Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Converting Youtube Video to the Creative Zen Vision:M

Hi all,
today I will teacher you how to convert youtube's videos
.flv format to Creative Zen Vision:M's videos .avi format
using the mencoder Linux/Debian command.

# mencoder file1.flv -o test1.avi -vf scale=320:240 -oac mp3lame -ovc xvid -xvidencopts bitrate=800

If you get any
error message from codec xvid, you need compile the MPlayer with xvid codec support.

Get the Mplayer source code and the "Binary Codec Packages"

Extract the "Codecs" and put it in the directory /usr/lib/win32
Extract the MPlayer source code in some directory.

Install the libxvidcore-dev Package From
#mirros multimidia
deb etch main
deb etch main contrib non-free

# apt-get update
# apt-get install libxvidcore-dev

Compile the Mplayer
Into the MPlayer source directory run:
../MPlayer-1.0rc1$ ./configure --prefix=/usr/local --enable-gui --enable-xvid --enable-largefiles --enable-menu --enable-gif --enable-png --enable-jpeg --with-win32libdir=/usr/lib/win32
../MPlayer-1.0rc1$ make

And as root run:
../MPlayer-1.0rc1# make install

Try again:

# mencoder file1.flv -o test1.avi -vf scale=320:240 -oac mp3lame -ovc xvid -xvidencopts bitrate=800

God bless you ... :D


Diablo said...

you utter legend! been trying to get this to work for 2 days now! not gd for gcse revision! thnx a lot!

Anonymous said...

This works for me but there are 2 issues. One is fast forward/reverse doesn't work. The other is the videos get cut short by several seconds. Are these known issues or am I doing something wrong?

IntestinesOvWar said...

Yo, this doesn't work with FLV for me. I just get static. Why do you think it's doing that, and can you help me fix it?

IntestinesOvWar said...

Figured it out. Use "-oac copy" instead of "-oac mp3lame", FLV already uses mp3lame.

Dylan Colaco said...

After converting videos, what software do you use to transfer them to the Zen M vision on Ubuntu?(videos)

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