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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Paul7876, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Paul7876

    Paul7876 Well-Known Member
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    Hi,

    I'm trying to play mp4 (h264 with mpegaac audio) videos, which I believe have been encoded within the limits of video settings.

    I've tried the stock player, mVideoplayer and mixzing and none of them work.

    Video is 616x254, 872 kbps video, 165 kbps audio (48k sampling rate), 25 fps.

    Does anyone have any ideas as these seem to be within the capabilities of the Desire.

    Thanks
     

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  2. Paul7876

    Paul7876 Well-Known Member
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    I forgot to mention, audio comes through, just have a black screen.
    I can also play podcasts with higher resolutions and bitrates than my file, so now I am confused ...
     
  3. liquidmonkey

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    get ROCK PLAYER

    it plays EVERYTHING, like VLC on your PC but for aN android device ;)
     
  4. Paul7876

    Paul7876 Well-Known Member
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    I gave it a try but that doesn't work either.
    Also I'm not sure the player is the problem as I can play video podacasts, also h.264, with higher resolutions and bitrates than my files
     
  5. liquidmonkey

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    if its not playing on the players you mentioned or on rock player, there is a good chance its the video.
    can u play it on your PC using VLC?
     
  6. Paul7876

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    It plays just fine on the PC. Now you can see my confusion :)

    I'm starting to think its something to do with the h.264 (even though the podcasts play). If I use 'normal' mp4 the files play
     
  7. liquidmonkey

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    yeah, sounds weird.
    is there a big difference in file size between the mp4 and h264?
     
  8. Paul7876

    Paul7876 Well-Known Member
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    The h.264's are a bit smaller, but I've since discovered it's the program I'm using for the conversions, or at least the codec the program is using.
    I've used other converters to convert to h.264 (x.264) and the videos play fine.
    Can you recommend a good program for video file conversion, preferably one that would batch convert but allow for individual settings for each movie?
    I imagine a lot of people must do this, so there must be a lot of programs in use :)
     
  9. liquidmonkey

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    a few months ago i used AVS video converter (and it does not have the options you want AFAIK) but after getting rockplayer for my HTC Desire, i can play the movies/TV just as they are on my mobile which is awesome!

    may i ask why you are converting videos?
     
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  10. Paul7876

    Paul7876 Well-Known Member
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    I wanted to keep everything in a universal format which could be played on my laptop, portable DVD player (as a data disk), phone, TV etc.
    I have tried Rockplayer in the past but didn't really like it, and heard its a bit of a battery-hog.
    I've made some progress though, I've found out that Android phones can only play h.264 encoded with the Baseline profile. Not surprisingly, my previous conversions were using other profiles :)
     
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