I would like to use it over the other programs. But I'll stick with Handbrake for the time being. Thanks again.
     

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