Problems converting for Moonshell

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by techforumz, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. techforumz

    techforumz GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 28, 2008
    United States
    I got my CycloDS not long ago, and decided to start and convert videos for it (my old ones weren't little-endian, among other things.) So I finally fine-tuned the settings until I got the best possible quality. Unfortunately, that quality really sucks. It keeps jittering every second or so. Incredibly annoying. I know it's not my card (class-6 SDHC, and the DPGtools converted vids work fine.). My settings are currently:
    25FPS (I tried 12FPS and it still jitters)
    160k vbitrate (192k and 256k are all the same)
    44100Hz (anything else and everything sounds really squeaky. LOL)
    DPG0 Header + MPEG Layer 1 Video + MPEG Layer 2 Audio
    No GOP (no idea how).
    64k abitrate (128k makes it stutter more)
    Any idea? I am using mencoder for video and ffmpeg for audio. I tried a 2-minute clip, and a 43-minute episode. Both stutter.
  2. fischju

    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

    Jan 11, 2008
    United States
    Open up the global.ini file in the moonshell folder, and turn Adaptive Display Control (ADC), dithering, and GOPskip off.
  3. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

    Jun 2, 2007
    United States
    Try the DPGconv script, which should help you convert video files in Linux.

    I know very little about the DPG file format, but I suspect the use of DPG0 instead of a newer version and the use of 44100Hz audio is probably screwing things up. The framerate of 25 is too high, should probably be closer to 20 or 22 max, but that's a secondary issue IMO.
  4. Tikker

    Tikker GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 8, 2007
    25 fps is probably a bit high

    drop it down to 20 and see what happens

    I do most of mine at 20 or 22 and they look great