How to render videos that they can be played on a phone?

Asked by Uranicus on 2016-03-11

I want to play videos on my phones which I record from my TV. I use Avidemux to bring them into a proper format. Which one will work? Has anyone experience on that?

I tried e.g. Xvid, high quality, one pass

but this did not work. Some other videos work directly others not. Any suggestions?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Any mpeg format will do. MP4 etc...

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Uranicus (matthias.ritter) said :

Thanks for the answer. It took me some time to play around again.

I was able to generate directly playable videos with this answer. Thanks.

I still need to fiddle a bit around since the videos taken from a TV stream are not 1:1 playable on the phone due to a mismatch in the aspect ratio. I will now try to work this out.

I use in Avidemux the following basic settings now:
Video: MPEG-4 AVC
Audio: direct copy
Container: MP4 (PSP)

I have to add a filter to adjust the size of the video from e.g. 720x576 to 720x400. Only with this setting I get 16:9 videos on the phone screen (which seems to be an issue with the different pixel aspect ratios of a PAL signal and how it is put on a PC/Phone screen.