How to Datamosh on Android

Datamoshing is a popular video art form that involves manipulating the compression of a video file to create visual glitches and distortions. While it was once a technique reserved for professional video editors, it’s now possible to datamosh videos right from your Android device. In this article, we’ll discuss the steps you need to take to get started with datamoshing on Android.

What You’ll Need

Before you can start datamoshing on your Android device, you’ll need to download a few apps. First, you’ll need a video editor that allows you to manipulate the compression of your video files. We recommend using the free app, “Video Compressor – Fast Compress Video & Photo”. You’ll also need a video player that supports datamoshing. We recommend using the free app, “MX Player”.

Step 1: Compress Your Video

The first step in datamoshing on Android is to compress your video file. Open the “Video Compressor” app and select the video you want to datamosh. Choose the compression settings that you want to use, making sure to select a low bitrate and high compression level. Once you have your settings selected, compress the video.

Step 2: Open Your Video in MX Player

Once your video has been compressed, open it in MX Player. Click on the menu button and select “Tools”. From there, click on “Settings” and scroll down to “Decoder”. Under “Decoder”, select “SW decoder”. This is necessary to enable datamoshing.

Step 3: Enable Frame Skipping

In order to datamosh, you’ll need to enable frame skipping. To do this, go back to the main menu in MX Player and select “Settings” again. This time, scroll down to “Playback” and select “Frame Skip”. Choose the “On” option to enable frame skipping.

Step 4: Start Datamoshing

With all the settings in place, you can now start datamoshing. Play your video in MX Player and start skipping frames by tapping the screen. You’ll notice that the video becomes glitchy and distorted. Experiment with different skipping patterns and see what kind of effects you can create.

Step 5: Save Your Datamoshed Video

Once you’re happy with your datamoshed video, you can save it by clicking on the menu button in MX Player and selecting “Save”. Choose a location to save the video and give it a name. Congratulations, you’ve successfully datamoshed a video on your Android device!

People Also Ask

Q: Can I datamosh on an iPhone?

A: Yes, you can datamosh on an iPhone using a similar process. You’ll need to download a video editor and a video player that supports datamoshing.

Q: Is datamoshing legal?

A: Yes, datamoshing is legal as long as you’re not using copyrighted material without permission.

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