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Diamond360

Senior Member
Sep 14, 2008
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Hi everyone,

After some research, I don't success to watch without lag a 480*320 mp4 video. I have read several times that Htc Hero video must be compressed that way:
MP4
Codec : H.264
Size : 480x320
Aspect : 3 :2
FPS : 25 ou 30
Bitrate : 480 ou 384
Audio : AAC
Frequency : 44100
Channel : Stereo
Bitrate : 96

I try with an X-files episod, that last about 40 minutes. The video is very laggy when the camera is moving: I don't understand.

Then I try a naruto shipuuden episod, that last about 20 minutes. The video displays is correct, no lag, but the picture is not as sharp as the picture display on a HTC HD (HTC HD, I miss U).

Has someone had managed to compress a video which last more than 20 minutes, which can be played on the Htc Hero without any lag/picture short freeze?

NB: sorry for my frenglish
 

Diamond360

Senior Member
Sep 14, 2008
112
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I try with videora, but the video displays still laggy (every 2-3 secondes a small freeze). I don't understand: I try with an other 40 minutes length video, the results are the same, whereas I don't have any problems with a 20 minutes length video.

Can you tell me the size and the length of the original video that you have compressed?
 

joemax

Senior Member
Jun 24, 2008
494
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South Shropshire
yup, iPod settings work fine. Converted the Avatar trailer (1080p version) to a .m4v and it plays very well. Amazing picture quality too from the HD QuickTime source.
 

suisen

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Apr 25, 2009
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Zagreb
i use MediaCoder (iphone setting) and have a crystal clear and stutter free video/audio of a 1,3GB concert converted to something like 550mb mp4....i can't imagine the quality better actually :/
 

_-_

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Aug 22, 2009
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More info

I get terrible jumpy video using videorama itouch 2nd gen settings, using the Album video player.

Can those of you with either working or non-working video, please post the type of SD card you're playing it off (class 2, 4, 6) and the manufacturer?

Also, could you post the software versions?

SD card: 8gb class 4, inov8.

Model: T-Mobile G2_TOUCH (unlocked)
Firmware: 1.5
Kernel version: 2.6.27-a5504199 [email protected] #521
Build number: 1.76.110.6 146733 CL#47214 release-keys
Software version: 1.0.0.A6288

A bit of typing, but would be interested to see what the differences are.
 

Diamond360

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Sep 14, 2008
112
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SD card: 8gb class 2, Sandisk

Model: HTC HERO (unlocked)
Firmware: 1.5

Suisen and Joemax, can you tell us which android phone and which SD Card class you are using? Is it an issue about the SD Card class?
 

fullerlee

Member
Sep 29, 2007
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I get juddery video too. Generally on fast/lots of motion. There are a couple of threads about this e.g.: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=544498


Info from BackButton+PowerOn:
HERO CVT SHIP S-ON
HBOOT-1.76.0004 (HERO10000)
MICROP-010f
TOUCH PANEL-SYN0104
RADIO-6.35.04.25
Jul 3 2009 15:22:21

Info from Menu->About Phone: (I'm on Orange)
FW Version: 1.5
Baseband version: 63.18.55.06U_6.35.04.24
Kernel version: 2.6.27-a5504199 [email protected] #521
Build number: 1.76.61.3 146733 CL#46012 release-keys
Software version: 1.00.A6288
 

Diamond360

Senior Member
Sep 14, 2008
112
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I can't understand.

The video tutorial ship with the 2GO microSD card displays on the hero without any lag. It has 1143 kbps. Then, I play a 540 kbps video, and I got lag...
 

alitech

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Jul 2, 2005
268
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London
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It seems I cant play video at all

I can play the video that came with the device in the SD card but cannot play anything else.

I have to use ES File explorer to find the video first and then play it, the album doesnt show the video. When I play it, I can only hear the sound, no picture. If I scroll to the middle of the video, I can only see a single frame stuck with the sound playing. Very weird.

I encoded the video with Xilisoft as instructed with the ipod touch setting..
 

maruchan78

Senior Member
Mar 10, 2009
55
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Guys, not sure if this helps but I've been watching movies without problem on my Hero. I use 'Magic DVD Ripper' using following format:

Profile "iPhone".

Video type : MP4
Frame rate : Original
Volume : Original

Resolution : 480X272 (Wide Screen)
: 424X320 (Full Screen)

Video Codec : MPEG4
Video Bitrate : 800 Kbps
Audio Codec : AAC
Audio Bitrate : 80 Kbps

I run it from a Samsung class 6 card through 'htc albums' so this might make a difference. I'd recommend making sure there aren't many apps running in the background before starting up too.

There's still room for improvement, searching back/forward through the video is unresponsive but hopefully updates may improve this.
 
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thenewshaft

Senior Member
Apr 26, 2008
106
10
I'm having a much better time using PSP formatted movies. Now its not 100% like how the demo video is, but it is alot better. I've used torrented movies & also converted my own using Imtoo. If anyone wants any more details just ask
 

ermacwins

Senior Member
Aug 25, 2009
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this is the info i got from the demo clip via Gspot codec Information

Container
M4V : Apple iTunes Video (.M4V) Video
- M4A : Apple iTunes AAC-LC (.M4A) Audio
- mp42: MP4 v2 [ISO 14496-14]
- isom: MP4 Base Media v1 [IS0 14496-12:2003]
Recommended Display Size: 480 x 320
Created: 2009 Jul 04 05:48:17
Modified: 2009 Jul 04 05:48:17

Audio
mp4a: MPEG-4 AAC LC
44100Hz 128 kb/s tot , stereo (2/0)

Video
avc1
H.264/MPEG-4 AVC

kbps 982
fps 30

I have used Format Factory to convert episode of Planet Earth 1080p. Here is a sample. plays good but very slight stutter.
http://rapidshare.com/files/273019841/E02_Mountains_00_02_19-00_02_33.mp4.html

I need the tools that was used on the demo vid! does itunes convert video?
 

kazuni

Senior Member
Aug 28, 2007
679
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Hong Kong
SD card: 8gb class 2, Sandisk

Model: HTC HERO (unlocked)
Firmware: 1.5

Suisen and Joemax, can you tell us which android phone and which SD Card class you are using? Is it an issue about the SD Card class?

I've tried 4 Different SDHC cards (different classes):

Averages (using card reader)

Kingmax MicroSD Unknown 2GB:
8.2MB/s Read
Sandisk MicroSD Class 2 2GB:
9.8.1MB/s Read
Transcend MicroSDHC Class 6 8GB :
13.1MB/s Read
Sandisk MicroSD Class 4 8GB:
18.9MB/s Read

Averages (using G3 as card reader)
somehow HD Tune keeps disconnecting my mounted drives, so I used teracopy to copy a 400MB file to my pc's SSD for testing:

Kingmax MicroSD Unknown 2GB:
8.3MB/s Read / 3.8MB/s Write
Sandisk MicroSD Class 2 2GB:
8.8.1MB/s Read / 4.0MB/s Write
Transcend MicroSDHC Class 6 8GB :
10.0MB/s Read / 9.8MB/s Write
Sandisk MicroSD Class 4 8GB:
11.6MB/s Read / 9.0MB/s Write

Given the fact that the card reader inside the G3 is mounted, it still gives decent performance.

I've given a 2000kbps video (1 hr) for it to test run with a lot of motion, it does stutter sometimes but most of the other scenes runs just fine on both 8GB cards. the 2GB cards, however, do have stutters here and there.
 

sunnysurya

Member
Oct 12, 2009
18
1
Bangalore
Use Super

Actually use anything you want.
Settings are as follows
Format: mp4

Video:

320 x 240
Aspect 3:2
25 fps
528 kbps

Audio:

64 or 96
44100 Sampling freq
chanels 2

This should play very well

I suggest you use the meridian app.
Freeware available on the market.
Regards
Surya
 

jgtthd

Member
Aug 13, 2009
42
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i agree with above, i use allok video converter and set it to the max quality for iphone (settings all built in) and video plays 100% perfect. watched heroes yesterday on my htc hero (ha ha) and it was totally perfect and great to watch.
use any video converter you can find on the internet, they all have iphone setttings built in and off you go :)
 

zhopudey

Member
Oct 18, 2009
26
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Does any player support replaygain? I find the volume on some videos a bit low. I use handbrake with the ipod presets. Is there any other converter which has the option for normalising audio?