[Guide] Streaming your own videos with SugarSync.
This is a quick guide on how to stream your own videos with SugarSync. You can sign up on their site for free 5GB storage, or use this link
to get extra 500MB (5.5GB), enough for 1-2 more movies! =P
-HandBrake (available here
-SugarSync (available at Amazon's App Store
Convert the File:
You need to convert the file to something more manageable on the Kindle Fire (e.g. something smaller, with the stream flag turned on).
Open up HandBrake. On the right hand side, select "iPad". Then, click on "Add" on the bottom left (again, on the right plane). This will add a new preset based on the iPad presets; I named it "Fire".
On the top left, click on "Source", and select your source (video file or folder of video files). Ignore the warning (or set a default directory).
Here are the required settings (that isn't previously set by using the iPad preset):
Under Output Settings (Preset: <Name>)-
Container: MP4 File, Large file size (unchecked), Web optimized (checked), iPod 5G Support (unchecked)
Here are recommended settings (optimal; what I use):
Width: 512 (if source is over 512), Height: <automatically calculated>
Keep Aspect Ratio checked; if you don't want black bars, uncheck this, and select either Loose or Strict under Anamorphic.
Framerate (FPS): Same as source
Quality: Constant Quality: RF22 ; If you want higher quality (thus larger file), reduce this number. If you want lower quality (thus smaller file), increase this number. For file size examples, check end of this post.
Bitrate: 96 ; as Kindle Fire is no audiophile quality, 96kbps AAC should be fine; if you want better quality sound, increase this to say 128kbps or more.
After changing these default settings, be sure to save them! Right click on your named preset, save.
Alternatively, you can IMPORT these settings by downloading my preset here
(or check attachment; extract first); right click on the preset panel, and hit "import".
After all the settings are done, select your destination (where the output mp4 file will be saved to), then hit Start or Add to Queue!
Note you don't have to set all these settings again the next time you encode; that's why it's important you SAVE the settings!
It should take anywhere from 10-60 minutes to encode a file, depending on your processor and the source material. After it's done, you need to upload it to your SugarSync account.
Upload the File:
Download and install the SugarSync File Manager
. When you run it, click on "Web Archive". Click and drag the .mp4 converted files, and it should upload. You're done!
How to stream the file on your Fire / Mobile Device:
Download and install from Amazon's App Store
Open up SugarSync, log in, click on Web Archive, and select your video! If you have more than one video playback app installed, it'll ask you what you'll want to use. Personally, I think the default Gallery / Amazon's video is just fine (alternatively, I used MoboPlayer, but MoboPlayer seems to take longer for the stream to start).
And there you have it! You can now stream videos on any device that SugarSync has an app for!
Again, you can sign up for SugarSync at their website, or use the referral link to get extra 500MB here
Example File Sizes:
Too Long ; Did Not Read:
Sign up on SugarSync website, encode to mp4 using Handbrake with "web optimized" checked, upload to SugarSync's Web Archive directory, install SugarSync app via Amazon App Store, stream using your favorite player (default, MoboPlayer, etc).
Any questions, comments, etc. are welcome.
HTC Inspire 4G
Google/ASUS Nexus 7