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Unread 16th Jul 2013, 06:31 PM   #1
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Can anyone suggest a format to encode videos for mobile in a way that the videos will play on ALL mobile devices?

I can encode the videos at least 50 different ways for many different phones but I wonder if there is a universal way to encode for all mobile phones.

Looking forward to your feedback.




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The best way for this is to put your video on YouTube. All the mobiles play YouTube videos and it's much more easy to integrate in website and native apps
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Yes, go to youtube and get a size that works on most mobiles, try it.
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Totally agree - use You Tube and make it easy for yourself.

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Originally Posted by Joe Ray View Post

Can anyone suggest a format to encode videos for mobile in a way that the videos will play on ALL mobile devices?

I can encode the videos at least 50 different ways for many different phones but I wonder if there is a universal way to encode for all mobile phones.

Looking forward to your feedback.



3GP will work on all phones and evenly progressively download on older Android devices <= v2.2

It really depends on what you are trying to do - if you specifically want to self host your videos then that's what I would go with.

If you don't want to self host then as others have said look at YouTube - it really depends on your audience and what you are doing. We also Vimeo Pro its $200/yr but recently we have been having problems with Android 4.x playback.

With 3GP While the quality is far from HD the files sizes are much smaller and it WILL work on ALL phones.

For an encoder i recommend Apple's Quicktime Pro it will set you back about $30 - you can play around with the output settings.

Of all the converters i used only QTP was the only one that created consistent results that worked on all phones.

Others the sound would work but not the picture or vice versa.

We have a feature built into our mobile theme that caters specifically for mobile video in that you can upload various video formats - so that in the instance when a mobile device does not support say a MP4 HTML5 video tags instead of it falling back to a flash player you can have it fall back to video thumbnail and link it to the 3GP video. Our theory is if the device cant play HTML5 embeded video its unlikely it will play flash very well either!

Depending on your own setup you may want to consider a similar sort of fall back.

With HTML5 video tags if you have the option of MP4, OGG, and do the fallback to 3GP you should be all set.

Hope that helps

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yes,youtube is the best way..so u just try in youtube..
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Try 3gp, that video will play even on some primitive phones. There are some old phones, although capable of playing videos, it doesn't permit streaming(downloads only). Also try mp4 format.
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Different mobile devices support different codecs and containers for video. Below is a summary.
Android OS devices
Flash Player 10.1 is supported on devices that run Android OS 2.2 and up, and therefore videos in the FLV container will play back on those Android devices. However, for the greatest flexibility and quality, you are better off using the H.264 codec and MP4 container.
Apple iOS devices
Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) do not support Flash or the FLV container. To deliver your video to an Apple iOS device, you need to make sure your video:
• uses the H.264 codec
• uses either the MP4 container (for HTTP delivery) or the M2TS container (for Apple HTTP Live Streaming)
For iOS devices, the player uses an Apple HTTP Live Streaming rendition if available otherwise plays an MP4 rendition.
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