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08-18-10, 11:40 PM #1
Android Super Phone, Now What?
I was looking at my phone's Super AMOLED 4" screen and was wondering what awesome things I could do with it. I have all these great movies at home and would love to load them on there for when I'm bored and away from the house.
Check out this program called Handbrake: HandBrake
Handbrake will install on your PC or Mac and take most video sources and convert to a different format. There are some basic presets but it's tricky figuring out what you need for your individual phone.
The website Know Your Cell has pages with instructions for setting up Handbrake to convert video to your specific phone: Know Your Cell!
I got everything set up, spent an hour converting, and found the video was unusable. It was all garbled. I discovered that Handbrake is not removing copy protection. WTF? I own this movie, I'm not putting it up on BitTorrent or emailing it to everyone I know. I want to watch the movie I own on a device I own other than the DVD attached to my TV.
Enter: SlySoft AnyDVD: SlySoft AnyDVD | any dvd, region free, dvd copy, copy dvd movies, dvd decoder, dvd ripper, macrovision, dvd copying software
AnyDVD runs when you put a disk in your PC and it strips copy protection and region encoding along with other "features" that force you to watch movie previews. AnyDVD doesn't play the disk, it allows other programs to play it and avoid all the nonsense.
So with the free trial of AnyDVD running I ripped the disk again with Handbrake. This time, I got a perfect video of the movie. I copied it to my phone's SD card and put it in a folder I labeled Movies. In my app tray on the phone I opened the Gallery App and found my Movies folder with the video. Flawless, beautiful, video that fits on my phone and looks stunning.
The next day I was stuck at the shop waiting for my car to get new tires and an oil change. I spent the time and watched one of my favorite movies on my phone. Next week I have some long flights and this will definitely come in handy. The movies I've converted so far run about 1 gigabyte each which is no problem for all the storage I have on my phone.
Handbrake will work for a number of different phones and devices like the iPod and iTampax. You just need to find the right settings.Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.
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09-09-10, 11:13 AM #2
Can't wait to try this when I get home today
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