Need help with options for encoding mpg for Zune

classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
2 messages Options
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Need help with options for encoding mpg for Zune

maxpower-3
I am new to video conversion. My son has a Zune and I am trying to get an
mpeg video on it. The Zune software doesn't know how to convert it. I
tried Windows Media Encoder but it fails on every mpeg video I have with
audio codec errors. I am now trying ffmpeg on my Linux machine and I can
convert it to mpeg4 but again the Zune software doesn't know what to do
with it. The Zune is supposed to work with mpeg4 so I am assuming there
is something more subtle I am missing.

***** This is what the Zune specs say about formats: *******
Audio:
Windows Media® Audio Standard[3]  (WMA) (.wma): Up to 320 Kbps; constant
bit rate (CBR) and variable bit rate (VBR) up to 48-kHz sample rate. WMA
Pro 2-channel up to 384 Kbps; CBR and VBR up to 48-kHz

WMA Lossless

Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) (.mp4, .m4a, .m4b, .mov) - .m4a and .m4b
files without FairPlay DRM up to 320 Kbps; CBR and VBR up to 48-kHz

MP3 (.mp3) – Up to 320 Kbps; CBR and VBR up to 48-kHz


Video:

Windows Media Video (WMV) (.wmv) – Main and Simple Profile, CBR or VBR,
up to 3.0 Mbps peak video bit rate; 720 pixels x 480 pixels up to 30
frames per second (or 720 pixels x 576 pixels up to 25 frames per
second). Zune software will transcode HD WMV files at device sync

MPEG-4 (MP4/M4V) (.mp4) Part 2 video[4] – Simple Profile up to 2.5 Mbps
peak video bit rate; 720 pixels x 480 pixels up to 30 frames per second
(or 720 pixels x 576 pixels up to 25 frames per second).  Zune software
will transcode HD MPEG-4 files at device sync

H.264 video[4] – Baseline Profile up to 2.5 Mbps peak video bit rate; 720
pixels x 480 pixels up to 30 frames per second (or 720 pixels x 576
pixels up to 25 frames per second). Zune software will transcode HD H.264
files at device sync

DVR-MS[5] – Zune software will transcode at time of sync

*************************************************************************

Sorry for the long post but everything I have tried so far has failed and
it takes a while to transcode so I am hoping someone here can point me in
the right direction.

Thanks

_______________________________________________
ffmpeg-user mailing list
[hidden email]
http://lists.mplayerhq.hu/mailman/listinfo/ffmpeg-user
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Need help with options for encoding mpg for Zune

Stefano Sabatini
On date Saturday 2007-12-29 01:47:23 +0000, maxpower encoded:

> I am new to video conversion. My son has a Zune and I am trying to get an
> mpeg video on it. The Zune software doesn't know how to convert it. I
> tried Windows Media Encoder but it fails on every mpeg video I have with
> audio codec errors. I am now trying ffmpeg on my Linux machine and I can
> convert it to mpeg4 but again the Zune software doesn't know what to do
> with it. The Zune is supposed to work with mpeg4 so I am assuming there
> is something more subtle I am missing.
>
> ***** This is what the Zune specs say about formats: *******
> Audio:
> Windows Media® Audio Standard[3]  (WMA) (.wma): Up to 320 Kbps; constant
> bit rate (CBR) and variable bit rate (VBR) up to 48-kHz sample rate. WMA
> Pro 2-channel up to 384 Kbps; CBR and VBR up to 48-kHz
>
> WMA Lossless
>
> Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) (.mp4, .m4a, .m4b, .mov) - .m4a and .m4b
> files without FairPlay DRM up to 320 Kbps; CBR and VBR up to 48-kHz
>
> MP3 (.mp3) – Up to 320 Kbps; CBR and VBR up to 48-kHz
>
>
> Video:
>
> Windows Media Video (WMV) (.wmv) – Main and Simple Profile, CBR or VBR,
> up to 3.0 Mbps peak video bit rate; 720 pixels x 480 pixels up to 30
> frames per second (or 720 pixels x 576 pixels up to 25 frames per
> second). Zune software will transcode HD WMV files at device sync
>
> MPEG-4 (MP4/M4V) (.mp4) Part 2 video[4] – Simple Profile up to 2.5 Mbps
> peak video bit rate; 720 pixels x 480 pixels up to 30 frames per second
> (or 720 pixels x 576 pixels up to 25 frames per second).  Zune software
> will transcode HD MPEG-4 files at device sync
>
> H.264 video[4] – Baseline Profile up to 2.5 Mbps peak video bit rate; 720
> pixels x 480 pixels up to 30 frames per second (or 720 pixels x 576
> pixels up to 25 frames per second). Zune software will transcode HD H.264
> files at device sync
>
> DVR-MS[5] – Zune software will transcode at time of sync
>
> *************************************************************************
>
> Sorry for the long post but everything I have tried so far has failed and
> it takes a while to transcode so I am hoping someone here can point me in
> the right direction.

First of all to cut the testing time extract a subpart of the video to
transcode:
ffmpeg -t 10 -i movie.XXX -vcodec copy -acodec copy movie-clip.XXX

then do your transcodings on the short file.

Then post your commandlines and their output, maybe someone will
comment on them.
 
> Thanks

HTH, regards.
--
ffmpeg-user random tip #19
X11 session recording with ffmpeg:
ffmpeg -f oss -i /dev/audio -f x11grab -s $WIDTHx$HEIGHT -r 5 -i :0.0 \
        x11-session.avi
_______________________________________________
ffmpeg-user mailing list
[hidden email]
http://lists.mplayerhq.hu/mailman/listinfo/ffmpeg-user