how do i convert a video to play on my mobile phone??

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by pacey, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. pacey

    pacey Guest

    hi ,
    I have a 3g nec338 and i have tried using canapus pro coder 2 to
    convert a small video to play on my phone but im not sure what i should
    be coverting it to.

    I know it needs to be an mp4 but not sure about the other settings.

    I can save the file on my phone but cant play it back..

    Any help please or another software recommendation would be gratefully
    received.

    Thanks in advance....
     
    pacey, Jun 5, 2005
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  2. pacey

    Martin Guest

    The NEC range of 3G mobiles support the Windows Media Video/Audio formats
    and you'll find (in my opinion) that it's far superior to 3GP and MP4
    formats.

    Go to Microsoft's website and get the Windows Media Encoder (free).
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/9series/encoder/default.aspx

    Encode your video with a resolution of 176x144.
    Video bitrate of 64 to 96kb/s.
    Audio bitrate depends upon what your source is.

    You must use the 'Simple' encoder profile else the E338 won't play it.

    To save time you can get my NEC compatible profile from my webspace at:
    http://www.warwound.dsl.pipex.com/files/e313.prx

    Once you've installed Windows Media Encoder just download and save the E313
    profile to the folder
    C:\Program Files\Windows Media Components\Encoder\Profiles
    That's assuming you install it to it's default location on your C: drive.

    Start the encoder and once you've got a video loaded, select Properties >
    Compression > Edit.
    On the General tab select Import and load the E313.prx profile.
    Leave all settings as they are and click OK > Apply etc.
    Then encode your video....
    You should get a WMV file that'll play on your E338.

    If all works then you can then tweak any settings - audio/video bitrates etc
    to get an optimal video.

    Hope this helps.

    Martin.
     
    Martin, Jun 5, 2005
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  3. pacey

    pacey Guest

    Thanks for your time martin..
    Ill give it a whirl..

    Pacey
     
    pacey, Jun 6, 2005
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  4. pacey

    Rich Guest

    You need to export it as a 3GPP file. Final Cut Pro and Final Cut
    Express can both do this.

    You might want to check if it's something that Quicktime Pro will
    convert to.
     
    Rich, Jun 6, 2005
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    mmdsoft Guest

    mmdsoft, Jun 14, 2005
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