- CrackBerry Abuser
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HELP: couple of video upload and play questions
Video guru's please chime in!
Can anyone tell me why it takes Desktop Manager so long on my mac to upload a video to my PB? I pick the video from my iTunes library and when it does it sync, it does the "optimizing video" but it takes freaking 8 hours or more to do 2 vids.
The videos are MKV format.
Also, why is it the subtitles on some films are lost when converted? Is there a player native to the PB that can read the subtitle file?
I am using Handbrake to convert the videos.
- 05-12-2012, 05:58 PM #3
I never use DM on my iMac to transfer videos. Simply attach the PB to the iMac via USB, get a Media icon on the Desktop, DM pops up but I just minimize it and do direct drag and drop from the iMac HDD to my PB ("Videos" folders).
MKV's are hit and miss - for some people they work. For me trying to play 10GB 1080p Blue-Ray rips doesn't work so YMMV.
05-12-2012, 08:24 PM #5
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If the mkv files contain ac3 audio, they will not work on the pb. I suspect a lot of folks do their own conversions using a variety of tools. There are a number of threads with a slew of recommendations on converters.
If you can find the subtitle files (xxx.SRT), there's a 3rd party app which can play them and provides a lot of flexibility in displaying the subtitles, size, color, font, location. MovieSRTPlayer.
A new streaming tool supposedly support subtitles and automatically converts non-standard format for the pb.