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pengyou Page Icon Posted 2010-07-09 4:49 PM
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I am sure there are posts and articles that will tell me how to shrink a dvd file to a format that will let me play it on my j720. Can someone point me to some of those?
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Alt Bass Page Icon Posted 2010-07-09 5:49 PM
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SUPER (erightsoft.com) If you want to hear about acceptable bitrates and codecs, wait a bit more for Jornada users.

Don't forget to install GAPI.

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CE Geek Page Icon Posted 2010-07-09 5:59 PM
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DVD Catalyst walks you through the process:

http://www.tools4movies.com/
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SUPER is an excellent piece of FREE software for windows. It does more than any payware software that i have seen. Easy to use, has presets for pocketpc which would be what you would use for the j720. Just click pocketpc format and drag video into the window. I've used it in the past. I'd highly recommend it.

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PocketDVD Page Icon Posted 2010-07-10 7:59 PM
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Alt Bass - 2010-07-09 11:49 AM

SUPER (erightsoft.com) If you want to hear about acceptable bitrates and codecs, wait a bit more for Jornada users.

Don't forget to install GAPI.


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SUPER is an excellent piece of FREE software for windows. It does more than any payware software that i have seen. Easy to use, has presets for pocketpc which would be what you would use for the j720. Just click pocketpc format and drag video into the window. I've used it in the past. I'd highly recommend it.

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Unfortunately, SUPER doesn't work with DVDs directly, so you will need to use a different piece of software first to either rip the DVD to your harddrive.

The j720 is not the best device for video playback.
Besides the limited graphics power it offers, the screen refresh rate itself is also not the greatest, however, if you want some details on what it is capable of, Chris did a review a few years back on PocketDVD.

http://www.hpcfactor.com/reviews/software/pocketdvd/pocketdvd-1-1/

PocketDVD has since evolved into DVD Catalyst.
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Rich Hawley Page Icon Posted 2010-07-10 9:44 PM
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I love DVD Catalyst! Always have! It is what I've used on all of my HPC movies....
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CE Geek Page Icon Posted 2010-07-11 12:09 AM
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DVD Catalyst has optimized settings for H/PCs, so you don't need to go through trial and error. And, PocketDVD's comment notwithstanding, one advantage of the 720's small screen is that it renders higher video framerates better than the 720's VGA counterparts. With 20-25 FPS and GAPI, videos from AVI to MPEG-4 to FLV render more than reasonably well.
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pengyou Page Icon Posted 2010-07-13 12:01 PM
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Here's the question that wins the blender....can i used dvd catalyst to make a 1/4 screen vga file? I want to send a classmate (we are taking an online course together) a 20 minute video. 20 minutes of dvd translates into 200 mb of vcd, which is way too much. The video is just of a lecture, with some subtitles.
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hmascience Page Icon Posted 2010-07-13 3:08 PM
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I don't have it in front of me, but my recollection is that you can select the movie dimensions, aspect ratio (with and without bands), and quality. The movie dimensions as well as output container are embedded/implied as part of the selected device type.

The origin responses were probably geared toward a one-stop rip your DVD and get a HPC playable file. If you already have the file (MPEG 4?) on your computer, then using something like Handbrake (open-source) might give you the control and flexibility that you want. I'd not sure that I understand your reference to vcd format unless that's your only output option from some other program. Both DVD and VCD formats have alot of file overhead to allow them to be played in "dumb" consumer devices.
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Jake Page Icon Posted 2010-07-14 2:54 PM
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Have you approached Mitch directly (maker of DVDCatalyst)? His support is awesome. I have corresponded w/ him about many settings, and he da man.

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Here's the question that wins the blender....can i used dvd catalyst to make a 1/4 screen vga file? I want to send a classmate (we are taking an online course together) a 20 minute video. 20 minutes of dvd translates into 200 mb of vcd, which is way too much. The video is just of a lecture, with some subtitles.


Yes.

You can select from a multitude of different screen resolutions, starting from 64x24 all the way up to 1920x1920
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