DVR to vipod

Discussion in 'iPod' started by ApolloYSU, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I have the AlchemyTV DVR for my Dual 1.8 G5. It works great, the only problem is the conversion time to get a file onto the vipod. After the show gets recorded, I run it through compression in ffmpegX then take that file into quicktimepro to export it to the proper format.

    I recorded David Letterman the other day and it took about 45min to compress it in ffmpegX then about 5-6 hours in QuicktimePro to produce the working .m4v file. It looks great on the ipod, but does anyone know an easier program then QTPro?

    Oh, and http://diveintomark.org/howto/ipod-porn-conversion-guide/ doesn't work, I get an error in itunes when i try to transfer that file to the vipod saying "some of the video connot be added to ipod)
     
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    freeny

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    use this post and get yourself handbrake http://diveintomark.org/howto/ipod-dvd-ripping-guide/ dont use the h.624 codec when following the links directions. use mp4 and ffmpeg as your settings. should work fine. handbrake doesnt just rip dvd. it also converts.
     
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    snowmoon

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    You should be able to make high quality viPod video directly from ffmpegX. Check out my post to see what settings I used in the commandline version ( I'm not positive how cleanly they map to the GUI ). The current issues that you need to be aware of

    1) Keep you pixel count ( W * H ) less than 230400
    2) Use mpeg-4
    3) Bitrate no more than 2.5mbps

    Recommendations include the use of 2 pass encoding for quality.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=1841239&postcount=37
     
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    Sky Blue

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    everything if i rip stuff with mac the ripper, then encode it with ffmpegx, i get a message saying "QuickTime cannot open the file: "LITTLE_BRITAIN_DISC_1 Title 7.VOB.ff.mp4"
    an invalid sample description was found in the movie (-2041)"

    any ideas?:confused:
     
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    BWhaler

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    See the instructions above using Handbrake. It is easier than what you are doing, and it works.
     

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