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    hi Guys,

    I am keen to transcode my DivX's and put them on the iPhone, what is the quickest, best way to do this?

    Cheers

    David



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    Quote Originally Posted by boris55 View Post
    hi Guys,

    I am keen to transcode my DivX's and put them on the iPhone, what is the quickest, best way to do this?

    Cheers

    David

    I use transmission, very quick and automagically adds them to iTunes.... It will also burn to DVD, too if you want...

    its also free :-)

    edit----

    Not transmission, d'oh.... VisualHub.... sorry... And its not free, but it is worth every penny....
    Last edited by MetalRat; 09-18-2007 at 03:34 PM. Reason: I'm an idiot

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    and for the PC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boris55 View Post
    and for the PC?
    Hmm... never liked them. Sorry.

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    I use VisualHub (Mac) - well worth the money. iSquint is the free alternative if you can make do with a stripped down version (same dev team).


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    Wouldn't it be nice not have to bother transcoding and play DivX files natively.

    My rant for a DivX app is continued here - http://www.hackint0sh.org/forum/show...highlight=divX.

    Surely someone can help us? Transcoding your entire library is a painstakingly time consuiomg task, even with the help of VisualHub. Even after I've got my whole library converted to Mp4, I'm still going to have to convert every single movie I download from the torrent sites from Divx (which seems to be torrent standard) to MP4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hubbards View Post
    Wouldn't it be nice not have to bother transcoding and play DivX files natively.

    My rant for a DivX app is continued here - http://www.hackint0sh.org/forum/show...highlight=divX.

    Surely someone can help us? Transcoding your entire library is a painstakingly time consuiomg task, even with the help of VisualHub. Even after I've got my whole library converted to Mp4, I'm still going to have to convert every single movie I download from the torrent sites from Divx (which seems to be torrent standard) to MP4.
    To be honest I am not that fussed... I like using iTunes to sync my tv shows and movies...

    You could create an automator action which would do this quite nicely:

    Have transmission (a decent torrent client) to move a file once it has downloaded to a directory, then once a file is detected in that directory it will run it through Visualhub add it to iTunes, delete the leftover mp4, move the original divx/whatever to your preferred location and bob's your uncle....!

    A native Divx file will never run as smoothly as mp4, especially when its using the h264 codec, simply because of the way the graphics chipset contains a specific accelerator which means it does a lot of the decoding in hardware....

    Why do you think the battery lasts so long even when playing video? Its not using much of the main CPU, whereas Divx would have to be done using the main CPU which would mean a lot more heat, potential for skipping, etc plus also the graphical display of the resultant video fields would be slower.

    I dont mind a little extra work in transcoding considering the excellent benefits.

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    I get your point about Mp4/H264 playing more smootly on the iPhone, though I nor anybody else has tested an equivlent DivX movie on the iPhone (since there's no player). I also appreciate that I could write a script to automate the transcoding process which admiitadly would save time but I like to play the DivX movies that I download on my DVD player, on the big screen (my dvd supports DivX like most nowadays). So, I don't really want to delete my DivX movies, therefore I'm, stuck with the alternative of having a DivX format to play at home and an MP4 format for my iPhone .... such as waste of disk space and I that's something precious to me at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hubbards View Post
    I get your point about Mp4/H264 playing more smootly on the iPhone, though I nor anybody else has tested an equivlent DivX movie on the iPhone (since there's no player). I also appreciate that I could write a script to automate the transcoding process which admiitadly would save time but I like to play the DivX movies that I download on my DVD player, on the big screen (my dvd supports DivX like most nowadays). So, I don't really want to delete my DivX movies, therefore I'm, stuck with the alternative of having a DivX format to play at home and an MP4 format for my iPhone .... such as waste of disk space and I that's something precious to me at the moment.

    Well I'm sure someone will have a crack at porting VLC at some point...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetalRat View Post
    Well I'm sure someone will have a crack at porting VLC at some point...
    Gagging! Totally gagging! You know of anyone working on such a project? VLC rules!


 

 
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