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  1. tproctor

    tproctor Well-Known Member
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    What type of videos will the Eris play? MP4, Mpeg4... I tried putting both on my phone and neither would play with the stock app. One had sound with no picture, the other had a picture that just stuck. I'm trying to put a movie on my phone so that I'll have something to do when I'm travelling.
     

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  2. jayjay1122

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    I'll be where I'm at!
    -MPEG-4
    -H.263
    -H.264
    -WMV (Although I have tried to play WMV with Act1 Video Player and gotten a message that the phone does not support that type of media player)

    As for the others, try Act 1 and see if it plays them.

    That is the extent of what I can tell you, maybe some of the video gurus will be able to elaborate more! :eek:
     
  3. Demache

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    Download Handbrake. Probably one of the best free video encoders out there. Select the source video. Then the preset for the iPhone/iPod Touch. Then press start and let the video encode. Has worked flawlessly on Animal House and Pink Floyd: The Wall. They both came out to be about 550 MB, which is about right for a full length movie.
     
  4. tproctor

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    Thanks for the info! I'll try Handbrake this weekend and see how it works out.
     
  5. timmywa

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    I'd like to go the other way around: Convert video taken on the phone (3gp) to something I can whip up real quick in Windows movie maker. Any ideas?
     
  6. Demache

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    You can try looking into SUPER timmywa.
     

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