Saturday, December 19, 2009


Encoding video content for the iRiver is extermely difficult, it would be better if the manafacturer wouldn't claim to support a whole bunch of file formats that they don't.

The challenge is made more difficult if you are not using Windows. There are a few tools out there though, but all require Mplayer, and on a mac you will need Mplayer for OS X - which is rarely updated. You will need to get the old version which comes with mencoder and copy it out of the application package.

This is the command I used, which worked fine for the iRiver Χ20:
./mencoder pls_sunflower.avi -quiet -vf scale=320:240,expand=320:240 -oac mp3lame -lameopts abr=128 -ovc xvid -xvidencopts bitrate=450 -of avi -af resample=44100 -srate 44100 -ofps 10 -o test3.avi

Unfortunately that didn't work too well on the E10. But here are some links to help with that:

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