SMC best format to convert from.

i have found with my fuze and SMC that the best file to convert from is an MPEG2(.mpg) and it works a lot faster then any other that i have found.

if anyone has a file format that works really well then please share.

Thanks

Forget it. You can save many time and get your nerves a rest when you just forget about the messy video support or, even better, just buy a player from another vendor.

@visualbasicjedi wrote:

i have found with my fuze and SMC that the best file to convert from is an MPEG2(.mpg) and it works a lot faster then any other that i have found.

if anyone has a file format that works really well then please share.

Thanks

Good Job. And Ignore the person who hasw 4 posts all of which say the same thing. I use avi and Mpeg4 videos and then convert them with SMC for my Connect and Fuze. It works well for me but the real trick it to find what works for you and stick to that. 

Hello again, Conversionbox.

Taking a cue from your post, using Nero Recode 2, Recode Main Movie to Nero Digital, I decrypted one of my non-copy-protected DVDs and converted it to MPEG-4.  It is probably irrelevant here, but I selected the Portable profile for sizes up to 352 x 288. 

The SMC process appeared to run smoothly, but did take time.  Too much time?  I cannot say because this was my first attempt with SMC and an mp4 file.  The process concluded with four .mov files in my Sansa e260 v1 player’s VIDEO folder.

Unfortunately, that were my story takes a turn.  The video starts fine, but within 10 minutes audio starts to lead video.  After 15 minutes audio leads by over a second.  After 20 minutes, audio leads by close to 2 seconds.  I stop watching after 20 minutes because I wanted to check my source file. 

So I checked my source file by playing it with Nero Showtime and there were no AV problems - no audio leading video, or video lagging behind audio, problems.  In fact, I watched the whole movie to see if there were any audio-video sync problems and there were none.

I can only conclude that the SMC process was faulty.

I am using the latest SMC release and have had no problems converting photos, but, as I said, this was my first attempt at converting a video.

Any thoughts?  Have others had similar audio-video sync problems on their Sansa e200 series players?

 

CurlySue

Preferred VBR Encoder: LAME LameEnc DLL v1.32 Engine 3.98
Preferred CBC Encoder: Fraunhofer L3 Codec Professional, v3.4.0.0
Preferred GUI programs: Audiograbber 1.83 & jetAudio 7.1.8.4006 Basic

 

@curlysue wrote:

Hello again, Conversionbox.

 

Taking a cue from your post, using Nero Recode 2, Recode Main Movie to Nero Digital, I decrypted one of my non-copy-protected DVDs and converted it to MPEG-4.  It is probably irrelevant here, but I selected the Portable profile for sizes up to 352 x 288. 

 

The SMC process appeared to run smoothly, but did take time.  Too much time?  I cannot say because this was my first attempt with SMC and an mp4 file.  The process concluded with four .mov files in my Sansa e260 v1 player’s VIDEO folder.

 

Unfortunately, that were my story takes a turn.  The video starts fine, but within 10 minutes audio starts to lead video.  After 15 minutes audio leads by over a second.  After 20 minutes, audio leads by close to 2 seconds.  I stop watching after 20 minutes because I wanted to check my source file. 

 

So I checked my source file by playing it with Nero Showtime and there were no AV problems - no audio leading video, or video lagging behind audio, problems.  In fact, I watched the whole movie to see if there were any audio-video sync problems and there were none.

 

I can only conclude that the SMC process was faulty.

 

I am using the latest SMC release and have had no problems converting photos, but, as I said, this was my first attempt at converting a video.

 

Any thoughts?  Have others had similar audio-video sync problems on their Sansa e200 series players?

 

CurlySue

Preferred VBR Encoder: LAME LameEnc DLL v1.32 Engine 3.98
Preferred CBC Encoder: Fraunhofer L3 Codec Professional, v3.4.0.0
Preferred GUI programs: Audiograbber 1.83 & jetAudio 7.1.8.4006 Basic

 

 

Try using Nero to make an AVI file in the exact same way you did the mpeg 4, then drag and drop to the player. There are several reasons for the Lag in video, and SMC is certainly part of that. Another factor is processor power, I run a Dual Core processor and have tons os power, this helps eliminate the lag. There is always some lag but most of the time its so miniscule you never notice.

Thanks for your super fast reply, Conversionbox.

Prior to posting, I reviewed Nero’s settings and could not find on for AVI.  In fact, I am reasonable certain that Nero Digital is strictly MP4. 

Sadly, I am also not familiar with any other utility that will work with VOB files to create DVD quality from DVDs.  In addition, I would prefer not having to spend more money for more software.  

CurlySue

Message Edited by CurlySue on 03-06-2009 11:09 AM

@curlysue wrote:

Thanks for your super fast reply, Conversionbox.

 

Prior to posting, I reviewed Nero’s settings and could not find on for AVI.  In fact, I am reasonable certain that Nero Digital is strictly MP4. 

 

Sadly, I am also not familiar with any other utility that will work with VOB files to create DVD quality from DVDs.  In addition, I would prefer not having to spend more money for more software.  

 

CurlySue

Message Edited by CurlySue on 03-06-2009 11:09 AM

Nero is GREAT for VOB work, It was all I used until I got Adobe Premire Which is actually an Editing software. I remember an AVI setting, maybe I am wrong tho. I will have a look tonight and let ya know.

A collegue recommended Adobe Premier, but I’m afraid it is not within my budget at this time.  He LOVES it and regularly RAVES about it.

I should add that I am running Nero 7 Ultra Edition, updated thru the 7.11.10.0 release.  It  has served me exceedingly well when it comes to creating DVDs and burning CDs - never a problem.

Thanks again, Conversionbox.

CurlySue

Message Edited by CurlySue on 03-06-2009 11:34 AM

@curlysue wrote:

A collegue recommended Adobe Premier, but I’m afraid it is not within my budget at this time.  He LOVES it and regularly RAVES about it.

 

I should add that I am running Nero 7 Ultra Edition, updated thru the 7.11.10.0 release.  It  has served me exceedingly well when it comes to creating DVDs and burning CDs - never a problem.

 

Thanks again, Conversionbox.

 

CurlySue

Message Edited by CurlySue on 03-06-2009 11:34 AM

Turns out mu Nero (Its a lot older) is using a plug in from Premire to make AVIs. Premire is kind of expensive but they have released several releases in the Elemnts series which is a stripped down version of the program which is not to bad.Here is a package you can find in most office supply stores. Seperate these programs are about $99 together for $150 is a good deal.

So how many programs and how many time you need to get a video on your Sansa? Nero? Adobe Premiere? Hello, anybody at home? This is ridiculous.

Message Edited by AlecTronic on 03-07-2009 11:37 AM

@alectronic wrote:
So how many programs and how many time you need to get a video on your Sansa? Nero? Adobe Premiere? Hello, anybody at home? This is ridiculous.
Message Edited by AlecTronic on 03-07-2009 11:37 AM

Listen very carfully to what I am about to say… ITS ON YOU! For some people SMC works perfectly everytime, for others they have to Use another Converter, some have to use 2 or 3 programs. Why do I do what I do? Because I use my fuze a lot to show clients videos that I am working on for them, that way Im not wasteing DVDs. So I use Premiere and then SMC because it works. YOU NEED TO FIND WHAT WORKS FOR YOU! Everybody here does. They are working on eliminating or at least reducing SMC’s role in the process.

@alectronic wrote:
Forget it. You can save many time and get your nerves a rest when you just forget about the messy video support or, even better, just buy a player from another vendor.

@alectronic wrote:
So how many programs and how many time you need to get a video on your Sansa? Nero? Adobe Premiere? Hello, anybody at home? This is ridiculous.

And if you don’t care to follow CB’s (or anyone else’s) advice or ‘jump through hoops’ to do what is needed to git 'er done, then that’s OK too.

Just don’t wast your (and our) time in bothering to post your incessant whining & bad-mouthing. To just suddenly jump in on an existing converstion and tell a newcomer to “dont’ bother; it ain’t gonna work, get a different player” is rather rude, child-like, immature and trollish. Whatever axe you’ve got to grind, keep it to yourself or peddle it somewhere else.

If you are having trouble with a Sansa player and would like help in figuring it out, then we would be more than glad to help you as much as we can. But if you’ve resigned yourself to the fact that you don’t have the patience or desire to work through it, and your only goal is to dissuade as many others as you can from enjoying what you cannot (or more appropriately will not) then as Biff in the ‘Back To The Future’ series was so fond of saying . . .

“Make like a tree and get out of here!”

Negative attitudes are a ‘dime a dozen’, and we’ve got enough loose change around here, thank you very much!

Message Edited by Tapeworm on 03-08-2009 03:42 PM

I tried mp4 but the audio always lagged and SMC would freeze up and i would have to close it.

but i have an older computer and the processor is not so good

so that might be the problem.

yeah the only problem with getting another player is that it took me months to save enough for this one.

and the video support was one of the main things that i wanted in a player

@visualbasicjedi wrote:

yeah the only problem with getting another player is that it took me months to save enough for this one.

and the video support was one of the main things that i wanted in a player

If this is a response to Tapes comments. They werent directed at you. Just try a few of the things suggested on here and see if you find something that works for you.

@conversionbox wrote:


@visualbasicjedi wrote:

yeah the only problem with getting another player is that it took me months to save enough for this one.

and the video support was one of the main things that i wanted in a player


If this is a response to Tapes comments. They werent directed at you. Just try a few of the things suggested on here and see if you find something that works for you.

If you look back a page, I believe Jedi was responding to Mr. Positive Attitude ( AlecTronic ) in suggesting he get another player.

I think anybody & everybody who reads through this thread can pretty much figure out who my comments were directed at. But just in case, and so there’s no mis-understanding, I’ll edit the post with the relevant quote(s).

@tapeworm wrote:


@conversionbox wrote:


@visualbasicjedi wrote:

yeah the only problem with getting another player is that it took me months to save enough for this one.

and the video support was one of the main things that i wanted in a player


If this is a response to Tapes comments. They werent directed at you. Just try a few of the things suggested on here and see if you find something that works for you.


 

If you look back a page, I believe Jedi was responding to Mr. Positive Attitude ( AlecTronic ) in suggesting he get another player.

 

I think anybody & everybody who reads through this thread can pretty much figure out who my comments were directed at. But just in case, and so there’s no mis-understanding, I’ll edit the post with the relevant quote(s).

Yeah i was responding to AlecTronic’s comment sorry i didn’t know how the forums worked sorry.