One of the first things I did when I got my G1 was test out the video player. It worked ok, but did not support many of the file formats for downloaded media. There were guides of course to convert video files to the correct mobile format, but the average user will get frustrated with the process.
If you want to put your downloaded movies on your Android phone, doubleTwist is the easiest program I have found.
Available for PC and Mac, doubleTwist is a desktop application designed to sync all your media between your phone and PC. They have a bunch of cool features for sharing media with friends and uploading it to social sites, but most of that can already be accomplished with existing Android apps.
The thing we care about is converting video files to a format that will play on our phone. With doubleTwist, it’s as easy as drag and drop. Since the application detects your phone on startup, it knows the correct dimensions and optimized format to convert the video. Both the G1 (HTC Dream) and myTouch (HTC Magic) are currently supported and more Android devices will be added in the future.
In addition to converting downloaded media, doubleTwist can also store any YouTube video to your device. Just paste the video URL and doubleTwist will download and convert it. A recent update added support for Dailymotion and other video sites will continue to be added.
Are you ready to give it a try yet? Head over to the official doubleTwist site and download the free beta available for XP, Vista, and Mac. I suggest using the Meridian Player for watching these videos on your Android device.
For a closer look at other features of doubleTwist, check out this demonstration video.