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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.
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.
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.
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
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)
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.