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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Hand76, May 9, 2010.

  1. Hand76

    Hand76 Guest
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    Anyone else? Have a movie at 1.9GB that plays fine. But 2 movies encoded the same way over 2GB that wont play.
     

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  2. dgourd

    dgourd Well-Known Member
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    Ideally, your movies should each be under 2 gb. If they are encoded the same, then it might be an issue with the video player. Which one are you using and try a different one from the market to see if the problem persists.
     
  3. Hand76

    Hand76 Guest
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    I am using XVid4PSP (has been good to me in the past) but if I want to try to get a 2 1/2 to 3 hour movie at 720x400 res it's going to come up (and sometimes over) 2GB.

    Is there another video encoder that could take a movie of that length and reduce it under 2GB still using a high res?
     
  4. dgourd

    dgourd Well-Known Member
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    It depends on the encoding method, not the actual encoder. My favorite container file is .mkv (Matroska file) because it drastically reduces size, but not many players support this file type.

    The only way to reduce file size while keeping the resolution is reducing the bitrate, but this also reduces the quality.
     

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