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05-16-2003, 07:45 PM
Question about converting Divx fromatted material. I have some largish Divx files (around 50mb) that I would like to watch on my NX70V. I have tried using VirtualDub, EO video, and TMPGEnc. I can convert, but the problem is that regardless of how I toy around with the settings, I get HUGE files as a result (well above the limits of my 128mb memory stick) Any suggestions out there? I don't want to seem cheap, but unless thre is absolutely no other way, I don't want to shell out too much cash to purchase a video converter.
Thanks again all...Cliesource has been of great benefit to these new Clie owner.
05-16-2003, 10:10 PM
Are you using Image Converter? After you use VD then run THAT file thru IC.
05-16-2003, 10:47 PM
Hi, thanks for the reply. Yes,...I realize that I have to run IC to get it onto the mediastick in a recognizable format...but the file is still so big coming out of Virtualdub (or any of the other converters) that I don't bother to run them through IC.
However,...do you have particular settings in mind for VirtualDub that could help the problem. Thanks Ashvid
05-17-2003, 12:45 AM
IC will compress the file to a much smaller size. Try it.
05-17-2003, 01:49 AM
If you have Divx encoded video and mp3 audio in an avi container, IC won't be able to convert it. The simple solution is to run the avi thru VirtualDub and uncompress the audio stream. You can leave the video stream as Divx. Now you can run that new avi file thru IC.
05-17-2003, 01:55 AM
You are uncompressing the DIVX file and IC will RE-compress it. I have run 1gb files thru IC that ended up 40mb
05-17-2003, 02:37 AM
If you just uncompress the audio stream and leave the video stream as divx, the file usually will not bloat to 1gb...
05-18-2003, 07:46 PM
I wanted to thank you all for your help, and sure enough I was able to convert a large video file using IC and fit it onto my MS. A 163 mb file only ended up taking about 30mb on the MS--at acceptable quality.
05-19-2003, 10:54 AM
Now, if you want even more control over how you convert your movies, try TMPGENC. It allows you to convert divx movies directly over to mpeg. Since MoviePlayer can play mpeg files directly, you won't need another conversion using IC.
The advantage of using TMPGENC is that you can control the bitrate of both the video and audio stream, plus specify the framerate you want. Further more, the conversion using TMPGENC is way faster than IC. The disadvantage is that mpeg movies viewed from MoviePlayer have the name "MOV00001", "MOV00002" instead of the actual name of the movie (which is stored in the MQV file produced by IC).
05-20-2003, 10:25 PM
darkness i have a question. Using TMPG and based on your experience what is the optimum bitrate for playback on an NX70? I have been toying around with the settings but can't get a satisfactory quality. It appeared to me that IC did a better job at converting the video and seemed to achieve better quality video at a lower bitrate. I guess IC's MPEG4 codec is better but i certainly could lose that one step in the conversion process. And what movie size do you shrink it to? Thanks in advance!
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