Ok, Some News.
Some of you may know that like most people I am a fan of Battlestar Galactica and currently the last episode is going to be shown on Sky One ( Ireland / UK Tv) next Tuesday, Awwwwwwwww very sad day…..:-(
BUT im prepared, ive decided to put all my season 1/2 episodes on to the Nokia N91 so that they will be with me always.
and here is how ive done it.
First you need to convert the DVD.
Ive got the first season on DVD but of course the files ae way to big to put on the phone.
So when i first started useing the Video Ipod i converted all the episodes to ipod format useing Handbrake, this app is for the MAC only as far as i know. Converted them all to ipod format and loaded in to my machine and itunes to view on my video ipod.
Ok now in order to get them on to the Phone they need to be coverted to a partiular resolution as i will show u.
In the above screenshot i used Isquint, its fine but i think ill keep looking for a better bit of app, Im testing another app and if i get better results ill let you know here.
Also , after viewing the completed file on the N91 i think i can go higher with the Framerate , now the Max is 30fps so ill try that next time round.
Once completed copy the file to the video folder on the N91 Harddrive and let Realplayer play it for you, and now you have battlestar galactica on your N91
Dont belive me?? Well here is a mov of it.
So the BIG question , what is the Quality like?? Well first look about and see how i encoded it.
And here are some screenshots from the phone its self.
The Battlestar Galactica episode is "Water"
Let start with the preinstalled player
Ohhhh now its loading…..
Opeing credits……they look they feel ……..and they have a plan….etc..etc…..
Looking good……ok concentrate!!
You will notice that the video is now on pause, once this has been done clicking on "Options" and selecting "Continue in Fullscreen you get ……..
FULL SCREEN! Now you will see from the video i posted that when the video on the phone is in full screen it uses the screen lenght wise and this is done to good effect.
I knew she was suspect..
And as you can see its on with the show!
What the Frak! Did you know that we Irish have something like that?
Instead of Fuck, we use "Feck"!
Good detail i think…….
Camera moves up…….
Not Bad, Not bad at all! the Picture quality i refer to of course!!
And back to normal view.
Now i find that normal view is not that confortable but in full screen view it works best. There are occasions when it will miss a frame , im gonna work on that and see if it can be improved a bit more.
This is adding more weight to the debate that the next gen mobile is going to kill off the Ipod, im thinking at the moment there both now in the race, im willing to bet that in the next 3-4 years we are going to see a change from Ipods to smart phones provided that Apple doesnt do something major to the Ipod , like turn it in to a half phone as well.
Id be interested in anyone else who has tried this and what experiences they have encountered, also please included the specs, what you used , what bitrate , fps, etc…etc…
Hope this was a good post for you all!