- Aug 29, 2008
So i guess now with the addition of this software along with the others that it's safe to say just about any encoded Divx, Xvid or Mp4 video should be completely playable? I'm not going to be using 720P video's but I'm about to get ready to test out what way I want to encode for the Pandora. Is there anything I should avoid encoding with settings wise? I usually encode things in a manner that saves the most amount of space while allowing for good playback. So now the H.264 may become more attractive than Divx to me (although Divx would remain compatible on my DVD player and other devices)
Should I assume now since most of my encodings won't be of either a really high resolution or bandwidth all will be OK no matter which format I choose? Or is there something I need to watch out for?
It's recommended to use something like xvid or theora to encode with, it might take more space, but, it will play back much smoother and need much less resources to play. x/h264 does have nice savings with regards to quality, but if you want a good experience with playback, it's best to use xvid, mostly all the files that I threw at it played back fine that were encoded with this. Just my personal recommendation, anyway.