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By stevefxp, Senior Member on 3rd April 2012, 11:21 PM
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Hello all,

I have begun to convert some avi files I have, so they can run on my Xoom. At present I am using Imtoo Video Converter 7 with the Xoom H.264 profile. What I am seeing is that the size of the converted video is approximately 3 times larger than the original avi. Is this normal?

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4th April 2012, 07:49 PM |#2  
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Why bother?

Use MX Player Pro and it plays AVI fine. In fact, I stream this from my NAS and play all kinds of video formats using MX Player Pro.

No conversion needed.

There are many video players as well.
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Hello all,

I have begun to convert some avi files I have, so they can run on my Xoom. At present I am using Imtoo Video Converter 7 with the Xoom H.264 profile. What I am seeing is that the size of the converted video is approximately 3 times larger than the original avi. Is this normal?

Thanks,
Steve

Here is Moto's guidelines on formats and rates supported.

https://motorola-global-portal.custh...video-settings

I use MX Player Pro and am happy with it in general. But the Xoom is a little picky/sensitive to hi-rate files. I have a lot of high-rate MOV's that need to be downsized to to not stutter terrribly. Same for very hi-rate AVI's.
4th April 2012, 08:51 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by stevefxp

Hello all,

I have begun to convert some avi files I have, so they can run on my Xoom. At present I am using Imtoo Video Converter 7 with the Xoom H.264 profile. What I am seeing is that the size of the converted video is approximately 3 times larger than the original avi. Is this normal?

Thanks,
Steve



Maybe the avi files are more compressed than what you're converting to. I use Rock Player it will play files that MX Player won't.
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Why bother?

Use MX Player Pro and it plays AVI fine. In fact, I stream this from my NAS and play all kinds of video formats using MX Player Pro.

No conversion needed.

There are many video players as well.

+1 here. I use mx pro with MediaHouse to stream from my dlna server. Only problem is the high profile stuff. I have a massive collection of teh prawnz all in wmv and mx plays them nicely
12th April 2012, 03:49 AM |#6  
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+1 for MX. Swipe to ff/rw was enough to get me to try it, the 3 decode options made me keep it. If a video won't play, long press on the file, and you can choose between hw/sw/sw fast decode. So far, I haven't found a video that fails all 3.
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You want to convert videos use handbrake ( mac or pc ) . It's fast and makes great looking video , or use sb player on the device itself .
14th April 2012, 10:58 PM |#8  
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Try The qq player meanwhile the mx player is Very good
17th April 2012, 06:04 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by stevefxp

Hello all,

I have begun to convert some avi files I have, so they can run on my Xoom. At present I am using Imtoo Video Converter 7 with the Xoom H.264 profile. What I am seeing is that the size of the converted video is approximately 3 times larger than the original avi. Is this normal?

Thanks,
Steve

It is quite normal for re-encodes to end up bigger than the original due to it trying to up-scale the video/audio. Like others in the thread, i suggest using MX player for avi's (never had any problems with them,) or using Handbrake to downscale/re-encode/etc 1080i/p videos to something that the Xoom can handle easier. I have had problems with high resolution mkv's (even sometimes 720p) even in MX.
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