1. Yekcoh23's Avatar
    Can someone tell me what or where to find the best way to download movies onto the storm?

    Thanks.
    12-26-08 09:46 AM
  2. StormTrooperVZW's Avatar
    Can someone tell me what or where to find the best way to download movies onto the storm?

    Thanks.

    I have been using a program by xilsoft, Video Converter Ultimate, it has the mp4 blackberry video function built right in.

    Take movie on PC - > Mp4 -> Copy using MicroUSB cable to Memory Card
    12-26-08 10:08 AM
  3. pakman92's Avatar
    You will save space and have best result if you download your movies to your computer then covert it to your screen rez.. which i believe on storm is 480X360. I use AVS4YOU video converter.. Awesome results.
    12-26-08 10:45 AM
  4. delta_foxtrot2's Avatar
    ffmpeg -pass 1 -i <movie> -ar 22050 -ab 32000 -ac 1 -r 15 -s 480x352 <movie>.mp4
    ffmpeg -y -pass 2 -i <movie> -ar 22050 -ab 32000 -ac 1 -r 15 -s 480x352 <movie>.mp4



    Whole bunch of things you could do, other than dropping the frame rate and frame size, depends how much effort etc you want to put into it. Also the vids coming out of .83 are 480x352, don't know if those 8 pixels would make much diff etc.

    Using the above, a 24min tv ep, was stereo 44khz 30fps 640x480, started out at 340M, comes down to 40M...

    Using the following settings:

    ffmpeg -pass 1 -i <movie> -ar 8000 -ab 12200 -ac 1 -r 15 -s 480x352 -vcodec mpeg4 <movie>.3gp
    ffmpeg -y -pass 2 -i <movie> -ar 8000 -ab 12200 -ac 1 -r 15 -s 480x352 -vcodec mpeg4 <movie>.3gp

    I save about 2.5M, file comes out at 37.5M, quality is comparable, although deff worst than original, but you can fit a lot of 35-40M per 24 minutes in the same space, depends what you are willing to accept as a trade off, space v quality.

    Also you start getting into time taken to make decent quality small files.
    Last edited by delta_foxtrot2; 12-26-08 at 12:17 PM.
    12-26-08 11:21 AM
  5. jonathanpugh's Avatar
    I would really appreciate the poster who recommended the AVS software to go through a best practices/walkthrough of getting a video from the internet, to the computer, to the blackberry.

    As far as what format to start with, what settings make the best quality and most compact files, etc.

    Thanks in advance!

    JP
    12-26-08 11:47 AM
  6. delta_foxtrot2's Avatar
    As far as what format to start with, what settings make the best quality and most compact files, etc.
    I doubt you'll get a suitable answer, this is subjective and will vary person to person as to what video quality they are willing to accept and the file size they are hoping for.

    DVD -> DIVX -> ??? how low can it go?
    12-26-08 12:14 PM
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