1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Running AVI files on Hero

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Monachos, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Monachos

    Monachos Newbie
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    35
    Posts:
    12
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009

    Oct 31, 2009
    12
    0
    35
    Is there any way to do so?
     

    Advertisement

  2. Carl C

    Carl C Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    238
    Posts:
    6,062
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2009

    Sep 11, 2009
    6,062
    38
    238
    Student
    London
    I'm afraid android or any 3rd party player currently Does not support AVI files :)
     
  3. rmgx

    rmgx Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    2
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2009

    Oct 3, 2009
    2
    0
    5
    xyflash is able to play avi files.
    But the video could be slow and chucky, especially when you play large avi files.
     
  4. mikebellamy2k

    mikebellamy2k Well-Known Member
    Rank:
     #774
    Points:
    35
    Posts:
    118
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009

    Oct 31, 2009
    118
    0
    35
    I have read some posts on the subject of how to play video on the hero but none have given a definitive answer. I tried to convert avi to mp4 but wouldn't play. So I need to know really which program to convert with, free would be good, and the best settings to convert to.
    Would like to use hero as a multimedia phone but not happening without being able to play movies. help please.
     
  5. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    68
    Posts:
    348
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2009

    Oct 12, 2009
    348
    124
    68
    Citigroup Plc
    London, UK

    I don't use that prog..but seems good.

    Oh and the above settings are base settings. I always set mine so my audio is of much higher quality and my frame rate is much greater..around 30fps..same with bitrate

    This is the iPhone standard quality which works very well with the Hero

     
  6. mikebellamy2k

    mikebellamy2k Well-Known Member
    Rank:
     #774
    Points:
    35
    Posts:
    118
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009

    Oct 31, 2009
    118
    0
    35
    Ok thanks a lot will give it a go. Like the pic by the way
     
  7. predator1584

    predator1584 Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    7
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009

    Nov 11, 2009
    7
    0
    5
    I have been using the 3GP file extension to put the video on my hero if you find it easier to find that. Just another option for you.
     
  8. predator1584

    predator1584 Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    7
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009

    Nov 11, 2009
    7
    0
    5
    You can always find a way to convert the .avi to the .3gp that most phones use... or I believe it can use .mp4 videos also.. if you don't wanna sacrifice quality..
     
  9. LABRAT

    LABRAT Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    56
    Posts:
    120
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2009

    Oct 28, 2009
    120
    4
    56
    Burnley UK
    i also prefer to do my videos as 3gp files

    they convert much faster than mp4 files from avi's

    im using avs video converter 6 with these settings

    on the video settings

    frame size set to 320x240
    frame rate set to 23.276 fps
    bitrate set to 300kbs
    file type set to 3g mp4

    on the audio settings

    audio codec set to mpeg2/4 audio
    chanels set to stereo
    sample size set to 16 bit
    sample rate set to 8000 hz
    bitrate set to 80 kbps

    i find this gives good quality and acceptable file sizes.

    typical 90 min movie comes out at 250-300 ish mb
     
  10. LABRAT

    LABRAT Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    56
    Posts:
    120
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2009

    Oct 28, 2009
    120
    4
    56
    Burnley UK
    i also found that although the vids played well the seek time if you jumped from the start to say the middle of a movie was very long . i put this down to my class 2 mem card..

    but yesterday i changed to MERIDIAN media player (free in market) and the seek times have vastly improved (plus it lets u edit mp3 music tags wich is very handy)
     
  11. itandy

    itandy Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    64
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009

    Oct 29, 2009
    64
    4
    16
    I use Mediacoder (freeware) in Windows to convert video into MP4 which playback in Hero in high quality and extremely smooth.

    Container: MP4
    Format: H.264
    Video bitrate: 1500Kbps (can be lowered depending on your preference)
    Audio: FAAC
    Audio bitrate: 100 Kbps
    Resolution: 480x320
    Framerate: 23.976
     
  12. littlemiss

    littlemiss Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    35
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010

    Feb 6, 2010
    35
    2
    36
    Ireland
    Any other update on this? No new application?

    (newbie to htc, hoping for something thats not complicated if possible)

    Thanks in advance
     
  13. littlemiss

    littlemiss Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    35
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010

    Feb 6, 2010
    35
    2
    36
    Ireland
    I have been messing about with this for last hour and used prism video converter to convert a tv ep to 3gp, it didnt play???
    Used it again to convert to mp4 and it did:) and it only took 6-7 mins, is that good?

    Tiny bit of lag after 3 mins of viewing but it was only for a second, and not something you would notice unless you were looking for it
     
  14. croc9968

    croc9968 Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    30
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010

    Feb 16, 2010
    30
    1
    16
    Handbrake is a good program and my movies look great. It was one of the first things to disappoint me about the Hero compared to my old N95 (it played DIVX files via a native DIVX player) but since I found Handbrake and used the H.264 codec I am so impressed with quality of picture, no stutter just smooth playback. I think there's another thread which gives a number of ideal settings?
     
  15. amnesia

    amnesia Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    72
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010

    Jan 7, 2010
    72
    1
    36
    IT Manager
    Bournemouth, UK
    Handbrake or SuperC should be able to convert anything to anything if you have the correct codecs installed.
     
  16. littlemiss

    littlemiss Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    35
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010

    Feb 6, 2010
    35
    2
    36
    Ireland
    thanks folks for the info, learnign as I go:)
     
  17. bluemark

    bluemark Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    43
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010

    Feb 13, 2010
    43
    5
    16
    Michigan
  18. zaffy

    zaffy Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    37
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009

    Nov 12, 2009
    37
    1
    16
    Retired Computer Tech
    Norfolk, UK
    Any idea how long a STD battery lasts, playing AVI files
     
Tags:

Share This Page

Loading...