Railscasts for Android

I realy like the railscasts screencast by Ryan Bates, but the video does not work on my new htc magic. So I encoded these with another codec suitable for viewing on an android phone. This feed will automatically updated if there are new episodes.

The new link to the rss feed:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/gschaden/railscasts

http://www.gschaden.com/railscasts/android




Original railscasts site

Please report any problems about the video here.

The script to convert the screencast can be downloaded here.

The most interesting part is the call to mencoder to encode the video

mencoder src.mov -o dest.mp4 -of lavf -lavfopts format=mp4 -ss 1 -sws 2 -vf scale=480:320 -ovc x264 -x264encopts crf=30.0:nocabac:level_idc=30:global_header:threads=2 -ofps 30000/1001 -oac faac -faacopts mpeg=4:object=2:br=128:raw -channels 2 -srate 44100 -af volnorm

12 thoughts on “Railscasts for Android

  1. Lou C

    Tried this in acast on samsung intercept and it is nonfunctional. Video will not play, just a heads up.

  2. gerhard Post author

    I think it depends on the screen resolution; did you try the original railscasts podcast at railscasts.com? Do you get different behaviour if steam the video or if you play the downloaded one?

  3. Nicolas

    Lou C :
    Tried this in acast on samsung intercept and it is nonfunctional. Video will not play, just a heads up.

    Same here with Samsung Captivate.

  4. Linx

    Tried this on Samsung Captivate through the GoogleReader app. When I played the podcast (a couple), it said it’s not supported by the device. So, I tried the original podcast on railscasts.com, it didn’t even allow me to download. So, I figured because I didn’t have an mp4 player. Then, I installed the QQPlayer app. Then, I downloaded an original podcast as an experiment. It worked!

    Just a side note: I also tried the podcast here (from the feeds) when I had the QQPlayer app installed, it still didn’t want to play.

  5. Peter

    @gerhard

    I’m on a Samsung Captivate; its running a custom ROM based on Froyo (Serendipity 6.4) and my results (none work) are:

    original podcast (mov) – in greader: “No applications can perform this action.”

    ipod podcast (m4v) – in greader: “No applications can perform this action.”

    gschaden podcast (mp4) – launches video player, then says: “Sorry, this video is not valid for streaming to this device.”

    This RSS feed seems the most promising, but still no cigar. Any thoughts/pointers at what is missing?

    Thanks,
    \Peter

  6. gerhard Post author

    Did you try acast (Android Link: market://search?q=pname:com.mathias.android.acast )

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