[mythtv-users] Transcoding for the PDA problems
jvolckaert at gmail.com
Tue Feb 13 20:06:38 UTC 2007
> It successfully transcodes a 65 minute show (early and late plus
> commercials) to about 250 meg. I can play the resulting file fine from
> vlc, albeit with sometimes poor quality.
Sounds like a pretty big file. What bitrate? I use either 256 or
300. Both play flawless on the PDA, but look not so good under
> I just got my new pda phone last week, a Cingular 8525, which runs
> Windows Mobile Version 5.0. It has Windows Media Player 10 Mobile for
> Pocket PC version 10.2 Build 14955.
> Now the problem, windows media player will not play the video. Do I
> possibly need to find an MPEG-4 codec for it? Anyone know where I might
> find that? Anything else I should do?
what codec are you using? If you get TCPMP installed you can go into
the media info section to use.
> I also tried TMPCTCPMP_Media_Player_0.81RC1Beta, but when I installed it
> I got an error that it was meant for an older OS. It still installed and
> played, but it did not play the video very well. I don't know if it was
> because of the video or because of the software.
Try tcpmp.arm.cabs.0.71.zip from
"http://picard.exceed.hu/tcpmp/0.71/". That's the version I use. I'm
not sure, but there might be separate CABs for the smartphone version.
I also install ac3.cabs.0.71.zip. I used to use AC3 audio, but had
trouble with it recently after an FFMPEG upgrade and switched back to
Let me know if it works or you need more help.
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