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    Default What are the best specs for streaming a movie to a Kindle Fire?

    In general, how do I figure out what is the best resolution, format, frame rate bit rate, etc for streaming to a given device?
    What's the best when streaming to a Kindle Fire, my sony TV, etc. where do I find this info?
    I would like to download the correct format in the first place or at least know what to convert too.

    TIA
    Keith Runfola
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    Hi Keith,

    Each device has their own firmware that does the decoding and playing of the video, music, photo and subtitle formats. So, we cannot make general statements about best formats. We really need to know each device you have (including model number) and that will help determine the most suitable formats.

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    Hi Keith,

    Each device has their own firmware that does the decoding and playing of the video, music, photo and subtitle formats. So, we cannot make general statements about best formats. We really need to know each device you have (including model number) and that will help determine the most suitable formats.
    OK. I have a Kindle (not Kindle Fire). Can't find a model # though the software is up to date.
    Also a Sony KDL-46NX700.

    Seems like there would be a list somewhere. I hate to bother you about this.

    I'm really trying to understand this and most importantly, avoid having to transcode. Unless I'm mistaken, real-time transcoding is what makes it so I can't fast forward or jump forward, at least on the Kindle. Is that correct?
    Also, I want to avoid all the disk space it can take up.
    Thanks
    Keith Runfola
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    Hi Keith,

    Assuming you want to know about video formats:

    • Kindle Fire: MPEG-4 with H264 video & AAC audio
    • Sony KDL-46NX700: MPEG-2 with MPEG-2/MPEG-1 video & MPEG-2/AC-3 audio, MPEG-TS with MPEG-2/H264 video & AC-3 audio

    You may not find matching formats for the videos that you want to download from the web, so you can let Mezzmo auto-transcode your files for you, or you can pre-transcode your files manually in Mezzmo. Afterwards, you can save these pre-transcoded files for safe-keeping and, if you wish, remove the original downloaded file if you want to save on disk space. Go to the Transcoding tab on the Properties dialog for a file in Mezzmo to save a transcoded files to another location for safe-keeping.

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...odi_user_guide
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...oku_user_guide
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