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Re: N8 Video Codecs?

Counsellor
mafiatounes
Posts: 103

N8 Video Codecs?

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Hi i'm currently using a iphone 4 and i want to back to symbian, i'm considering the n8 as my next phone, i have a question about it's ability to playback movies, i read somewhere in a review that the n8 can play avi and divx(xvid) can somebody enlighten me?

 

It says ir doesnt support these codecs on nokia"s site thats why i'm confused

Nokia Lumia 1020 + Sony Xperia Z1
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New Member
parabolik
Posts: 4

Re: N8 Video Codecs?

i have n8

n8 can play avi divx xvid etc

i and others have problems only with file .mpg

and not all mkv can be played

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Registered Member
nserieshamo
Posts: 4

Re: N8 Video Codecs?

if you have an Iphone 4 and have purchased content from Itunes. It will play...as long as you purchased them through Itunes Plus... Which removes the DRM code and allows the files to be played on any device

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New Member
osloensis
Posts: 1

Re: N8 Video Codecs?

I downloaded some video lectures (mp4) from ted.com for offline use on my N8, it will either not play them, or will stop the perfectly playing video suddenly and will not budge. Any ideas how to avoid stops?

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Counsellor
conti1888
Posts: 184

Re: N8 Video Codecs?

yeh if the video dnt work simply use a converter to pup into an n8 friendly format. files over two gig have to be split into two however.
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Mobile Visionary
krisq
Posts: 908

Re: N8 Video Codecs?

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N8 has one of the widest codecs support. DivX/XviD are MPEG4 Advanced Simple Profile codecs. If you check Nokia Forum for full specification, you'll see it plays MPEG4 ASP up to level 6 (720p@30fps).

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Registered Member
Abdullah_jutt
Posts: 1

Re: N8 Video Codecs?

i am am N97 user, i m planing to switch to N8, can any1 provide me video playback capbilities of N8, ie codec, cotainer format , maximum bitrate and resolution supported?
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Mobile Visionary
krisq
Posts: 908

Re: N8 Video Codecs?

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Sage
matthewleech
Posts: 280

Re: N8 Video Codecs?

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osloensis wrote:

I downloaded some video lectures (mp4) from ted.com for offline use on my N8, it will either not play them, or will stop the perfectly playing video suddenly and will not budge. Any ideas how to avoid stops?


 

ted.com videos are still not working on the N8.  I've just sent this message to ted.com's feedback system:

 


Hi,

None of the Ted videos will play on the Nokia N8. When trying to play the videos I get audio but no picture.  This applies to the standard and the hd versions.

I see that the video format is H264 which is supported on the N8.

I ran a few of the videos through a converter which was set to output H264 at original size and frame rate so effectively the output was in exactly the same format as the original and the converted versions all worked.

I've seen that iPod Classic users are experiencing a similar problem: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2813428?start=0&tstart=0

Is this a known problem or will the be an adjustment in the video format?

Many thanks,
Matt Leech.


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Registered Member
Posts: 1

Re: N8 Video Codecs?

hi, i just got my Nokia N8 from a Nokia Shop and it`s playng  HD, AVI, Xvid movies, i don`t now how but it`s working

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Advisor
rajbow
Posts: 10

Re: N8 Video Codecs?

@tweety_domynyk

this is about the mp4 downloaded from TED.

 

@matthewleech

thanks for that post. I converted the TED 480p H264 encoded MP4 to a 480p H264 encoded MP4 and it works! I couldn't figure out why thought. But it works.

 

Anybody landing here from search would find it helpful.

this was my number one result on carrot2 search. [keyword: ted video mp4 not playing on my n8]

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Professor
hpholm
Posts: 700

Re: N8 Video Codecs?

It usually has to do with H264 CABAC encoding, that smaller devices choke on:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Context-adaptive_binary_arithmetic_coding

I don't know if the N8 has enough processing power to support it in a future release of the video player?

 

"Mediainfo" from Sourceforge can analyze the video file and tell more about the encoding used

http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en

 

Hans

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Mobile Guru
rayhipkiss
Posts: 3,937

Re: N8 Video Codecs?

 hpholm is correct. It's all about CABAC reference frames. The video needs to have CABAC <= 4 reference frames in order for the N8 to play it. The videos from TED.com are encoded with 8 reference frames.

 So you will need to convert the video to have less reference frames.

 

@conti1888.

 

 The maximum video file size is 4 GB, not 2 GB.

 

Thanks

 

Ray 

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Counsellor
kadet
Posts: 98

Re: N8 Video Codecs?

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When watching a video in flash player in your phone's browser, you can watch 1080p video up to 1980x800 30 fps (flv mp4)

 When trying to download videos to your phone and try to run it would be a system error

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Advisor
shoaib20696
Posts: 10

Re: N8 Video Codecs?

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following codecs are supported

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