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SanDisk User
Posts: 26
Registered: ‎01-18-2008

HOW-TO: Easy video conversion in Linux

If you use KDE (but it should work with other DEs too), I've found this program, which basically is some kind of GUI for FFmpeg that can be used as a standalone program, but it also integrates in Konqueror Menu (servicemenu) for one-click conversions (although I found that it's much slower this way):

Avi 2 iPod / PSP

Required dependencies are:
kommander
ffmpeg

mplayer <- Optional



It's very easy to use:

1) go to the 'iPod' tab
2) choose the input file
3) choose output directory
4) choose bitrate for video and audio
5) select aspect ratio of the original file (4:3, 16:9 or 2,35:1)
6) in the 'Resolution' field
- select 'iPod' to encode files optimized for being viewed directly on the View (output file will be 320x???)
- select 'TV' to encode files optimized for being viewed using the TV-Out function of the View (output file will be 640x???)
7) DO NOT check the "Use H264 instead of XviD", otherwise the encoded file won't be recognized by the View
8) click on the iPod picture and let the program do its magic

That's it! (and this works...)
SanDisk User
Posts: 61
Registered: ‎07-23-2007

Re: HOW-TO: Easy video conversion in Linux

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SanDisk User
Posts: 26
Registered: ‎01-18-2008

Re: HOW-TO: Easy video conversion in Linux

Smiley Very Happy Hope this helps!