Encoding Video for the HTC One S  

by Matt Hawkins, 05/04/2012

The HTC One S is one of HTC's new Smartphone lineup. It fits between the One X and One V. It boasts Beats Audio, an 8 megapixel camera and a 4.3 inch qHD Super AMOLED display.

It's dual core processor means it can record and playback HD video with ease. This article aims to provide some tips for anyone looking to encode movies or video clips for this device.

Display Resolution : 540x960 (256ppi)

Supported Video Codecs : H.263 H.264 AVC

Container Formats
3GPP (.3gp and .3g2)
MPEG-4 (.mp4)
Windows Media Video 9 (.wmv)
MP4 ASP (.avi)

Audio Playback
.aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)

Audio Recording

Video Reccording
MPEG-4 (.mp4)

There are plenty of existing software applications that can encode video for portable media devices and mobile phones. The following settings should help you configure your video encoding software :

Recommended Encoding Settings
Video Codec : H.264
Container : MPEG4 (.mp4)
Audio Codec : AAC
Audio Bitrate : 160kbs
Frame Rate : Same as source

You can either encode your video to fit the One S screen exactly (960x540) or simply use a standard HD resolution (1280x720).

Encoding to 1280x720 might be a better option as it would mean the video would look its best on the One X as well.

A video bit-rate of 2000kbs should be plenty.

I would recommend the excellent and free Handbrake video encoder for encoding videos for a range of portable media devices. It is also worth taking a look at Any Video Converter.

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