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Old 05-23-2010, 04:36 PM
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Default what video format is ideal for the zune hd?

I want to convert my movies so I can watch them on my zune hd.
what would be the ideal format (avi, mpeg-4, wmv)?

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Old 05-23-2010, 04:49 PM
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MP4(h.264), 480 x 272. 24fps. JMHO
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Old 05-23-2010, 05:26 PM
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i prefer to size it up a bit because it crisp's up the video a bit more.
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mp4 h264 640x360. 30fps(varies) Bitrate is 2000
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:24 AM
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Vartex: Doesn't handbrake have a 480 width? Can you make it bigger using Handbrake and still have it work?

I've also noticed that sometimes, bigger images make pictures less sharp. Sometimes having it match the correct size gives it maximum sharpness because there's no shrinking or resizing involved that could degrade the quality (similar idea for photos). However this is not always the case.
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Old 05-25-2010, 08:19 AM
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H.264
480x272
25 fps
1000 bit rate

Audio:
Mp3
192kbps
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:04 AM
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oops double post.
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:05 AM
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Vartex: Doesn't handbrake have a 480 width? Can you make it bigger using Handbrake and still have it work?

I've also noticed that sometimes, bigger images make pictures less sharp. Sometimes having it match the correct size gives it maximum sharpness because there's no shrinking or resizing involved that could degrade the quality (similar idea for photos). However this is not always the case.
Yes you can make it bigger.
I use 480x360 because it goes with the widescreen ratio so i don't have to press the expand button.
Also it could degrade it but i've done some tests and it looks better if its bigger. The video that comes pre-loaded on the ZHD is somewhere around 900x540.

But alot of it depends on ratio.
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:59 AM
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Thanks for the info everyone!!

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Old 05-26-2010, 01:32 PM
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The video that comes pre-loaded on the ZHD is somewhere around 900x540.
Using MediaInfo, I can tell you this about the file:
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General
Format : Windows Media
File size : 9.13 MiB
Duration : 1mn 3s
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 1 215 Kbps
Maximum Overall bit rate : 1 401 Kbps
Movie name : Zune
Movie name/More : See what's inside Zune / See what's inside Zune
Publisher : Microsoft Corporation
Recorded date : 2009
Encoded date : UTC 2009-06-01 21:56:24.581
Copyright : 2009 Microsoft Corporation
Cover : Y
Comment : See what's inside Zune /
WM/Copyright : 2009 Microsoft Corporation
MediaFoundationVersion : 2.112

Video
ID : 2
Format : VC-1
Format profile : MP@ML
Codec ID : WMV3
Codec ID/Info : Windows Media Video 9
Codec ID/Hint : WMV3
Description of the codec : VC-1 - Main Profile
Duration : 1mn 3s
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 1 000 Kbps
Width : 480 pixels
Height : 272 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate : 29.970 fps
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.256
Stream size : 7.51 MiB (82%)

Audio
ID : 1
Format : WMA
Format version : Version 2
Codec ID : 161
Codec ID/Info : Windows Media Audio
Description of the codec : Windows Media Audio 9.2 - 192 kbps, 48 kHz, stereo (A/V) 1-pass CBR
Duration : 1mn 3s
Bit rate : 192 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Stream size : 1.44 MiB (16%)
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:07 PM
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Using MediaInfo, I can tell you this about the file:
Then i dont know where im getting mine from unless Zune is inaccurate i just used this for reference.

Unless thats just a random zune program intro. But im pretty sure when i got the zune HD this video was on it. I only got zune about a month ago.
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:48 AM
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Hmm... odd..

I'm not too sure about bigger = better but you may be right. I don't want to have to re-sync all my vids lol! But even on the 480 setting for Handbrake, my videos aren't widescreen (originally from the camera) so you still need to hit the zoom function. After hitting zoom the picture becomes very sharp. In fact, the unzoomed version is very blurry. I'm not sure if upping the size to 640 would help but i guess I'll just have to test it one day.
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:21 AM
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"FirstLaunch" is the Zune software intro (960 x 540), not the pre-loaded Zune HD device video... which is called simply "Zune" (SD: 480 x 272)

"Zune", unlike "FirstLaunch", is oriented for portrait viewing (it's sideways, to look correct when the Zune HD is held vertically).
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:52 AM
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"FirstLaunch" is the Zune software intro (960 x 540), not the pre-loaded Zune HD device video... which is called simply "Zune" (SD: 480 x 272)

"Zune", unlike "FirstLaunch", is oriented for portrait viewing (it's sideways, to look correct when the Zune HD is held vertically).
That'll be where the confusion is coming from
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