[maemo-users] H.264 playback

From: Kahlil Johnson jzarecta at gmail.com
Date: Sun Sep 9 09:50:22 EEST 2007
I would watch it using mplayer for N800, and that has worked for me.
So far I preffer Xvid which is also mp4. I use the n770-encode.pl
which uses mencoder to transcode most video formats into a Xvid (AVI)

On 9/6/07, DrFredC.com <drfredc at drfredc.com> wrote:
>  Ingo Kofler wrote:
>  Dear all,
> I am interested in buying either a Nokia 770 or 800 and one of my
> criteria would be that it is capable of decoding H.264. On the official
> Nokia homepage I've found that H.263 and MPEG-4 is supported. I know
> that the mplayer or VLC supports this codec but I am wondering if the
> processing power of the Nokia 770 or 800 is sufficient for that.
> Any experiences on that?
>  I've loaded a 115Meg MP4 video I did on to my N800 of my son's soccer team
> trip to Paris and Spain this summer.  With N800s Media Player, there's a
> message that it doesn't have the codex to play mp4s.  MPlayer (maemo)
> supposedly plays mp4s, but chokes on this particular MP4 file, chopping up
> the audio and only rarely showing a change in video displays.  This MP4 file
> plays fine with QuickTime on my XP laptop.   Perhaps I don't have the
> optimum mp4 player or codex installed.  Perhaps, because the MP4 comes from
> a widescreen DVD format compressed to a smaller internet uploadbable MP4
> file (512x288 at 29 fps), it doesn't play well Nokia's MP4 MPlayer either
> because it's a 'non-standard' frame size, too many fps or whatever.  MPlayer
> seems to try to process the file to display in full screen rather than it's
> native 512x288 format.  If so, that probably requires way more processing
> power than the N800 has.   I haven't had time to sort out what's going on.
>  What about the battery lifetime when watching videos (e.g., stored on
> the memory card?)
>  I haven't been able to play any prolonged video to determine battery life.
>  --
> Always, Dr Fred C
> drfredc at drfredc.com
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