Re-encode video to meet WiiMC or Mplayer CE capabilities

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  1. icyrainz
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    Hi,

    I have some great videos that I really want it to work on WiiMC or Mplayer CE but when opening, the framerate is choppy and sluggish or even not playable. I would be patient enough to re-encode them to another codec or bitrate to fit the capabilities of WiiMC or Mplayer CE but I don't really know which bit rate or codec to choose. Any advise woule be grateful ! [​IMG]
     
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  3. Pippin666

    Pippin666 SSF43DE Master

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    I bet you are trying to play H264 codec avi file. Encode them to Xvid or Divx and they will play just fine. Myself I use AVS Video Converter.

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  4. icyrainz
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    Thanks ! Some of them are in mkv format [​IMG]. So the resolution should be 640x480 ? no more higher ?
     
  5. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Actually, I've played 1280x720 mkvs (encoded in DivX6.6) fine on my Wii.

    I was amazed on how smooth they played.
     
  6. Tantric

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    You may be able to play something over 640x480, but it's not going to look any better. So yes, if you're re-encoding don't go over 640x480.
     
  7. boondoklife

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    Not sure if any of ya use Linux but here is script I wrote to convert my videos.
    It is a nautilus script so just right click the files you want to convert and run with it.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  8. icyrainz
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    Wow, that is very nice of you. I tried to find a good converter in Ubuntu but haven't found any that is as good as AVS Video Converter in Windows. Thanks pretty much !
     
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    Yea, I havent used windows in a looooooong time, but the software I used was virtual dub. I have wrote a few scripts like that to make life easier.

    mp3 Normalizer
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    DVD Author, converts a video into dvd format and then burns it
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    TV Episode renamer (uses imdb to rename tv episodes)
    The episodes name must be in this format (Episode.avi), where Episode is the episode number
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  10. icyrainz
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    Thanks. Those are very nice and useful nautilus scripts [​IMG]
     
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  12. MFDC12

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    for standard definition sources xvid will look better for live action, h264 will look better for cartoons usually (im not saying that xvid wont either, but from my experience h264 looks smoother, and can have great quality for them at half the size. needless to say i always use xvid anyways). almost any standard definition content will look fine with xvid if you 2pass it, and assume you ARE NOT re-encoding (re-encoding will ALWAYS have less quality, no matter what people say. you are converting lossy to lossy, which will always result in quality loss.). higher res/def videos imo is where xvid starts to fail.

    that doesnt really answer your question though. just saying some things ive noticed with my messes with codecs/encoding over six years.

    divx was the source of xvid, so in "essence" we still use divx [​IMG].
    but honestly, xvid > divx.
     
  13. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Dunno, some anime group thought it was a good thing to do [​IMG] And I haven't seen a single .divx container in my entire life [​IMG]
    As MFDC12 stated, xvid's a lot better than DivX. But h264 is actually better for HD vids [​IMG]
     
  14. P3rf3ctVZer0

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    I spent 6 hours testing these are the results

    Best Resolution
    800×480 4:3 and 16:9

    Best Encoding
    XVID

    Best Audio Encoder
    MP3 320 bit

    Best File Extension
    .avi

    I hope this helps :D