View Full Version : Curious about video on the x5
Alright, I've decided to get the iAudio x5 instead of the iRiver H320, the one thing that bugs me though is that the x5's screen resolution and the screen itself is smaller than that of the H320. Will this be a problem for watching, say, 2 hour movies? Can the x5 actually handle 2 hour movies?
Also, about how big is a two hour movie once converted? In terms of mb or gb.
Please! read the x5 review first, before you start questioning stuff that are (mostly) already answered.
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A two hour movie, The Terminal in my case, is about 200 MB. Its not that bad to watch on the screen but its a 16:9 rip and I lose a lot of the screen. Its not GREAT video quality but its pretty good. I'm very satisfied
But with the H320 you have 10fps so youd get choppier video and that would probably be unbareable unless your watching a film with very little movement. I don't think either product is really designed for long movies, more like shorts.
Luuk does it play right through in sync?
The H3XX range can only playback 60 mins of video!
I don't know what happens then but this is stated on iRivers website. That's all it says. I believe you need to split videos over this.
Ha, I guess the iRiver is flat out for movie playback then.
I have an H320 and I can confirm that movies over 1 hour long must be split. The video is really not that choppy as you would expect, its actually quite good even in action films. I have Full Metal Jacket on there and it looks beautiful (higher resolution than X5) and for the most part, pretty fluid. There is a sync problem at times, but all you have to do is FF for a few seconds then rewind and problem solved. I would like to know if the X5 has sync problems or single file size limits.
Caravaggio thanks for the heads up. What happens at the 60 mins point? Does it just stop?
Does anyone know why they did this? If the H3xx can sustain 60 mins of video then I see no reason why it can't be continued. It has to buffer 60 mins as it goes so why not more? I don't believe there is a file size limit on the X5. I've also seen the H3xx in action video wise (Kylie advert) and it looked great.
actually the video playback on h3x0 is not even official so don't count on iRiver for helping you on video hehe
Huh? It's part of one of "their" firmware upgrades.
I doubt anybody will use the tiny screens of either one of these players to watch movies once the novelty wears off. Seriously, a year from now. If video were of any importance for me, I would get one of the portable DVD players, not a DAP with a screen slightly bigger than a postage stamp.
On some forums I go to, with thousands of people posting, I can see the importance of policing the flow, so that new threads won't be pushed off the 1st page in the matter of few minutes. this forum, however, has hardly any traffic, and no reason to jump on somebody who is asking a question that has already been answered elsewhere.
With a DAP thre is not so much to talk about, really.
I would say we are just a tad above the losers who spend their days discussing their mobile phones in some other forums.
Video is official on the int'l FW, which is the only way to get it. As far as I know, there has never been a US update.
@bradavon. Suppose that the movie is split into two parts. When you get to the end of the first hour, it stops for a second to load up the 2nd piece and goes on from there.
Darkroom is right about the novelty factor of the video. I've had the H320 for a little over a month and I hardly ever use the video function. Eventhough it looks good, its too damn small. I just use it to show people how cool it is.
Thanks Caravaggio. So you need to give it a sequential naming structure? That's not to bad then.
Darkroom you're right for serious movie action I'd buy a portable DVD player or Tablet PC.
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