I’d like to report my first successful video conversion without SMC:
using ffmpeg and mencoder (on Linux) to convert from MPEG-PS (MPEG1 Video, MPEG1-Layer2 Audio) to AVI
modifying the AVI file with avi-mux (under wine on Linux)
playing (and seeking) a 90 seconds movie on the Fuze :smileyvery-happy:
Please consider this as a first informal post only. I need to do more testing and it needs a bit of time to put things together until I get at least a half-decent recipe or howto.
Well, it was kind of puzzling. I’m not a video expert at all, in fact when I started my investigation about two weeks ago I didn’t know anything about AVI file structure, I-, P- or B-frames and alike. I am not keen on watching video or tv. I mostly consider this a waste of time … But I must confess I am a Linux addict and I love my fuze. And I know there are powerful tools for almost any video format conversion available on Linux. So I tried to find a solution for video conversion without SMC.
After reading some documentation and a lot of articles on the web I digged down deeper into some working videos. My first understanding was that it is necessary to separate two problems apart: the specifics of video stream format and the specifics of the avi container. Finally that was the clue other people probably have not considered hard enough!
Edit: The tutorial is out! It provides solutions for both Linux and Windows. Please follow this link.
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