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Poor video player..

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SDotNY, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. SDotNY

    SDotNY Member
    Thread Starter

    This phone has such a nice screen and such a poor video play back set up. The limitations to file extensions on here sucks bad. I'm not looking to blow $10 for an app (yxflash) to play basic video.. and the other options are to convert existing files.

    If an app like yxflash can play the video then why don't they just let the INC play it on it's own, straight out of the box?

    You guys think this will change with 2.2?

  2. brad-short

    brad-short Well-Known Member

    Not sure i agree, Iphone is also very locked down. Plenty of players out there on market to download and you can always rencode using Handbrake or something.

    2.2 will not increase available Vid compatability as far as i know,
  3. jamor

    jamor Android Expert

    I'm sorry I don't know how to give feedback to kids who just say 'it sucks'.

    Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.
  4. brad-short

    brad-short Well-Known Member

    Roger that :p
  5. SDotNY

    SDotNY Member
    Thread Starter

    LoL I apologize jamor, let me restate that. Though I am thoroughly pleased with this phone I must admit I am slightly disappointed in the video player and the required formats.

    @Brad, I totally agree with you on the IPhone being locked down, one of the many reasons i'd never get one to begin with.

    Thing that gets me is my old blackberry played pretty much anything i threw at it.
  6. fliptwister

    fliptwister Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure how you call it a poor video player when it can play h.264 video. There are many phones out there that do not support h.264. I would never consider encoding in an inferior format (like xvid) if the player can play h.264 files. I'm happy to re-encode videos at the native resolution in h.264. They look awesome on the Incredible.

    I guess it might be a drag if you have some old videos that you have that you do not want to re-encode but to me if they are not native resolution it does not really matter. To me it is native res and h.264 all the way.
  7. Ryd1ZZ

    Ryd1ZZ Member

    Don't mean to thread jack but is H.264 the same as .MKV files? If not, can .MKV files be converted to H.264?
  8. fliptwister

    fliptwister Well-Known Member

    mkv (matroska) is a container format, not a video codec. You could have a mkv file that is xvid and you could have one that is h.264. My understanding is that the incredible does not support the mkv container natively. I encode into h.264/AAC mp4 files. I have heard that yxplayer may work for mkv files but I have never tried (no need to).

    There are ways to convert mkv files to mp4 files.
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  9. Ryd1ZZ

    Ryd1ZZ Member

    That will get me started on my path to understanding this stuff, at least enough to get some HD videos on my DINC when it comes.
  10. fliptwister

    fliptwister Well-Known Member

    I just encoded the same clip into 4 different formats (from DVD and all at 800x342) and tried with yxplayer on the Incredible. Following are my results:
    h.264.aac.mkv - plays
    xvid.mp3.avi - plays
    xvid.mp3.mkv - sound only (no video)
    xvid.audiocopy.mkv - sound only (no video)

    I will say to my eyes that the h.264.aac.mkv looks better than xvid.mp3.avi but I still think that the h.264.mp4 looks even better. I also think that mp4 files play smoother than xvid files as well. It seems like when playing xvid files it is skipping frames.

    My choice remains h.264/aac/mp4 at native resolution. These files look great and are silky smooth on Incredible.
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  11. Ryd1ZZ

    Ryd1ZZ Member

    Above and beyond helpful! Thumbs up!

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