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

  1. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    I followed the guide on the first page, using Handbrake 0.94 - GI Joe looks and sounds great on the phone.

    I'll try to upload a YouTube video of the movie playing on the DROID tomorrow. The quality is completely awesome, both in the default video player as well as Cinema.

    If YouTube doesn't like me doing that, then I may have to get some other free video and convert it to the format to lay with. TBH, though, I don't think it should be an issue, especially if I doctor the video with a watermark and fade in and out of multiple short clips.
     


  2. runLoganrun

    runLoganrun Member

    I checked out this encoder, it's weird though, I set the custom bitrate to 750/256, and the resolution to 848x480, but when I hit start the bitrate for video drops all of a sudden to 200, I tried it twice with same results, so aborted each time.
    thanks,
    rlr
     
  3. sthoeft

    sthoeft Newbie

    I realized the same problem when I tried, maybe it's just a display error (I just try it) Why don't you just try the standart HD settings with the right resolution? Then the display stays there and the only difference is that the audio is coded in 128 instead of 256 kbit (remember that it's aac not mp3 audio witch sound is far better than mp3 on the same sampling rate and you will just get a bigger file in the end with again mor processing power needed to play).

    And one more thing: you don't need to have the full native resolution of the Droid, something a little bit under this is absolutely OK, you barely won't see any difference an again saving memory and processing power and therefore battery.

    OK, just encoded in the standrad HD settings in the Encoder, it does make 750 bit video with 124 kbit audio (in AAC), so nothing to complain for me.
     
  4. runLoganrun

    runLoganrun Member

    Thanks,
    trying it now. my solution for the drop in vid bitrate was simply to change it from the default, which worked, I did lower the audio bitrate from 256 also, to 160, idk 128 may be fine, but it seems low still.

    for the resolution though, I've found with every encoder I've tried if I set it less than 848w, just with .m2ts files, I get a smaller than screen, width and height, vid, not sure why that is, because when I've encoded toons at ~512x384, the droid upscales them to fit screen, top to bottom anyways, keeping aspect ratio, like the player is set to do, but it doesn't for HD files, although I don't suppose it's the phone as at that point they're all .mp4 anyways, it must have to do with the conversion process.
    rlr
     
  5. sthoeft

    sthoeft Newbie

    OK, that sounds good. But believe me, AAC is much better in terms of compression, you don't need to put more than 128 kbit to sound, just try it both ways and listen for the difference. I don't hear one. The Droid does have problems with upscaling? That would be a petty. Did you try other players (like Merian, Act,...), is it the same with all of them?
     
  6. runLoganrun

    runLoganrun Member

    hi,
    I'm actually trying to use above mentioned htc hd encoder, however, I'm curious about handbrake, when I first installed it, I encoded some type of file, can't remember what, and the program worked, progress was displayed in CLI, but I've tried again several times, using v.94 and .m2ts files, and a couple different guides, the one here, and one which used the legacy ipod settings, and every time I start the program, the CLI pops up, there's a pause, and then "encoding 1 of 2 100%" pops up and thats it, it won't re-encode file. I've reinstalled it twice now, and re-rechecked the settings, but nothing works. Did you have this problem at all?

    thx,
    rlr
     
  7. runLoganrun

    runLoganrun Member

    Yeah, first I tried Meridian, which once I set screen width to 848, won't play the file, it says "screen size too large", and now I'm using Act I which seems to be better in general, but they both have resolution upscale problem, at least with the HD source files. Meridian gives me a warning on every single file that the bitrate is too high, yet they're all <1,000k, and they do play fine. all the same files in Act I state "playable".

    edit: oh yeah, btw, read guide on XDA forums, where someone was using much lower resolution, to still accomplish full screen video. not sure what source files he was using though, and he gave a formula for cropping the video to fit aspect correctly, not sure how that works, don't really care now though that this is working.

    Sweet! my conversion just finished, best one i've come up with so far, I used 768/160 and 848x480. At first I got a couple skips, but then it smoothed right out. Thanks!! Great program, and it appears that I can do batches with it, so even better.

    I'll def try the 128 audio b/r, it's not like you'd be able to tell using droid speaker, I do have some decent sennheiser headphones though, I was thinking with those 160 might work better.

    Thanks again,
    rlr
     
  8. runLoganrun

    runLoganrun Member

    Uh-ohs....
    although my clips went through fine (w/ htc hd encoder), when I went to run a few whole movies through, the program stops working right at the end of the first pass. It gives error message stating MEncoder has stopped working, then "Muxing failed. Rerun with -debug and post the generated log.txt file!". I thought perhaps a compatibility issue since i am running win7 and changed settings for MEncoder, Encoder, and another .exe in tools folder, didn't bother with MediaInfo which works with 7, but that changed nothing and I got exact same result, crash(app) at end of first pass.

    I'm not sure what rerun with -debug means, I didn't see a file with that name. I assume they mean post on xda.

    Anybody has any ideas why it's doing this? I will try different movie in the meantime.

    thx,
    rlr
     
  9. sthoeft

    sthoeft Newbie

    Don't have any Idea, never encountered such a problem (no matter how long the movie was).

    try encoder -debug as opening command.
     
  10. motherof5

    motherof5 Lurker

    you seem to have a pretty good handle on the movie issues...my ? is why your droid will play m4v and mine won't. I'm having to use both Handbrake and them Imtoo to get it it play.....got any ideas? Worked ALL day yesterday...going round and round Thanks for any help you might have
     
  11. runLoganrun

    runLoganrun Member

    Hey, thanks,
    I'm not sure what you mean exactly though, do you mean start CLI first? Is that the exact code to input and just add address, like (for me) c:/encoder/encoder.exe -debug ? (Btw, yes those shoud be backslashes, but droid does not have that key, that's weird.

    rlr
     
  12. runLoganrun

    runLoganrun Member

    Hey, thanks,
    I'm not sure what you mean exactly though, do you mean start CLI first? Is that the exact code to input and just add address, like (for me) c:/encoder/encoder.exe -debug ? (Btw, yes those shoud be backslashes, but droid does not have that key, that's weird).

    rlr
     
  13. bruce737

    bruce737 Lurker

    Hi all

    I am a new user to this forum and I have had great success using format factory to change and put movies on my blackberry. I know it can change formats from wmv to MPEG4 and you have a great number of resolutions and screen sizes that are available. I am trying it right now and I will report if it works for my new Droid

    Thanks
     
  14. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    I had a run in with the Flu last week and was unable to do much more with it. I since then deleted the movie without making said video, so I'll have to start from scratch.

    Does the file you're trying to encode already exist? IIRC I think that happened once when the file name I used for the end product already existed on my computer.
     
  15. runLoganrun

    runLoganrun Member

    Hey, never got the debug thing, wasn't sure if that's what you meant.

    I would like to report that HD Encoder is working mostly good now, save for a couple particulr vids, and one came through with no video, will try it again though. Have made a bunch of great vids for my droid though. Only thing is I have to remux movies first to downsample audio, otherwise no sound, it's pretty quick though, used TSmuxer.

    Thanks,
    rlr
     
  16. nateo200

    nateo200 Android Enthusiast

    Is there a way to either convert M4V files to a format that the droid supports or an app that plays M4V?! I'm really upset I can't watch all the videos I had on my iPod touch with my droid and I always get an error trying to convert M4V.
     
  17. GameBoiye

    GameBoiye Lurker

    M4V files should play fine on android since it is able to support it, especially if it plays on an IPOD or Iphone since android supports all ipod/iphone videos. You can try using Meridian player. If that doesn't work, try changing the extension to mp4 (since it's basically the same as m4v)

    If all else fails, handbreak should be able to convert it.
     
  18. mswhite60

    mswhite60 Well-Known Member

    FYI

    Today (1/15/2010) giveawayoftheday.com is featuring WinX DVD Ripper Platinum as a free download. The trick is you MUST download, install, and activate it TODAY.

    The software seems to be reviewed/rated pretty well, but I have not yet tried getting something to the Droid yet. I'll post later today once I've done that.

    Just thought I'd pass this along.

    -Matt

    Giveaway of the Day - free licensed software daily. Today: WinX DVD Ripper Platinum - WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is proved to be the fastest DVD ripper software to convert DVD movies to popular video ...
     
  19. SamMax

    SamMax Android Expert

    Hey that worked GREAT THANKS MAN!!!!!
     
  20. runLoganrun

    runLoganrun Member

    for those you can simply change the file extension to .mp4

    i believe the ipod supports higher bitrates though, although some people on here are reporting using 1500, and working great. The vids I did at 768/160 with HD Encoder look great (always does 2-pass).
    rlr
     
  21. nateo200

    nateo200 Android Enthusiast

    I did and it still says it can't play. On like the 5 different video players I downloaded. I'm pissed now.
     
  22. runLoganrun

    runLoganrun Member

    "-debug"?.... anyone?

    I did narrow it down to a particular vid codec for the movies that would either not encode, or would only take audio. it seems that HD Encoder does not like VC-1 encoded movies, I have several, and each one of these are the only ones I'm having probs with. Anybody else find this?

    thanks,
    rlr
     
  23. runLoganrun

    runLoganrun Member

    are they protected .m4v?
    otherwise same thing, could be something else with the way the files are encoded, like has to be baseline profile, for example, but i think for both.... everything i ever encoded for ipod though was and always stayed in .mp4. I still have some videos encoded for ipod, i will load some on droid and check them out.
    rlr
     
  24. runLoganrun

    runLoganrun Member

    more on converting vc-1 codec based blu-ray movies to .mp4 for droid:

    I discovered that although the couple different programs i used encoded to .mp4 and would play on pc, but for some reason the profiles came out as standard 1.3, or even high@4.1, which explains why I got no video, so I took an already processed (clip of a) movie, so it had h264 codec, but too high profile, then ran it again through HD Encoder, this time I got video, but sound was all screechy, i'm getting closer, but really don't want to have to double encode everything (vc1). Nothing I'm using has the option to change this, tried new xvid4psp 6.0 beta, looks a lot more slick, but used to have the ability to change this setting and now does not (unless I haven't found it yet) and tsmuxer won't let you change it like for h264.
    thx,
    rlr
     

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