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jonathanfrost
October 12th, 2010, 07:34 AM
how can i change the video format of one video from AVi to WMV? I have a Sony Walkman MP3 video player model NWZ-E344. I am really trying to figure this out and hoping that I can..

vallvi
October 12th, 2010, 08:39 AM
I'm using 'mobile media converter', which does the job ok. If it's not in your Ubuntu software center, you can google for it. They have an Ubuntu version.

jonathanfrost
October 12th, 2010, 09:25 AM
I'm using 'mobile media converter', which does the job ok. If it's not in your Ubuntu software center, you can google for it. They have an Ubuntu version.

any specific name it would be under?

Braik
October 12th, 2010, 09:34 AM
Hi jonathanfrost,

Normally there is a soft on Ubuntu (at least on Lucid) called WinFF that is a audio video converter (on the multimedia applications) that does almost everything, and I have just checked and it can convert to WMV.

If you do not have it you just can install it form the repository, open it and just select the wmv profile and that it is.

Good luck

jonathanfrost
October 12th, 2010, 11:58 AM
I appreciate the help. the program worked but every time I tried to put the video on my MP3 player it wouldn't read the video being on there.

Nightstrike2009
October 12th, 2010, 01:47 PM
Have you tried Winff from official repos?

It relies on gstreamer has a backend so its probably best to install "ubuntu restricted extras" first

Hope that helps :-)

To install go to terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install winff

enter your root password and let ubuntu work its magic.

Your problem maybe (But I don't know) that your player uses a "wrapper" to play its own files I had a sansa fuze that did that and you had to use "sansa media convertor" to add the wrapper so it could play it, I hope thats not the case has I don't know a way around that. :-(

PS: Perhaps use Oracle Virtualbox http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads to install windows virtually and use your windows software inside ubuntu on that maybe the answer.

anewguy
October 12th, 2010, 02:13 PM
If you use VirtualBox, be sure to install the PUEL version as being directed to, and not the open source version in the repositories. Without the PUEL version you can't access USB devices.

Dave ;)

andrew.46
October 13th, 2010, 06:02 AM
Hi jonathon,


how can i change the video format of one video from AVi to WMV? I have a Sony Walkman MP3 video player model NWZ-E344. I am really trying to figure this out and hoping that I can..

This type of device can sometimes benefit from a bit of trial and error, but you could always try windows media video and aac sound with FFmpeg as follows:



ffmpeg -i input_file.avi -s qvga \
-vcodec wmv2 -b 512k \
-acodec libfaac -ab 128k \
output_file.wmv


and this would provide at least a starting point, based on a quick look at the specs (http://www.lasoo.com.au/offer/mp3-player-ipod-accessories/e-series-sony-walkman-nwz-e344-mp3-player-5-08cm-2-inch-lcd-screen-8gb-capacity-video-player-fm-tuner-long-life-battery-black/4jxguswkb.html) for such a device. Bear in mind that classically you would actually use -acodec -wmav2 for the audio. You would need to adjust the bitrates as appropriate and fit out your copy of FFmpeg for aac encoding (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=786095).

Andrew

ft-Orchard
October 13th, 2010, 07:52 AM
how can i change the video format of one video from AVi to WMV? I have a Sony Walkman MP3 video player model NWZ-E344. I am really trying to figure this out and hoping that I can..

Try "openshot". It can be installed via the software manager.
Nice video editor too.

Or try "ffmpeg". that should not be to difficult.


ffmpeg -i myfile.avi -sameq ~/Desktop/myfile.wmv

L Campbell
March 17th, 2011, 04:21 PM
Have you tried Winff from official repos?

It relies on gstreamer has a backend so its probably best to install "ubuntu restricted extras" first

Hope that helps :-)

To install go to terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install winff

enter your root password and let ubuntu work its magic.

Your problem maybe (But I don't know) that your player uses a "wrapper" to play its own files I had a sansa fuze that did that and you had to use "sansa media convertor" to add the wrapper so it could play it, I hope thats not the case has I don't know a way around that. :-(

PS: Perhaps use Oracle Virtualbox http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads to install windows virtually and use your windows software inside ubuntu on that maybe the answer.

I,too, am wanting to convert .AVI to .WMV so I followed your instructions here and it did convert my file. However, I cannot figure out how to 'select' the file in the folder.

L Campbell
March 17th, 2011, 06:56 PM
I,too, am wanting to convert .AVI to .WMV so I followed your instructions here and it did convert my file. However, I cannot figure out how to 'select' the file in the folder.

OK, I've got it figured out now and the process seems to work well.

Thanks.

patrick_the_fat
March 19th, 2011, 10:36 PM
Just a suggestion,

If you figure out what works, consider putting details of what you did to get it to work so that others don't have to go through the same thing.

Which software did you end up using?
What format? Which codec?

I am using the same MP3 player, and I still have to do the same experimentation although the solution has been discovered already.

Just some food for thought. Thank you.