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  1. valnar

    valnar Newbie

    That doesn't help. Get AVInaptic instead and post the report.

    The x264 parameters you want to use are:
    Code (Text):
    1. --profile baseline --pass 2 --bitrate 800 --level 3 --ref 1 --no-mixed-refs --bframes 0 --no-cabac --subme 6 --trellis 0 --partitions p8x8,b8x8,i4x4 --no-8x8dct --vbv-bufsize 2000 --vbv-maxrate 1500 --me umh --aq-mode 1 --aq-strength 1.0
    A lot of those are defaults, but I like specifying them anyway because it makes it easier to edit if you want to change/tweak something. You can change --pass 2 --bitrate x00 to --pass 1 --crf 22 (or 20, 21, etc) instead for a one pass quality encode.

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  2. NobodySpecial

    NobodySpecial Lurker

    rooster - its not clear what program you are using, but most of these are just front-ends for FFMPEG. The command you need to pass on to FFMPEG to sync audio is "-async 1". There may be a section in your program for "custom commands".
  3. milrtime83

    milrtime83 Android Enthusiast

    I've been having the same issue but with converting Divx/Xvid files. One thing I noticed is that the files are only out of sync if I skip forward/backward. If I just let the video play through from the start, it usually stays synced.
  4. valnar

    valnar Newbie

    A new version of HandBrake has been released. HandBrake 0.94 is a major update.

    Download here
  5. dave412_4

    dave412_4 Member

    i downloaded some .mp4 music videos and just dragged and dropped with no converting they play awesome look and sound good.

    Im on a mac so looked up the info on the file and it says:
    file size:95.8mb

    640x384( videos do have bars)


    Duration: 4:50

    Total Bit Rate: 2,763

    I have not tried converting a movie with those settings but thought that was kind of cool to download a file already semi optimized for my phone.
  6. JerseyTodd

    JerseyTodd Lurker

    Works fantastic. Ripped "The Prestige" and it looks great
  7. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    I wonder if any handbrake gurus can verify that there are not newer methods that will work better since hb 0.94 was released this week?
  8. valnar

    valnar Newbie

    Yes, my post here is still the optimal method to encode videos for the Droid.
  9. JonKyu

    JonKyu Member

    Hey nice write-up, was wondering about your opinion on ACT 1 player, what features do you like about it. I'm debating about buying it.
  10. valnar

    valnar Newbie

    It just works. ;)
  11. beafdefx

    beafdefx Lurker

    As the developer of Act 1, I can also attest that it just works. :) The major pull for Act 1 right now is that I believe it's the only video player on the market that directly supports any screen size. If an app does not state support for a large screen like Droid's, it will think it's displaying at 480x320 but then get artificially stretched to fit the screen.

    Thanks, valnar, for doing the research on encoding and all that for Droid. Awesome to know that it's all good.
  12. valnar

    valnar Newbie

    Between Motorola's Droid screen, the Android OS, your app and a good quality x264 encode, this thing beats anything I've seen in it's size. Until an Android phone gets OLED, this is the best it gets folks.
  13. mswhite60

    mswhite60 Well-Known Member

    I grabbed Handbrake and tried to move a DVD to my Droid. Handbrake would not stop "scanning..." the DVD. I downloaded a trial version of DVDFab, which was a breeze to use based on the advice from this thread. Went from DVD to Droid in 30 minutes on my dual core machine. Not sure I want to pay for DVDFab, though.

    Any idea why Handbrake stalled on the "initial "scanning..." step?

  14. valnar

    valnar Newbie

    HandBrake is for converting the DVD, not ripping it. You still need a way to decode the encryption. DVDFab is one way - AnyDVD is the best way. Yah, it cost $$.
  15. mswhite60

    mswhite60 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Valnar!

    I am checking out freeware - DVDSmith, now. Seems to be a bit slower.
  16. cb2000a

    cb2000a Newbie

    Thanks so much for the great info!

    I was able to rip a copy of Xmen that I have on DVD to MP4 using DVD43 amd Handbrake (using the 720 x 480 setting) and it works perfect. I ended up with a 700 mb file using 1500 bit rate and 160 audio rate and the picture is very crisp. Also, I am using act1 which is a nice media player for the Droid.
  17. So, after many hours of playing, I have come up with the best settings for ripping my DVDs. I have tried using Any DVD Convertor Professional with no success. The videos come out good, but any movement, fast forward or rewind, causes audio to go out of sync.

    Here is what i have determined to come up with a good video quality, synced sound except on rewind but can be fixed on fast forward. Make sure you are using Handbrake (0.9.3 Build 2008112300) and DVD43 ( for decryption.

    See attached screenshots. The resulting video file is roughly 400-600MB in size depending on length. On a Dual Centrino with 4GB of RAM it takes roughly 25-45 minutes per DVD.

    FYI. I am a novice when it comes to video conversion. So if someone does not agree with these settings, too bad. It works great for me.

    Attached Files:

  18. hiway

    hiway Newbie

    Does it matter which codec you choose on the new version of Handbrake? There are two options. The h264 or m4 one?
  19. Use Videora Andoid Converter. You can crank the quality way up and its really easy. I used Viedora for all of my ipods before the Droid.
  20. pal251

    pal251 Newbie

    Why cant I edit the height and width?

    I have tried many different sources and it wont work. I just keep the fixed bitrate at 1000kbs and it works great...
  21. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser

    You're referring to handbrake? You might have to change anamorphic settings to loose in order to change the height and width.
  22. iclickjohn

    iclickjohn Member

    ahhhhh, handbrake just had an update. Now I can't put my own dimension in the width. I used to put 720 there and leave the hieght blank. It now changes what I put in there, back to the native resolution. I just did one video with the new update. Waiting for anyone else who may have tried it out. In this case the native resolution was 650. So I would have been up-resing. It used to up-res prior to this update.
  23. bsems1000

    bsems1000 Android Enthusiast

    ive read ALL the posts... phew.. but my internet is down until friday night.. hopefully ive gained enough knowledge to download a movie from the internet, convert it and put it on my droid on the FIRST TRY lol.. wish me luck.
  24. bsems1000

    bsems1000 Android Enthusiast

    Does anyone know of any trustworthy movie download sites? im a noob when it comes to torrent type sites..
  25. shivers316

    shivers316 Godmember

    We don't allow links to warez on this site, so please don't ask for links to illegal downloads.

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