Originally Posted by socalgirl7
I've tried to use the mencoder method and I keep getting error messages. I take the <> out and I still can make it work.
The program I recommend does NOT require you to do anything except "one click" your files, then the program converts the files for the Pearl.
Some people will point out that BBVC uses the free mencoder, so why pay $15 for a free program.
But BBVC is worth $15 for the precise problems you are having. Using BBVC does not require you to enter DOS code or anything else. You simply click the BBVC icon, a menu comes up asking you to select the video you want converted, you click "open" and the program does the rest.
You can listen to some of the critics of BBVC and spend another four hours trying to get the mencoder settings correct, or you can spend $15 and start converting files.
I guess it all depends on what you think your time is worth. For me, I have no interest in learning DOS commands, nor having to enter such each time I want to convert a video for the Pearl.