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community support => Report bugs and errors => Topic started by: nmessick on September 30, 2013, 08:40:22 AM

Title: recomended encoding for HD video
Post by: nmessick on September 30, 2013, 08:40:22 AM

my stations are frequently locking up. Windows, Andorid, etc. Its a mess. Its always stopping on video. Is there a recommendation for the video encoding to get these working reliably.
 
Title: Re: recomended encoding for HD video
Post by: admin on September 30, 2013, 09:07:28 AM
Please convert your videos to FLV or MP4 using: http://www.freemake.com/free_video_converter/
be sure to use H.264 as the encoder and you should be trouble free!
Title: Re: recomended encoding for HD video
Post by: nmessick on October 03, 2013, 12:17:58 PM

I did exactly what you said, and encoded a video to 720p \ MP4 \ H.264 using that tool. Your android player (model 200 I think) ran for a day and a half and locked up.
Title: Re: recomended encoding for HD video
Post by: IPNDDS on October 03, 2013, 01:33:21 PM
Try lowering your data rate.  I use no more than 3000kbs with excellent results. 
Title: Re: recomended encoding for HD video
Post by: nmessick on October 04, 2013, 05:01:19 AM
I ran it under 3000, like 2800 I think.
Title: Re: recomended encoding for HD video
Post by: IPNDDS on October 04, 2013, 08:23:44 AM
Then it sounds like the cpu on your player cannot handle all of the information.  Try reducing the size of your video by reducing the dimensions but maintaining the aspect ratio.  Rather than 1280x720, try 975x524 and set the video to fill the zone.  See if that works.
Title: Re: recomended encoding for HD video
Post by: Saner Media on October 14, 2013, 10:59:41 AM
Free Video Encoder is for windows. For those of us that run Mac, can you post specific optimal settings for Adobe Media Encoder?
Title: Re: recomended encoding for HD video
Post by: KRob on October 16, 2013, 06:59:00 AM
I use a Mac, and to encode my videos for signage I use a free program called Handbrake. 
Title: Re: recomended encoding for HD video
Post by: criley on October 16, 2013, 12:20:27 PM
Handbreak is good, but if you are using Adobe Media Encoder, I have posted the settings somewhere on here and will have to find the post.
Title: Re: recomended encoding for HD video
Post by: Saner Media on October 27, 2013, 01:01:43 PM
I use a Mac, and to encode my videos for signage I use a free program called Handbrake.

I also use handbrake, but it does not convert to flash. I would like that option.