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Is .m4v video format compatible?

Discussion in 'Music & Media' started by tigersfan1, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. tigersfan1

    tigersfan1 Android Enthusiast
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    Is there anyway to play .m4v videos on android I tried a few apps like rockplayer and acr media. But nothing, so is there any way?
     

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  2. m4v isnt a format, its a container. It all depends on what codec is inside that container.

    Download MediaInfo on your computer. Open the file in that, switch to Text View, then copy the results here. i can then tell you whats wrong with it.
     
  3. tigersfan1

    tigersfan1 Android Enthusiast
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    Ok then what format are ipod/ipod touch videos
     
  4. usually h264 codec, but there are others it will play.
     
  5. Usta

    Usta Android Expert

    Some PC video converters and players integrate Mediainfo, so you don't need to download it separately. For example, you can use Format Factory to view the video file info (just like in Mediainfo) and if needed immediately convert the video file to something that is playable in your Android.
    Most playback problems come from video and audio codec used, the level of compression algorithm, video resolution or audio channels.
     
  6. tigersfan1

    tigersfan1 Android Enthusiast
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    I still need a program to convert it to a play able format
     
  7. You never asked for a way before, as you never said what codec your videos are in. If you do what I said and post the results here, I can tell you whats wrong with them and maybe you dont have to convert. Every time you convert, you lose quality, so you want to do it as little as possible.
     
  8. tigersfan1

    tigersfan1 Android Enthusiast
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    Ok sorry I forgot I tell you in a second
     
  9. tigersfan1

    tigersfan1 Android Enthusiast
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  10. Ok well if its h264 it should be fine. Obviously there is something else wrong with the video. Again, run it through MediaInfo and copy the results here. Thats the only way I can help you man...
     
  11. tigersfan1

    tigersfan1 Android Enthusiast
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    Codec ID : drmi
    Codec ID : jpeg

    Is one of these it
     
  12. gazzi23

    gazzi23 Lurker

    Besides youtube videos that I can watch on my cricket ascend I was not able to view any videos on xtube!....what do i need for that?
     
  13. tigersfan1

    tigersfan1 Android Enthusiast
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    You need a life, a therapist and a girlfriend. And get your hand out of your pants
     
  14. No. I need the WHOLE thing. As in EVERYTHING that you see in the Text View. I told you this already.
     
  15. tigersfan1

    tigersfan1 Android Enthusiast
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    General
    Complete name : C:\Users\Aaron\Music\iTunes\iTunes Music\Movies\Step Brothers.m4v
    Format : MPEG-4
    Codec ID : M4V
    File size : 1.32 GiB
    Duration : 1h 37mn
    Overall bit rate : 1 938 Kbps
    Movie name : Step Brothers
    Performer : Adam McKay
    Genre : Comedy
    Recorded date : UTC 2008-12-02 08:00:00
    Encoded date : UTC 2008-12-02 09:59:12
    Tagged date : UTC 2009-06-01 18:41:39
    Copyright :
     
  16. There's your answer right there. This is an itunes video, it wont play on android because its encrypted. You can convert it to remove the drm but you will lose a lot of quality. I'm guessing you got this from a digital copy from a dvd. It wont work, you need to rip the actual movie, then convert.
     
  17. tigersfan1

    tigersfan1 Android Enthusiast
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    I bought it off of itunes. And wat converter should i use? I also have a program called podmaxx it puts dvd to harddrive
     
  18. That wont work. You need to strip the DRM off. We cant talk about it here, as its not legal. Just google it. Just be aware you will lose quality, so I would personally just recommend ripping the dvd. It will be a better resolution anyway
     
  19. tigersfan1

    tigersfan1 Android Enthusiast
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    Podmaxx is an ok ripper but do you know of any good dvd rippers
     
  20. Rip with DVD Decrypter or DVD Shrink. If you use dvd shrink just make sure you have it set for no compression during the rip.

    Then convert with handbrake.
     
  21. Usta

    Usta Android Expert

    DVDFab.
     
  22. tigersfan1

    tigersfan1 Android Enthusiast
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    I meant any free ones
     
  23. BOTH programs I listed are free, as well as DVD Fab. You download the trial, which give you full access for whatever amount of time. After that, you can still use it to rip, but not convert. But you dont need it to convert, handbrake will do this much better.
     
  24. tigersfan1

    tigersfan1 Android Enthusiast
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    Ok also handbrake gives me errors when I open it
     
  25. Ok then uninstall and reinstall it. thousands of people use it just fine.
     
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