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Old 09-24-2006, 08:43 PM   #41 (permalink)
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and also include the FULL file name of the input file... i am sure you do not have a file with no extension
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Hope you dont mind I added this to the BlackBerryFAQ wiki:

hxxp ://blackberryfaq.com/index.php/8100_Series_FAQ%27s


Awesome tutorial.

note: I changed up some of the formatting to make it more "wiki" compliant, but its pretty much the same ;).

(I cant post links here yet apparently so hxxp=http)
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Note to those who are having problems:

If you are trying to use mencoder with a DVD and are having trouble getting it to recognize the VOB files, replace the input file string with dvd://1

That tells mencoder to encode the first track on the DVD, which is almost always the track with the movie on it. You don't need to specify a drive letter or path; it will find the DVD by itself.

Your input string would be something like this:

mencoder -vf scale=240:180 dvd://1 -o <output file> -of avi -ovc lavc -oac lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate=230:acodec=mp3:abitrate=64
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Question: Where can I get video to convert from?
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Old 09-25-2006, 03:57 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Note to those who are having problems:

If you are trying to use mencoder with a DVD and are having trouble getting it to recognize the VOB files, replace the input file string with dvd://1

That tells mencoder to encode the first track on the DVD, which is almost always the track with the movie on it. You don't need to specify a drive letter or path; it will find the DVD by itself.

Your input string would be something like this:

mencoder -vf scale=240:180 dvd://1 -o <output file> -of avi -ovc lavc -oac lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate=230:acodec=mp3:abitrate=64
how many megs does an hour and a half movie end up being? I am going to try this tonight with jackass 1...
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There's no 1x1 ratio of minutes to size as there are TONS of factors in determining file size (like the input file's aspect ratio, frame rate, sound quality, etc), but if you want a general idea of what a 90 min movie i encoded ended up being:

Mplayer took a 716 meg divx movie i had and sized it down to 224 megs
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Note to those who are having problems:

If you are trying to use mencoder with a DVD and are having trouble getting it to recognize the VOB files, replace the input file string with dvd://1

That tells mencoder to encode the first track on the DVD, which is almost always the track with the movie on it. You don't need to specify a drive letter or path; it will find the DVD by itself.

Your input string would be something like this:

mencoder -vf scale=240:180 dvd://1 -o <output file> -of avi -ovc lavc -oac lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate=230:acodec=mp3:abitrate=64
Just gave this a try with Jackass 1 and Kil Bill Vol2,,, both are giving me this:

----------------------
Compiled with runtime CPU detection.
Reading disc structure, please wait...
libdvdread: Can't open file VIDEO_TS.IFO.
Can't open VMG info!
File not found: '1'
Failed to open dvd://1.
Cannot open file/device.

Exiting...
Press any key to continue . . .
--------------------------

Any ideas?
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Old 09-25-2006, 08:19 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Hmmm.. I'm trying the SUPER method, but none of my .avi files that are output by the process have video... They do have audio (when tested in Windows Media Player)... On the Blackberry they show as "file type not supported" and don't play at all Any ideas?

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SUPER Settings for BlackBerry Pearl: (the ones i use)

container: avi
Video Output: H263
Audio Output: mp3

Video Settings:
-176x144
- 4:3 (i convert youtube vids and such to my phone)
- FPS: 14.985
- bitrate: 576
- options: default (HQ checked)

Audio Settings:
- sample: 22050
- 2 channels
- 96kbps
- default audio track

click encode>choose H263

done. i'm surprised people are choosing method 1 over this one. lol

edit: oh i forgot one thing, when the encoding is done, find the finished file (set SUPER to output to your desktop for no problems finding it), and set windows to display the extensions for known file types.

- in explorer, Tools>Folder Options>View>uncheck Hide Extensions for Known File Types

then go to the finished file and change it's extension from AVI (yes it's in caps) to avi (not in caps)

BBPearl seems to have trouble recognizing the capped extension. i don't know why.

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Does anyone have any videos already converted that they can upload for us to try ???
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Does anyone have any videos already converted that they can upload for us to try ???
of course, i'll PIN you with the address.

edit: done. sent to your 8100 PIN.

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Does anyone have any videos already converted that they can upload for us to try ???
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Hey Guys,, any idea with the ripping dvd thing? thanks!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zenxacred
SUPER Settings for BlackBerry Pearl: (the ones i use)

container: avi
Video Output: H263
Audio Output: mp3

Video Settings:
-176x144
- 4:3 (i convert youtube vids and such to my phone)
- FPS: 14.985
- bitrate: 576
- options: default (HQ checked)

Audio Settings:
- sample: 22050
- 2 channels
- 96kbps
- default audio track

click encode>choose H263

done. i'm surprised people are choosing method 1 over this one. lol

edit: oh i forgot one thing, when the encoding is done, find the finished file (set SUPER to output to your desktop for no problems finding it), and set windows to display the extensions for known file types.

- in explorer, Tools>Folder Options>View>uncheck Hide Extensions for Known File Types

then go to the finished file and change it's extension from AVI (yes it's in caps) to avi (not in caps)

BBPearl seems to have trouble recognizing the capped extension. i don't know why.

for some reason... its not working
i did exactly as you posted
i got it working with this setting Super 3GP: 3gp nokia, h.263, aac, 176x144, 11:9 aspect ratio, 12.5 fps
screen is small though... i guess i just gotta play around with it and find a setting that will work. hopefully bigger resolution.
thanks

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for some reason... its not working
i did exactly as you posted
i got it working with this setting Super 3GP: 3gp nokia, h.263, aac, 176x144, 11:9 aspect ratio, 12.5 fps
screen is small though... i guess i just gotta play around with it and find a setting that will work. hopefully bigger resolution.
thanks
hmm, i actually have no idea why. what did you try to rip?

edit: oh i see. 3gp works as well. as noted by some of the earlier posts hopefully you followed my instructions to the letter. (especially the very last part).

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hmm, i actually have no idea why. what did you try to rip?

edit: oh i see. 3gp works as well. as noted by some of the earlier posts hopefully you followed my instructions to the letter. (especially the very last part).
i got it working with 220x176 resolution as well.
3gp(sony), mpeg-4, aac, 220x176, 5:4, 14.985, 96 kbps

i will mess with the settings little more but as far as now, quality seems pretty good and it feels the whole screen. ^^
thanks

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Default Additional mencoder settings to encode directly from DVD

For one, I've also gotten an error while using "dvd://1" I fixed it by pointing it to the VIDEO_TS folder on the DVD itself. It was able to find the dvd file find then.

The option you should add is "-dvd-device g:\VIDEO_TS" where g:\ is your dvd drive. This option is in addition to "dvd://1".


Another problem I've had is that the DVD audio volume is way too low when played on the 8100. To solve this, you can use the LAME audio encoder, which allows you to adjust the volume level on-the-fly.

Here is the command line I use to encode DVDs, which includes using the LAME audio encoder and ramping the volume up by "9", whatever that means

Code:
mencoder -vf scale=240:180 dvd://1 -dvd-device G:\VIDEO_TS -o dvd.avi -of avi -ovc lavc -oac mp3lame -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate=240 -lameopts br=64:vol=9
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Default Couldn't open codec mp3, br=64

Trying to encode an avi from my Canon SD700, but for the life of me, i can't get it to work. I've search thru the forums for anyone have the same output problem of...

"couldn't open codec mp3, br=64"

so i'm not sure what happened. I ever tried downloading the codec package from the mplayer website and that didnt help.

the command line i used was.

mencoder -vf scale=240:180 MVI_0321.avi -o fire.avi -of avi -ovc lavc -oac lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate=230:acodec=mp3:abitrate=64

any ideas? I have the mvi_0321.avi in the same directly as mencoder.exe so its not a location error. I'm also at work on a windows xp machine, do i need ot download a separate mp3 codec?

thanks in advance,

*EDIT* Came home from work and tried it agian. FYI: The Mplayer would not fix the avi's from my Canon sd700 but the SUPER would. I'm happy now! Must have been the corporate computers.

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To the people who figured this out... I give you MAJOR props! When I discovered the issues w/ video playback (not using the right settings) the first thing I did was get in touch w/ my Blackberry rep, who forwarded the (incorrectly formatted) videos and NEVER got back to me. Even when I tried to follow through asking what the settings should be etc. etc.

You all need to be working for RIM. If their techs DO indeed know all of this, they didn't bother writing me back to provide me any help with this. Of course on the other hand, to give them the benefit of the doubt I'm absolutely sure that they're very busy people... and I've found the info that I sought nonetheless so yeah. THANK YOU Half of the appeal in getting this Pearl was how sharp video playback looked. I'll definitely be utilizing that 1 gig TF card I have for movies and sitcoms now .
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