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Old 03-22-2007, 07:25 AM   #61 (permalink)
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Try iSquint: isquint.org. The standard mpeg-4 settings worked well for some movies...
isquint is for macs.
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I have posted a beta zip file that includes the default image as well as the 8800 image, the beta help file, and the newest beta 1.13e. Download this, unzip it and put it into the 1.12 install directory (default is C:\Program Files\Seabyrd Technologies\Video Converter) Note that since we are having some trouble with the large and small resolution for the 8800 those have been disabled for right now. You can, however, still choose to maintain aspect ratio or force to full screen.
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I have DVD files on my local drive (C:) and when I “Check to turn on DVD option” I can only select an optical drive (and not the HDD). Is there a way I can convert DVD files that are not encrypted from my local drive to the AVI format?

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I have DVD files on my local drive (C and when I “Check to turn on DVD option” I can only select an optical drive (and not the HDD). Is there a way I can convert DVD files that are not encrypted from my local drive to the AVI format?

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Go to the Input Tab, and then click on the File Open button.
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Go to the Input Tab, and then click on the File Open button.
The "Check here to turn on DVD options" has been selected, since I am converting multiple VOB files. When this selection has been made the "File Open" button is not an option. :(
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I have DVD files on my local drive (C and when I “Check to turn on DVD option” I can only select an optical drive (and not the HDD). Is there a way I can convert DVD files that are not encrypted from my local drive to the AVI format?

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I figured it out. You just type the path into the drop-down box.
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Old 03-25-2007, 05:53 PM   #66 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure you only put a check in the DVD box if you are actually converting directly from a DVD in a DVD drive. If you have the file already on your harddrive, then use the way I described earlier.
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I need some help!!! I have inserted a 64MB SD card in my 8800 and have loaded a few songs and short videos. But, every time I try to play these using the Media Player, my BB crashes and reboots. I can play the same songs from the internal BB memory, but not the SD Card. I think this may have to do with the size of the card, but want to get some input from others who may have had the same problem??? Help!!
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Old 03-28-2007, 04:10 PM   #68 (permalink)
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Has anyone had any luck sending videos OTA yet? I've worked on this problem off and on since I got my 8800, but I haven't yet figured out a way to send a video file OTA. Cingular was no help.
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:27 PM   #69 (permalink)
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I gave up with the tool and used Mencoder/Mplayer natively. Here is the script I used to take a decrypted .vob file from a DVD (a single 22 min episode of a show) and create an AVI that plays on the 8800 with good video and volume:

mencoder -vf scale=320:180 -alang en c:\video\video_ts\VTS_04_1.VOB -o c:\simp_7_6.avi -ovc lavc -oac mp3lame -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate=240 -lameopts br=64:vol=9
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Default Here's what I did on Linux...

I'm running Ubuntu (Fiesty Fawn, but any recent version should do) and all of this thread to date assumes you are using Windows of course! Here's how I converted DivX avi's for playing on my new 8800:

1. Ubuntu comes with a "crippled" ffmpeg command that has no MP3 audio support, so that was the first thing I had to rebuild using the instructions at po-ru.com/diary/fixing-ffmpeg-on-ubuntu-edgy/ (lame pre-10 -posts filter means I can't nicely spec a URL yet) though note that for Feisty Fawn there appears to be a problem with the latest h264.h header file, which I fixed by editing line 147 of libavcodec/x264.c to read:

x4->params.rc.f_rf_constant = avctx->crf;

If you have a Linux that hasn't crippled ffmpeg (i.e. is built with --enable-lame), then you're probably already set to go and don't need a rebuild in your distro.

2. I wrote a script to just put this one-liner in (eventually I'll get it take params and maybe check for 4:3 vs. 16:9 to decide on the final resolution):

ffmpeg -i inputvideo.avi -b 400 -r 24 -s 240x180 -vcodec mpeg4 -acodec mp3 -ab 128 -ar 44100 -ac 2 outputvideo.avi

Use "-s 320x180" if your source is 16:9 rather than the 4:3 resolution I've used. This reads in inputvideo.avi and a few minutes later outputs outputvideo.avi - tends to be about 40-45% of the original video size.

BTW, am I the only one infuriated that the 8800's built-in media player has no fullscreen mode? We've lost 60 vertical pixels because of that!!
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If you have the file already on your harddrive, then use the way I described earlier.
It's not one, file it's mitiple VOB files. I had to select the DVD option and type the path into the drop-down box.
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hello this will sound silly, i just got my new 8800, and is there a way to see video in full screen on my device??
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absolutely perfect. was able to rip all three Back To The Future films as well as Idiocracy directly from their DVD's and onto my 8800. thanks for the great instructions.
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Old 04-15-2007, 02:11 PM   #75 (permalink)
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why does the media manager limit it to 5mb max?? i have a 8mb video clip that was converted using isquint to .mp4 format and i can't move it over even though I have 11mb available device memory. what gives?
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i converted a video file with seabird and ran it on bb media player and it looked good and audio was bang on...

i DL the Dollars5 media player and the picture was bigger ( filled the screen more) but not full,..the audio had a slight delay.

how can this be fixed and

is it possible to get a "full Screen" view on any of these players?
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Seabyrd Technologies has officially released version 1.13.07 of the Blackberry Video Converter. We have submitted it to Snapfiles, Handango, and Download.com and it should be available there over the next few days. In the meantime, you may download it from our website: Seabyrd Technologies - Blackberry Video Converter

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Seabyrd Technologies - Announcement

New features include:
xxx8226; 8800 support
xxx8226; File manager
xxx8226; Help file
xxx8226; Ability to specify default device, input and output directories, & colors
xxx8226; Debugging options made very easy
xxx8226; Increased DVD support
xxx8226; Subtitles (beta)
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why does the media manager limit it to 5mb max?? i have a 8mb video clip that was converted using isquint to .mp4 format and i can't move it over even though I have 11mb available device memory. what gives?
This limit is probably more due to bandwidth than it is to the space available on your phone. By limiting the file size, the traffic of OTA installs/downloads can be controlled. Then you don't get the "milkshake through a straw" download experience. just a thought.
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Default Vob Convert Black and White only with BVC

When using BVC all my VOB (unencrypted) convert as black and white. All other media formats seem ok. I've tried converting via the DVD option, and selecting single VOB files from HDD and from DVD, it all comes out the same Black and White.

Anybody have any suggestions??

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When using BVC all my VOB (unencrypted) convert as black and white. All other media formats seem ok. I've tried converting via the DVD option, and selecting single VOB files from HDD and from DVD, it all comes out the same Black and White.

Anybody have any suggestions??

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I have never seen that behavior before. To test, I would open up the VOB and view it, make sure that it is in color and the one you want to encode. Then WRITE the full name and path down and make sure to navigate to that exact VOB from the BBVC and encode it. There is, to my knowledge, no way to make the BBVC change color to BnW movies.
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