Congrats on the birthday goodies.
On the files that freeze and pixelate, try playing them back on your PC to see if the problem is the encode or the conversion and playback on the Zune.
I agree with Actionpoint about the 2-pass conversion. Anybody that can see a difference on a 320x240 screen has eyes like an eagle.
[quote=Asbac;2060516]Hi Guys - can I bump this thread please and in particualr @ Bob & Signals.
Well another year behind me and I did indeed get the “ZEN” I’d been hoping for — lovely little device and I’ve been able to convert some video onto it but I do have some problems.
I’m using DVD Plat V126.96.36.199 and used the “Zune” profile, as standard to convert the file to a .WMV format
To load the files onto the Creative Zen, it has a program that integrates with Windows Explorer (not IE), where you can drag/drop the files you wish to load – the software then validates it’s in an acceptable format – I’ll come back to this in a moment.
The .WMV’s I’ve converted (using the Zune profile) are all OK but I’ve found the video pixelate’s sometimes between scenes’ and in particular on or arond peoples faces or action scenes — this is not all of the time but resonably frequently and I also get the video freezes for a second or two every now and then.
All in all, the results are OK but I think they can be improved.
Prior to using this profile, I did try using some of the other ‘mobile’ options – I’ve only really expermented with Generic which converted fine in DVDFab but when I tried to load the resulting “AVI” to the player the software complained in needed to be in an acceptable formats – I think it mentioned 320 x 240 resultion and 30 fps.
I did play around with the settings but still could not get the .AVI output to work.
If you guys can help further, my original post gives some of the specs’ but the supporting docs. in the package do not seem to give more ?
It also say’s it supports .M4A (is this ‘Ipod’ format), as I may try this to see if the results are better than the Zune profile.
By all means PM me if you can help or post here for forum.