Fuze video format?

I am trying to convert my own personal DVDs directly to Fuze-ready files using DVD HD Decrypter.  I do not want to use the Sansa Media Converter.  I want to be able to convert all the .vobs to one big .avi in one step.

Can you please give us some more information on the video format that is acceptable to the Fuze.  MPEG4 (SP) QCIF+ 20fps is not sufficient.  What is the big secret?  Here’s what we need to know:

Video

  Codec

  Bitrate

  Frame resolution

  Framerate

Audio

  Codec

  Bitrate

  Sample rate

Please.

Thank you.

For now, you’re going to have to use the Sansa Media Converter. Sansafix has said that in a future firmware update, they will make it less picky, so that you’ll be able to use any video converter.

Here is your answer

http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=27460

You rock.  I dont’ think DVDfab supports the Divx5 codec. Yet.

What program can i use to Convert WMA video files to a different format to play on Sansa?

I’ve contacted…

sansa tech support - bad support - no help

yahoo Q & A

Afterdawn.com

you name it, i’ve done it

PLUS i’ve downloaded the k-lite codec and cccp codec NEVERMIND the Huge amount of conversion programs.

My library system offers tons of WMA Videos, BUT Sansa Fuze does not play these files.

Help!

Message Edited by kaxmir on 01-10-2009 07:03 PM

Good luck.  Right now, if Sansa Media Converter won’t convert it, you can’t play it on a Fuze.

@icymt wrote:
Good luck.  Right now, if Sansa Media Converter won’t convert it, you can’t play it on a Fuze.

Not completely true. You need SMC to put it on the device. If you can get another program to get the video to the right size, and then get it to run thru SMC it should work.  

@conversionbox wrote:


@icymt wrote:
Good luck.  Right now, if Sansa Media Converter won’t convert it, you can’t play it on a Fuze.


Not completely true. You need SMC to put it on the device. If you can get another program to get the video to the right size, and then get it to run thru SMC it should work.  

The Rhapsody client will put movies on your Fuze.  No SMC necessary.

ok. (Sansa Media Converter) uses the term “convert” meaning to actually Transfer the file (video or audio, etc) ONTO sansa device.

:dizzy_face:What I am trying to do is _ Convert or Change _ over a WMA video file onto a video file that Sansa Fuze supports. 

My library (http://www.suffolkwave.org/16B6FCC8-3B43-4E8B-BCFC-AE60354E6EBB/10/380/en/Default.htm) has tons of videos and audiobooks plus music for free.  I have no problems with audio books transfering over to Sansa.

I have tried to find AND have downloaded many programs such as: 

     plus MANY more…

I have contacted so many different forums too.

  Nobody seems to help.

Sansa Tech, forget about it…they are NO help at all!

Message Edited by kaxmir on 01-10-2009 07:02 PM

@jfencl wrote:


@conversionbox wrote:


@icymt wrote:
Good luck.  Right now, if Sansa Media Converter won’t convert it, you can’t play it on a Fuze.


Not completely true. You need SMC to put it on the device. If you can get another program to get the video to the right size, and then get it to run thru SMC it should work.  


The Rhapsody client will put movies on your Fuze.  No SMC necessary.

Im Still lookin for a set of instructions on how to do this… Not A Rhapsody Fan But I would like to try this and see how it works.  jfencl if you could send me the directions in a Private Message or post them on here thay would rock!

@conversionbox wrote:


@jfencl wrote:


@conversionbox wrote:


@icymt wrote:
Good luck.  Right now, if Sansa Media Converter won’t convert it, you can’t play it on a Fuze.


Not completely true. You need SMC to put it on the device. If you can get another program to get the video to the right size, and then get it to run thru SMC it should work.  


The Rhapsody client will put movies on your Fuze.  No SMC necessary.


Im Still lookin for a set of instructions on how to do this… Not A Rhapsody Fan But I would like to try this and see how it works.  jfencl if you could send me the directions in a Private Message or post them on here thay would rock!

I haven’t done it in a while but, as I recall, it was merely a drag and drop.

@kaxmir wrote:

ok. (Sansa Media Converter) uses the term “convert” meaning to actually Transfer the file (video or audio, etc) ONTO sansa device.

 

:dizzy_face:What I am trying to do is _ Convert or Change _ over a WVA video file onto a video file that Sansa Fuze supports. 

 

My library (http://www.suffolkwave.org/16B6FCC8-3B43-4E8B-BCFC-AE60354E6EBB/10/380/en/Default.htm) has tons of videos and audiobooks plus music for free.  I have no problems with audio books transfering over to Sansa.

 

I have tried to find AND have downloaded many programs such as: 

     plus MANY more…

 

I have contacted so many different forums too.

 

  Nobody seems to help.

 

Sansa Tech, forget about it…they are NO help at all!

Ok… Should have been clearer. SMC Does Both! (Thats why it is supposed to be handy… Its NOT) Anyhow. The SMC Will convert your files to the specs the fuze needs and then add them for you. Rhapsody aparently does the same (Im not sure Havent tried it myself). If you can use a program like (My Fave) WinAVI to get the specs right for the fuze you can drop it into smc which will think its converting something and then SMC will sitck it on the Fuze.

@conversionbox wrote:


@kaxmir wrote:

ok. (Sansa Media Converter) uses the term “convert” meaning to actually Transfer the file (video or audio, etc) ONTO sansa device.

 

:dizzy_face:What I am trying to do is _ Convert or Change _ over a WVA video file onto a video file that Sansa Fuze supports. 

 

My library (http://www.suffolkwave.org/16B6FCC8-3B43-4E8B-BCFC-AE60354E6EBB/10/380/en/Default.htm) has tons of videos and audiobooks plus music for free.  I have no problems with audio books transfering over to Sansa.

 

I have tried to find AND have downloaded many programs such as: 

     plus MANY more…

 

I have contacted so many different forums too.

 

  Nobody seems to help.

 

Sansa Tech, forget about it…they are NO help at all!


Ok… Should have been clearer. SMC Does Both! (Thats why it is supposed to be handy… Its NOT) Anyhow. The SMC Will convert your files to the specs the fuze needs and then add them for you. Rhapsody aparently does the same (Im not sure Havent tried it myself). If you can use a program like (My Fave) WinAVI to get the specs right for the fuze you can drop it into smc which will think its converting something and then SMC will sitck it on the Fuze.

SMC definitely does not convert wva files to usable extention, ready to get rid of it.

Wait WVA? Sorry I missed that. That means you have to convert the file to something like an AVI, or a mpeg, then try SMC. But I would suggest trying rhapsody as well

Message Edited by Conversionbox on 01-07-2009 09:41 PM

When you say you are ready to get rid of “IT” Please dont mean your Fuze. I have said this before, Some people come on here and moan and complain and then decide to get rid of the fuze because it is not super easy and to them I say good riddance. YOu on the other hand have done more work than many other posters. If you are ready to ditch the fuze that would make me sorta sad. If you stick with the fuze and keep working the fuze will do exactly what you want it to and you will “live happily ever after”. No its not so easy a caveman can do it but thats why we arnt cavemen.

Actually, regarding Winavi, you can convert your videos with this program, then drag and drop them onto the player. SMC is not necessary at all. The ideal format for Winavi is 224x176 @ 20fps. Audio can be left to default.

just getting frustrated with the fuze and these wva file conversions - trying to find the right program.

I’ve never had an mp3 player, I have NO problems handling the fuze, I don’t read the instructions, i just play with it, THEN read the instructions to see if i missed out on any other feature that I may not have discovered.

AS far as the one writer wrote, do i just google a search for win avi programs?

That’s the point, Conversion.  You need to use SMC to get a video onto the Fuze.  If SMC won’t process the video, it won’t play on the Fuze.

Yes, the Rhapsody videos will go right into the Fuze but that is a special case.  Sansa advertises that the Fuze is Rhapsody compatible so Rhapsody is pre-converting videos so that they are the right specification to play on the Fuze.

As for WinAVI, I’ll believe that it will create a Fuze playable video when I see it.  Would you please share your settings for WinAVI that produced a Fuze playable video so I can try it?

@icymt wrote:

That’s the point, Conversion.  You need to use SMC to get a video onto the Fuze.

Wrong wrong wrong.  Rhapsoy.  I don’t know how many times this has to be repeated.

I do not have settings for WinAVI, since I am not sure which media converter i need.  Any Advise?