I was hoping I could get the audio quality and frame rate up on my e280.

I want my e280 to have video and audio codecs a certain way.  I thought I figured it out, but it’s not working.

Frame Rate: 24.00 fps
Bit Rate: At least 192 Kbps
Sampling Rate: 44100 Hz (default is OMG MY EARS 11KHz)
Resolution: 220x166 or 216x162 (default is 208x160, why???)

Does motion jpeg support .AVI or am I forced to use .MOV?  I’ll use mov if the other stuff can work.  I got the AVI idea in my head because I saw it in the config file!

There seems to be a configuration for the media converter, but I don’t see the settings I change apply to the encoding process.  The file size doesn’t change and when I play back my videos on the e280 they don’t look and sound better.  Why doesn’t any of this take effect?  And what is the unit itself capable of playing?
I:\Program Files\SanDisk\Sansa Media Converter\Profiles\SanDisk_E200_MSC.apr

The highest priority changes I’d like are [and the original value in brackets] {comments}

Resolutions=220x166 [208x160] {This would let me use the 220x176-resolution screen’s max width for 4:3 playback}
If that is not possible with the codec, then 216x162 would suffice. {8x6}

[OUTPUT_FORMAT]
PhotoFmts=Jpeg File(JPG),Bitmap File(BMP)
DefPhotoFmt=JPG
PhotoSaveMode=BMP(2),JPG(4)
AudioFmts=Mp3 File(MP3)
DefAudioFmt=MP3
VideoFmts=Motion JPEG B(AVI)
DefVideoFmt=AVI [MOV]
VideoSaveMode=AVI(256),MPG(257),WMV(258),MOV(259),ASF(261)

So MOV is 259, or 1.0000.0011 in binary
I want to try AVI on my player instead AVI is 256, or 1.0000.0000 in binary
So I set?
SaveMode=256 [259]
AudioBitrate=192 [blank]
AudioSmplrate=44100 [11025]
VideoFps=24.00 [15.00]

Now for this whole section, do I need to make an “[AVI]” section instead?

[MOV] <-- {Change to [AVI] ? Didn’t work when I tried it}
FileExtName=AVI
SaveMode=256
VideoEncodes=MotionJPEGB Codec
DefaultVideoEncode=MotionJPEGB Codec
AudioEncodes=UnCompressed,16-bit big endian,16-bit little endian,32-bit floating point,64-bit floating point,24-bit integer,32-bit integer,MACE 3:1,MACE 6:1,IMA 4:1,.Law 2:1,aLaw 2:1
DefaultAudioEncoder=24-bit integer
Fps=15.00,20.00,24.00,25.00,29.97
DefaultFps=24.00
AudioBitrate=192
DefaultAudioBitrate=192

VideoBitrate=Lossless Quality(100),Max Quality(100),High Quality(75),Normal Quality(50),Low Quality(25),Min Quatliy(0)
DefaultVideoBitrate=4
AudioSmplrate=44100
DefaultAudioSmplrate=44100

Resolutions=220x166
DefaultResolution=220x166

In the end, I really don’t accept the 11KHz audio, that if anything I want changed.  The rest I nitpick because this device is digital after all, so things should be changeable just like on my pc.  If I get a movie that’s 1280x720 in 5.1 sound, I can install some software and change it to 320x180 in stereo sound if I want!  Or if I’m plugging my PC into a 720p DLP TV that has 5% overscan I can force my pc to use 1264x708 so there’s no more overscan.  I was hoping I could get the audio quality and frame rate up on my e280.

How do I push boottan?

Is 24fps and 44KHz too much to ask for?  Is there some alternative software I can use to convert to a format readable by the player?  What’s this about ArcSoft and InterVideo versions?  Which one is newer and how do I get both?  Mine has an ArcSoft logo on it.

Intervideo is the newest, the only way to get both is to find the newest arcsoft which will still be old. The newest intervideo is on the sandisk website

Woohoo!! I DID IT I DID IT!! OK To fix your audio problem…  this is my SanDisk_E200_MTP.apr  File…

Change the value I highlighted below, save and you’re all set!!!  I’m sure everyone else has already figured that out though… WOOOT!!  Kudos to Auv though YOu alreated me to it.

[DEVICE]
HID=VID_0781&PID_7420
PhotoFolder=Photo
AudioFolder=Audio
VideoFolder=Video
DeviceIcon=hcata_e200
EnableAlbum=1
DefaultAlbum=My Album

[TRANSCODE]
FilenameLength=1000
FilenameExclude=
FilenameRenameCap=
UniqueFilename=0
PromptCompatible=0
CheckPhotoCompatible=1
CheckAudioCompatible=1
CheckVideoCompatible=1
UseArcAviWriter=0
ArcAviWriterMode=2
ArcAviWriterModeDesc=AVI_TIME(0),AVI_SAMPLE(1),AVI_CONTROL(2)
SplitTime=600

[OUTPUT_FORMAT]
PhotoFmts=Jpeg File(JPG),Bitmap File(BMP)
DefPhotoFmt=JPG
PhotoSaveMode=BMP(2),JPG(4)
AudioFmts=Mp3 File(MP3)
DefAudioFmt=MP3
VideoFmts=Motion JPEG B(MOV)
DefVideoFmt=MOV
VideoSaveMode=AVI(256),MPG(257),WMV(258),MOV(259),ASF(261)

[OPTIMIZE]
PhotoFmt=BMP
PhotoSize=176x220
PhotoQuality=100
AudioFmt=
AudioBits=
AudioSmpBits=
AudioChnl=
VideoFmt=MOV
Resolution=160x208
VideoEncoder=MotionJPEGB Codec
AudioEncoder=16-bit big endian
VideoBitrate=70
AudioBitrate=
AudioSmplrate=44100  <====****CHANGE THIS VALUE FROM 11025 to 44100 and then SAVE! You must use notepad!!******
VideoFps=15.00
RotateDegree=270

[BMP]
FileExtName=BMP
SaveMode=2
Resolutions=320x240,640x480,720x480,800x600,1024x768
DefResolution=640x480

[MOV]
FileExtName=MOV
SaveMode=259
VideoEncodes=MotionJPEGB Codec
DefaultVideoEncode=MotionJPEGB Codec
AudioEncodes=UnCompressed,16-bit big endian,16-bit little endian,32-bit

floating point,64-bit floating point,24-bit integer,32-bit integer,MACE

3:1,MACE 6:1,IMA 4:1,.Law 2:1,aLaw 2:1
DefaultAudioEncoder=24-bit integer
Fps=15.00,20.00,24.00,25.00,29.97
DefaultFps=15.00
AudioBitrate=
DefaultAudioBitrate=
VideoBitrate=Lossless Quality(100),Max Quality(100),High Quatliy(75),Normal

Quality(50),Low Quatliy(25),Min Quatliy(0)
DefaultVideoBitrate=4
AudioSmplrate=
DefaultAudioSmplrate=44100
Resolutions=208x160
DefaultResolution=208x160

Too late, I found out about the Rockbox firmware and placed that on.  Now I can watch TV shows at 23.976fps or whatever they may be in mpeg 220x166.  The only problem though is I can’t seem to use mp3 audio with mpeg2 video, it wants to use mpg1 audio which isn’t as compressed as I’d like so the file size is larger.  Still, 140mb per episode of a tv show is better than 240mb as 15fps motion jpeg.  Rockbox is an awesome firmware that gives a lot of options and freedom to this player.  I can’t believe something for free is so superior to the one developed by sandisk.  It lost its eye candy, but that itself is customizable too.  This thing is more like an ultra portable pc now with a >QVGA screen and 10gb of storage.  Or whatever size micro SDHC will get to because Rockbox enables support for that!