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!!
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.