[How To] Convert 3D videos using Freemake
I thought I'd write this up since Handbrake worked GREAT for converting videos, but every 3D video it converted never outputted audio! It could well have been my fault, but either way this solution is fast, free, and (IMO) a bit more user-friendly. Special thanks to the user who pointed out Freemake.com (I can't find his name now, started with an N. I even messaged him but XDA's not saving my sent messages? God I'm a noob....)
Anyway here you go, this method was flawless for me, I've got about 5 3d movies now on my 3VO with gorgeous sound (Resident evil afterlife is my fave so far):
1) Download Freemake Video Converter
2) Locate a 3D video file.
-Make sure this is a SIDE-BY-SIDE video--meaning that if you view it NOT in
3D it just looks like 2 images side by side. IF your source video is like
that bluish-redish kind...sorry I don't know how to help.
3) In Freemake, click video--then browse your computer and find the video you want. I've been using standalone .mkv files; I'm guessing this will work when grabbing files off of 3D blurays too though?
4) Double click the video and it's put into the Freemake queue.
4b) Load up more files if you want
5) Now click "to Android" at the bottom of Freemake
6) A box pops up. Click the button under the word "Preset" and go all the way to the bottom and "Add Your Preset"
7) Make name your preset something appropriate like Evo 3D. Now use these settings:
-Frame size: size up to
- Width: 960
- Height: 540
-Video Codec: H.264
-Frame Rate: Original
-Bitrate Type: Custom
-Bitrate (Kbps): 1500
Then for audio, click the "Custom Audio" button and use these settings:
-Audio Codec: AAC
-Sample Rate: 48000 Hz
Click OK and it should save your new preset. Now choose where you want to save your converted files (note: you can't change the file names of your converted files at this point I don't believe). Note that this conversion will leave your original file INTACT.
Click CONVERT and THAT'S IT! You're Done! Check the status bar, but after about 20-40 minutes a regular movie should be done.
Now just plug in your Evo 3D, access the SD card from your PC, and copy/paste the newly converted file onto your SD card (What most of us do is create a new folder on the SD card called "Video" and then place all our converted files here).
Use GALLERY to watch your movies--it should find the files automatically. When watching, it will usually start by playing the file as two images side by side. Just hit the options button and choose "3D", confirm, and there you go!
NOTE: Not all of the above steps/settings may be necessary, and there are probably some great ways to improve it...I only went this route because the route everyone else was taking (using Handbrake instead) never outputted audio for me
Note: if you're looking for 3D movies, search for "side-by-side" or "SBS"...that should be helpful. Some have suggested signing up at 3dtorrents.org, and I agree that that site is worth investigating...