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Converting video files for my MP3 player

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by smooth, Jan 24, 2007.

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  1. smooth

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    Hey everybody :D

    I have a Creative Zen V Plus 4GB MP3 player. I am not big on podcasts that I can download from online (especially the G4 TV video podcasts)

    The software that came with the MP3 player has a utility that allows me to convert the downloaded video files, down to a size that is able to be viewed on the MP3 player. Unfortunately, when it converts these files "down" in size, the actual file size becomes much larger.

    For example, one video file I downloaded is an hour long video that is about 177 MB, but when converted with the program becomes about 299 MB. :eek:

    Does anyone know of a program that will convert these files down to the proper size, without making the file size so big?

    Thanks for any suggestions :)
     
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    Try using Video to iPod converting software... it shoud do the trick.
     
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    From What I was able to find on line, your player can only handle uncompressed AVI files. You may want to check your product documentation to confirm this.
    (Ref: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=380176)

    Uncompressed AVI files can be quite large as compared to compressed AVI files or other video format files.
    (Ref: http://www.deskshare.com/Resources/articles/dmc_Compression_AVI.aspx)

    I suspect that the "size" conversion in your software only changes the number of horizontal and vertical pixels in the original video format to match your player and then transcodes the video into uncompressed AVI. The actual file size can grow.
     
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    I'll check out the links :)

    Thanks for the info. I was hoping that there was someway that my MP3 player could have compressed videos. That really makes the video files a lot larger than they should be
     
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