Sunday, January 13, 2008

emTube-YouTube videos in your mobile

emTube is a cool application to watch YouTube videos in your mobile. You can search for videos, watch them as streaming videos or download them to your mobile and watch it later. This application can also open and play videos in flash video format (*.flv), stored in your mobile phone. You don't need another flash video player for your mobile. You can very well use this application to play the flash videos (viz, the videos in YouTube).

There is already a wap site, (which you can visit through from your mobile) through which you can see streaming videos of YouTube. But, the video quality of these streaming videos aren't good, because of low GPRS speed in our country.

Actually, these sites are designed for use only with 3G networks, which is not available in our country at present. Furthermore, this wap site has only a few videos of YouTube, which are enhanced for mobile phone viewing. You can't find all videos of YouTube in the wap site.

So, the cool and easy alternative is the "emTube" application.

The features of this application are,

1) Search and browse videos on YouTube.
2) Download selected videos onto your phone.
3) Stream FlashVideo files directly from YouTube.
4) Play local FlashVideo files.
5) Audio and position control during playback.
6) Normal and full screen (portrait and landscape mode) video playback.
7) Ability to use built in accelerometer (in N95) to rotate video between portrait/landscape mode automatically.

Click here to know more about emTube.

Click here to download the new version (1.0.8) of the application and the user manual.
This applicaiton is a freeware designed by Sebastian Jedruszkiewicz. This application is constantly being updated. To get the latest version of this application, visit the above given link.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Audio-Video encoders - Convert your audio and video files between various formats

Here I have listed, a few audio-video encoders. Using these encoders, you can convert your audio and video files between various formats.

Some most popular formats supported by these encoders are, mp3, aac, aac+, eaac+, wmv, 3gp, avi, mpeg, etc.,

Compress your audio and video files in your computer to small sizes with best quality, to be played in your mobile phone.

Personally, I feel that, 'Mediacoder' is the best application among these. It supports a lot of formats, and the compressed files are of best quality.

The file, PocketDivX encoder doesn't need setup in your computer. After downloading, you can directly open the application, and start converting your media files to the preferred format.

It is better to compress your music files to "aac+" format, rather than using mp3 format. aac+ format music files have the best quality, similar to mp3 files, and are of very small size. If you use aac+ format to store music files in your mobile phone, you can store more than 1500 songs in a 2GB card.

Below are a list of audio-video encoders. Download and use any encoder you wish. (Personally, I feel its better to use MediaCoder).

Click here to download MediaCoder. Click here to know more about MediaCoder.

Click here to download PocketDivX encoder.

Click here to download SmartMovie Converter.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

SmartMovie - Play *.avi video files in your mobile

Play famous mobile video formats like *.avi, Divx, Xvid, mpeg-4 files using SmartMovie player. I have posted the latest version of SmartMovie here, viz, version 3.41.

SmartMovie player has been used for long, for playing *.avi files in mobile phones.

The main features are:

1) Player uses the phone screen in portrait or landscape mode, utilizing the full screen size of the device.

2) First mobile player which supports subtitles - allowing you to watch movies in different languages.

3) Customizable video Player (brightness, audio sync, volume , and more).

This player comes with the 'SmartMovie converter', to convert your video files from various formats to the *.avi video file format. But, I prefer using 'MediaCoder(Universal audio-video converter)' to convert video and audio files between various formats.

Click here to download 'MediaCoder'.

But, if you prefer using 'SmartMovie Converter', click here to download it.

Click here to download SmartMovie palyer v.3.41.
I have also posted DivX player in this site. Click here to download DivX player v.0.89.

DivX player - Play *.avi video files in your mobile

Play *.avi format video files (popularly know as, smartmovie video) in your mobile.
'SmartMovie' has been the preferred application for playing *.avi files. But, the latest version of DivX player (v.0.89) is great than 'SmartMovie' player.

The DivX player has cool user interface and a stylish look, which is not present in the 'SmartMovie' player.

DivX is a video codec created by DivX, Inc. (formerly DivXNetworks, Inc.), which has become popular due to its ability to compress lengthy video segments into small sizes while maintaining relatively high visual quality. DivX uses lossy MPEG-4 Part 2 compression, where quality is balanced against file size for utility.
For me, DivX is the preferred *.avi video file player, when compared to 'SmartMovie' player.

On opening the application, a list shows all the video files in *.avi format. Along with the file name,
1) A small shot of the video is shown next to the filename.
2) The size of the video file.
3) Duration of the video file.

The above features are not available in the 'SmartMovie' player.

I have also posted the 'SmartMovie' application in this site. Click here to download 'SmartMovie' application.

DivX and SmartMovie players can play video files only in the *.avi format.
Click here to download 'MediaCoder' (Universal adio-video converter). Using this converter, you can convert audio and video files from any format to any format. Some of the formats are, mp3, aac, aac+, eaac+, 3gp, wmv, avi, mpeg, flv, etc.,

Click here to download DivX 0.89 player.