HOW TO: Convert Your Desire Videos For Playback On PC (and other devices)

This guide shows you how to convert the 3GP videos that your phone records into videos that you can play on your computer and on other gadgets and devices, like the Sony PlayStation 3.

Requirements

  1. MPEG Streamclip Video Convertor (free) – download here

Installation

  1. Unzip MPEG Streamclip into a location of your choice
  2. That’s it – there’s no installer for it or anything

Usage

  1. Connect your Desire to computer in Disk Drive mode
  2. (optional but recommended) – Copy the video you want to convert onto your computer somewhere
  3. Open the folder you extracted MPEG Streamclip to and run MPEG_Streamclip(.exe)
  4. Go on File > Open Files and select the file you want to convert
  5. Select File > Export to MPEG-4
  6. Use the following setings (most of them should be set by default anyway):
    • Compression: leave as default
    • Quality: 100%
    • Sound: MPEG-4 AAC
    • Frame Size: the one which says unscaled next to it
    • Frame Rate: leave blank
  7. Press Make MP4
  8. Select the location and filename of your converted video
  9. Wait while it converts (should be pretty quick)
  10. Test your video on your favourite video player

Notes

  1. For the frame rate setting, you could enter the frame rate of your source video
    I noticed after conversion that the framerate of my convereted video was one less than the source’s
  2. If your videos are already MP4 files there’s no need to convert.  They should already be compatible with most players

Alternative

Instead of converting to an MP4, you can also convert to an avi (in case you get issues playing the MP4)

  1. Press File > Export to AVI
  2. Use MPEG-Layer 3 or MPEG-4 AAC as the audio codec
  3. Make sure Frame Size is unscaled
  4. Enter a frame rate if you want
  5. Click Make AVI
  • Thanks for this article! Also I would like to know how I can do it vice versa: converting PC videos for my HTC Desire. Any article comming soon? 🙂

  • MrBrightside

    You could just use DoubleTwist – when you copy a file to the Desire it automatically converts it for the Desire. If you want more control over it then there’s Handbrake – I’ll upload a default preset for it when I get a chance.

    If you want to avoid any conversion, just get RockPlayer from the Market and copy videos directly to your SD card. RockPlayer should be able to play the video without any issue – no conversion needed.

  • Excellent post I’m going to add this blog to my feed reader! Thanks!

  • Nat

    Thank you so much for this post! I now feel more at ease when deleting the videos off my phone since all the ones I did have are now saved and I have sound on the video!!!
    Thanks again:)

  • Sarah

    Does this work for xspf files?

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