Best file format for universal media viewing?

Posted Aug 29, 2012 at 12:38 pm in Threads > Entertainment

I am interested in getting input form users on the best media format for streaming all my media to my many devices. I am hoping to cover all device types including apple systems but as this is an android site and forum I will definitely take focus on different android devices. Currently I am trying to meet demand for my KF as well as my google tv, an xbox, and a ps3 as well as a future nexus device. I want to maintain compatibility though with my wife’s iphone and possible future ipad. Ideally this would be a system that requires no on the fly conversion as my current method is to use tversity transcoding for me and to stream on my KF with imediashare. I ask for no trancoding on the fly because i would also like to be able to take these same files and copy them to devices for trips and places with no wifi coverage. There has to be a better way though so I would love input on how to covert my files to be universally compatible if possible. I use handbrake for conversions now but am open to any other software that would perhaps meet my needs. Im sure I’m not the only one out there with this problem so all suggestion are welcome by not just myself but anyone else reading. Thank you.

  • MitchRapp81

    If you’re tossing Apple in the mix, I’m guessing .MP4 (x264) formats will be best. They work on my XOOM/GNEX/PC and I think Apple came up with the codec so…. probably?

  • kinderdm

    Ill give it a try in on a test file. Im hoping that maybe I can get one for everything but if I can even get close with out on the fly transcoding then it would be worth going back and re-encoding all my media, to me anyway. Thanks.