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How to Encode HD Video for Windows Phone 7
We know that Zune software has an automatic conversion tool but quality is not always what you’d expect or want. XDA member rvmax wrote an interesting guide on how to encode HD video in 720p or 1080p for your Windows Phone 7 devices. The guide includes a step by step installation with links to the required software, all of which are free and paid options for you to choose from. After finishing encoding, you can send the video to your mobile with Zune and it won’t convert it again.
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Originally posted by rvmax
Encoding HD Video for Windows Phone 7
Zune offers by default an automatic conversion of videos for Windows Phone 7. However the quality is not always what you want, the encoding time is endless and often lacks many options such as subtitles.
This guide was produced for encoding high definition video 720p or 1080p to Windows Phone 7. You can use the same method to encode videos lower quality but the result won’t be conclusive.
Software & Encoding Setup
Many programs exist to encode each with their advantages and disadvantages. Some are paying others do not.
VidCoder offers all the advantages: free, easy to use while providing many functionalities.
The encoding is configured with the following parameters:
800 x 480 resolution (default for Windows Phone 7) in order to have 1:1 pixel ratio
Codec : H264 2 Pass
Bitrate 1200 kbps
AAC Stereo 128 kbps
Experienced users can manually adjusted the settings.
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