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Old 05-16-2010, 07:25 AM
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I cannot believe how difficult it is to get a movie to play on this thing!

I read the specifications of the supported video files on page 87 of the manual where it clearly states that MPEG4 and WMV (WMV9) files are supported. I have the latest version of AVS Video Converter installed in my pc and I diligently applied the recommended settings, namely :

MP3 Sound (or WMA) (128kbps, 44.1Khz)
Max bitrate:860kbps
Resolution: 30fps 320x240

My YP-Q2 just will not accept these movie formats!

I removed Emodia because it corrupted other software on my pc and I spent hours tryiing to restore the situation.

Any thoughts please anyone?

Gazza
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:33 AM
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When I had mine, I only used it for audio, which it did very well....fantastic sounding player. Never tried video on it, but I seem to remember reading something about an "SVI" video format that the Emodio program produced for the player.

Hopefully, you can find something out by searching for info related to that.
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:35 AM
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When i had my Q2 i used any video converter and converted to avi, with the video codec set to mpeg4. After you convert to avi, change the file name from .avi to .svi and then transfer to the Q2. Never used wmv so i cant comment on that, sorry.
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:10 AM
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I cannot believe how difficult it is to get a movie to play on this thing!

I read the specifications of the supported video files on page 87 of the manual where it clearly states that MPEG4 and WMV (WMV9) files are supported. I have the latest version of AVS Video Converter installed in my pc and I diligently applied the recommended settings, namely :

MP3 Sound (or WMA) (128kbps, 44.1Khz)
Max bitrate:860kbps
Resolution: 30fps 320x240

My YP-Q2 just will not accept these movie formats!

I removed Emodia because it corrupted other software on my pc and I spent hours tryiing to restore the situation.

Any thoughts please anyone?

Gazza

WMV 320x240 30fps (or WMV Zune Profile) should works fine converted with any software
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:21 PM
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No - tried everything I can think of now.

Even tried JSVI encoder specifically for Samsung, albeit the YP-Q2 was not an option within the software menu.

I have certainly tried 320x240 30fps and all of the other recommended settings.

I am now out of ideas. If anyone can suggest anything new, I will be all ears.

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Old 05-16-2010, 03:31 PM
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No - tried everything I can think of now.

Even tried JSVI encoder specifically for Samsung, albeit the YP-Q2 was not an option within the software menu.

I have certainly tried 320x240 30fps and all of the other recommended settings.

I am now out of ideas. If anyone can suggest anything new, I will be all ears.

Gazza
try converting to .avi using any video converter @ 768bitrate & 25framerate, mpeg4 for video codec and then change the file name from .avi to .svi after the video converts
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Old 05-16-2010, 03:44 PM
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OK I will try these suggestions and let you know over the next few days.

Too tired to bother now!

My experience might be helpful to someone - who knows!

I will also try a different file to encode - it could be that the file I am using is faulty - got to try everything I suppose.

Good night

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Old 05-17-2010, 01:28 PM
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Hi all

Success - got the movie '17 Again' to work!

Here are the settings on AVS Video Converter 6.4:

Profile:Microsoft Zune - Normal Quality

Video Codec:Windows Media Video 9
Frame Size: 320x240
Frame Rate:25fps
Bitrate:440
Audio Codec:WMA

Channels:Stereo
Sample Rate:44100Hz
Sample Size:16Bit
BitRate;128KBPS
Audio Format:128Kbps,44Khz,CBR

Thanks to all those who gave advise, and I hope this can be of use to others!

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Old 05-17-2010, 06:52 PM
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No - tried everything I can think of now.

Even tried JSVI encoder specifically for Samsung, albeit the YP-Q2 was not an option within the software menu.

I have certainly tried 320x240 30fps and all of the other recommended settings.

I am now out of ideas. If anyone can suggest anything new, I will be all ears.

Gazza
Are you sure???

I have always converted all my video in WMV 320x240 30fps with various software as TVC, AVS Video, Im-Too Video Converter and always works fine on my Q2


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Old 05-27-2010, 01:18 PM
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Default Use this...

Get MEncoder (from MPlayer package) and use this DOS-command:

mencoder "sourcefile.avi" -o "destinationfile.svi" -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4 -vf scale=320:240,crop=320:240 -mf fps=25 -oac mp3lame -lameopts cbr:br=128

Works like a charm.

Took me weeks to find out, though :-)

Enjoy!

lookingfor

N.b.: MEncoder is *free* and thus legal to use for everybody. And it's probably better than some of these "one-click-converters" :-)
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