09-06-2011 02:21 PM
Just wondered if you can provide the name of the software that you are using for conversion of the DVD to MPEG4? I want to convert DVD's I own to view on the playbook.
I also have a Sony 1080p video recorder that I would like to convert, edit and transfer to the playbook. I can view them on my TV, but would like to save them in a format that retains the quality, and then transfer that quality to the Playbook.
Also, what is the format of the movie that came with the Playbook. H.264, MPEG4 or AVI?
09-06-2011 07:16 PM
09-06-2011 08:27 PM
I was able to use avs4you to encode a DVD for playback on the Playbook. Unfortunately, the sound is out of sync with the movie. I think I will start all over and use some of the suggestions above. Thanks.. Do you think that when RIM gets the Appstore working properly (I tried to buy an app, but it kept rejecting my card) that they will have movies that could be downloaded directly, formatted for the PB?
09-07-2011 11:21 AM
I use AVS software - AVS Video Converter, version 8 with good results. It's unfortunately slow, but it seems whatever conversion software is used it will be slow if you want a good result.
Here's the specs I use for the PB. I was getting audio lag with a different setting but these work fine:
- H.264 codec
- frame size 1280x720
- bitrate 800
- frame 30 fps
- MP3 codec
- sample rate 48000Hz, 16 bit
- bitrate 192 kbps
09-08-2011 08:53 AM
09-08-2011 12:49 PM
Yes I am using 1280x720, I actually didn't notice the PB is 1280x600. It does render fine at 720, but next time I'll try 600. Thanks for mentioning it!
09-09-2011 04:57 AM
To Convert Windows Media Center recorded shows, I open the WTV or DVRMS file in Windows Live Movie Maker and then Save it out as a WMV file. They seem to play well on the Playbook.
07-08-2012 05:32 PM
I can find DVD converters to Playbook mp4 but i need to convert mp4 so they can be played on my MAC and for other people as well. No body can seem to open my MP4. where can i get a converter that will work on MAC? Your help appreciated.
12-08-2012 07:35 AM