Best program and formatting for videos/movies
Today a buddy of mine loaded "Star Trek" on my Droid X and I watched the entire movie, I'm starting to think it looks better than my 47" 1080p TV does! He didn't tell me how he was able to copy it or even format it properly since he also has a Droid X.
What programs out there are best for copying movies/videos to a mobile device? What format seems to work best on the DX? I'd like to load more onto my phone for when I'm bored at work or at the gym.
- 11-09-2010, 04:20 PM #2
If you click search, then click advanced search, you can search for this within the Droid X forum only. I know it's been asked and answered at least once.
I would also offer you an answer, but I don't convert any of my stuff for phone viewing =P
- 11-09-2010, 06:08 PM #3
- 11-09-2010, 07:45 PM #4
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- 11-09-2010, 09:53 PM #5
- 11-10-2010, 09:55 AM #6
Thanks folks, sorry to bring this up if it's been discussed before. I'm usually better about searching first...
Does anyone have an issue with the converted video file itself skipping frames or jumping a bit? I tried another trial program and converted a movie, and while the sound is good and the video size fits the screen perfectly, every few seconds it will seem like it skips or jumps or freezes a bit. The sound isn't affected by it, just the video output. And it's not the phone because I played "Star Trek" again to make sure and it played flawlessly. I even watched the video I converted on my computer and it had the same problem with the jumping/skipping.
Improper setting or could the program be junk?
- 11-10-2010, 01:41 PM #8
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- 11-12-2010, 10:22 AM #13
I used the Free version of Catalyst and the video was smooth and audio was good, but the quality wasn't up to par, so I bought the plus version and I havent tried it yet. The default setting was at 700kbps, it can go up to 1500kbps I believe, plus you can get rid of the black widescreen bars at the top and bottom, which makes watching movies AWESOME on the DX. I will try to re-copy the movie with a different kbps setting and see how much better it gets.
- 11-12-2010, 01:41 PM #15
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I play my videos through HDMI cable all the time and when I visit friends house I can carry my videos on device instead of the disc and people watching the videos never noticed that we wasnt watching the original on the TV.
As for the users having skipping issues try a different player on device because stock app acts up with some video playbacks.. I use Meridian Player from the market or from Meridian Player Android App Review by AndroidTapp.com | Android Tapp. Android App Reviews. there is a free version and a pay version that gives you some nice widgets, now if that doesn't help then I would check your framerate that you are converting your video, if its higher than 30 frames you may have issues.
- 11-12-2010, 03:07 PM #16
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- 11-12-2010, 06:07 PM #18
Ok... WTF. I bought DVD Catalyst Free+ and I've tried copying three different movies and they all mix up the chapters. None of them play the entire movie in the correct chapter order. I've never had an issue with the other programs doing that. Glad I just wasted five bucks on another dumb program.
Ah, ok I figured it out. Apparently some DVDs have advanced security measures to prevent copying and added "fake" chapters on the disc to confuse any copying software. I downloaded a program called "AnyDVD", and what this does is reconfigure the encoding of the disc in the drive so that it removes all protection and security. I had AnyDVD run in the background to reconfigure the disc, and copied the movie again with DVD Catalyst and it worked perfectly, everything is in proper order and it looks great on my DroidX.
- 11-21-2010, 08:18 PM #21
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i'm new to doing this, so can you please give me a step by step how-to on this?
will DVD Catalyst do both things of removing the copyright from my dvd AND install it onto my droid x?
what is the Any DVD you mentioned and how did you use that?
thanks in advance for any help.
- 11-22-2010, 05:18 AM #22