How to Convert Video for Droid?
Ok, maybe I'm just stupid, but I've tried using Handbrake (using the Ipod Legacy settings and changing just the height to 480 leaving the width alone) like I've seen someone mention, but the Droid will not play it. The first time around I got audio, but no video and the Droid locked up (wouldn't let me do anything but kept playing the audio) had to do a battery pull. I re-converted the movie, and now when I open up the gallery and go to the videos it just freezes for a minute then I get an error message "Activity Gallery (in application Camera) is not responding".
Any ideas? Would be nice to get a good How-To stickied.
Thanks in advance.
OK, now I downloaded Astro (file manager) and was able to click on the video file, it opened up, but all I get is audio, no video. Not to mention that the phone freezes up and I can't do anything, can't get the menu to open, can't get to the home screen, nothing. I end up having to pull the battery.
- 11-08-2009, 12:23 PM #3
Hmmmmm, not sure yet at all. I have not tried any videos at all yet. I will check out the videos that I transferred over from my Storm and see if they work at all.
However I am using the same thing you are when I converted them for my Storm so we will see. More to follow when I have some results.
- 11-08-2009, 12:30 PM #4
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- 11-08-2009, 12:35 PM #6
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What are you playing the video on? I downloaded a video player app from the marketplace and it played a handbrake encoded video fine.
I was trying to use it on whatever media player is on Droid. Opened up the Gallery, clicked on the video file and viola, audio and no video.
Hellboy, do you have to mess with any of the settings on DVD Fab6? Or do you just convert it and you are good to go?
- 11-08-2009, 12:53 PM #9
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- 11-08-2009, 04:20 PM #13
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Just wanted to note that I used Handbrake and the "iPhone & iPod Touch" profile to convert a dvd rip into a m4v file that plays flawlessly on my Droid.
Only edit that I made to the profile was that I cropped the anamorphic bars out and set the video size to 854x342.
Video plays fine from the default video player.
- 11-08-2009, 08:32 PM #14
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Ok, I am sort of confused. I have all these programs you are speaking of, but in which order do you process the video?
Its just one program (DVD Fab6). Open it:
Choose File To Mobile
Click to add the source video
Choose the output directory
Done. Then you can plug your phone into your computer and copy it over. Then you can choose to use the default media player, download Act1 Player or any of the alternative media players from the marketplace to play the movie on your Droid.
- 11-08-2009, 11:39 PM #16
- 11-09-2009, 09:55 AM #17
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I have found the vids i converted with ipodme work fine. Basically, if it plays on an iTouch, it plays on the droid.
I use 480 and fast quality.
To play, mount the SD card, drag the vids to a folder called Video, and unmount, go to Gallery, and they should be there.
I know you can do this manually with ffmpeg, say if you are on linux, but i have not been able to figure out the proper settings. If you are on ubuntu, you will have to search how to get a proper ffmpeg, and then find the settings for itouch
- 11-09-2009, 11:05 AM #18
Was curious if anyone could post some specs of their videos.
I did the conversion using Handbrake. Started with the iPhone Preset and tweaked it a little bit. Not sure if I did it correct. If someone could export their preset that would be great.
Before After Time 21:00 21:00 Extension .avi .mv4 Size 173.6MB 629.6MB Video Codec xvid mpeg-4 h.264 / Avc Dimension 624x352 624x352 Framerate 24 24 Bitrate N/A N/A Audio Codec MPEG 1 Audio, MPEG-4 AAC audio Layer 3(mp3) Channels Stereo Stereo Sample Rate 48000 Hz 48000Hz Bitrate 133 kbps N/A
- 11-09-2009, 11:26 AM #19
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try 480x320 or 320x240 even?
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- 11-10-2009, 06:45 PM #23
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Doubletwist works, I can confirm that. However, it does not let you customize the resolution. Some of the TV shows I want to watch are not in widescreen format, so I like to adjust the aspect ratio (from 1.33 to 1.77) so it takes up the entire screen on my Droid. There is minimal distortion and I like it better when the video fills the entire screen. For that, I have been using Handbrake, setting 850x480. Using Act 1 video player it seems to ONLY BE ABLE TO PLAY the FFMpeg codec. x264 and XviD do NOT work. I think they MAY work using the stock player. I will try when I get home from class and post.
- 11-11-2009, 12:03 AM #24
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I've been using handbrake as well using the iphone + ipod touch preset, and changing the resolution to strict. I want my aspect ratios to be the same
- 11-11-2009, 01:43 AM #25
So I have a question. Can someone help me out cause I must be overlooking something. I'm a pretty tech savvy guy and I'm not understanding this, which is ironic because this is the same way I had to get videos on my storm. I have handbrake, I use the iphone preset. I am using double twist but it won't let me drag and drop the videos. Photos and music work seamlessly but videos, nothing. I'm doing the step by step stuff too. I just don't know what I'm missing.
hahahaha wow, I have no clue what I did, but after poster I tried again and it worked. Sorry for asking then looking like a dumbass but it all worked out
Last edited by movieman742; 11-11-2009 at 01:51 AM.