Movie Studio for Samsung 2.0 - Manual
This software allows you to put home movies, DVDs, YouTube videos,
downloaded content and TV on your Samsung in two clicks.
What you need is:
- PC with Windows XP. For DVD support you'll also need a built-in DVD-player.
- 4 Gigabyte of free space on a harddisk (for a 100 minute movie) to store temporary files
- Memorycard with at least 80 MB free memory or 80Mb free internal memory. If your phone has no memorycard slot and less than 80 MB internal memory, you will not be able to fit a DVD on it.
- One of the following 73 Samsung models:
- Make sure your system has a software DVD player (such as PowerDVD or WinDVD), if you want to convert DVD content.
- Make sure you have a harddisk with at least 4 Gigabytes of free space, if you want to convert DVD content. By default the software will look for the C:\ drive as the temporary drive. You can change this in DVD Settings Menu \ Temp Drive.
- Install the PC software by launching the red installer, it will auto-install the software and place shortcuts on the desktop and Windows Start Menu.
 Source Content . Click the drive you want to open. This can be a hard disk, CD-Rom, DVD-R(w), DVD-Video, removable drive, flash drive or anything else. Press Open to start. Choose DVD for any content that comes from a normal, factory produced DVD disc. Choose Harddisk if the content is a video file stored on the hard drive. Choose Other if your content is a Video-CD, S-VCD or DVD recordable/rewritable that can not be converted as a regular DVD.
The content you picked will start playing in the Preview Window. You can right-click in the window for more preview options. Such as a fullscreen preview.
DVD's can contain multiple titles, such as (home) movies, trailers, etc. By default, the software will pick the largest title. Usually this is the main movie. You can change this in Advanced options.
DVD Copy Protection
 Action / Advanced You can start immediately by pressing the Action button. The file or dvd conversion will begin right away. If you need control over the picture quality, language settings etcetera, you click the Advanced button.
Click on Action and the PC will start converting. The preview video will stop playing to save processor cycles . Conversion takes one step with content coming from harddisk, CD or recordable/rewritable DVD. But coming from a factory DVD, it takes two steps. DVD's are then first captured using Cyberspeed technology. During Step1, the video and audio from the DVD will be saved to a temporary file, this may take between 10 minutes and 1 hour, depending on the speed of your PC and the speed of your DVD drive. If you have a relatively fast PC and DVD drive, you may see speeds of up to fifteen times realtime. In that case a 90 minute DVD will be captured in 6 minutes. After Step 1, Step 2 will start automatically. This step compresses the file further to the final Samsung movie file. This will take approximately 2 times realtime on a 2Ghz PC. So 45 minutes for a 90 minute movie. On average, you may expect to transfer a DVD to your Samsung in less then an hour.
 Source Size You need to tell the software what size the source content is, so that it can calculate the optimal playback size on your Samsung.
Most DVD's have a 16:9 aspect ratio (widescreen) and most TV shows have a 4:3 dimension. For feature films shot in Academy Standard 16:9, the widescreen-setting is automatically chosen. In case your DVD was shot in Cinemascope , you need to pick the Cinemascope (2.35:1 aspect ratio) setting. This will correct the 'egghead' effect that you may see. When finished press Next.
 Zoom Level . Choose the zoom level. Then press Next.
If you prefer to see the whole movie in widescreen, choose 'Show All'. This will give you the whole picture, but it will show black bars on the Samsung. The reason is that film sizes (so called aspect ratio's) and the size of your Samsung screen are different. You will notice that the shots are missing a bit from the left and right side. If you choose 'Zoom In', the software will chop the black bars off and blow-up the picture.
 Encoding Quality. Choose the encoding quality. Then press Next.
If you prefer a better video quality, choose 'Better Picture'. This will give improved video quality, but you will hear lower quality sound. This is recommended for most (home) movies. 'Better Sound' will result in more blockiness in the video. However, the sound will be FM-radio like. It's recommended for music video's and home movies.
 Episodes, Language and Subtitles.
Next, you will see the episodes and language settings, the Episode , Audio Dub and Subtitle options appear.
A) Episode Menu. If your source material is a DVD, you have the option to select an alternative title from the disc. For example a 'behind the scenes'-documentary, or another episode from a DVD containing several tv-shows. The longest video on the disc will be shown by default, usually that's the main movie.
B) Audio Dub Menu. This allows you to set a foreign audiotrack. For example if you want to watch a movie in Spanish, you would pick that language and override the default English setting.
C) Subtitles Menu. If you choose subtitles, you will see a droplist of possible languages on the disc.
 Action. You press Action and the PC will start converting. The preview video will stop playing to save processor cycles . Conversion takes only one step with content coming from harddisk, recordable/rewritable DVD or CD. But coming from a store bought DVD, it takes two steps. DVD's are then first captured using Cyberspeed technology. During Step1, the video and audio from the DVD will be saved to a temporary file, this may take between 10 minutes and 1 hour, depending on the speed of your PC and the speed of your DVD drive. If you have a relatively fast PC and DVD drive, you may see speeds of up to fifteen times realtime. In that case a 90 minute DVD will be captured in 6 minutes. After Step 1, Step 2 will start automatically. This step compresses the file further to the final Samsung movie file. This will take approximately 3 times realtime on a 3Ghz PC. So 30 minutes for a 90 minute movie. On average, you may expect to transfer a DVD to your Samsung in less than 45 minutes.
When conversion is finished, a 3gp-video file will be on your desktop. You can copy the file to your phone or memorycard (if available). On most models, the video can go anywhere on the memorycard or phone memory. On some models, the video needs to be copied to the Video directory on the memorycard. On your phone, you need to use the File Manager to browse to the video and launch it (see paragrah 10)
There are 3 ways to copy the video file from you desktop PC to the mobile phone:
 Play the video with the built-in Video Player.
|On most models, from the Main Menu, choose File Manager, Videos, Downloaded Videos and choose the video||You may open and play the video that you converted. Some models have an option to play in fullscreen landscape mode. If your device supports full screen playback, you can press "1" to go to full screen mode. The sound volume can be adjusted with the volume up/down (hardware) buttons on the phone.|
 DVD Settings \Temp Drive You set the disk drive that you would like to store temporary files on. Choose the biggest available harddrive that you have. Temporary files may take up to 4 Gigabytes space that need to be stored on this drive. They will be cleaned up after conversion.
 DVD Settings\Fit-to-Card Set it to the size of your Memorycard. It is used to calculate the video- and audiobitrate so that the video will fit on your Memorycard.
 Download \Video You will be taken to websites where you can download video material for free, which can be converted to your phone.
 Download\Software Upgrade information for your existing software may be found via this menu. Also check out other Makayama software, such as Mobile TV Center, which allows you record and view tv-shows with your Samsung
To watch content from Youtube on your Samsung: choose the menu Download \ Video \ from Youtube. You will be connected to a third-party download service (such as Videoronk). Here you can search for your favourite Youtube content and download it. The downloaded video will be in the FLV (Flash) format. The video may then be converted using Movie Studio for Samsung.
If you encounter problems with the software, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.makayama.com/samsung100engfaq.html for common issues and solutions.
updated: July, 3 -2006