11-21-2007, 12:15 PM
Thumbs Must Hurt
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The only difference between conversion for the 8800 versus 8300 is that you can convert DVD/Videos to 320x240 resolution. The Curve's media player can display a video full-screen, whereas the 8800's media player software won't let you get rid of the menu bar at the bottom...so most users used a smaller image size.
Otherwise, it's identical. I just moved all 3 Indiana Jones, both Underworld movies and both Kill Bill movies to my 2gig card...at 320x240 with good sound quality, they are about 200 to 250megs each, MP4 format, h.263 codec (native to Curve). I'm on a Mac and use Vhub. My settings are:
Video: 320x240, bitrate=250, framerate=15
Audio: 22050hz, bitrate=32
Keep in mind that given the tiny screen, you don't need a high framerate. And darker, fast-moving movies (like Underworld) won't look as good as brighter movies. Still very watchable for long trips, however.