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[How To] Convert 3D videos using Freemake

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By panamaniac, Senior Member on 28th June 2011, 05:29 PM
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Hi all,

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):

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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
-Adjustment: Original
-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
-Channels: Stereo
-Sample Rate: 48000 Hz
-Bitrate: 256

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...

GOOD LUCK!

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28th June 2011, 08:28 PM |#2  
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...wow, was I the only one that Handbrake wasn't outputting audio for ????
28th June 2011, 09:33 PM |#3  
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Works great! Dumped Handbrake for this. Love the way it uses my GPU so my CPU stays low on usage (Handbrake took almost 100% on all 6 cores).
28th June 2011, 09:42 PM |#4  
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Awesome, so glad it helped!!

The interface is much less intimidating too, IMHO.
28th June 2011, 10:03 PM |#5  
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Thanks for this. It works great
28th June 2011, 10:09 PM |#6  
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Great to hear!

Has anyone else seen better or worse results using different audio settings?


Oh, and something I forgot to mention: To get the aspect ratio correct on your EVO 3D, you may need to go fullscreen beFORE entering 3D mode (in Gallery, of course).

Best,


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I followed OP's direction to convert the mkv to mp4, I used the gallery to play the file, I chose play in 3D, but it still played the image top & bottom, no 3d effects.
29th June 2011, 02:04 AM |#8  
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Handbrake audio wouldn't work for me, but this works perfect!
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OK, so your initial file was a top/bottom, not side-by-side (SBS) file, is that correct?

That might make a difference. But first, try this: play your video in Gallery, make sure it's in FULL SCREEN mode, then tap the options button and choose to view in 3D, then confirm.

Do you know a website where I can DL a sample top-bottom 3D video? I haven't seen these before but I've heard of them. Is there an abbreviation for them?

Thanks!
29th June 2011, 02:16 AM |#10  
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OK, so your initial file was a top/bottom, not side-by-side (SBS) file, is that correct?

That might make a difference. But first, try this: play your video in Gallery, make sure it's in FULL SCREEN mode, then tap the options button and choose to view in 3D, then confirm.

Do you know a website where I can DL a sample top-bottom 3D video? I haven't seen these before but I've heard of them. Is there an abbreviation for them?

Thanks!

Yes, the initial file is top & bottom, I got it from SBS. I played the file in Gallery in full screen mode then chose view in 3D, no luck, but still thanks for your help.
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SBS Stands for side-by-side. When you say you got from SBS...do you mean 3dSBS.com? I looked into that site but downloading seemed like a huge pain..!

So the source file is top-to-bottom?

The bottom line is that I've heard the EVO 3D can't do Top/Bottom 3D files but I have not confirmed that.

OK without having a top-bottom source file to tinker with...

My hilarious but possible useful suggestion is this: after you load up your video into the Freemake queue, click the edit button on the right side (has scissors, etc). THEN click to start watching the video once the edit window pops up and....

HERE'S MY CRAZY IDEA: Rotate the video 90 degrees! Then the two images will be "side by side" now instead of "top to bottom"....

Of course the ratio might be a little weird, and you might have to watch the whole thing as a smaller picture on your phone...but fiddle with it and let me know what you think. In a perfect world that would make you now be able to watch your move in portrait, it'd just be a very tall movie (so then you'd have to lock rotation..plus I"m not even sure gallery let's you watch in portrait so...GLHF there!)

If you want to dropbox or PM me a top/bottom file I'll take a look, but like I said I haven't found any yet so....

Good luck!!!


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