Through a lot of trial and error, I finally figured out what video encoding settings in Handbrake 0.9.4 produce video that will play on my Blackberry Curve 8310. Here’s the settings I used to produce working video, broken down by options or the tabs in Handbrake:
- MP4 File
- Checked Keep Aspect Ratio Box will automatically set properly proportioned Height.
- Video Codec:MPEG-4 (FFmpeg)
- Two-Pass Encoding box checked (to improve quality)
- Average Bitrate radio button checked @ 768kpbs
- Audio Codec: aac (faac)
- Mixdown: Stereo
Any options I have not listed were left to the default settings. The video produced by this is perfect quality for a screen as small as a Blackberry. I’m not a videophile, though, so your mileage may vary. As far as speed of the encoding, a 44 minute episode of House ran through a Two-Pass encoding in about 9 minutes on this system.