It's a python frontend (license under GPL) for mencoder for converting video files for your PocketPC/PDA/PSP/iPhone/iPod.
It works on linux/windows and requires very few dependencies. (All of which are available in the repositories)
1. Idiot-proof, no-knowledge required interface: choose your device, pick the input and output, queue up all desired files you want to watch, and hit 'start'.
2. Encodes all mplayer playable files. [AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, RAM, etc]
3. Heavily tweaked and tested PocketPC/PDA presets. Works with TCPMP (http://picard.exceed.hu/tcpmp/test/).
4. Untested PSP and iPhone presets. (Based on internet posts, no real-world tests conducted.)
1. Download PPCV.py.zip and unzip the file
2. Run "sudo apt-get install python python-tk mencoder mplayer" in a terminal
3. Right click on PPCV.py and select "Open With"->"Choose Application"
4. Type "python" in the box and click OK.
You only need to do this the first time you run the program, after which just double click PPCV.py to launch the application.
1. Click "Modify Template"->"Preset"->[Your Device]
2. Select the input file
3. Select the output file
4. Hit queue
5. Repeat 2-4 for any other desired file, then click Start
- An "Encode Report" window appears at the end of the encode run, the PSNR (video quality) is listed here, anything around 45 is very, very good. If it's below 35 you might want to get better source material. (Download another torrent)
- The post has been rewritten to refer to the newer PPCV.py, Movie2Mobile.py has been retired after a few months of testing PPCV and won't be updated anymore. Kept solely for reference purposes when reading posts 2 & 3.
- I'll post any significant changes here asap, but if you want to use PPCV as and when it changes, the latest code can always be downloaded here (correct to the latest second thanks to dropbox): http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/264637/PPCV.py