Old 11-07-2009, 02:47 PM
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Help Sony NWZ-S638F video playback

hi all, having a few problems with video playback on my nwz-s638f ... i.e. its not happening . i've tried transferring some m-peg4 vids onto the player by dragging and dropping into the video folder on the device. the video shows on the device but when trying to play it just says video format is not compatible. according to the documentation it should support avc, m-peg4 and wmv files.

can anyone offer any advice or anyone had the same problem?

any help massively appreciated!!
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Old 11-08-2009, 04:33 PM
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Of course saying your player can use mp4 and wmv files is not enough. Your video files must also conform to some audio/video constraints. Video size must be QVGA 320x240, the audio must be in aac, and also audio and video streams must stay within precise bitrates limits.
Sony players are supposed to be compatible with iPod QVGA videos. But using avidemux's iPod preset, I end with files my Sony E430 can not read. It is however a great converter.
Maybe the preset we miss has already been posted here. We should search or create it. I've found on the web a working configuration for ffmepg the command-line encoding software that I use in my home made text script. For now I just create mp4 videos, no wmv files yet.

Somebody on the french GMP3 forum has just given the link on a suitable video converter today. For what I understand, you just need to select the target player on a list in order to get the right encoding parameters. If you want to try it, please be nice and give some feedback here.

[EDIT nov, 9]
You also read this abi forum thread:HOWTO: Video Conversion Settings for Walkman S and E Series.

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