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lubeck
July 30th, 2008, 07:21 PM
HI:
SOLVED for my Philips SA3245 Player and like others. I note others have raved about this as well for their Philips players.
(Faster and more flexible than WIN equivalent that came with unit.)
It is called "smv_encode". For LINUX.

Available at http://www.cs.bgu.ac.il/~yurac/interests/smv-encode/
Works perfectly for Hardy 8.04.1 and there is a .deb installer at the site for auto loading. Wonderful.

Syntax at command line, or if you wish to 'Create Launcher,' is: smv_gui
which pops up the simple, elegant gui version.
1. After start, Select file to convert - it will be clear how.
2. Select file location and name to save as (recommend a .smv suffix.)
3. I selected 220x176 for size, and 0 (zero) rotation. With different players, you might need to adjust rotation or size.
4. I left all other setting the same.
5. Press CONVERT.

Converts extremely fast...
As you know, then you just drag and drop to your player.
(Note: If I play back on Desktop, just hear sound in Movie Player. Video perfect on device though.)

Hope it works for you. Outstanding in my view.
g

VendettaVirtuoso
August 10th, 2008, 11:56 PM
This sounds awesome, but it won't work for me because I run the 64-bit version of Hardy.

Is there any way someone can make a 64-bit deb for this? I've been looking for a real smv converter all day, and I've come up short every time.

sceaduwe
August 16th, 2008, 03:04 PM
I also run the 64-bit version of Hardy. I installed the program from source. The picture quality was great, and the sound quality was ok, but the video was out of sync! I tried other videos and the same thing happened. I tried forcing the i386 package, but the same thing happened. If someone knows how to fix this please help!

P.S. My MP3 player is an SA30XX

Amanda HazLaPaz
October 23rd, 2008, 10:13 PM
I just followed these instructions for the .smv converter (after already having installed the .deb package installer per another Ubuntuer's suggestion a few weeks ago) and the solution was PERFECT for what I needed.

Now a little fine tuning to learn what size/rate/etc works best. Will have to get used to opening from the command line, though.

Thank you very much!! My son just received a Phillips 4G GoGear birthday present and is quite happy with how tech-smart his old ma is. Heck, it's not me, it's YOU guys.

TheFounder
November 27th, 2009, 06:06 PM
Seriously if someone could compile and post the 64 bit version that would be helpful

DouglasCaixeta
December 4th, 2009, 08:24 PM
3. I selected 220x176 for size, and 0 (zero) rotation. With different players, you might need to adjust rotation or size.


I don't have this option. I can only select 96x128 and 127x159.

Then when I put on the mp4 is really small, use half of the screen. I use Ubuntu 9.04. What can be the problem?

t4thfavor
December 26th, 2009, 07:22 PM
Looking into compiling it under x64, I have an email off to the former maintainer. Hopefully I get a response so I can maybe get access to the missing peices, and compile a package for x64 users.

j0bro
January 5th, 2010, 08:28 PM
Hi guys,

Found out how to compile the sources for amd64, so here it is; compiled on Ubuntu Karmic 9.10 amd64. Unzip the attachment (debs were not allowed to attach).

After you install it, three commands are available:
smv_decode
smv_encode
smv_gui

The latter brings up a handy GNOME gui program; for the Philips GoGear Ariaz 16GB, the settings I used were:
geometry: 220x176
framerate: 11
tile factor: 11
rotation: 0 degrees
image quality: 84

Have fun!

achyuthan1991
February 16th, 2010, 06:45 PM
I do not get the option of screen size 176 x 220. I get only 96 x 128. I use Ubuntu 9.10 32 bit version.
If someone could compile it for the 32 bit version and post it, it would be really helpful.

Thank you in advance..

achyuthan1991
February 16th, 2010, 07:07 PM
I did find one at the link http://www.cs.bgu.ac.il/~yurac/interests/smv-encode/ (http://www.cs.bgu.ac.il/%7Eyurac/interests/smv-encode/)
But it offers a maximum size of 127 x 96 only.
Can someone edit it so that it also offers the size 220 x 159..
also the audio is slightly lagging behind the video...
Can someone please edit it and post it?

Thanks in advance

DouglasCaixeta
February 16th, 2010, 10:37 PM
I did find one at the link http://www.cs.bgu.ac.il/~yurac/interests/smv-encode/ (http://www.cs.bgu.ac.il/%7Eyurac/interests/smv-encode/)
But it offers a maximum size of 127 x 96 only.
Can someone edit it so that it also offers the size 220 x 159..
also the audio is slightly lagging behind the video...
Can someone please edit it and post it?

Thanks in advance

I try to type the resolution I want and it works. Just type whatever combination you want, dont rely on the available options.

achyuthan1991
February 17th, 2010, 04:18 AM
Thanks a lot Douglas :D
It helped a lot...
The ubuntu converter is loads better than the windows converter and is much faster...
Thanks a lot once more...:D

achyuthan1991
February 24th, 2010, 12:07 PM
hi this converter does work for some videos.
I know this will sound strange but y
I actually converted some videos and viewed them...
but when i later tried to convert a video using the same converter, the player responded "file format not supported"
Can anyone please tell me what the problem is?

Fastjack77
April 27th, 2010, 10:48 PM
This is working! The 64-bit version is working great.

mrgeez
May 12th, 2010, 11:16 PM
Any1 managed 2 solve out of sync problems? Mine is Philips Gogear Ariaz, tried to use j0bro's settings. Converting on xp needs supercomputing, or days, the output is synced though. My OS is an x86_64 ArchLinux. What presets do you use to avoid picture lag?

kevinanchi
July 7th, 2010, 12:05 PM
Thanks for the post, I'll check the link and will update you if its not getting done

alex12321
August 7th, 2010, 01:56 PM
Could someone of you send me the 32bit installer for the SMV-Converter, please?!
I tried this link "http://www.cs.bgu.ac.il/~yurac/interests/smv-encode/ (http://www.cs.bgu.ac.il/%7Eyurac/interests/smv-encode/)" but each time I got the error-message: 504 Gateway time-out!

alex12321
August 9th, 2010, 02:05 PM
Don't know what went wrong yesterday!
Today the link worked well!

Jeffbuntu
October 31st, 2012, 10:11 PM
Seems this is pretty old - but it was the first thread that came up. Is there a new link to this one? I tried but keep getting a 404 error. Trying to get files onto a go-gear as well.

TIA

Jeff

howefield
October 31st, 2012, 10:13 PM
Old thread back to sleep.