[MEncoder-users] Ipod Video

David Shay davideshay at gmail.com
Mon Dec 26 23:52:50 CET 2005

On 12/26/05, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski <dominik at rangers.eu.org> wrote:
> On Monday, 26 December 2005 at 19:44, David Shay wrote:
> > Has anybody out there had success encoding files for the Ipod Video (5G)
> ?
> > I have gotten ffmpeg to work, but haven't yet seen any sample mencoder
> > commands to try yet.  I'm going to try a few options, but was looking
> for a
> > head start...
> What was your working ffmpeg command?
> R.

It was a two pass conversion with the relevant bits being:

/usr/local/bin/ffmpeg -i $directory/$file -comment '$file' -title '$title'
-author 'MythTV - myth2ipod' -timestamp '$rightnow' -y -cropleft 10
-cropright 10 -croptop 8 -cropbottom 8 -deinterlace -vcodec xvid -s 320x240
-r 29.97 -b 384 -qmin 2 -qmax 5 -bufsize 4096 -acodec aac -ab 96 -g 300
-pass 2 -passlogfile /tmp/myth2ipod_log -f mov $feedpath'$filename'.pass2

same options for pass 1, but with -pass 1

these are from myth2ipod at http://www.myth2ipod.com.  I was just looking
for a mencoder substitute since it is usually faster.

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