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Samsung J700i and Video tinkering September 7, 2008

Posted by April Ayres-Griffiths in Uncategorized.
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Well, I finally upgraded my phone from a black and white Nokia, to something a little more up-to-date.  It’s a Samsung J700i, which is a nice little black slider handset released this year.

Not bad for $99.00.  It’s call quality is good, and is the first phone I can actually hold a meaningful conversation on whilst in the supermarket, or walking down a busy road.  

It has a built in MP3 player, Camera, and also plays back MP4 video clips.  I bought a 2Gb micro SD card for it and have started to put videos on it.

Melody and I have resurrected a project we were working on to build a generic converter for video files to various mobile formats, including the AMV format used by many so called “ChinaPods”.  I reworked the code a little yesterday, so that the software works with “profiles” for each type of device, and one simply specifies what the target platform is.

So far (with our custom build of ffmpeg), it is generating videos for my Samsung phone, and for the Chinapod (erroneously labelled an MP4 payer), which Melody bought in Canada.

I might start a development blog for the project, but there are too many projects and not enough time!

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