Using free video conversion software and the right settings, you can easily convert videos and movies for the Nokia N97 and Nokia N97 mini.
Since the release of the Nokia N97 and Nokia N97 mini since June 2009 and September 2009, the two have been a hit. Because of its good features (and good looks & ergonomics), I’ve seen many of my techie friends buy the N97 and N97 mini. Their price may be higher than other phones, but it’s all compensated with the performance and features that they have.
With the a big 3.5 inch screen for the N97 and a smaller (but still big) 3.2 inch screen for the N97 mini, it would be great to watch videos and movies in it. These cute Stormtroopers even use it as their spaceship console monitor!
|N97: Console by bfishadow|
Converting Videos and Movies for the N97 and N97 Mini
I’ll show you how to convert videos and/or movies so you can play it in full screen on your Nokia N97 or N97 Mini. Note that they don’t have separate conversion settings so whatever would play in full screen with the N97, would also play for the N97 mini, and vice versa.
Super Video Converter
Let’s now use Super Video Converter to convert our videos and movies. If you’re not familiar with Super Video Converter or have not yet installed it in your computer, I suggest you first read my other article – How to Use Super Video Converter. It would help you get familiarized with Super Video Converter and the download link is also located there.
Once you know how to use Super and have already installed it in your computer, you can use the conversion settings below to convert your video/movie for the Nokia N97 and N97 Mini.
Output File: mp4
Output Video Codec: mpeg-4
Output Audio Codec: AAC LC
Video General Options: Both unchecked
Video Scale Size: 640×360
Video Aspect: 16:9
Video Frame/Sec: 25
Video Bitrate: 816
Video Other Options: “High Quality” and “48k Audio” are checked
Audio General Options: Both unchecked
Audio Sampling Frequency: 44100
Audio Channels: 2
Audio Bitrate: 128
DVD Language Select: default
The Nokia N97 and N97 mini can surely handle more than 720 Kbps of video bitrate that we specified so feel free to increase this to increase the quality of the converted video. However, if you feel conversion is slow, feel free to decrease the video bitrate but take note you’ll be decreasing the quality of the converted video as well.
If you have problems with unsynchronized audio and video, you can modify the video frame rate into a higher or lower specification. But to be absolutely sure, you can check the frame rate of the source video file by double-clicking on the source video file which you added in Super. A new window would appear at the right where you can take not of the Frame Rate under the Video category. You can use this setting to replace the Video Frame/Sec setting above.
If you don’t like Super or you encounter problems with it, we can use MediaCoder Transcoder to convert our videos. If you don’t have it in your computer or don’t know how to use it, I suggest you first read the article, How to Use MediaCoder. The download link of installer of MediaCoder is also there.
Once you know how to use MediaCoder and have installed it in your computer, you can use the settings below to convert your videos/movies for the Nokia N97 and N97 mini.
If you entered the correct settings, the summary should look like the following:
If the converted video has no sound, modify the audio conversion setting to look like this:
Note: If the converted video file is larger than the source file, check the video bitrate of the source file. If it’s smaller than 720kbps then set it to that number. For example, if the original video bitrate is just 500kbps, then replace 720 with 500 in the video settings. You can check for the video bitrate of the source file by clicking at the source file in MediaCoder and then checking the properties window located at the right.
Videora Nokia N97 Video Converter
If you want to quickly convert videos and you’re not that particular with video settings, you can use Videora’s Nokia N97 Video Converter. It may not be as flexible in terms of settings as the two converters above, but it’s very easy to use.
You can download it at Videora’s Nokia N97 site.
If you still want to use other video converters available which are not listed here, check out the best free video converters available today.
There you have it! I hope you enjoy watching videos and movies on your Nokia N97 or N97 mini!