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  Reply # 546580 17-Nov-2011 17:06 Send private message

lyonrouge: I'm trialling Arcsoft Mediaconverter 7 in the hope I can watch TV on the bus (content downloaded from my FreeView PVR to a PC for conversion). I chose h.264/AAC as this historically works on all my devices (Symbian ^3, iOS, WP7, OSX and Win7). Unlike a variety of converters I have tried this one so far gets the audio syncing right and plays fine on Win7 but when I tried on SII the video attempts to black bar into 4:3, while the content is actually 16:9, is this a converter or player issue? Note: SII player is the OOTB one.

I use a bit of open-source software called AviDemux to do my video conversion. I haven't tried converting anything especially for phone playback yet, but so long as you're converting to standard x264/AAC in an MP4 container, the phone should have no problem playing it. I certainly know that the PS3 handles the resulting videos correctly.

If you're converting to x264 video, I would recommend constant quantizer mode, with the quality set around 20-24. Lower numbers are higher quality but larger file size.

nofam: Can someone confirm for me that, if you’re flashing a custom kernel (i.e. Hardcore’s Speedmod) over a completely stock firmware/kernel, you can flash it directly via Odin?  Or do you have to flash the corresponding CF-Root kernel first for your stock firmware, and then flash the custom kernel?

I’m pretty sure you can just flash directly, but after reading up on it, I’m doubting myself. . . . .and it’s been so long since my SGS2 was stock, I can’t remember how I did it!! Wink

You should be able to flash almost any custom kernel using Odin. The only requirement is that the kernel comes in a TAR file, not a CWM zip. Both SpeedMod and Siyah are available in Odin-ready TAR packages, so pick what suits you best.

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  Reply # 546940 18-Nov-2011 15:17 Send private message

Should I choose yes or no to this with FreeView content (1080)?




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  Reply # 546955 18-Nov-2011 15:38 Send private message

lyonrouge: After what happened to my LG Optimus after it's "upgrade" to 2.3.3 I don't want another one on my SII. It does what I want it to do today and don't want that to break.


You can always revert if it doesn't work out....

 

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  Reply # 546956 18-Nov-2011 15:39 Send private message

Brendan:
lyonrouge: After what happened to my LG Optimus after it's "upgrade" to 2.3.3 I don't want another one on my SII. It does what I want it to do today and don't want that to break.


You can always revert if it doesn't work out....

 


It's in the draw with the HTC Trophy, and there they are likely to stay.

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  Reply # 546957 18-Nov-2011 15:40 Send private message

nofam: Can someone confirm for me that, if you’re flashing a custom kernel (i.e. Hardcore’s Speedmod) over a completely stock firmware/kernel, you can flash it directly via Odin?  Or do you have to flash the corresponding CF-Root kernel first for your stock firmware, and then flash the custom kernel?

I’m pretty sure you can just flash directly, but after reading up on it, I’m doubting myself. . . . .and it’s been so long since my SGS2 was stock, I can’t remember how I did it!! Wink


As in my guide below, you just flash the new kernel over the top of the stock one. You will have to use odin and the tar version of the new kernel if you do not have CWM.
 

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  Reply # 546962 18-Nov-2011 15:49 Send private message

lyonrouge:
Brendan:
lyonrouge: After what happened to my LG Optimus after it's "upgrade" to 2.3.3 I don't want another one on my SII. It does what I want it to do today and don't want that to break.


You can always revert if it doesn't work out....

 


It's in the draw with the HTC Trophy, and there they are likely to stay.


Can I have your trophy? naturally there will be a cost of course Smile




- Telstra HTC Touch Pro2 - Energy ROM WM6.5.5 20 Oct/Cyanogen Mod Froyo 2.2 - R.I.P
- AT&T Galaxy S Captivate 16GB on XT (now with brother)
- Samsung Galaxy S2 on XT- Runs ICS 4.0.3 Resurrection Remix 9.2
- Business Hours - Work In The Electricity Industry, After Hours - DJ/Turntablist - Will Scratch Vinyl For Free'
- What's next??? S3?

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  Reply # 546968 18-Nov-2011 15:54 Send private message

lyonrouge: I'm seeking a single step that works for HE-AAC, I've tried many of this multi-step methods and they have had varying results, I have no issue with buying software if it works, what I suspect is causing the issue is the "Smart Fit" option, I'll try converting again with this off tonight.


Try out Format Factory.

Of course, I'm still unsure if putting FreeView content on my mobile devices is even legal? So far I've only put DRM on them.


I personally would not care a FCUK what those fascists want.


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  Reply # 546972 18-Nov-2011 15:58 Send private message

lyonrouge: Should I choose yes or no to this with FreeView content (1080)?





Try it and see.

I would down sample it too, your device is not 1080 anyway, and you will only waste battery power having the phone downscale it.
 

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  Reply # 546975 18-Nov-2011 16:01 Send private message

lyonrouge:
Brendan:
lyonrouge: After what happened to my LG Optimus after it's "upgrade" to 2.3.3 I don't want another one on my SII. It does what I want it to do today and don't want that to break.


You can always revert if it doesn't work out....

 


It's in the draw with the HTC Trophy, and there they are likely to stay.


Great.

I was talking about the S2.
 

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  Reply # 547000 18-Nov-2011 17:07 Send private message

Brendan:
lyonrouge:
Brendan:
lyonrouge: After what happened to my LG Optimus after it's "upgrade" to 2.3.3 I don't want another one on my SII. It does what I want it to do today and don't want that to break.


You can always revert if it doesn't work out....

 


It's in the draw with the HTC Trophy, and there they are likely to stay.


Great.

I was talking about the S2.
 


I didn't know it could go back once it went forward.

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  Reply # 547003 18-Nov-2011 17:13 Send private message

Brendan:
lyonrouge: Should I choose yes or no to this with FreeView content (1080)?





Try it and see.

I would down sample it too, your device is not 1080 anyway, and you will only waste battery power having the phone downscale it.
 


Thanks. I think I'll have to read up on this, a lot more options than what I have trialled.

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  Reply # 547107 18-Nov-2011 22:42 Send private message

Full ICS port just that little bit closer.....

http://t.co/rI3xPlLX 

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  Reply # 547111 18-Nov-2011 23:15 Send private message

lyonrouge:
Brendan:
lyonrouge:
Brendan:
lyonrouge: After what happened to my LG Optimus after it's "upgrade" to 2.3.3 I don't want another one on my SII. It does what I want it to do today and don't want that to break.


You can always revert if it doesn't work out....

 


It's in the draw with the HTC Trophy, and there they are likely to stay.


Great.

I was talking about the S2.
 


I didn't know it could go back once it went forward.


Can indeed. You just flash an older version the same way as you flashed the new one. 

mjb

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  Reply # 547126 19-Nov-2011 01:01 Send private message

*phew* made it to the end.

Brendan:
* Want to update the FAQ and say that kTool is now available on the market? Also supports the GT-9100T now.
* Also, perhaps you may like to add people who have jigs they will loan out? just a thought.

[ObContext: getting modem version]
Kelem: setting --->scroll to bottom------>about phone.


Or, Dialer, "*#1234#"

BigHammer: No matter what ROM/Modem combo I use, mobile data sporadically decides not to work when Wi-Fi is turned off or disconnects when I leave home etc. The only way to get mobile data back is to reboot. Currently on DlevROM2 3.1 and the XXKI4 modem included with it. Might try other kernels as well (currently Siyah 1.8 that was included with the DlevROM install)

This is on a Telecom i9100T. Not sure if it's a firmware problem or not. It's always done it and I was told it was an issue with 2.3.3.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated!


I know I made a mistake earlier in the thread regarding FD, but I've seen one or two reports that this is cleared up by disabling fast dormancy. *#9900# , click the button, exit. No guarantee, but something to try.


Lastly, I made myself a jig the other day. Happy to loan it to anyone who needs one. I'm in Dunedin.





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  Reply # 547128 19-Nov-2011 01:48 Send private message

mjb: *phew* made it to the end.

Brendan:
* Want to update the FAQ and say that kTool is now available on the market? Also supports the GT-9100T now.
* Also, perhaps you may like to add people who have jigs they will loan out? just a thought.


Good idea lol

I'm looking for volunteers to help keep it up to date.

 

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