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Handbrake alternative: Any Video Converter (Settings)

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6th February 2011, 07:24 PM   |  #1  
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So as we all know the Nook Color has hardware video decoding maxed at 854x480, 1100 kbps. After reading the handbrake thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=894165 I found that while handbrake produces excellent video, the audio is much too quiet for my needs.

After much searching and testing I have finally found a great converter that not only looks good, but allows audio gain adjustments as well.

Get Any Video Converter from here (Free):
http://www.any-video-converter.com/p...or_video_free/
They also have a paid version to rip DVDs if you would like to support the developer and have a nice all-in-one app.

Setup is pretty easy with AVC...
(after you select video to convert and set up output file directory etc)

Click on output profile
Select customized mp4 movie
Scroll down to frame size and manually input 854x480
Scroll down to video bitrate and manually input 1100
Click on Edit tab up at the top of the screen
Select options
Select audio
Set volume control to 8db
Click ok
Click Convert button

Just wanted to share what I have found to be a great alternative to Handbrake
Let me know if you like it or hate it...
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6th February 2011, 10:20 PM   |  #2  
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Yeah, that's a nice conversion app. Personally, I like using Freemake Video Converter. This has everything that does, but it's also got a bunch of presets all setup to make converting a breeze. For example, to convert a movie I already downloaded...

Add Video, Click on "To Android" at the bottom, and it's running. Very painless. =)
6th February 2011, 10:44 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by QaeadarDAzeal

Yeah, that's a nice conversion app. Personally, I like using Freemake Video Converter[/URL]. This has everything that does, but it's also got a bunch of presets all setup to make converting a breeze. For example, to convert a movie I already downloaded...

Add Video, Click on "To Android" at the bottom, and it's running. Very painless. =)

I'm also a freemake fan, does all I want less one thing. Is it possible to get it to normalize the audio levels? I know handbrake does have this feature.

Unfortunately the NC speaker is a bit gimpy and points backwards.

Something else to note, the nook can do better than 1100 kbps with software decoding. I have a video at 1800k plus that plays pretty smoothly, I'm thinking something around 1500k would probably work well. (Haven't tested)

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I just downloaded Freemake to check it out.
I did not see any way to adjust audio which is the main feature I was looking for.
Did not see any option to normalize audio either.
It does have a nice layout and features.

AVC still wins for this feature IMO
(yes it also has the normalize option)
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Thanks lafester. I tested it with your settings and it worked great. The only thing was that, for me, the movie I was testing (which happens to be a musical) had a bit too much reverb. I may try it again at a lower volume setting.

I also tested the Pro version, mainly because I'm hoping to still find something that can rip and covert in one step, but at those settings the audio and video weren't in sync. So, I guess I have to stick to using two steps.
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let us know what settings end up working for you.
seems like I saw some sync settings as well?
not sure ad I haven't tried ripping yet.
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Thanks for this. I ripped a DVD with the paid DVD ripper and it looked and sounded great. Only complaint is that it was not full screen vertically, only horizontally. That is to say, there are black bars (like letterbox) above and below the video but the video window does go all the way to the right and left of the Nook's screen. Maybe it is just because the DVD is widesreen format?
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I used lafester settings for AVC on Office Space, and the audio is out-of-sync with the lips. Not sure how to correct this if it is even possible?? I will probably try Freemake to see if it is any better.
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I used lafester settings for AVC on Office Space, and the audio is out-of-sync with the lips. Not sure how to correct this if it is even possible?? I will probably try Freemake to see if it is any better.


I fixed that problem by reading the FAQ on the app's website.
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Thanks for that writeup. One suggestion, though. Put [HOW TO] or something to that effect in the title.

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