I am not very familiar with smartphones and apps for them. I use a desktop and like sending video messages. Now many family members have smartphones. Please advise me of the requirements of sending video messages from desktop to smartphones. Which delivery method would be best and possible (video attachment to email addressed directly to phone #, video attachment to an e-mail acct that is associated with the phone, or link to a webserver to view online w/option to download)? What format(s) and resolutions are playable on this smartphone? Is there a filesize restriction that the phone imposes itself besides capacity of internal memory? What is T-Mobile's policy on filesize and type of media restrictions on delivery to smartphones? My personal messages generally range from 2 mins to 20 mins and usually compressed to under 25mb in .wmv format.
I would appreciate anyones response in this subject and I give thanks in advance.
WMV is just an ASF container that could have many streams of videos, each one may have a differnet encoding. However WMV files generally contain one or more streams with one of the Windows Media Video encodings (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Media_Video#Video_compression_formats for a full list).
HTC's web site lists WMV9 is being supported on the phone. See http://www.htc.com/www/smartphones/htc-desire-z/#specs. You probably want to use Windows Media Encoder 9 to ensure that you are only use V9 encoding.
The phone has a 480 x 800 resolution. I suggest you convert the video to fit the small screen, or the phone needs to soft-stretch the video. Some video players can do that but that is not battery friendly.
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