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  1. mark959022

    mark959022 Well-Known Member
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    Anyone putting movies on their new Incredible. I'm thinking the settings are the same as the Nexus one.
     

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  2. jcarless

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    I will be...this will be my first android device so im not sure how it works but my friend who owns one said there all pretty much the same and its easy to put movies on it. I just ordered a 16gb micro sd card from ebay for $15! Cant wait to put a bunch of music and a few movies on it!
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. jwm2

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    No reason to use that resolution and i don't think that resolution is for apple tv. Apple tv supports 720p so you would never want only 272 horizontal scan lines, that would make for terrible resolution on your videos.
     
  5. jwm2

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    I would recommend keeping either the horizontal or vertical resolution the highest the device supports which is either 800 vertical or 480 horizontal.
     
  6. amarryat

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    Isn't the display resolution 800x480? So how did someone come up with 480x272? To get the best picture, I would set it to 800x??? or ???x480.
     
  7. jwm2

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    Exactly, thank you.
     
  8. jwm2

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    I have no idea where he got 480 x 272, that would be so terrible it would be unwatchable.
     
  9. jonhapimp

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    So let's say i have an 13gb hd bluray movie file, using handbrake how could I make that into a reasonable size
     
  10. jwm2

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    Do yourself a favor and get the dvd version of it. I couldn't imagine how long it would take to rip a bluray to a playable file for your phone.
     
  11. jwm2

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    Use dvdfab, i don't think handbrake will rip movies from blurays.
     
  12. amarryat

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    I would be curious what the result was after conversion.

    I would set the resolution to 800x480, or whatever it scales to in Handbrake. I usually set the Anamorphic setting to "Loose" and then would make the horiz or vert setting to equal the corresponding Droid setting. And on the video page, I usually back off on the constant quality, down to 50% when I make videos for my iPod Touch. I am guessing that would still look OK on the Incredible.
     
  13. amarryat

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    I know, a 4.7GB DVD takes long enough.
     
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    same here! i cant wait till i get it...at the stores there usually about $40 to $70 for 16gb. and we got it just for 15 bucks!
     
  15. amarryat

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    Good luck with that Micro SDHC. That sounds awfully cheap, so hopefully it works correctly.
     
  16. jonhapimp

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    I have a fast computer it would probably only take an hour for me, plus it's already ripped i just need to get it to a reasonable size
     
  17. autolycus

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    click the iphone/ipod touch preset, then click on picture settings at the top. In that window you can set the width to 800, making sure the height stays < 480. double check that your output is set to .mp4 and you should be good.
     
  18. Flaring Afro

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    If it's a dvd, you want to keep it at the same resolution of 720x480 (or whatever the 4:3 res is, but why you would use 4:3 on this phone is beyond me).

    If it's bluray it might depend and it might be best to have it 800x??? depending on the movie. Blurays tend to have different aspect ratios, I think. Starting with a bluray will be blurrier than dvd since downconverting has problems just like up though.

    You never want to change the aspect ratio.
     
  19. theineffablebob

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    480x272 is a 16:9 aspect ratio, the ratio that is used for movies as that is the ratio that most widescreen TVs are (e.g., 720p = 1280x720 and 1080p = 1920x1080).

    I think 800x450 would be the best resolution as it's the closest to the native resolution of the display while still maintaining the 16:9 aspect ratio -- important if you want the proportions to look how they're supposed to look. Use this resolution only if the source video is HD, though. DVD videos are 720x480 (I think 720x400 is viewable since it's letterboxed), so encoding to any resolution above that would just be a waste of space by creating a larger video file.
     
  20. Jarrodismyname

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    I use Ripit to rip the movie i want and use Handbrake to compress the movie to go on my itouch. This should work for my Inc as well.
     
  21. Flaring Afro

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    ... and why are you making it a much smaller resolution than our screens. Our screens can handle a much bigger res while still having the same aspect ratio. :rolleyes:
     
  22. mark959022

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    Yeah, I just encoded a movie using 480x272 and it looks great. Even on my 15" laptop screen. I think when you encode a movie from 5 gig to 800 meg it probably doesnt make a huge difference if you use 800 x 480 or 480 x 272. I'm not sure why that was what was being used in the dvdfab forum for the Nexus one. I will have to just try both and see how it turns out.
     
  23. Reddog80p

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    I use Quick Media Converter. It has tons of different formats you can try. I just do a custom size .mp4 to match my screen res and your good. It even does .flv files. The current version I have is Quick Media Converter HD Beta. It has auto settings for Ipod, Iphone,PSP, etc.
     
  24. iamrobk

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

    Probably the best movie converter. It was designed for converting movies for older, less powerful HTC devices, but it'll still work great for this. Extremely easy to use, and produces small file sizes with great quality. Works pretty fast too. I highly, highly recommend it for converting movies to use on Android phones.
     
  25. jonhapimp

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    I'm not talking about resolution i'm talking about File size, which most files stayed the same size when i'm converted videos(weren't movies) for the incredible before
     

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