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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by shawn672, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. shawn672

    shawn672 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I download a lot of my movies and was curious what the best resolution and format would be to produce the best quality videos. Should I start with 1080p and convert to something else? No real issues with space as I'm using an OTG and large USB stick for media storage

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  2. Skyroket

    Skyroket Android Enthusiast

    N7 has resolution of 1280x800 which is 720p No real need for 1080p(1920x1080) movie there. If you had Asus Transformer Infinity or iPad then 1080p would be the right format.. or if you decide to stream 1080p from you tablet to flat screen(smart tv)

    720p is way to go.. smaller size and believe smaller bitrate which is better for your battery

    Btw in which format your movies are? i find converting so inconvenient takes me back to 2005 when apple relieved ipod with the video so much work and pain.. same goes with iphone.

    With android it's much easier i download mkv movies and stream them from my computer to N7 by my home network ... no converting needed.
  3. shawn672

    shawn672 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Mostly AVI's which MX Player plays well. I was just curious as I'm looking for an overall very good video depth and clarity when watching movies on it. The free copy of Transformers (while may not be the best movie) is extremely vibrant and looks very good
  4. Skyroket

    Skyroket Android Enthusiast

    yeah those movies are optimized but my mkvs 720p look good too i see no difference

    that's a video file info from a movie i've recently watched on nexus using mx player with no hardware encoding though

    ID : 1
    Format : AVC
    Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile : High@L4.1
    Format settings, CABAC : Yes
    Format settings, ReFrames : 5 frames
    Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
    Duration : 1h 39mn
    Bit rate : 4 064 Kbps
    Width : 1 280 pixels
    Height : 688 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 1.860
    Frame rate : 23.976 fps
    Color space : YUV
    Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
    Bit depth : 8 bits
    Scan type : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.192
    Stream size : 2.76 GiB (84%)
    Writing library : x264 core 125 r2200
  5. calbearz24

    calbearz24 Newbie

    Which video codec are your AVIs? Mine are xvid and MX Player has trouble with them so i have to use BS Player instead. The weird thing is MX Player on my Atrix with Tegra 2 plays the exact same videos with no problems.
  6. shawn672

    shawn672 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    @calb, I'm not sure, I didn't encode them myself
  7. MartinS

    MartinS Android Expert

    Has anyone found a way to play QuickTime videos.

    I have some Blu-Ray digital copies which downloaded in this format that i'd like to watch on the N7.
  8. rootbrain

    rootbrain Android Enthusiast

    I think Handbrake will convert them

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  9. MartinS

    MartinS Android Expert

    Thanks, I'll give it a try.
  10. JanComputerman

    JanComputerman Android Enthusiast

    And HB has an android setting which works great once you configure the audio to stereo, it tend to process a little more slowly than the iPad format but it compresses it a little smaller. Most DVD movies are only 720 horizontal so not too much use blowing them up bigger because they just take up more room while the display will stretch it for you out to the edges of the screen and still look great without taking space or rip time.
  11. MartinS

    MartinS Android Expert

    Are there any advantages of converting mp4s to Android setting on Handbrake?

    E.g. further compression with minimal loss in quality...
  12. BubbaHotepUK

    BubbaHotepUK Member

    Probably not, unless you are seriously short of space. Every time you transcode a movie, there will be a loss in fidelity, due to decompression and recompression. No amount of smart interpolation can get around that fact.

    I take the view that devices are only going to get higher resolution/fast processing/batter battery , so I may as well keep my library in the original source format. Transcoding takes almost as long as watching the movies in the first place, so I just grin and bare the space issue.
  13. shawn672

    shawn672 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    This is what I tried to ask originally and have yet to be answered.

    What is the most ideal way to get my movie collection (currently 720p .avi's) to an ideal format for my N7? Or is the 720p .avi just fine.. I know they play, but is it possible to increase the compression at all without ruining the video quality.
  14. JanComputerman

    JanComputerman Android Enthusiast

    You would have to convert one and see if it gets smaller ... I create my mp4 android format files from the VOB files from DVD so they definitely get smaller the problem is I can't tell if the android settings is shrinking any more then the ipad settings I used to use but I do know that the picture quality is much better without any pixelization on the android. It seems like every movie converts with hb differently and results in different sizes with the same length of movie play times.
  15. robf1234

    robf1234 Newbie

    hi can you tell me how to stream from my network to my n7 i have a wdtv live and a internet tv , but cant get it to work on any ,,,?

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