MKV and H264 level ?

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ghost77

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Whoever has one can you check some things.

1. How high of a encoding level for h264 does it support , for comparison Nexus one does Baseline 3.1 anything higher then that will not work , main will stutter/crash and high woun't even start.

2. Can it playback h264 in MKV container ?

3. If yes to MKV is it full support with subs or some partial video only ?
 

ghost77

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Whoever has one can you check some things.

1. How high of a encoding level for h264 does it support , for comparison Nexus one does Baseline 3.1 anything higher then that will not work , main will stutter/crash and high woun't even start.

To answer my own question it seems person at samsunggalaxy forum managed to run.

720p mkv Format profile : [email protected] with CABAC on.

Effectively makes Galaxy very awesome Video player :D
 

Toss3

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I wonder how well it does with re-encoded 800x4xx sized files. :) Also native AVI and AC3 support ftw!
Probably gonna watch more movies on my phone than on my projector.
 

kenkiller

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720p mkv plays great.

So does re-encoded video files...i migrated all my HD2 encoded files over without a hitch.
 

Perrosky

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the only sad part is that it doesn't have mini hdmi output like the EVO 4g.:mad:
bUt I'm still getting it anyway , since I see that ass an add on for when you go a friend house and want to play a movie you have in the phone on the tv.
 

DaRkMyk

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yes.. the Galaxy S can play 720P MKVs flawlessly.. but it cannot read the embedded subs. I'm searching for an application that can play MKVs with subs..

I posted this at the Themes and Apps section but no one replied.
 

DaRkMyk

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UPDATE 2:
mVideoplayer v2.2.0 now support embedded subs from MKVs (only for SGS) :D :cool:

UPDATE 1:

mVideoplayer v1.6.7 above suports .ass (Sub Station Alpha) subtitles. Download mVideoplayer in the Android Market.

thanks to h4m74ro for pointing that out.

updated the instructions... you can find the original post here

Apps to Download to your PC
1) MKVExtractGUI
2) MKVtoolnx
-this is needed by MKVExtractGUI, copy the MKVExtractGUI into the installed directory of MKVToolnix

Apps for your Phone
1) mVideoplayer - download in Android Market

Instructions:
1) Extract the subtitles using MKVExtractGUI, the extracted subs will be in .ass format. This will just take a few seconds to complete.
2) Rename the .ass subtitles exactly as the video file name except the extension (.ass).
3) Copy the MKV file and .ass subtitle to your phone and play using mVideoPlayer..

enjoy... hope this can help someone.. :cool:

if anyone knows a better solution. please post it here!

thanks :)
 
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m3keni

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tried that one before, it doesn't even list mkv files. you have to browse and OpenAs in Astro file manager. but still, it doesn't read the embedded subs.

but i found a work around..

Apps to Download to your PC
1) MKVExtractGUI
2) MKVtoolnx
-this is needed by MKVExtractGUI, copy the MKVExtractGUI into the installed directory of MKVToolnix
3) Subtitle Workshop

Apps for your Phone
1) Meridian Player - download in Android Market

Instructions:
1) Extract the subtitles using MKVExtractGUI, the extracted subs will be in .ass format. This will just take a few seconds to complete.
2) Convert the .ass subtitles into .srt (SubRip) format using Subtitle Workshop and rename it exactly as the video file except the extension (.srt).
3) Copy the MKV file and .srt to your phone and play using Meridian Player..

enjoy... hope this can help someone.. :cool:

if anyone knows a better solution. please post it here!

thanks :)

nice one. will try this tomorrong tsong! :)
 

DaRkMyk

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Would anyone please be so kind to test this workaround with the following file?

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NFU871QV

it's from www.yibis.com and uses Soft-Subs. Unfortunately they now use variable framerate, so I'm not sure if the video will play at all. Thanks!

fuclxt.jpg
:D
 

Straputsky

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Thank you very much! :)
No problems cause of the variable framerate (out of sync or something like that)?

Well, well - that means I have to do some robbery to my banking account... :eek:
I envy you, cause you already have your phone and even the 16GB-Version. This one is unavailable here in Germany. Don't know why. Maybe Samsung thinks we are to poor and should save our money for Greece. :D
 

Ferdimage

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THIS phone is a BEAST with media playback!! its like a mini bluray player!!

yeah it does 720p movies with ease, but waste of space if your just gonna watch on your phone, i understand if you are gonna play it on a HD TV output,..

My method is Rip Bluray into MKV original quality with AC3,
reencode with Xvid4PSP to res 800x448 and at x264 High Profile 3.1 with all high quality settings eg: Cabac etc and boom light size file with SUPERB quality!!

Iphone 4 users will only wish to that they can play MKV on the fly without re encode :p (with 4" and Super Amoled no challenge here)
 
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DaRkMyk

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Thank you very much! :)
No problems cause of the variable framerate (out of sync or something like that)?

Well, well - that means I have to do some robbery to my banking account... :eek:
I envy you, cause you already have your phone and even the 16GB-Version. This one is unavailable here in Germany. Don't know why. Maybe Samsung thinks we are to poor and should save our money for Greece. :D

This is not actually a Show Stopper but I noticed that my Galaxy can't play your video well, there's a lot of skipped frames. I don't think it's the phones fault coz my MKV's (from Horrible Subs & Crunchy Subs) play flawlessly. I suggest you to try other subbing groups.

here's the MediaInfo comparison, hope someone can point out the problem:

[HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 165 [720p].mkv Play's GREAT!
Code:
General
Complete name                    : [HorribleSubs] Naruto Shippuuden - 165 [720p].mkv
Format                           : Matroska
File size                        : 269 MiB
Duration                         : 23mn 9s
[B]Overall bit rate                 : 1 626 Kbps[/B]
Encoded date                     : UTC 2010-06-17 11:56:27
Writing application              : mkvmerge v3.3.0 ('Language') built on Mar 24 2010 14:59:24
Writing library                  : libebml v0.8.0 + libmatroska v0.9.0
Cover                            : Yes

Video
ID                               : 1
Format                           : AVC
Format/Info                      : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile                   : [email protected]
Format settings, CABAC           : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames        : 8 frames
Muxing mode                      : Container [email protected]
Codec ID                         : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration                         : 22mn 58s
Nominal bit rate                 : 1 500 Kbps
Width                            : 1 280 pixels
Height                           : 720 pixels
Display aspect ratio             : 16:9
[B]Frame rate                       : 23.810 fps
Original frame rate              : 23.976 fps[/B]
Resolution                       : 8 bits
Colorimetry                      : 4:2:0
Scan type                        : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.068
Writing library                  : x264 core 94 r1583 7608d73
Encoding settings                : cabac=1 / ref=8 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x133 / me=umh / subme=7 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.10:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=2 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=0 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=1 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=6 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / weightb=1 / weightp=0 / keyint=240 / keyint_min=24 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=40 / rc=2pass / mbtree=1 / bitrate=1500 / ratetol=1.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=10 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / cplxblur=20.0 / qblur=0.5 / vbv_maxrate=3486 / vbv_bufsize=3487 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:0.50 / nal_hrd=none

Audio
ID                               : 2
Format                           : AAC
Format/Info                      : Advanced Audio Codec
Format version                   : Version 4
Format profile                   : LC
Format settings, SBR             : No
Codec ID                         : A_AAC
Duration                         : 23mn 9s
Channel(s)                       : 2 channels
Channel positions                : Front: L R
Sampling rate                    : 44.1 KHz

Text
ID                               : 3
Format                           : ASS
Codec ID                         : S_TEXT/ASS
Codec ID/Info                    : Advanced Sub Station Alpha

[yibis]_One_Piece_455_[720p][901D88BD].mkv :confused: Skips frames :confused:
Code:
General
Complete name                    : [yibis]_One_Piece_455_[720p][901D88BD].mkv
Format                           : Matroska
File size                        : 294 MiB
Duration                         : 23mn 34s
[B]Overall bit rate                 : 1 744 Kbps[/B]
Encoded date                     : UTC 2010-06-14 13:59:59
Writing application              : mkvmerge v4.0.0 ('The Stars were mine') built on Jun  6 2010 16:18:42
Writing library                  : libebml v1.0.0 + libmatroska v1.0.0
Cover                            : Yes / Yes

Video
ID                               : 1
Format                           : AVC
Format/Info                      : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile                   : [email protected]
Format settings, CABAC           : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames        : 9 frames
Muxing mode                      : Container [email protected]
Codec ID                         : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration                         : 23mn 33s
Width                            : 1 280 pixels
Height                           : 720 pixels
Display aspect ratio             : 16:9
[B]Frame rate mode                  : Constant[/B]
[B]Frame rate                       : 23.976 fps[/B]
Resolution                       : 8 bits
Colorimetry                      : 4:2:0
Scan type                        : Progressive
Writing library                  : x264 core 98 r1643 59a9e03
Encoding settings                : cabac=1 / ref=9 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x13 / me=umh / subme=9 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=24 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=6 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=7 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / weightb=1 / weightp=2 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=25 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=120 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=20.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=10 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:0.60
Matrix coefficients              : BT.709-5, BT.1361, IEC 61966-2-4 709, SMPTE RP177

Audio
ID                               : 2
Format                           : AAC
Format/Info                      : Advanced Audio Codec
Format version                   : Version 4
Format profile                   : LC
Format settings, SBR             : No
Codec ID                         : A_AAC
Duration                         : 23mn 34s
Channel(s)                       : 2 channels
Channel positions                : Front: L R
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz

Text
ID                               : 3
Format                           : ASS
Codec ID                         : S_TEXT/ASS
Codec ID/Info                    : Advanced Sub Station Alpha

Menu
00:00:00.000                     : en:Opening
00:03:17.614                     : en:Recap
00:04:43.617                     : en:Part 1
00:14:58.564                     : en:Part 2
00:23:04.550                     : en:Preview
 
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rfary

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Nov 1, 2007
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the only sad part is that it doesn't have mini hdmi output like the EVO 4g.:mad:
bUt I'm still getting it anyway , since I see that ass an add on for when you go a friend house and want to play a movie you have in the phone on the tv.

there is the usual tv out from the phone from the headset plug.
 

Obispal

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The phone also supports DLNA out, so if you have a ps3 or xbox you should be able to stream things to you tv through that.
 

Straputsky

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Frame rate mode : Constant

I think that's the problem. As I said, it has a variable framerate. That means the framerate goes up to 30fps under some circumstances (afaik when there are fast moves). If the player stays at 24fps, it will loose some frames each time.
 

mbr01

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and DLNA..... but I haven't tried it so I don't know about the quality. Hope it's HD! :)


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I've been testing DLNA. It works actually pretty good. Just turn on XBMC on your pc, enable DLNA. Get your phone, open DLNA program, select to remotely play your files. Pick your file, pick your XBMC player as station. (must have wifi on off course). And off you go.
720p mkv HD with 5.1DD. Works absolutely perfect. You don't get a preview on your mobilescreen, it's just streaming so 1080 might even work. I have btw an upload of about 1.2 MB/s and download of 2.2 MB/s to my wifi. (3.2Mbit d and 0.5 Mbit up via HSDPA :)).
The only thing that doesn't work properly is to view the videos that were made by GS. It only shows the first seconde or so before it's skips to the next file.

(DLNA works as well for music and photos)