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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Motorola RAZR V3 - Convert Video to 3GP format - Step-by-Step

Want to watch your videos on your Motorola V3 RAZR phone? How about the new video you just saw on YouTube or Google Videos – what to share that with friends? Well, now you can. This guide will show you how to convert the video files from their format to a 3GP (3GP is a simplified version of the MPEG-4 Part 14) video format that is compatible with your Motorola V3 RAZR mobile.

There are two dependencies that we are going to use for this how-to manual. The first is that we are going to use Keepvid.com to grab the videos for us. The second is that you are going to need to download and extract the 3GP converter, so your video will be in a compatible format.

This is the first of 3 tutorials that are required to enable you to view and share videos on your Motorola RAZR V3.

Here is the step by step conversion manual.

1. Go to the KeepVid website, www.keepvid.com

2. Enter the URL of the video that you want to download. YouTube, Google Videos, Break.com, and many other major sites are supported. Click on download.



3. Download the Flash Video to your computer. Click on the “>> Download Link <<” to save the .flv file to your computer. I choose C:\My Saved Files.



4. Start up the 3GP Converter (free software) program on your computer. Choose the quality. Generally speaking, the QVGA Normal quality 15fps mono should be sufficient for your video. Also select the appropriate output directory. I chose, C:\My Saved Files since the program will not allow you to save to a “root” folder such as C:\.



5. Drag and drop the video file downloaded from KeepVid into the Drag&Drop window. The program will automatically begin to convert the video and save it your preferred Output Directory.



Congratulations, you have successfully converted your video to the 3GP format. Next, you may need to reformat the video to fit the screen size of your Motorola V3 RAZR. A Step-by-Step guide on that action can be found here.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where do you download the converter???

Ken Hanscom said...

Great point, forgot the link! I added it up into step #4. It is also here. Thanks for catching that!

Tanzania Team said...

A question...anyone know how large of files the RAZR V3m (Sprint) can handle?

Anonymous said...

when i click the link for the 3gp converter it always
say's not found