1. myanimator's Avatar
    I'm curious as to what software people like to use to convert video to compatible formats and resolution for their Windows Phone.

    In the past when I had an iPhone, I always used Handbrake. Handbrake works fine for my Windows Phone too but I was just curious if anyone had any other favorite programs or presets that they really liked.

    thanks!
    12-14-2011 05:03 PM
  2. chasvs's Avatar
    Handbrake it is.
    12-15-2011 01:13 PM
  3. enahs555's Avatar
    Handbrake is good. Also, Windows Live Movie Maker (free from Microsoft) works really well (for non protected stuff), and has two built in options for WP7 (higher and lower quality). Easy to use, drag and drop, etc.
    12-15-2011 01:56 PM
  4. HeyCori's Avatar
    12-15-2011 02:58 PM
  5. Rodolfo#WP's Avatar
    Yes, Windows Live Movie Maker will browse for my mostly .m2ts/avchd, or .MOV files with one click, then I select and automatically open the file with another. I can save-as in two WP formats, or a ZuneHD 720p one, with a menu, and another click will convert-as-it-saves the file in your My Videos folder -I have sub-folders for my Focus and my Zune HD. Easy, as enahs555 says.

    I haven't tried and can't compare it to Handbrake, but the funtionality and integration of WLMM works very well for me. Give it a try and enjoy comparing it yourself.
    cedarlog likes this.
    12-15-2011 03:11 PM
  6. myanimator's Avatar
    Cool I will give Windows Live Movie Maker a try. I hadn't heard of that program, but to be fair I've steered away from any of the movie making programs that MS made in the past.
    12-15-2011 05:47 PM
  7. mYth's Avatar
    Handbrake to convert.
    Final Cut Pro X to make my own :)
    12-17-2011 03:00 AM
  8. mart280's Avatar
    I use AVS Video converter if I need to convert a file to put on the phone, but mostly I use TVersity and stream my movies and videos straight from my PC.
    12-17-2011 04:54 PM
  9. power5's Avatar
    Yup tversity and mymedia has been my way as well. Handbrake is not as simple as click and go, but there are some good tutorials on the best settings. Best part is that it can go straight from DVD, pretty sure WLMM can not do that.
    12-17-2011 09:23 PM
  10. Matthew Mazzenga's Avatar
    +1 for Windows Live Movie Maker
    12-17-2011 10:36 PM
  11. myanimator's Avatar
    After a few weeks of converting videos I thought I'd just add that between Windows Live Movie Maker and Handbrake, Handbrake is the clear winner.

    The end result of Handbrake was a smaller movie created in less time compared to the same movie being converted in WLMM. Visually the both look the same on my phone too. So for that reason, plus the queue in Handbrake, I believe that is my "go to" choice now.
    Rodolfo#WP likes this.
    01-04-2012 04:12 PM
  12. Duvi's Avatar
    I was just doing a training for this and will probably check it out. I didn't know about all the features until reading it.
    01-04-2012 05:10 PM
  13. neftv's Avatar
    Freemake is another converter program worth looking at. It has many things you can do too.
    01-04-2012 06:41 PM
  14. mprice86's Avatar
    Heh, I just let Zune do it automatically, might be faster to do it all manually but it's not let me down yet and I normally keep the phone near the PC anyway.

    Perhaps there are unsupported file types that it cannot convert though, I've not found any yet.
    01-04-2012 10:11 PM
  15. kylej1050's Avatar
    Same here, I just let Zune do it... Only time I use handbrake is when I'm taking it off a DVD.
    01-04-2012 10:34 PM
  16. myanimator's Avatar
    Heh, I just let Zune do it automatically, might be faster to do it all manually but it's not let me down yet and I normally keep the phone near the PC anyway.

    Perhaps there are unsupported file types that it cannot convert though, I've not found any yet.
    I've only found mpeg-4 files that Zune could handle. Most of my videos are in a divx or xvid compressed AVI and Zune tried to transfer them to my phone and convert but in the end actually didn't do anything so I've had to convert them ahead of time using handbrake.
    01-05-2012 12:35 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD