Epic really does movies..umm. EPIC!
Watching movies on this phone is awesome! The earbuds produce great sound and bass. When you turn on 5.1 channel it handles surround sound very very well. And the screen.. well we already know about the screen. I also love the fact that I dont have to convert my avi. files, it plays them flawlessly. Another thing that I like is that there is a button to stretch the movies to fill the whole screen. To sum it up, its EPIC!
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I downloaded DVD Catalyst for $10 earlier. It is very easy to use and ripped a couple of movies flawleslly to .mp4 format (I used the Droid Incredible settings). I copied them to my Epic and they play great and aren't very big. "The Reaping" ripped in less than 30 minutes and is just under 600 MB.
You can get the free version first to test the quality.
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Ok, just tried the following settings in Handbrake (which looks great) and plays with 5.1 audio.
High Profile setting...
Picture: Default (Auto Cropping) (Keep Aspect ratio)
video Filters: DeInterlace (Slower)
Video: Codec: H.264, Framerate (same as source) & Constant Quality
Audio: Automatic, Audo codec: AAC, MixDown: Dolby Prologic II.
Subtitles: Forced Only and Burned In (set to Yes for both).
Tried it out... worked FANTASTIC with Swordfish (only converted 10 chapters). The beginning part where the woman explodes from the bomb strapped to her... AWESOME in 5.1 surround (didn't even know it had this feature). This plays through the default movie player. I can take screen shots if you need it.
- 09-08-2010, 12:53 AM #21
I have a rather basic question- if I want to avoid transcoding movies how do I watch a file that is larger than 4gigs on my epic 4g? for example some large 720p mkv files- from what I understand the sd card is fat32 so it will not support files that large- I was hoping I would not have to trans-code any files due to the multiple file support
- 09-08-2010, 07:47 AM #22
would use handbrake or better yet ripbot264. you can que encode overnight which on a decent computer means you can que up four to ten 720 or 1080 films and get top quality results at about 1.5 gb per file. One you do it a couple of times it is a no brainer and easy. they only thing I change is some cropping of sides for 2.35:1 content
for playback I hear rockplayer has soft subtitle support ( I am going to try it later today) whihc is good since if you have ear-buds handy you can skip it but if you dont have earbuds handy you can keep volume reasonably and get an assist from substitles.
- 09-08-2010, 08:19 AM #23
I'm pretty sure your issue ithe Fat32 format of the SD card. It has a 4gig per file hard limit. There may be an app that can quickly 'split' a video, not sure, otherwise you have to transcode unfortunately.
I use Allok Video converter as its the fastest and has tons of options including getting a perfect 800x480 output. Just tried it on Avatar since I saw all the demos and unfortunately it didn't ship with Sprint.
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