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    I found the solution.

    First things first, for a 1080p file 848x480 works fine. Selecting "keep aspect ratio" at with the 848 width automatically puts in the 480, so no distortion.

    The problem was the 'cropping' setting to the right of the resolution. On automatic, it wanted to crop 140' off the top/bottom by default... not sure why. Black bars perhaps? Anyway, setting it to custom and putting cropping out 0 gave me the desired resolution.
     

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    Glad you got it figured out, I was doing my math wrong so really the max 16x9 resolution would technically be 848x477 but I don't think you would notice 3 pixels of distortion.
     
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    hi,kraze0g

    Everything is still working great from my experience. I have not had to change a thing.

    good luck
     
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    The pointers are appreciated, thanks. For to the point: Who in the heck develops a product that does not support current technology and makes YOU change the way you do things to use it?

    If you have a library of AVI's; you select and build a droid compatible video. Now you have two videos, twice the room. Makes no sense that one has to change the way we do things, because new technology is actually "old."

    As somone wrote elsewhere: for example if you had a palm PDA:
    1 AVI file plays with any player on your PC; also plays on the PDA

    With droid:
    AVI plays on your PC, but not on the droid
    Make a copy that a plays on your droid, but doesn't play on your PC (because of the format / size change.)

    That is disappointing!

     
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    Here is a script that makes PERFECT movies for my HTC Desire:

    ffmpeg -i $1.avi -aspect 3:2 -s 480x320 -vcodec mpeg4 -strict experimental -acodec aac -ac 1 -ar 16000 -r 13 -ab 32000 $1.mp4

    PS: This is fedora 13..
     
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    I use DVD Catalyst 3. Awesome program, worth every penny. Converts to just about ANY phone format. I recommend setting it to Droid HQ. Beautiful movies!
     
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    I recently downloaded a movie to get a taste of what movies look like on my droid. I downloaded "Cars" from the Crackberry forum that has all the mp4 movies available.

    Anyway, after I downloaded the movie, I copied it to my Droid and also to my daughter's PSP and noticed that it worked beautifully on both devices without any conversion.

    I later purchased Xilisoft's DVD Ripper Ultimate to transfer our own DVDs to our devices, but I can't seem to figure out the settings to make the output files work on both the PSP & the Droid (without creating 2 different files - takes up twice as much space on my PC). If I use the software's Droid profile settings, the files won't work on the PSP... and vice versa.

    I used Xilisoft's software to analyze the settings of the Cars movie I downloaded, but even when duplicating those settings, I can't get the files to work on both devices. Here are the properties I'm getting for the Cars movie...

    File Format: MP4
    Bit Rate: 554K

    Video Codec: h264
    Video Bitrate: 488K
    Video Size: 480x208
    Aspect Ratio: 2.31:1
    Frame Rate: 59.94fps

    Audio Codec: mpeg4aac
    Audio Bitrate: 62K
    Track: 2
    Sample Rate: 48000

    Maybe there are more advanced settings that I'm not able to get to, but I'm obviously doing something wrong. If someone could please play around with this, I would be greatly appreciative. I have linked to the Cars download and the Crackberry forum below if anyone would care to take a look...

    MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service

    My first movies post... - BlackBerry Forums at CrackBerry.com

    Thanks in advance... Dave
     
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    I'm Lovin' Any Video Converter! My Movies(10) and Everybody Hates Chris episodes(all 4 seasons) are clear and perfectly in sync. It's like MP4HD!:D
     
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    HI Hello Everyone ,


    This is Nicole Anderson .I used Xilisoft's software to analyze the settings of the Cars movie I downloaded, but even when duplicating those settings, I can't get the files to work on both devices. Here are the properties I'm getting for the Cars movie...It was just amazing one .....


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    is there a way to batch or convert multiple clips

    i have all seasons of robot chicken, but i really dont wanna sit and do them one at a time.

    thanks
     
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    i think u can get all ur stuff set up, then u see "ADD TO QUE" at top, to the left of "START"?.

    Mess with that and figure it out I guess. Currently converting Date night. Will post results using blazingwolf's settings.

    Also: I need to rename the .m4v file to a .mp4 after it is done encoding.. Yes?
     
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    Running Droid. it has 2.2 (Froyo)

    Used handbrake on "iphone" setting and worked perfect on Meridian player.

    thanks blazing and op.
     
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    Hi everyone,after a good amount of reading your topic here I decided to give it a try. I used DVDMobile and selected IPHONE, like you guys suggested. I didnt change any settings on the DVDMobile.
    I also used your advice( Meridian) after creating a folder inside DCIM called movies. Video came out 450 MB. Worked perfect first try, Figured id pass along my info and thanks for the useful forum. Shawn
     
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    Ok I used DVD Fab 2 to convert DVD's and video to the correct format. Mpeg4 iPod, mpeg4 for PSP, and 3gpp2 says can not play video. Mpeg4 Generic plays but only sound no video. I downloaded a free file manager from the market and it works good and i can access everything from my SD card. Can anyone tell me what im doin wrong or what else i can do to get videos to play. I have the droid moto the first one.
     
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    You'll want the 3gp format instead of the 3gpp2.
     
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    Is there any FREE droix app that plays AVI files
    Does the Droid X come with an SD card? how do i locate it
    What is best free program to convert avi to a file type that the droid will play....
    is handbrake free? good? marv
     
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    When I put in my video in the source area, it said there's an "overflow"
     
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    Can you either take a screen capture of the error or else tell us exactly what it says?
     
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    Handbrake 0.9.5 released today - HandBrake
     
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    My test avi was 1,507kb, I used File Factory's Android setting (the smaller resolution one), and the movie size came out to almost 4 times larger than the original :thinking:

    So I DL'd and configged HandBrake as in your post, and the file size was almost half as small as the original, yay!

    I emailed it to myself, and it played on my unmodded Samsung Dart - without a 3rd-party player, including sound.

    So big thanks to OP!
     
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    You can let Video Converter App to help you easily convert video files for Android devices.
     
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    1. I use DVD Fab and back up my DVD's to my Storage Drive.
    2. Use Handbrake to convert to mp4 and copy to my Droid.

    So I can watch on the go.[/QUOTE]

    I use DVDFab to do it all. But, I have used Handbrake also and both provide great quality.

    Yes, I said I use DVDFab to xfer the videos yo my droid also.
     

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