December 20, 2014

CM7 for Nook Color gets Video Playback Fix and RC Status!

For those of you who have taken advantage of the fact that the Barnes and Noble Nook Color is Android powered and hackable, there is good news from the Cyanogen Mod team that has been working on CM7 for the device.  The latest nightly build has DSP/Video playback enabled, taking care of the audio lag on the device whilst watching video media.  After installing this build on my device, I can tell you that video works really well, with a great framerate.

CM team members Dalingrin and Fattire worked hard on the video issue, with the enabling of DSP as the result.  Both team members worked hard on the ROM in general as well, fixing numerous bugs from previous builds. Give those two a big thank you in the comments for their work.  Remember, they do this for free, this is a “hobby”.

The build is available now on the CyanogenMod download page, and as you will see when you download, has a release candidate tag attached naming it RC4.  Exciting news as the team continues to move towards a stable release for the unit.



  • http://profiles.google.com/adriantunaya Adrian Tunaya

    do you mind sharing what video conversion program and settings you’re using for your videos.

    Thanks!

    • bekynd

      In handbrake, convert to MP4 and use the following settings:

      For preset I select “High Profile”.

      Picture: Output width = 848 (height will auto adjust), Anamorphic = Loose
      Audio: Mix down to stereo and DRC = 4.0
      Video: Constant quality RF = 22

      That should do the trick, just make sure you are running one of the newer builds that has the video fix!

      Enjoy :)

      • http://profiles.google.com/adriantunaya Adrian Tunaya

        thanks!

      • http://profiles.google.com/a.fenderson A. Fenderson

        Can it not handle something running closer to native, with 1024 width?

  • PhilipC

    On my Nook Color CM7 RC4 is MUCH better than froyo that previously ran internally. With the 1.1GHz kernel and the new CyanogenMOD settings set to “1100/300 Ondemand” I’m getting a quadrant score of over 1700 (highest number I got was 1739)!!! Remember to disable SetCPU to take advantage of the CM7 speed.

  • Pmrx06

    My Nook Color, never particularly good, has now shut down and will not restart. Is there anyone out there that can actually (and would consider, for a fee) working on it? B&N help and the so-wonderful staff of the local B&N aren’t helpful and the forum hasn’t an answer either. I’m not much of a techie and I hate the thought of tossing out this $250 paperweight.

    • Wanda

      did you push the on button and the “n”  at the same time and re boot it??

  • Mr. Bombastic

    These guys are really doing a good job with this! :)

  • Anonymous

    CM& just gets better and better and the status bar at the bottom is perfect. I just installed CM-7.02-signed and I am still not able to get youtube and videos to play. Am I missing a setting?

    • Blahblah

      you’re missing adobe flash. install it from market

      • Anonymous

        I have Flash 10.2 installed so that’s not it. It works in 2.1 and 2.2 but not in CM7 2.3. I have had nightly builds since 24 and the same thing.

  • Jacknmarc

    I’ve been running CM7.03 for a while flawlessly.  All of a sudden, it refuses to boot, showing the droid with circling arrow for a few revolutions, then skating off, back on and repeating , continuing to try that way until I force off.  
    do I have to start all over with a new install or is there a fix?  I have tried reloading and recovery but after reload, it continues to do this.