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  1. blazingwolf

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    The settings used will change based on the format of the video you are trying to convert. There is no one size fits all setting for these things.
     

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  2. Fabolous

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    I think it depends on the media. If it's cinematic, Handbrake will preserve that aspect ratio. The Droid's display is 16:9, but lots of movies are 21:9, hence the bars on top and bottom.

    By the way, your settings have a 320x176 output resolution. My sample video is 848x480. In other words, there is no comparison in quality.

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    This sample uses almost the full resolution of the Droid. It's definitely overkill for some video sources, but it's really nice if you have an HD source.
     
  3. drumtrucker

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    you're kidding, right?

    It's because the ASPECT RATIO of video is DIFFERENT than that of the screen.

    As long as it fills width, you should be happy, unless you prefer distorted proportions.
     
  4. drumtrucker

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    Trying the Motorola Media Link program now. Wow, I thought iTunes sucked. It's like a stripped down even clunkier version.

    My only hope is that it produces an acceptable video conversion with no sound issues, but even if i does, Handbrake might still be easier to use if I can find optimum settings. Just discovered that the test file I had been using had sound sync issues BEFORE conversion, so no wonder the resulting file did!
     
  5. vzwdroidtech

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    On my DROID, I use the Gallery app, played my mp4 beautifully...
     
  6. vzwdroidtech

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    I use VIO (piratebay.org), set my output file to the screen resolution (480x854), amd let her rip!

    My 'file' plays great! You can also set quality, volume, and output filename...

    Give it a try, and let me know what you think.
     
  7. drumtrucker

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    So there is no point in putting a larger number in the width than the original files value, right? My original is 640x272.

    I am trying a run now with your values, except for the 640, which I left in.

    BTW, A previous try with iPhone Legacy resulted in sound, no video.

    edit: also, your sample is great!
     
  8. drumtrucker

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    report on my video conversion using Moto Media Link:
    resulted in a picture about half the Droid screen size with a frame around entire picture.

    Not sure if it had something to do with the size of original or not. going back to play with Handbrake. Running one now with Fabolous setting except left width at originals value,640.
     
  9. Fabolous

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    So I downloaded VIO and got it all set up and ready to encode.

    Once it started, I had a horrible realization. The program is not multi-threaded. What a joke. In this day and age, all programs, especially, especially encoding programs have to be multithreaded.

    So I canceled the encoding. I'll stick to Handbrake as it is 4x faster :D
     
  10. drumtrucker

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    report on Handbrake run which took a 716Mb file and resulted in 1.2gb file, hmmm. Used Fabo's HB iPod Legacy settings except for width which I left at originals 640.

    The good news is the quality and sound sync seems fine (checked in a few spots, made easy by act1 video player.

    What is the smallest width setting that will fill the Droid screen?
     
  11. drumtrucker

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    I just discovered that in act1 player there is a preference for ZOOM/video display, that is ASPECT (uses full width or height without distortion) and it is the default (i think).

    so just did half (cd1 of 2;hate that) of a movie with Handbrake using iPod Legacy presets which used 640 for width.
    The GOOD news is the sound sync seems fine and the picture is nice. But if I turn the zoom OFF the picture is about HALF of the sreen. Not sure it is worth trying to find size that would fill screen (width) without zoom as it would probably just be upconverting and maybe a waste.

    I guess Fabo's 848 (is that right?) value is more useful when starting with a larger file (1080/720p).
     
  12. phildo2004

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    will someone please tell me how to get sound for my videos or a program that i can use to get sound to get them to play on my DROID i have them on the sd card and they play just no sound... i would appreciate it if someone would tell me a program to use wether from the market place or from the net. thanks
     
  13. drumtrucker

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    @fabolous
    This is interesting:
    Just ran a test w/your 848 settings and the file fills the Droid screen with zoom OFF and the file is slightly smaller than the input file.

    @fildo
    did you try some of the stuff in this thread?
    is your volume up? (wouldn't it be nice if that was it?)
     
  14. lemodular

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    Used these settings in Handbrake as suggested by Fabolous and it worked perfectly. I used 848 (w) and left blank (h) (anamorphic set to "none"), video bitrate was kept at 1500, which seems low to me, but looks great on screen. I am sure this helps to keep the file size down. I ripped a 16+G 1080p mkv file down to a 1.9 megs m4v/mp4 file. <-- that's awesome!

    The audio was set to: AAC Stereo 48kHz @ 160 Kbps. This setting sync'd perfectly with the picture.

    I will experiment with different screen settings based on input ratios (you can only do this is if the anamorphic setting is set to "loose") to cure slight ratio distortion. I have a feeling the native resolution of the Droid screen is not 848x480. Ever noticed the "Motorola" logo on bootup is not perfectly round? This explains some aspect ratio discrepencies.
    I also want to try better sound compression (less compression).

    Tip: For faster re-encoding, go into the preference menu of Handbrake and set the CLI to use all your cores (4 for me) and set CPU priority to "normal" if you want to multi task and higher if you let it run by itself. My 16G to 2G conversion took 1h10m on "normal"; much faster with smaller source.
     
  15. mckeller

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    Gonna have to agree. I have also used Fabolous's settings and the picture on my Droid is fantastic. Deep rich colors. People I show the videos to are absolutely dumbfounded that a phone could look so good. Thanks for the settings.
     
  16. Freebyrd

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    Fabolous You are the Man! I truly appreciate your postings. You are well spoken and keep things to where even I can understand them. The instructions on converting were right on the mark. Thanks again
     
  17. dannydoes

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    I can't get it to work. I followed the instructions to the letter with a .wmv video but it won't play on any video player on my PC, it seems to think it's a sound file.
     
  18. JB4times4

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  19. Freebyrd

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    Are you using handbrake?
     
  20. dannydoes

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    here's the error I get...

    [15:29:18] + E:\Danny Anim Reels\Show FRI\Animation\00 The Incredible Hulk.wmv
    [15:29:18] + title 1, chapter(s) 1 to 1
    [15:29:18] + container: asf
    [15:29:18] + data rate: 7664 kbps
    [15:29:18] * destination
    [15:29:18] + C:\Documents and Settings\danny\Desktop\Hulk.mp4
    [15:29:18] + container: MPEG-4 (.mp4 and .m4v)
    [15:29:18] + chapter markers
    [15:29:18] * video track
    [15:29:18] + decoder: wmv3
    [15:29:18] + bitrate 10000 kbps
    [15:29:18] + frame rate: same as source (around 29.970 fps)
    [15:29:18] + dimensions: 1000 * 562 -> 848 * 480, crop 0/0/0/0
    [15:29:18] + encoder: x264
    [15:29:18] + options: level=30:cabac=0:ref=2:mixed-refs=1:analyse=all:me=umh:no-fast-pskip=1
    [15:29:18] + quality: 0.59
    [15:29:18] * audio track 0
    [15:29:18] + decoder: Unknown (WMAV2) (track 1, id 0)
    [15:29:18] + mixdown: Stereo
    [15:29:18] + encoder: faac
    [15:29:18] + bitrate: 128 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
    [15:29:18] dvd: not a dvd - trying as a stream/file instead
    [15:29:18] encx264: keyint-min: 30, keyint-max: 300
    [15:29:18] encx264: Encoding at constant RF 20.910001
    x264 [warning]: MB rate (47652) > level limit (40500)
    x264 [info]: using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Fast SSSE3 Cache64
    x264 [info]: profile Baseline, level 3.0
    [15:29:18] reader: first SCR 270000
    28 [unknown (0x51C)] HandBrakeCLI 3992 _cygtls::handle_exceptions: Exception: STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION
    3006 [unknown (0x51C)] HandBrakeCLI 3992 open_stackdumpfile: Dumping stack trace to HandBrakeCLI.exe.stackdump
     
  21. JB4times4

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    Are you running the latest version of handbrake?
     
  22. dannydoes

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    Also, I tried it on an AVI, and it doesn't crash, but it still only delivers audio, no video. Please help! :)
     
  23. JB4times4

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    Alright, just found out going from wmv to h.264 is broken in the stable release of handbrake. try this version of handbrake:
    HandBrake
     
  24. JB4times4

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  25. dannydoes

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    btw, i'm running 0.9.3 and I did download those codecs. It was FFDshow.

    I'm trying to download that version of handbrake, do I get the GUI, or the CLI, or both? Why do they do that?
     

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