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Old 02-10-2007, 11:52 PM
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Default How do I get videos to play on the Insignia Video?

I recently got a Insignia video for my birthday.
So far it works great, but i have been having trouble getting the video to work.
I have tried many different video formats(including .avi) but the player ether does not see it,
it turns into a track(i.e. no video, just audio), or it does see it, but gets a "Can not open video" error .

I was hoping someone could send me a video file the they know works in the Insignia.

- Thanks in advanced
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Old 02-11-2007, 12:30 AM
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Welcome to the forums CB!

You need to convert the videos to a format the player can use first.
There was a disc that came with your Insignia. It contains a program called "Arcsoft Media Converter". Install this program, and run it. Plug your Insignia in, and drag the video files you want into the Arcsoft Media Converter window. Click the "Convert" button, and wait for the process to finish. Unplug your Insignia and enjoy!
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Old 02-11-2007, 05:15 AM
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Arcsoft? I get nightmares when hearing that name, as they made the sansa media convertor, and anything related to making 400MB mjpeg 22min episodes is bad :P
What format des the insignia play, anyways?
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Old 02-11-2007, 02:40 PM
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Welcome to the forums CB!

You need to convert the videos to a format the player can use first.
There was a disc that came with your Insignia. It contains a program called "Arcsoft Media Converter". Install this program, and run it. Plug your Insignia in, and drag the video files you want into the Arcsoft Media Converter window. Click the "Convert" button, and wait for the process to finish. Unplug your Insignia and enjoy!

I didn't get a cd with my player. I got it used. Everything seems to work fine. I was hoping someone could send me a working video file, or link to one. I would think that i can use any converter as long as it has the correct encoder.
If I could see the file maybe i could determine, how i can convert video to that format. I have tried multiple formats already and nothing runs. Thanks for your time and help
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Old 02-11-2007, 02:41 PM
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Arcsoft? I get nightmares when hearing that name, as they made the sansa media convertor, and anything related to making 400MB mjpeg 22min episodes is bad :P
What format des the insignia play, anyways?
Heh, I know. But that version was heavily customized by Sandisk because the e200 can only do MJPEG. This one is totally different.

The NS-DV can play MPEG4 and WMV video. A 22 minute TV show converted to WMV format at 30FPS/medium quality video/high quality audio, is only around 50-60MB. You can get it much lower if you drop the quality levels down a bit.
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Old 02-11-2007, 02:49 PM
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I didn't get a cd with my player. I got it used. Everything seems to work fine. I was hoping someone could send me a working video file, or link to one. I would think that i can use any converter as long as it has the correct encoder.
If I could see the file maybe i could determine, how i can convert video to that format. I have tried multiple formats already and nothing runs. Thanks for your time and help
I can tell you right now what it needs.

It supports two formats, WMV and MP4 so:

If using MPEG4:
Resolution: 320x240
Video bitrate 256Kbps or 512Kbps
Audio bitrate 64Kbps, 96Kbps, or 128Kbps
Frame Rate: 15.00, 20.00, 24.00, 25.00 or 29.97

If using WMV:
Resolution: 320x240
Video bitrate: 96Kbps,128Kbps,192Kbps,256Kbps, or 512Kbps
Audio bitrate: 48Kbps, 64Kbps, 96Kbps, or 128Kbps
Frame Rate: 15.00, 20.00, 24.00, 25.00, or 30.00
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:44 PM
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I recently got a Insignia video for my birthday.
So far it works great, but i have been having trouble getting the video to work.
I have tried many different video formats(including .avi) but the player ether does not see it,
it turns into a track(i.e. no video, just audio), or it does see it, but gets a "Can not open video" error .
If the included ArcSoft media converter isn't working for you consider using iRiverter instead. Another forum member, Voxitage, suggested it and I was very successful in converting a 20min video with it. One nice thing is that iRiverter is cross-platform. It runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX.

When converting your videos with iRiverter choose the Creative Zen Vision:M as the device, set the video bitrate to 512k, the audio rate to 128k, the video size to 320x240 and you should be all set.
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:55 AM
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Default Arcsoft media software?

Could someone tell me where I can get this software? My insignia came with a CD, but the only program on it was the Best-But Rhapsody junk.

Thanks.


I tried a couple other converters but nothing wil play on my player.
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Old 02-24-2007, 12:00 PM
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iriverter site:
http://iriverter.sourceforge.net/index.shtml
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Old 02-24-2007, 12:29 PM
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Thanks! Works great!
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Old 03-03-2007, 08:00 PM
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If the included ArcSoft media converter isn't working for you consider using iRiverter instead. Another forum member, Voxitage, suggested it and I was very successful in converting a 20min video with it. One nice thing is that iRiverter is cross-platform. It runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX.

When converting your videos with iRiverter choose the Creative Zen Vision:M as the device, set the video bitrate to 512k, the audio rate to 128k, the video size to 320x240 and you should be all set.
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Thanks guys, It works great!
Looks really nice too.
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