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This article gives you detailed information about the recommended video encoding settings for Symbian^3, Symbian^1, MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan, and Series 40.

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Platform(s): Symbian^3, Symbian^1 S60 5th Edition, MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan, Series 40
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Created: (16 Sep 2011)
Last edited: hamishwillee (14 Jun 2013)

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720p for Symbian^3 with HDMI out

Container

MP4, optional MKV. Note that Nokia Ovi Suite does not support the Matroska/MKV format.

Video

Format AVC / H.264
Profile High Profile, Level 3.1
Resolution 1280x720 (16:9)
Frame rate 30 FPS
Bit rate Up to 12 Mbps for short videos (3 Mbps for long movies)
Max number of reference frames 4. It is likely that with future Symbian releases, the limitation for the number of reference frames will be relaxed.
Max number of B-frames 1
I-frame interval 1 s
Video streaming support Yes, with MP4 and MPEG-4 AAC-LC. Bit rate is limited to 3 Mbps. When streaming over a WCDMA network with a 384 kbps connection, the bit rate is limited to ~360 kbps for combined audio and video.

Audio

Format MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Channels 2 (stereo)
Sample rate 48 kHz
Bit rate 160 kbps variable bit rate

Optional audio encoding format instead of the above (MKV as a preferred container)

Format AC3 / eAC3 (Dolby Digital). Note that Nokia Ovi Suite does not support Dolby de/encoders.
Channels 5.1 Surround
Sample rate 48 kHz
Bit rate 192 kbps

360p for Symbian^3

Container

MP4

Video

Format AVC / H.264
Profile High Profile, Level 3
Resolution 640x360 (16:9) / 640x480 (4:3)
Frame rate 30 FPS
Bit rate Up to 6 Mbps for short videos (2 Mbps for long movies)
Max number of reference frames 5
Max number of B-frames 1
I-frame interval 1 s
Video streaming support Yes, with MP4 and MPEG-4 AAC-LC. Bit rate is limited to 3 Mbps. Nokia 500 is limited to VGA 15 FPS with 2 Mbps. When streaming over a WCDMA network with a 384 kbps connection, the bit rate is limited to ~360 kbps for combined audio and video.

Audio

Format MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Channels 2 (stereo)
Sample rate 48 kHz
Bit rate 160 kbps variable bit rate

360p for Symbian^1 (S60 5th Edition)

Container

MP4

Video

Format MPEG-4
Profile Simple Profile, Level 4a
Resolution 640x360 (16:9) / 640x480 (4:3)
Frame rate 30 FPS
Bit rate 4 Mbps
Max number of reference frames N/A
Max number of B-frames N/A
I-frame interval 1 s
Video streaming support Yes, bit rate limited to 3 Mbps. Nokia C5-03 is limited to VGA 15 FPS with 2 Mbps. When streaming over a WCDMA network with a 384 kbps connection, the bit rate is limited to ~360 kbps for combined audio and video.

Audio

Format MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Channels 2 (stereo)
Sample rate 48 kHz
Bit rate 160 kbps variable bit rate

MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan / Nokia N9-00

Container

MP4, optional MKV. Note that Nokia Ovi Suite does not support the Matroska/MKV format.

Video

Format H.264
Profile Baseline Profile, Level 3.1
Resolution 854x480 (16:9) / 640x480 (4:3)
Frame rate 30 FPS
Bit rate 4 Mbps. When streaming over a WCDMA network with a 384 kbps connection, the bit rate is limited to ~360 kbps for combined audio and video.
Max number of reference frames As per H.264 standard
Max number of B-frames As per H.264 standard
I-frame interval 1 s
Video streaming support Yes, with MP4 and MPEG-4 AAC-LC. When streaming over a WCDMA network with a 384 kbps connection, the bit rate is limited to ~360 kbps for combined audio and video.

Audio

Format MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Channels 2 (stereo)
Sample rate 48 kHz
Bit rate 160 kbps variable bit rate

Optional audio encoding format instead of the above (MKV as a preferred container)

Format AC3 / eAC3 (Dolby Digital). Note that Nokia Ovi Suite does not support Dolby de/encoders.
Channels 5.1 Surround
Sample rate 48 kHz
Bit rate 192 kbps

Series 40

NOTE: This profile is compatible with products that include a QVGA display, QVGA or above video capabilities, and support for video streaming. For relevant device specifications, see Device specifications on the Nokia Developer website.

Container

MP4

Video

Format MPEG-4
Profile Simple Profile, Level 3
Resolution 320x240 (4:3)
Frame rate 30 FPS
Bit rate 384 kbps
Max number of reference frames N/A
Max number of B-frames N/A
I-frame interval 1 s
Video streaming support Yes. When streaming over a WCDMA network with a 384 kbps connection, the bit rate is limited to ~360 kbps for combined audio and video.

Audio

Format MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Channels 2 (stereo)
Sample rate 48 kHz
Bit rate 128 kbps variable bit rate
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