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Registered: ‎08-12-2009

Re: SMC video format e200v2

If video res is 640/480 change -aspect in your preset line. (-aspect 1.333) or video is 640/272 -aspect 2.353
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Registered: ‎08-12-2009

Re: SMC video format e200v2

Thanks for the reply, but this didn't seem to do anything.  I tried changing the -aspect to the appropriate ratio and the output was unchanged.  What exactly is the -aspect tag supposed to do?  Removing it had no obvious effect on the output.

 

I did manage to fix my problem, however, by figuring out what the proper dimensions of the movie should be to fit my player.  So for example I started with a movie that was 704x304, which shrinks to approximately 224x97.  Apparently the padding needs to be in multiples of 2 pixels, so I used 38 pixels for the top and bottom, leaving 100 pixels for the movie (slightly stretched but not really noticeable). So in the end I had:

 

-r 20 -vcodec mpeg4 -vtag DX50 -s 224x100 -padtop 38 -padbottom 38 -b 700k -qmin 3 -qmax 5 -mbd 2 -bf 2 -aic 2 -cmp 2 -subcmp 2 -bf 0 -acodec libmp3lame -ar 44100 -ab 128k -ac 2

 

Andy
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Registered: ‎08-18-2009

Re: SMC video format e200v2

I just wanted to post a thanks for the info provided here. I'd been having occasional frustrating audio/video lag problems and simply running the files through AVIDEMUX then SMC or MediaConverter 3 completely solved the problems.

 

Cudos!

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Posts: 398
Registered: ‎07-09-2009

Re: SMC video format e200v2

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I believe I have a more straightforward solution.  I don't have an e200, but I do own a Fuze.  Check this post out:
http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board/message?board.id=sansafuse&view=by_date_ascending&message.id=3....  Basically, for those of you who do not feel like going to another post (I know, its annoying), it says to convert the video to avi (DivX 5 + MP3, as described above), using Mencoder (although I have found that any converter will work, and the device is not picky at all about the video bitrate).  Then remux the avi files using a program called "Avi Mux GUI" as described on the post (yes, you have to click the link, and go read the directions).
Message Edited by halonachos117 on 01-15-2010 09:45 PM

Tired of the Sansa Media Converter? Try Video4Fuze! It can create smaller videos than SMC, and is WAY more reliable!!!!

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Registered: ‎07-09-2009

Re: SMC video format e200v2

BTW, the discovery of these steps have led someone to create a video conversion program (based on Mencoder) that automates all of the steps needed to make a compatable video file.  Its Called Video4Fuze.  It works without the Fuze being plugged in, which means that it can be used for other players.  Just drag and drop the output file onto your MP3 player, no SMC required.

Tired of the Sansa Media Converter? Try Video4Fuze! It can create smaller videos than SMC, and is WAY more reliable!!!!

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Registered: ‎02-02-2010

Re: SMC video format e200v2

Thanks all for the work involved in this - I just created another thread asking for alternatives to the SMC for my new Fuze. Looks like this is it!