Video, DVD, Converting.
I was just about to convert a DVD for mobile watching.
Been using MP4 for awhile going back to my TP. Resolution and bit-rate got higher when I went to the Pre. The TP wouldn't be able to handle those.
So I figure I might as well encode this for the Evo4G.
Playing around in HandBrake it looks like the Evo should be able to play the file at close to DVD quality.
I'm trying "Normal" with "Strict" anamorphic, (looks like resolution will be 720x464), H.264, of course, with 65% constant quality, Can't really play with the bit-rate until I get an Evo4G, AAC audio, don't suppose it'll do AC3, bit-rate: 160 with Dolby mixdown. Also using chapter markers as it didn't effect the Pre any.
Anybody else give thought yet as to what settings they'll use for encoding video?Evo4G. Now with more Internet.
- 05-03-2010, 11:00 PM #2
- 05-04-2010, 07:26 AM #3
OK. Stripes Extended Cut. Approx 2hours came out to a whopping 2.6G with those settings.
I've been keeping 2-3 movies on my phone at a time so that's not going to cut it.
Playing with the bit-rate is going to be a necessity for sure. Not sure what the final bit-rate worked out to. I'll have to check after work, I don't know how to do it easily in Linux.
Paste experience trying to increase my resolution up to 640 I needed well over 1.2mbs to keep pixelation down and it still wasn't acceptable.
The converted DVD sure looks nice on the computer though.Evo4G. Now with more Internet.
- 05-04-2010, 08:38 AM #5
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- 05-05-2010, 02:14 PM #17
yes. you are setting a quality level..which will have a max bitrate under total scene change.. and while not an expert on these specific coding schemes, many compression algorithms update the changes to the pixels vs a total refresh.. so if it was a black cat in a coal cellar then your bit rate would be very low, even at a higher quality setting.
So the quality setting is the way to go.. start from poor and work up the quality setting until you get an acceptable picture (in my case i can just take my glasses off..lol).. and clearly if you are not planning on viewing the movie via hdmi out then you can get away with a lower quality setting..(given the screen is 4.3" not 42")
in this way you will maximise the filesize efficiency..ie not all 2hr movies will be the same size at the same quality setting... hope this helps
I did a lot of test encoding lastnight and today and honestly there's a marginal amount of detail that can be picked up but almost any of the recommended settings I've seen will be almost indistinguishable in quality and file size. Encoding time will be similar as well, except as noted below.
The big surprise for me is that encoding with FFmpeg is up to 5x faster than H.264.
I will use that from now on for my DL'd torrents.Evo4G. Now with more Internet.
- 06-08-2010, 06:34 PM #20
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- 06-09-2010, 03:44 AM #22
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Has anyone nailed down 'ideal' settings for video conversion for our Evos? For converting videos to my Zune, Ipod and G1 I first used DVD Decrypter then Videora. I used these because they were free and worked well but DVD Decrypter is no longer available. I don't mind investing/supporting software developers so I am considering purchasing software that will allow me to rip my dvds for my Evo. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
- 06-09-2010, 04:26 AM #23
Here's the easiest.
Use DVD43 to decrypt the DVD,
In HandBrake choose the iPhone/iPod Touch preset and change the resolution to "optimal for source".
It's about as good as anything else. The Evo is touchy about how the movie is encoded apparently. Lots of guys at another forum are having problems getting HanDbrake movies on the Evo.
If your just watching on the Evo it's pretty forgiving as far as the video quality. I've seen no difference between FFmpeg and H.264 that's notice on the computer monitor.Evo4G. Now with more Internet.
- 06-09-2010, 10:06 AM #25
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i had some mp4 movies on my Archos - don't remember what I used to encode them - just copied them to the card on the EVO and works like a champ. Pretty good quality. Three movies, 126 pictures of varying resolutions, 12 ring tones, the sample pics and I have just over 11 gig of room left on 16 gig card. Card also has all the default stuff that came on the original card