Are there any converters I can download to just make sure that all my files in iTunes are correct so I can have a successfull sync to my iTunes Classic 160gb. I have 22gb of files in my iTunes library that play just fine but I can not get a successfull sync. iTunes just freezes up part way through the process. Very frustrating! I appreciate what ever you can do. Thanks.Koshiro said:I wanted to make a few corrections in my instructions. After playing with the settings in PocketDivXEncoder, I am now going to say that the brightness is best left at about +10 or so. I am also now setting the contrast and saturation up a few notches to +8 to +10. I am finding that while it looks a bit over saturated on the computer screen, it looks really good and very close to the dvd on the iPod screen
The iPod screen is known for being a bit dull, so bumping up these settings really helps the final look on the iPod.
Let me know what's working for you guys.
That would certainly save time, but how would you rip a DVD straight into an AVI file? Also, is there some program that would allow you to rip each individual episode of a TV series as such?floepie said:I'm not sure why you would need to re-encode twice. Why can't you simply do a direct stream copy of both the audio and video to create one big mpeg2 based AVI to maintain the quality of the DVD. THEN, use Videora to re-encode. Of course, you would need an extra 5 GB or so for that AVI file. AND, it would take less time. I think VirtualDubMod could do this.
Can you explain how to rip one episode from a series of six please!invisibleman18 said:Didn't realise you could rip the individual episodes instead of 1 whole video with DVD Decrypter but you certainly can.
Bollocks, the audio sync is due to the quality or lack thereof in the original encoder. WMP appears to you to have fewer issues because it supports such well developed encoders such as DivX. You can find plenty of out of sync videos in WMP simply by playing out of sync videos. If you've never played back out of sync videos in WMP, you just aren't downloading enough stuffpatrickrlewis said:Windows Media Player NEVER has audio sync problems. It is the one reason I do not buy videos from Itunes (until recently).
Cute, but I don't download anything, lol.Code Monkey said:Bollocks, the audio sync is due to the quality or lack thereof in the original encoder. WMP appears to you to have fewer issues because it supports such well developed encoders such as DivX. You can find plenty of out of sync videos in WMP simply by playing out of sync videos. If you've never played back out of sync videos in WMP, you just aren't downloading enough stuff
Ah, I assumed you were talking about the iPod itself. I do not use iTunes for ANY video playback, I'll r-click to take me to the file in explorer and then open it in QuickTime directly. I don't know about iTunes losing the audio sync, but it's a terrible video player for plenty of other reasons. This puzzles me since allegedly it's just using the QT engine for playback, but it has certainly never worked properly on any computer I've used. On my current rig it inevitably "hiccups" about 10-15 seconds into EVERY video, even little tiny 15 MB home move clips I have that, in theory, can be completely decoded and loaded into RAM in about 5 seconds.patrickrlewis said:Cute, but I don't download anything, lol.
Don't have one single issue watching anything in WMP, but in Itunes, after about 5 minutes of watching, the audio is instantly out of sync for the rest of the movie or show. The only thing that works in Itunes are the videos I get from the store, and even then, they will get out of sync at times, and I have to pause them and restart to get them back in line.
It is an Itunes issue, not an encoding issue.
Try going to the file itself and using QuickTime proper. It's only about 5-10 seconds more and you'll get everything you want without the problems of using iTunes.patrickrlewis said:I hate not being able to use Itunes to watch the video because I like how you can downsize the playback screen and customize the size you want it to be.
Is that automatically on a Windows based computer?Code Monkey said:Try going to the file itself and using QuickTime proper. It's only about 5-10 seconds more and you'll get everything you want without the problems of using iTunes.
You have QuickTime because you have iTunes, the two are bundled like Internet Explorer and Windows. In fact, iTunes itself can't play anything, it's all done via the QT engine, which is why I have never figured out why it's so damn bad at video since the stand alone QT player is just fine in my experience.patrickrlewis said:Is that automatically on a Windows based computer?
I really don't want to have download (or worse yet, pay for!! lol) another program.