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Support and General Use => Plugins/Viewers => Topic started by: hazzard on September 12, 2007, 07:52:12 PM

Title: a few MPEG viewer questions
Post by: hazzard on September 12, 2007, 07:52:12 PM
ok i downloaded what i needed to change the size. the wff or something like that. i changed the presets and when i got home from school around 2 05 i started to convert.... well its 900 om here should it take this long? the video size is 769mb
Title: Re: a few MPEG viewer questions
Post by: krazykit on September 12, 2007, 08:59:58 PM
On a slow computer, it's gonna take a long time.  Video encoding is hard work.
Title: Re: a few MPEG viewer questions
Post by: Skeith on September 13, 2007, 08:58:02 AM
Heh I unno about that, I used to be able to do a 700MB divx video to MPEG for VCD in less than 4 hours on my 500Mhz AMD K6 back in the day.

What is the speed of your machine?

Also If you have inneficient codecs installed that too will cause the encode time to increase.
Title: Re: a few MPEG viewer questions
Post by: Llorean on September 13, 2007, 09:00:00 AM
WinFF uses a separate ffmpeg binary, it really doesn't matter what other codecs you have installed because it doesn't use them.

Please, don't try to offer random advice without becoming acquainted with the specific situation, it just adds to the confusion.
Title: Re: a few MPEG viewer questions
Post by: hazzard on September 13, 2007, 01:40:33 PM
ok but when it was done i put it on the nano and it wasnt able to play. this time should i try the ipod linux one?
Title: Re: a few MPEG viewer questions
Post by: AlexP on September 13, 2007, 04:44:18 PM
Please do not post the same thing in two places.  I have removed your other identical topic.
Title: Re: a few MPEG viewer questions
Post by: hazzard on September 13, 2007, 05:53:13 PM
ok sorry.
just wanted to find a faster way to find out how to get video on the nano i can get it on but its just to big for the screen i need help on doing it i read the manuel but its not helping
Title: Re: a few MPEG viewer questions
Post by: bascule on September 14, 2007, 03:24:53 AM
Did you use the provided xml settings preset file for WinFF?

There is no way to happily view movies on your nano other than using native MPEG-1 or 2 videos or converting other types to MPEG-2
Title: Re: a few MPEG viewer questions
Post by: hazzard on September 14, 2007, 01:52:34 PM
yes i did put in the preset.xml they told me to put. i just dont know how to get the full video on the screen
Title: Re: a few MPEG viewer questions
Post by: Chronon on September 14, 2007, 06:37:45 PM
Which preset are you using?
Title: Re: a few MPEG viewer questions
Post by: hazzard on September 14, 2007, 07:36:32 PM
the one that the manual said to change to. i just dont know what to select when the winff is up like the ipod linux 4:3 etc..
Title: Re: a few MPEG viewer questions
Post by: Febs on September 14, 2007, 11:21:34 PM

the one that the manual said to change to. i just dont know what to select when the winff is up like the ipod linux 4:3 etc..


"ipod linux 4:3" is not one of the options.  Choose the preset for the Nano.
Title: Re: a few MPEG viewer questions
Post by: hazzard on September 15, 2007, 04:04:38 PM
i took alook but i didnt find a preset for the nano
Title: Re: a few MPEG viewer questions
Post by: Llorean on September 15, 2007, 04:13:05 PM
Then you didn't properly install the .xml file from the wiki.
Title: Re: a few MPEG viewer questions
Post by: hazzard on September 16, 2007, 10:37:42 AM
ok this is what im doing.
i downloaded winff 2.9
i copy the presets from the manual
i paste it in to a notpad doc and saved it to the winff fole in C drive
now i went to open it and it said access violation
Title: Re: a few MPEG viewer questions
Post by: Febs on September 16, 2007, 10:43:10 AM
Don't cut and paste into Notepad.  Just download the file directly into the WinFF folder.  Right-click on the presets.xml link and then select "save file as ..." or "save link as ..." (the exact phrasing of the option may vary depending on which browser you use).
Title: Re: a few MPEG viewer questions
Post by: baseball4lfe on October 11, 2007, 06:50:18 PM

Don't cut and paste into Notepad.  Just download the file directly into the WinFF folder.  Right-click on the presets.xml link and then select "save file as ..." or "save link as ..." (the exact phrasing of the option may vary depending on which browser you use).

I'm having trouble with this part. I "save link as..." directly into the WinFF file. I opened WinFF, but the original presets are still there. Trying to import the preset
results in "Preset: "H105FS" already exists" error message. What am I doing wrong here?

By the way, does it matter that I'm using WinFF 0.31?
Title: Re: a few MPEG viewer questions
Post by: bascule on October 12, 2007, 03:37:08 AM

I "save link as..." directly into the WinFF file. I opened WinFF, but the original presets are still there.


Using Windows, it will normally say 'This file already exists, do you want to replace it?' or something similar. If you are not seeing this message, then you are probably saving into the wrong folder.

Try actually locating the original presets.xml file first, so that you know where to copy the downloaded one to.
Title: Re: a few MPEG viewer questions
Post by: AmbiquitY on October 17, 2007, 10:52:50 AM
if you're using WinFF 0.31 you have to paste the presets.xml in C:\Documents And Settings\User\Application Data\Winff\
I had the same problem.