3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 13, 2012 6:07 PM by BruceMcF

    Successful Video on Nook Color

      For those looking to upload video to their Nook Color, here is some information.  This is for the original single-core Nook Color for sale in 2011, so it will work on later versions.

       

      I have encoded video with excellent results using this spec:  854x480 1500kbps MPEG-4, AAC 44.1k.  It plays smoothly and the quality is very good, even from a basic class-2 SD card.

       

      However, I have had no luck encoding with H.264 yet, which should be a superior codec.  My screen just goes black with audio playing on a frozen player.  To unfreeze it, I have to plug the Nook into my computer or power it off.  If ever successful, I will update this post.

       

      The software I'm using is Aiseesoft Total Media Converter, but any conversion software should work.  This package can convert directly from DVD, which is very convenient.

        • Re: Successful Video on Nook Color
          BruceMcF

          gsearle wrote:

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          However, I have had no luck encoding with H.264 yet, which should be a superior codec.  My screen just goes black with audio playing on a frozen player.  To unfreeze it, I have to plug the Nook into my computer or power it off.  If ever successful, I will update this post.


          Is that h.264 in an MPEG-4 video file or h.264 in an .avi video file?

           

          .avi files are not supported, so it its h.264 .avi the problem would be the .avi {... the lack of system support for .avi seems to be a general Android thing, BTW, not a Nook specific thing, though someone on a rooted system could download an avi player app such as QQ Player, Moboplayer or RockPlayer Lite. ...}

           

          If its h.264 in an MP4 file format, that's interesting, since h.264 is supposed to be one of the supported MP4 codecs.

           

          • Re: Successful Video on Nook Color

            h.264 codec is really a good balance between qualiy and size, satisfactoryvideoqualityand relatively smaller size,  i encoded video with pavtube DVD ripper, choose nook color preset, which use h.264 mp4 format,  the result video is pretty good

              • Re: Successful Video on Nook Color
                BruceMcF

                luckyAlyssa wrote:

                h.264 codec is really a good balance between qualiy and size, satisfactoryvideoqualityand relatively smaller size,  i encoded video with pavtube DVD ripper, choose nook color preset, which use h.264 mp4 format,  the result video is pretty good


                Yes, the preset avoided the pitfalls.

                 

                If there isn't a Nook Color preset, than picking an iPod preset and changing the dimensions to 853x480 will also work.