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  1. runLoganrun

    runLoganrun Member

    anyone re-encoding from blu-ray? do you have same problem with VC-1?

  2. BuckHanson

    BuckHanson Lurker

    Hello all, new user here and a quick question for Fabolous -

    Is there a way for you to link your settings (copy and paste) from the advance menu in Handbrake? I know you posted them, but I am talking about the command line at the bottom in the advanced tab. Not sure is this can even be done?


    P.S. - I downloaded your test video and holy smokes does it look fantastic. I really hope my videos will turn out as good as yours lol!
    UPDATE - I was able to make a decent copy, though not as sharp as yours (yet anyway). But it works and the audio and video is in sync. Problem is it is really stretched out from the resolution size I used - which I confess...I messed up. But I am working on another try with your settings this time. Est - 1hour to complete
  3. tangomango

    tangomango Well-Known Member

    I got it to work with fair quality (only 768 video bitrate), but whenever I fast-forward the video starts to lag behind.

    It does not happen if I just leave it playing without any forwarding or rewinding.

    Any thoughts?

    I also haven't even done the 1500avg bit rate like another user suggested to use...

    EDIT: Well, I used Fabo's setup with 1500bit rate, 848x480...and it has NO out-of-sync crap even when forwarded.

    And the quality is AMAAAAAAAAAAAZING!

    Thanks Fabolous!
  4. jjhoneck

    jjhoneck Lurker

    Just a note from a total newbie (got my Droid yesterday). Using DoubleTwist, I was able to synch all of the videos on my laptop (various kinds -- .wmv, .mov, etc.) onto my Droid, and they all play perfectly. They convert to mp4 automatically during the synch process.

    I first tried using Motorola Media Link, but no dice. (It dumped all the videos into a folder called "MML Video", which for some reason I could not find anywhere on my Droid.)
  5. jackburnt

    jackburnt Android Enthusiast

    I converted a movie and got sound, but no video.

    Does anyone have suggestions for the latest version of Handbrake? Seems like everyone is using an older version and the GUI has changed.

    EDIT: Ok, better results. I used the iPod Touch settings and changed the audio to stereo. Worked without a hitch. The video wasn't over 720 width, but I'd put 848 if it ever is.
  6. jackburnt

    jackburnt Android Enthusiast

    Well, I tried converting the whole video with no success.

    I'm going to try a few different versions and I'll let everyone know what I have the most success with.
  7. jackburnt

    jackburnt Android Enthusiast

    Looks like iPhone setting is the best. I'm curious whether a file bigger than 720 will have problems converting to 848. But, until then, Handbrake using iPhone (change audio to Stereo) is the best option. Looks great!
  8. runLoganrun

    runLoganrun Member

    I tried using handbrake with 0% success rate, app stopped working everytime, don't think has anything to do with settings I had, as I followed a couple of the guides exactly. idk, maybe doesn't work in Win7, don't think I tried compatibility mode though.
    HTC HD Encoder, mentioned way earlier (from XDA Dev) is by far the best app i've tried for encoding movies for Droid. But, that app, along with EVERY other app I tried, and there was a lot, does not like VC-1 codec, first use MeGUI to transcode to x264, then Encoder works as it should. Actually the app Super worked to convert VC-1, but not well at all. MeGUI, also working on profile for that to just do straight convert for Droid and to not have to do 2 encodes. That app available HERE (free), I can post Droid preset once finished.

    Question though, as I've heard varying answers, what is optimum bitrate for Droid movies/videos? I was told, and have been using 768 for vid, but see ppl suggesting up to 1500. My 768's def look good, but can tend to jump a bit, thinking should be higher. Maybe 1200....?? be helpful to have this info for preset.
  9. jackburnt

    jackburnt Android Enthusiast

    I use Handbrake on Win7 machine with no problems whatsoever. Try downloading the latest version as they updated it not too long ago.

    The quality is great too. I just converted a movie and currently wait for it it to sync over Dropbox so I can download it at work :p
  10. runLoganrun

    runLoganrun Member

    did you use compatibility mode?
    every time I used it, cmd prompt would pop up, hang, then go immediately to 100% on first pass, then application would hang, and would have to manually end w/ task mgr. OR, it would start encoding first pass, and I would come back to it, after a short time, to the message "Handbrake has stopped working". This was within last 1-2 months, so believe I have most recent version, I think they had just put one out when I installed it. I should also mention I'm running 64bit windows.

  11. p8ntballah21

    p8ntballah21 Android Enthusiast

    If you are having problems with Handbrake you can try Jodix. I've been using it for a few years on my iPod Touch and I've used it to convert AVI to MP4 for my droid.
  12. jackburnt

    jackburnt Android Enthusiast

    No compatability. Just regular.

    I've had the 100% happened a couple times. But I was messing with weird settings. I'd recommend uninstalling your current version and downloading the latest, even if you have that version. It works flawlessly for me and I just finished converting a movie without a hitch. Looks great on the Droid. I also FFW and RW a bit and everything was still in sync.
  13. Chewbakke

    Chewbakke Newbie

    Does handbrake remove the DRM. For example I bought Star Trek on BluRay and it came with a digital copy. However it has drm, will it be removed? TIA
  14. jackburnt

    jackburnt Android Enthusiast

    I'm sure we can't talk about that since removing DRM is technically illegal. May want to withdraw your question.
  15. grider

    grider Lurker

    Handbrake for DVD's is a no Brainer.[/QUOTE]

    I need a brain... can't use hand break to go from my purchased DVD to mp4... says copy write issues?
  16. ww927bin

    ww927bin Newbie

    I install Handbrake and Pavutbe Video Converter.

    some similarities and differences between the two programs as follows:

    1. Input:
    Handbrake: unable to work with .tivo files.

    2. Loading speed:
    Pavtube Video Converter: The speed of loading files is faster than Handbrake, especially when loading DVD files.

    3. Output
    Pavtube Video Converter: Output formats are various, like AVI, MP4, 3GP, FLV, MPEG-4, MOV, MPG, 3G2, VOB, SWF, MKV, etc. are all supported.
    Handbrake: Output format are limited, only MP4, MKV, and M4V.

    4. Audio Pass Thru
    Pavtube Video Converter: No Audio Pass Thru option
    Handbrake: Allow AC3 pass-through, or DTS pass-through

    5. Preview
    Pavtube Video Converter: Preview videos in real time.
    Handbrake: Need encoding firstly, and then preview with external media players, like QuickTime and VLC.

    6. Batch conversion
    Pavtube Video Converter: Supports batch conversion and multiple files can be converted in the same time.
    Handbrake: Supports batch conversion, but files can only be converted one by one.

    7. Editing functionality
    Pavtube Video Converter: More Powerful editing functionality, including cropping, trimming, adding text, image and video watermarks, audio replacement, adjusting contrast, brightness, and saturation, as well as adding special effects, and deinterlacing.
    Handbrake: Supports cropping, adding subtitles, adding multiple audio tracks, and video filters.

    8. Subtitles
    Pavtube Video Converter: Does not support adding subtitles.

    9. Advanced settings
    Pavtube Video Converter: Allows adjusting audio and video parameters like codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, audio channel.

    10. Conversion speed

    Pavtube Video Converter: The speed of converting files is faster than Handbrake


  17. jackburnt

    jackburnt Android Enthusiast

    Thanks for the comparison. However, which actually produces higher quality items? :)
  18. jalann

    jalann Member

    I've been using Format Factory - converts almost anything to anything. I set up a custom profile to convert to 854x480. Downloaded HD video found online and it looks amazing on Droid.
  19. grider

    grider Lurker

    This program looks better than HB, but how do I go form a DVD to Mp4? I made the custom setting is the Mobile devices selection, and then I selected all of the files on the DVD, We will see how it works.

    HB took the whole DVD and made it one long track, not so good if you cant sit and watch the whole movie at once, every time you open it, it starts at the beginning. I think this is also the reason why it has such a hard time converting the file. Its a big file to create, often ETA was 4 hrs. after about 2 it would crash. I only converted one DVD successfully.
  20. jalann

    jalann Member

    This terrific program (I have version 2.2) includes ripping DVD to video. Look at the drop down menus on the left side, under ROM Device
  21. grider

    grider Lurker

    What settings are you using? I found the DVD rip button, but it takes away the option of changing the settings.
  22. jalann

    jalann Member

    Sorry, I have not used it that way - to move it directly to the phone format. I saved it to play on PC. Guess it would have to be a two step process, and lengthy. Hope the info didn't waste too much of your time.
  23. grider

    grider Lurker

    This Program works awesome!!!!

    I have completed the converson of 2 DVD's onto my Droid and they work awesome. took about an hour to complete. I was using the highest quality setting on the DVD rip option. This makes for a big file, about 1.4g for a 2.5hr movie, but the quality is super. I think I may try a mediam quality setting on next rip to see how big a file it makes. 1.4 g is larger than I would like for fitting several movies and music on my Droid. Droid rocks this thing is amazing. way better than I was anticipating. Thanks for all the help from this fourm. :D
  24. ww927bin

    ww927bin Newbie

    add subtitles via handbrake,convert videos via pavtube

    droid settings

    Click the drop-down menu of "Format" to select "Common Video"> "H.264 Video (*.mp4) as output format.

    Click "Settings" button to optimize video and audio parameters, the optimal settings are listed as below.
    Video codec: H.264 MP4
    Size (resolution): 848*480pix
    Bit rate: 2500kbps
    Frame rate: 24fps
    Audio codec: AAC
    Sample rate: 48kHz
    Bit rate: 64kbps/ 96kbps/ 128kbps
    Channels: Stereo
  25. kraze0g

    kraze0g Android Enthusiast

    sorry that im new to this video stuff but i've been reading this thread a lot and i just want to know if handbrake is the way to go in terms of doing video for my droid? (i've seen so many 'converters' out there i dont know which to go to) im looking to possibly convert DVDs and Xvids so that they play on the droid but im not too coherent on all the settings and such that you guys are giving. is it simple enough for anyone to use and get good results? or should i look at other application too?

    also, is dvd and xvid (.avi) ideal to convert to play on the droid or is there another format that is preferred (or does it even matter)? what format would i convert it to.. i heard mp4 but im not really familiar with that format. is mp4 the best way to go? is it difficult to 'setup' to play with quality on the droid?

    thanks for any information -- sorry im a bit illiterate with this stuff but i'd like to put some videos on my droid :)

    thx again ~ jen ~

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