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How To Put Videos on Droid

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JB4times4, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. JB4times4

    JB4times4 Well-Known Member
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    how to convert for droid using handbrake

    1.)Select your source file.
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    2.)Select your destination file ex. C:\movies\300

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    3.)Select Ipod & Ipod touch
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    4.) Select MP4 as the format:
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    A.)If the source size is bigger than 848 x 480, set the width to 848.
    B.)Otherwise set the width to the same as the original:
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    6.)Start it!
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  2. JB4times4

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    I had to google this just to be sure.... music, just make a music folder on the SD.

    I'd imagine just make a video folder and dump there.

    I'm still dumping all my mp3's so I haven't tried any of this yet, maybe some other power users can chime in!
     
  4. JB4times4

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    Well thats what I figured but what plays videos on the droid?
     
  5. Android only nativeliy supports mp4 playback, although there are apps that claim to play avi and flash formats.
     
  6. JB4times4

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    And we put these videos where, and play them how?
     
  7. Android os has a video player installed but there are 3rd party players in the market. Try searching "video" maybe.
     
  8. JB4times4

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    Ok, so to use the stock video player we convert the videos to mpeg4 with h.264 then we copy the files onto the SD card to a folder called ______ next we jump on our droid and ___________. Now the video starts playing.
     
  9. Just put. It anywhere you want on the sdcard, make a folder called vids. Navigate with file manager and open
     
  10. JB4times4

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    How do we get to the file manager?
     
  11. You will need to install one! You can find many on the market search file manager. You do know how to use the market?
     
  12. JB4times4

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    Alright. Yes I know how to use the market no I didn't know there wasn't a file manager, no I didn't know it didn't matter where the videos where. I'm just trying to figure out my new awesome toy like everyone else and had no idea where to go on this one.
     
  13. Vance

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    There really should be a video player built into the phone. That is a bit odd, really.
     
  14. syntrix

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    I dumped my mp3's to a folder on the sd card called MUSIC.

    I launched the player and it instantly found ALL my music!

    I'd imagine the same with video. I have a few videos I encoded when I had my iphone, might be time to start playing with this :)

    And droid supports a 32G card if you didn't know already!!!
     
  15. quixand

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    So has any figured out what video files actually work on this thing, and how to get them into said format?

    Cause....I've download a million apps to my PC trying everything, and this damned thing won't play em. :mad:
     
  16. JB4times4

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    I'm pretty sure its just mp4 container, h.264 codec.
     
  17. quixand

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    Wow...that's it?

    Any programs that convert video free and easy? I hate jumping through hoops for this kinda crap.
     
  18. quixand

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    So...using Gspot, here's the details of my .mp4 file.

    Can anyone find a reason this video wouldn't be playing?
    Audio is perfect, video won't play at all.

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  19. JRSly

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    It might be your bitrate...the 2030kbs...though that doesn't seem too high and demanding. I just know the bitrate was the difference in playable and non-playable video on the PSP. I have no idea what the bitrate range the Droid wants though. Might try dropping it in increments and seeing if it eventually works.

    Be nice if Motorola included some documentation on this.
     
  20. JB4times4

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    I tried Super to convert and it gave me errors so I'm trying handbrake now.
     
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    The gallery plays videos that are formatted correctly. But it seems choppy and stalls a bit when playing my vids. Gonna have to play with the transcoding settings some more, it seems.
     
  22. quixand

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    You'd think if that we're the case, I'd see SOME kind of video. Choppy, or otherwise. I mean, I'm just seeing a black screen, with perfect audio.
     
  23. JB4times4

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    Usually means bad codec
     
  24. quixand

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    Agreed. But as you can see via the image I posted, that is not possibly the case.
     
  25. blazingwolf

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    Handbrake works and is free.
     

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