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Old 04-05-2010, 09:55 PM
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I see your point, but let's be realistic here: why was Xvid support added? All Zune store content is already for the device, and those who rip their own DVDs can rip to settings such as H.264 that have been compatible from the beginning. Xvid is primarily used on torrent based sites, so realistically that's who this feature is catered to. I'm simply trying to find the best way to utilize it.

So any thoughts on a good encoding solution? Is there a sticky or good thread I can consult for that?

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Old 04-05-2010, 10:05 PM
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You only need to convert the audio it seems, not the video stream, so it shouldn't take long. I used to use VirtualDub to do it, but that was a few years back, so there might be a better solution now. You might search for "ac3 to mp3", or just Google it.
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Old 04-05-2010, 11:05 PM
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Converted a 720p Xvid+AC3 file to 720P DivX+MP3 (somehow the Copy video option of Avidemux had a DivX output). The converted file is recognized by the Zune software, BUT now it has to be converted by the Zune software when syncing.

So I guess we're still limited to 720x480 for MPEG-4 Part 2 ASP. No 720p.
I don't see any MPEG-4 Part 2 ASP tech specs yet in the Zune page.

720p is still limited to WMV and H.264.
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Old 04-05-2010, 11:34 PM
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No luck with 2 channel Mp3 DivX files either

Does it support DivX? or just XviD?
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Old 04-05-2010, 11:44 PM
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Xvid and DivX is just MPEG-4 Part 2 ASP video in .avi containers. What did you encode these files using? It should add to the Collection without problem, as long as you use standard MP3 audio.

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Old 04-06-2010, 02:03 PM
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Checked the specs for the Tegra APX 2600:
HD AVP (High Definition Audio Video Processor)
  • 720p H.264 Baseline Profile Encode or Decode
  • 720p VC-1/WMV9 Advanced Profile Decode
  • D1 MPEG-4 Simple Profile Encode or Decode
It's likely we won't be seeing 720p MPEG-4 Part 2 SP or ASP support in the future, if it's a limitation of the Tegra AV processor. D1 is 720x576 (25fps) or 720x480 (30fps).
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:32 PM
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As was stated in a previous post in this thread, VirtualDub would be your best bet. I don't have the app in front of me but basically for video you want to choose the option which basically says "pass thru" or "no conversion"... those won't be the terms but it's something close to that. For Audio, you definitely want to convert to mp3. So, it will retain the video stream but convert the audio. This process should be very fast since you are only converting the audio (a minute or so). Still beats the pants off of having to convert the video from Xvid to H.264 (which will take potentially an hour+).

On a side note, I do agree that H.264 is the "modern" codec to use. I have started seeing sites start encoding stuff to H.264, but there are still a ton of videos in Xvid format.
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