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Old 11-22-2005, 10:07 PM   #1
bob_g_w
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Ipod video - Linux tools?


I want to convert video from .avi; .vob; .mpeg to a format that I can upload to a new ipod:30. I tried using dvd:rip, but im still messing around with getting it a format the ipod can read.
What linux tools are the Mepis users using to a). Convert video; b). Interface with the ipod.

All hints are welcomed.
 
Old 11-24-2005, 12:21 AM   #2
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First Off, your not going to find a video converter(for the ipod) for linux. For windows, your could use the PQ video to ipod converter(the best-only 30 bucks) or Quicktime(for MAC also) .... theyre both 30 bucks, but PQ is much better because it rips DVD and converts them to IPOD format (h.2334? and mpeg layer 4)...it also converts video files from your computer. Quicktime only does the latter. But i highly doubt that there is a program for lINux that does that considering the ipod is only compatible with Mac+PC.
 
Old 12-06-2005, 02:39 AM   #3
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Actually I think 'handbrake' can do what you are looking to do. I think you may just have to tell it the sizing, from memory I think ipods use a 320x240 size, but that is most likely wrong so I would check that.

Download handbrake here: http://handbrake.m0k.org/
 
Old 12-06-2005, 03:44 AM   #4
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Yes, handbrake will do it, however some users report problems with darkened movies when playing on the iPod. There's a ton of references if you search on google for "ipod video handbrake". It's actually the other round in terms of software - it's harder getting free tools for Windows to convert (at least keeping video quality) then Linux
 
Old 12-28-2005, 02:25 PM   #5
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has anyone gotten handbrake to compile? the Debian sources are no longer, and apparently with the new version (v0.7 i think?) there is no GUI for Linux... but the older ones don't finish compiling on my machine either. There is an error about a file missing (I can post that file name if it will help, but I'm not at that machine right now)

Any tips?
 
Old 01-01-2006, 11:55 PM   #6
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I can't get it to compile, but I think it's something about the way my resolv.conf is set up. It's looking for a file at 1.0.0.0. You are doing the correct compilation technique right?
Code:
$ ./configure
$ jam
 
Old 01-02-2006, 06:12 AM   #7
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ffmpeg can indeed create files compatible with an ipod. I believe they would be mp4 or m4v. A friend was just recently trying different tools and ffmpeg did the job.

The command he used was.

ffmpeg -vcodec xvid -b 300 -qmin 3 -qmax 5 -bufsize 4096 -g 300 -acodec aac -ab 96 -i input_file.avi -s 320x240 -aspect 4:3 ipod_output.mpg
 
Old 01-02-2006, 01:01 PM   #8
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can ffmpeg read DVDs though? or do we need to get the movies from the DVD another way, and then re-encode?
 
Old 01-02-2006, 03:56 PM   #9
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I would imagine you would need to rip the DVD first.
 
Old 01-03-2006, 08:45 AM   #10
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I got handbrake to compile! I needed nasm(netwide assembler), so I downloaded the rpm from the sourceforge site, and converted it using alien(I'm using debian). I then found a script online called dvd2ipod(http://virtuallyshocking.com/2005/10...o-using-linux/) which uses the CLI of handbrake to rip, and encode to mpeg-4. Just make sure you change it to match whatever drive you are using.
 
Old 01-11-2006, 05:07 PM   #11
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DVDbackup works well for me to rip a main title with one quick command. The resulting .VOB files can be combined with cat *.VOB > big.vob.
 
Old 02-06-2006, 06:05 PM   #12
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My problem is:
I can use just about anything to make an xvid or mpeg-4 video that is iPod (and / or PSP) compliant.
I want to make an H.264 video, and it just plain doesn't work.

I am thinking this is because the iPod is expecting the file to be ordered a certain way, i.e. certain "atoms" have to be set.

How do I make an iPod-compliant h.264 video!! It can be done on winders! Argh!
 
  


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