Posts Tagged ‘avi’
Posted by error454 on 10/16/2011
Posted by error454 on 09/25/2011
I have been working on porting mplayer over to the Touchpad. When I work on projects, I write a note to myself at the end of the day to remember where I left off. This is a copy of those notes.
Posted by error454 on 08/26/2011
This article is no longer maintained, please see TouchPlayer Documentation.
One thing the touchpad clearly lacks is the number of supported video formats available. Out of the box, the mp4 container with h.264 codec is pretty much it. If all of your videos are in this format already, you can benefit from the hardware acceleration that the stock video player provides for this codec.
If you want to play any other format, you have a few options:
- Convert your existing media to mp4 h.264 with an app like Handbrake. Leave it running overnight to take advantage of spare CPU cycles.
- Run a media server like Playon that transcodes media on the fly. You need a reasonably fast cpu to do this (atom powered servers do not apply) as you are converting and serving the video real-time.
- Get a new video player for your touchpad.
This article is going to explore the 3rd option in more detail. Read the rest of this entry »