Playing videos on Napoleon

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  1. PaulfromPA

    PaulfromPA New Member

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    Playing videos on Napoleon

    Hello Nap fans,
    To save others the time experimenting with what works, here is my experience playing video on my Nap.

    I went on vacation in February and took some underwater video with my old Canon s400 digicam. The files were in AVI format and I wanted to play them on my nap to show family/friends.

    The best solution I found was to use AVS to GO: http://www.avs4you.com/AVS-Video-to-GO.aspx and convert it to a .wmv file . I am cheap and decided to just use the free version so my videos have a AVS to GO watermark on them. When converting I found it best to keep the frame rate at what the camera originally shot the video at 15fps.

    Here are samples of the converted files if anyone wants to try them out on their nap:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?jtoghndgyno
    http://www.mediafire.com/?b0wwm2gxjwt
    http://www.mediafire.com/?nwdzwmt3zod
  2. Q-Area51

    Q-Area51 Guest

    Nice !! Great info too. THX !! :) -Q
  3. GoldMembr

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    Look for tcpmp.smartphone.0.72RC1 it is a excellent free third party player that will play everything including avi, divx and xvid.
  4. wnrussell

    wnrussell Active Member

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    Try this free program. It converts any format to what you need for the phone. Attached is a configuration file with the settings you need to load.

    SUPER © does for FREE what other encoders CAN'T do for money. http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html

    Attached Files:

    • V9m.zip
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  5. kwood129

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    I have been playing a variety of video types on my nap. The one thing that I have noticed is that video playback is better on my q9m. I use coreplayer and tcpmp. Same version on both. No matter what I do it still plays better on the q9m. I have noticed that one option is missing on the nap...the intel Xscale. I'm thinking that is why the 9m is better than the nap. Has anyone else noticed this?
  6. bjmjpl

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    ive posted abt this solution somewhere - you gotta find it but you need the recompile tcpmp...and then it works great on the nap
  7. teddyearp

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    Actually, I like wnrussell's solution. Although I have access to TCPMP, I used SUPER (a real PITA to get to the d/l part of the page, but finally worth it) to convert my vids to .3GP. I have used it so far mainly to convert some full length divx movies and they play better (and actually xfer to the phone) than either trying to use WMP11 or converting them to .WMV. The smaller vids I have, I have so far let WMP11 (sync) do the job.

    My two peso's worth. . . .
  8. kwood129

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    I have the recomp version already. The videos play but they don't play as good as the q9m. I thought that the nap was better in terms of performance. I was just wondering why it doesn't play videos as good or better than the q9m.
  9. Aixelsyd

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    something doesn't sound right as my Nap plays much better then my Q9m or Q9c did. What the issue is I can't say but like I said something is not right that is for sure.
  10. GoldMembr

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    I second this. Videos play flawless for me as well?
  11. bjmjpl

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    find my solution - i posted it twice and i got in trouble...the vids are excellent i spent 8 months working on it and then it was so simple - you switch to directdraw or something i dont have it in front of me but i posted the whole thing...its in this forum somewhere...tcpmp rocks never even needed to convert anything...
  12. wnrussell

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    The best video quality is in MP4, like iPod format. You can get this with:

    Super C - http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html
    YouTubeDownloader - http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/
    Quicktime Pro - http://www.apple.com/quicktime/pro/
    I like to capture FLA files from cache and then convert with YouTubeDownloader then for the best clarity, play then export from QTPro.
  13. teddyearp

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    I searched for your solution, saw you got in trouble, but I think the reason was because you double posted. And then the other post with the full solution got deleted.

    @wnrussell, I agree, the .mp4 format seems to be the best.

    But I've got a couple of problems. The vids I'm testing are full length movies that were converted to DIVX, so those are my source files. The minor problem is that when I use super to convert to .mp4 (iPod), the quality is great, but the vid still plays skippy.

    The major problem I have is it takes almost three hours to xfer it (500mb) to my TF card using ActiveSync, even though I have file conversion turned off.

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