I did try both an iPhone and a Android (running Android One). The iPhone does not export its memory as storage visible within the PCM. The Android does show an additional USB device but when I selected it says there are no comparable files even though I have MP3s as well as MP4s on the device. Maybe others have more luck. But I was able to use my USB-C to USB-A dongle with a flash drive that I use in the car to attach to my cell phone and copy MP4 files from it to my memory stick then plug the adapter back into the car so it's really not such a big deal.Thank you for this great video, but think instead of using an ssd drive, you can also use the phone storage
Yep, exactly. File system must be able to be mounted by the PCM. Phones dont do proper file sharing via USB.I did try both an iPhone and a Android (running Android One). The iPhone does not export its memory as storage visible within the PCM. The Android does show an additional USB device but when I selected it says there are no comparable files even though I have MP3s as well as MP4s on the device. Maybe others have more luck. But I was able to use my USB-C to USB-A dongle with a flash drive that I use in the car to attach to my cell phone and copy MP4 files from it to my memory stick then plug the adapter back into the car so it's really not such a big deal.
I’m getting pretty nice wide screens with movies ripped from DVD‘s using 720p output settings in Handbrake.Edit: Anyone want to create an android app to stream phone screen as a progressive mp4 into the sdcard so we could essentially just view Youtube/Netflix?
Time to get a Samsung T5 and convert some Grand Tour and F&F.
I took a photo of the screen and tried to calculate the aspect ratio. I seem to have landed on around 64:25, so 1080p would be 1920x750, and 720p would be 1280x500. This is, however, not the resolution of the screen. Can't be assed to count pixels at the moment. Perhaps someone with some spec sheets could chime in and also help us get the pixel perfect ratio.
It's 6am and I've yet to sleep. No way am I going out in -10 to verify if I'm missing a few pixels or whatnot.
Now, cropping movies that are 16:9 down to this would be heresy and I'd advise only doing so on movies running any form of ultra wide aspect ratio (2.39:1, 1.66 etc etc). A 1080p ultrawide would be about 1920x800, so taking off 25px at the top and bottom would be acceptable.
If using Handbrake I'd advise just sticking to the Fast 1080p30 preset and doing the following:
* Check "Web Optimized"
Under Dimensions (if cropping)
* Set "Height" to 750
* "Cropping" to Custom
* Top to 164, Bottom to 166. EDIT: These are kind of dependent on your video. You want PAR to be 1x1. My values come from a 1920x800 resolution movie that has the black bars baked in so it's detected as 1080 while actually being 800. So 1080 - 750 = 330. 164 + 166 = 330.
* Set "Framerate" to videos framerate (if VLC: Tools -> Media Information -> Codec tab, under "Stream 0" find "Frame rate".
* Set to Constant Framerate.
* You can change from "Constant Quality" to a variable bitrate if you'd like to save some space. I'd say an average of anywhere between 5000 - 8000 for 1080p would be decent enough since this isn't, well, a movie theater experience. Just be sure your USB can actually be READ this "fast". Many drives can be very slow.
PS: Write doesn't matter (though transferring TO the drive will be annoying at low speeds.)
* There's no need to change Encoder Preset to anything higher than Fast. The screens are too small, and we sit too far away. If you have a good enough CPU and extra patience you can set it to Medium. Your choice.
* No clue if the various sound systems supports REAL surround or if they're always set up as all-channel stereo, but the car will play audio with the mixdown "5.1 Surround" at the bottom. Yet to try "Dolby Surround". Again, 6am as I'm typing this.
* Ehh I don't use 'em ever so not familiar with what you'd want to do here. I guess you'd have to use "Burn In" as the car didn't seem to have a way to enable subtitles.
Once you're done you can hit "Save New Preset"
Pictured: grand tour 16:9 on both screens. Passenger just has to hit the "Media" button and then the fullscreen button.
The audio sync and sound quality with handbrake software is absolutely awesome. Almost sounds like Dolby surround to me.There are quite a few movies in 2.35:1 aspect ratio, which comes out to 1920 x 800 (roughly). Assuming the vertical resolution of the PCM screens is the limiter, it would be good to know the resolution if anyone does manage to find the spec sheet or otherwise guesstimate. Not sure if the media player will scale so it might also be possible to figure this out by trying several different transcoded video heights (e.g. 600, 720, 800).
+1 for Handbrake - it's a great program, it can be easy to use or powerful (you can still directly pass options to the x264 encoder). The Bose system supports surround sound, but it's not obvious if it will pick-up a multi-channel source mixed down to Dolby Stereo. I doubt it would support true 5.1.
How is the audio-video sync when playing a movie? If it were off, you could also adjust for that during the transcode.
I thought it was pronounced thai-con. See https://www.automobilemag.com/news/... do you,Porsche-produced video embedded below.I understand it’s pronounced “Tie Can”