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    Question SA3VBE04 (GoGear Vibe 4GB) - Philips SongBird Video Covert on Linux

    I recently purchased a GoGear Vibe 4GB (SA3VBE04) for my daughter. However I run Linux (Ubuntu 11.10) on our home PCs and I cannot find a way to convert videos to a format acceptable to this Philips mp4 player. I understand that the player only supports MJPEG and that the recommended way to get video onto it is to use the Philips version of Songbird. However Philips Songbird will not run on Ubuntu (using the windows emulator - Wine).

    So is there any other way to convert video to a format acceptable by this device (on a Linux/Ubuntu system)? Or even will it accept any other format (the specification would seem to indicate that it won't)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlWalters View Post
    I recently purchased a GoGear Vibe 4GB (SA3VBE04) for my daughter. However I run Linux (Ubuntu 11.10) on our home PCs and I cannot find a way to convert videos to a format acceptable to this Philips mp4 player. I understand that the player only supports MJPEG and that the recommended way to get video onto it is to use the Philips version of Songbird. However Philips Songbird will not run on Ubuntu (using the windows emulator - Wine).

    So is there any other way to convert video to a format acceptable by this device (on a Linux/Ubuntu system)? Or even will it accept any other format (the specification would seem to indicate that it won't)
    You can use ffmpeg from command line, the format is:

    • MOV Container
    • MJPEG video coded 160x128 512kb bitrate 25-30 fps
    • ADPCM audio codec samplerate of 22050Hz


    This is the script I use:
    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    # GoGearVibeConvert.sh - converts videos to be played on Philips GoGear Vibe
    
    [ "x$1" != "x" ] || { echo "usage: $(basename $0) <input file>" 1>&2; exit 1; }
    
    ffmpeg -i "$1" \
      -f mov \
      -vcodec mjpeg -s 160x128 -b 512k -r 25 \
      -acodec adpcm_ima_wav -ab 192k -ar 22050 \
      -metadata title="${1}.mp4" \
      "${1}.mp4"

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugmenot View Post
    You can use ffmpeg from command line, the format is:

    • MOV Container
    • MJPEG video coded 160x128 512kb bitrate 25-30 fps
    • ADPCM audio codec samplerate of 22050Hz

    Excellent. That did the trick. Many thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugmenot View Post
    You can use ffmpeg from command line, the format is:

    • MOV Container
    • MJPEG video coded 160x128 512kb bitrate 25-30 fps
    • ADPCM audio codec samplerate of 22050Hz


    This is the script I use:
    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    # GoGearVibeConvert.sh - converts videos to be played on Philips GoGear Vibe
    
    [ "x$1" != "x" ] || { echo "usage: $(basename $0) <input file>" 1>&2; exit 1; }
    
    ffmpeg -i "$1" \
      -f mov \
      -vcodec mjpeg -s 160x128 -b 512k -r 25 \
      -acodec adpcm_ima_wav -ab 192k -ar 22050 \
      -metadata title="${1}.mp4" \
      "${1}.mp4"
    I just bought a Philips GoGear Vibe 4GB model SA3VBE04/BN. The file support for videos is MJPEG[160*128]. How do I convert the videos to MJPEG if I'm using Windows 7?

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    I recently purchased a GoGear Vibe 4GB (SA3VBE04).However I run Windows 7.The file support for videos is MJPEG[160*128]. How do I convert the videos to MJPEG if I'm using Windows 7?Please reply...

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    I recently purchased a GoGear Vibe 4GB (SA3VBE04).However I run Windows 7.The file support for videos is MJPEG[160*128]. How do I convert the videos to MJPEG if I'm using Windows 7?Please reply...

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    Hi Sparky please start a new thread/topic

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