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Old 03-05-2007, 07:09 PM
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I finally got the media converter running in wine. I can't get the converter to see my Sansa E280 though. I have libmtp installed and mtp-detect will show the Sansa. Any ideas? Thanks.
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Old 03-07-2007, 02:57 AM
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I finally got the media converter running in wine. I can't get the converter to see my Sansa E280 though. I have libmtp installed and mtp-detect will show the Sansa. Any ideas? Thanks.

How did you manage that?
I also got SansaMediaconverter2 running(downloaded MSVCP60.dll and put it in system32 folder), but when i select a movie it tells me "Cannot import..." and it crashes converting pictures!

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Old 03-09-2007, 11:29 AM
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I was only able to get SMC 1 to work in WINE
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Old 12-13-2007, 12:11 PM
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i couldnt even get it to start in WINE, it only installed, then crashed wen it tried to "update" windows media player and quicktime
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Old 01-16-2008, 03:50 PM
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I couldn't even install it. It says something is wrong with some iKernel.exe file or something...
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Old 01-16-2008, 05:56 PM
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Why would you even want to use Media Converter? There's plenty of linux apps that will do it.

I like MediaCoder best, but it must be run through wine. It runs 99% correctly in WINE though, haven't had any problems.
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:36 PM
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So, is there any certain way to convert a video clip with Linux and get it onto a .v2? I haven't been able to find any instructions that have worked.
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:46 PM
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ApolloCVermouth, I know that the v2s uses Divx for the videos. You can try a Linux Divx converter.
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Old 03-24-2008, 08:13 PM
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So, is there any certain way to convert a video clip with Linux and get it onto a .v2? I haven't been able to find any instructions that have worked.
I don't have a v2, but this should work. Make sure you have LAME, XVID, and mEncoder (compiled with XVID and LAME support. mEncoder is part of Mplayer) installed. Use this command line:

Code:
mencoder -oac mp3lame -lameopts vbr=2:q=2 -ovc xvid -xvidencopts bitrate=320:vhq=2:bvhq=1:chroma_opt:quant_type=mpeg -vf scale,harddup -ofps 30000/1001 -zoom -xy 224 -o <output_file.avi> <input_file>
You might want to lower the bitrate and see if it is acceptable to you.

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Old 03-24-2008, 10:41 PM
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Here is a bit more video info for the e200v2: http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...ad.php?t=25467.
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:58 PM
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mencoder -oac mp3lame -lameopts vbr=2:q=2 -ovc xvid -xvidencopts bitrate=320:vhq=2:bvhq=1:chroma_opt:quant_type=mpeg -vf scale,harddup -ofps 30000/1001 -zoom -xy 224 -o <output_file.avi> <input_file>
Can some one try this and report back? Once I find a mEncoder command line that works, I can modify my sansampeg script, so you guy can have a batch transcoder for the v2.

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Old 03-27-2008, 09:09 PM
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Can some one try this and report back? Once I find a mEncoder command line that works, I can modify my sansampeg script, so you guy can have a batch transcoder for the v2.

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I tried it in Kubuntu, using medibuntu's mencoder (not sure if it has xvid/lame support, but I am assuming it does)

It did not play for me in my v2
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:53 PM
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I tried it in Kubuntu, using medibuntu's mencoder (not sure if it has xvid/lame support, but I am assuming it does)
If you used the command line successfully, your copy of mEncoder supports LAME and LAME.


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It did not play for me in my v2
Can you try adding "-ffourcc DX50" to the command line? i.e.:

Code:
mencoder -oac mp3lame -lameopts vbr=2:q=2 -ovc xvid -xvidencopts bitrate=320:vhq=2:bvhq=1:chroma_opt:quant_type=mpeg -vf scale,harddup -ofps 30000/1001 -zoom -xy 224 -ffourcc DX50 -o <output_file.avi> <input_file>
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Edit: Your might also want to try lowering the FPS since it might be too much for the v2. I.E.:

Code:
mencoder -oac mp3lame -lameopts vbr=2:q=2 -ovc xvid -xvidencopts bitrate=320:vhq=2:bvhq=1:chroma_opt:quant_type=mpeg -vf scale,harddup -ofps 20 -zoom -xy 224 -ffourcc DX50 -o <output_file.avi> <input_file>
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:48 PM
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None of these command lines have worked for me either. I get the message "Please use Sansa Media Converter to convert this video file."
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:55 PM
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None of these command lines have worked for me either. I get the message "Please use Sansa Media Converter to convert this video file."
What happens when you try to play a video transcoded with this command line:

Code:
mencoder -oac mp3lame -lameopts vbr=2:q=2 -ovc xvid -xvidencopts bitrate=320:vhq=2:bvhq=1:chroma_opt:quant_type=mpeg -vf scale,harddup -ofps 20 -zoom -xy 224 -ffourcc DX50 -o <output_file.avi> <input_file>
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:31 AM
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Same thing. Thanks for trying, though.
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Old 03-28-2008, 01:22 AM
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Same thing. Thanks for trying, though.
OK, let us get more conservative in our settings:

Code:
mencoder -oac mp3lame -lameopts cbr:br=128 -af resample=44100:0:0 -ovc xvid -xvidencopts bitrate=320:vhq=2:bvhq=1:chroma_opt:quant_type=mpeg -vf scale,harddup -ofps 20 -zoom -xy 224 -ffourcc DX50 -o <output_file.avi> <input_file>
This should work (with lower audio quality than the previous command lines) since it matches almost exactly (with the exception of a lower bitrate) to the reference file here:

http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...96&postcount=4

Here are the technical details of the reference file:
ID_VIDEO_ID=0
ID_AUDIO_ID=1
ID_CLIP_INFO_NAME0=Software
ID_CLIP_INFO_VALUE0=InterVideo
ID_CLIP_INFO_N=1
ID_FILENAME=thisisatest.avi
ID_DEMUXER=avi
ID_VIDEO_FORMAT=DX50
ID_VIDEO_BITRATE=672160
ID_VIDEO_WIDTH=224
ID_VIDEO_HEIGHT=176
ID_VIDEO_FPS=20.000
ID_VIDEO_ASPECT=0.0000
ID_AUDIO_FORMAT=85
ID_AUDIO_BITRATE=128000
ID_AUDIO_RATE=0
ID_AUDIO_NCH=0
ID_LENGTH=163.70
ID_SEEKABLE=1
ID_VIDEO_CODEC=ffodivx
ID_AUDIO_BITRATE=128000
ID_AUDIO_RATE=44100
ID_AUDIO_NCH=2
ID_AUDIO_CODEC=mp3
This is from a sample converted video:
ID_VIDEO_ID=0
ID_AUDIO_ID=1
ID_CLIP_INFO_NAME0=Software
ID_CLIP_INFO_VALUE0=MEncoder\ dev-SVN-r26278-4.2.1
ID_CLIP_INFO_N=1
ID_FILENAME=test.avi
ID_DEMUXER=avi
ID_VIDEO_FORMAT=DX50
ID_VIDEO_BITRATE=271696
ID_VIDEO_WIDTH=224
ID_VIDEO_HEIGHT=168
ID_VIDEO_FPS=20.000
ID_VIDEO_ASPECT=1.3333
ID_AUDIO_FORMAT=85
ID_AUDIO_BITRATE=128000
ID_AUDIO_RATE=0
ID_AUDIO_NCH=0
ID_LENGTH=260.45
ID_SEEKABLE=1
ID_VIDEO_CODEC=ffodivx
ID_AUDIO_BITRATE=128000
ID_AUDIO_RATE=44100
ID_AUDIO_NCH=2
ID_AUDIO_CODEC=mp3
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:10 AM
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Nope. Same message.
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:04 PM
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Nope. Same message.
What is the message?

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Old 03-28-2008, 03:21 PM
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"Please use Sansa Media Converter to convert this video file."
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