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Old 03-03-2007, 01:10 PM
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Old 03-03-2007, 01:23 PM
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I've been playing around with the dv4gc player in Linux.
So far I have succeeded in encoding video such that the player will work.
Here are the specifics:
Player specs: insignia ns-dv4gc, firmware version 1.105
Software : Avidemux
video format: AVI
video configuration: single pass bitrate
256 kb/s
packed bitstream
video filters : resize video to 320x240

Audio encoder: Lame, 96kbits, constant bitrate

Outstanding Issues: unable to fast forward and rewind the video. Will sometimes not recover from a paused video.

Does anyone have specs on supported video formats so that I can fine tune things and post updated instructions.
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Old 03-03-2007, 01:25 PM
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Video: MPEG4 and WMV
Audio: MP3, WMA, Protected WMA, WAV and OGG
Playlists .PLA, and hopefully .m3u with the next firmware update.
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Old 03-03-2007, 01:26 PM
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Oh, I see what you want. See this post: http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...62&postcount=6
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Old 03-03-2007, 01:31 PM
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Playlist file format.

I'm looking for information on how to create playlist files for the dv4gc (outside of windows media player).

I am willing to write the software, just need someone to provide playlist file format specs, or help with reverse engineering.
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Old 03-03-2007, 01:43 PM
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I don't know anything about the .pla format. The best I can do is give a you a sample file: MyMusic.pla
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:06 PM
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Smile Creating video for the Insignia in Linux

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Video: MPEG4 and WMV
Audio: MP3, WMA, Protected WMA, WAV and OGG
Playlists .PLA, and hopefully .m3u with the next firmware update.
Okay:
Great news I can now watch video on the dv4gc ! Even fast forward and rewind work correctly. One minor annoyance is that sound is out of sync after fast forwarding or rewinding.

I created a little script called ffminimovie, so that I don't have to remember the command line parameters.
Usage : ffminimovie homemovie.avi
Artifact : mini_homemovie.avi

#!/bin/sh

ffmpeg -i $1 -r 23.98 -s 320x240 -vcodec mpeg4 -vtag XVID -b 350 -ar 48000 -ab 96 -ac 2 -acodec mp3 mini_$1

Note: if you are using ubuntu, you will have to compile your own ffmpeg with mp3 support enabled. I'm now going to attempt a video with ogg vorbis for sound.
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