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    FYI - I'm using a bit rate of 800 in Handbrake and movies look fantastic...no need for high bit rates.
     

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    I converted my DVD using Handbreak. However, it still tells me that it can't play the video on my droid eris. I converted to mp4
     
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    How long does it take to encode a DVD using Handbreak?
     
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    It depends on the length of movie and your comps. processor... mine is sorta slow so it can sometimes take anywhere from 3-6 hours. I usually start a conversion at nigh before bed so it's done the next morning. It might be faster on your machine.
     
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    Oof, that's harsh.

    For me, the most a movie has taken was about 45 mins to encode. Helps to have a 3.7GHz quad core though, lol.

    And to follow up on handbrake using 848 vs 854, turns out the result is the same anyways.

    Using either number ends up with a video of width 848.
     
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    Easiest way I have found to get movies is that work great is just to download them from sites like mp4pig.webs dot com or under the movie section on crackberry. There is tons of titles already shrank and formated to work on mobile phones I have not had any problems playing them on my Droid
     
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    Found the solution finally. And it's 'out of the box' if you have Ubuntu.

    h264enc

    It's a script, and it's in the repositories. Just

    Code (Text):
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    2. sudo apt-get install h264enc
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    4. h264enc -3p -p iphhq
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    Adjust the settings as needed. There is a way to make a 'preset' file, and i'm working on that. When I'm happy with it, I'll post it.

    :)
     
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    This. I have maybe 9 movies. I just download them, and move them to my SD card.
     
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    interesting site, but what quality are those movies? Video encoded using Handbrake from a high quality source is almost HD quality on the Droid's screen. If your images quality is not as good as Fabulous's sample (post #152 or 218), it's not worth the download.
     
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    90 perecnt of the movies on there were made the same way as posted. Majority are perfect and super clear but You will eventually get a bad quality one. But a 10 minute download as opposed to a 4 hour turnaround is worth a quick delete for me.
     
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    I know that H264 is of much better quality, but in all honesty; has anyone noticed that much of a difference in that format vs MP4 on the playback of our phones?
     
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    Seems to me those movies are encoded for PSP, which has a resolution of 480x272. So, while they may be "clear", that's only 32% of the pixels on the Droid. For some it may not matter, for others it may. I'm glad we have both methods posted in this thread.

    There are various types of MP4, with H.264 being one of them. H.264 is superior in image quality as well as compression. The trade off of course is that it takes longer to encode.
     
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    Ok, so I'd like some input on this. I have a huge DVD collection (over 1K) and I'd like some help. Easiest way I've found for ripping is using bitRipper. I then use Moto Media Link for a quick drag and drop to Droid. The issue I'm having is that regardless of what settings I use in bitRipper regarding aspect and resolution, once MML moves the file to my Droid, it shrinks it so only 2/3rds the screen is used. Picture is great, no frame drops, and no audio sync issues, however, it doesn't fill that gorgeous screen!!! What gives? Anyone out there have any insight? Anyone using bitRipper and/or MML for this?
    *it seems MML will only do hi-res if you pay for the premium version
     
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    I have my own Motorola Droid preset in HandBrake. I am trying to encode a test chapter in H264, but I cannot get the video to display...only get audio. I have it the video format as MP4, video codec as H264, iPod 5G Support checked, and 1500 KBPS. Any idea what I am doing wrong?
     
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    act1 video player has zoom feature that will (with aspect setting choice) fill the droid screen and I cannot see the difference. 640 wide file look great!
     
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    The most influential parameter is the bit rate in the video tab.

    I have run the same input files through at 300 500 800 kbps and produced output files of 360mb 514mb 746mb respectively. The input file size seems to have little or no effect on the output file size using the same settings. Been using 2 AVI files of 716mb and 1.2gb original sizes and they both produce the ~sizes above.


    setting the resolution to 848 (which as fabo says is the result even if you enter 854), for some reason produces a slightly smaller file than if you have set at 640 (744 and 746). If you want to fill your droid screen without a player that has zoom (act1 video player does, see my post above), use the 848 width setting.

    the 500 bit rate looks great but sound sync seems a hair off (when peoples lips are moving), but the 800 seems to SYNC better (the issue that got obsessed with this), at least on the 2 films I have been testing with.


    I am not sure why am losing so much sleep trying to figure this out, I will probably rarely ever actually watch a movie on it. It is fun to blow people away with the quality though.
     
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    I just tried handbrake and it just gives me a 1KB file. It runs to fast to see the error.

    Does anyone know how to see what is causing the issue?
     
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    check out ipodme. its a free program that quickly converts to mp4 format. I just converted a full movie in 20 minutes and quality is great for the droid. Was an avi file. will need to experiment with other types.
     
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    For some reason, using Handbrake H.264 encoding doesn't work for me (no video on the Droid) so I'm using FFmpeg encoding and that works perfect. Not sure of the quality difference, but with the lower resolution of the Droid (compared to 720p or 1080p) I'm not going to complain.
     
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    I am trying to convert a 2GB+ .m4v file to a format that will play on my Droid.
     
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    Ok so i read through the first few pages of this thread. I got 1 video to look pretty good. It had black bars on the sides AND it looked squished, so pretty much it needed to be full screen. Was the first chapter of iron man widescreen dvd. I have tried the ipod legacy, ipod video, all of that and changed the width to 848 but the videos come out TINY, no where near full screen. I am using hand break. any suggestions.

    720x480 has awesom picture quality and is full height, but it is squished with black bars on the side


    EDIT: If any one else is having an issue where the videos are tiny regardless of how they rip it AND they are using Motorola Media Link to sync, Media link may be the problem. I looked and a video (chapter 1 of iron man) was 133 MB on my computer, after sync it had been compressed to 26MB! drag and drop fixed the issue. 848x480 looks AMAZING on the Droid screen for widescreen videos. AMOLED on the Moment is still low res, there no way it looks as good as this.
     
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    I ran my dvd through Handbreak using Mp4 and it came out all distorted in my computer folder on the c: When I went to drag it to my droid, it told me it was to large. I'm clueless how to get it to work.
     
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    It should play as is. m4v is a version of mp4.
     
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    To all of you whose files are NOT filling the Droid screen. I am using (not selling, just like it) Act1 Video Player app that has ZOOM feature that will fill the screen with a file that doesn't and from a 640x? it looks great (to me).

    There may or may not be other apps out there that do this, I just quit looking when I found this one.
     

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