Convert without sync

April 28th, 2010 - 08:17 pm ET by nd | Report spam
running win 7 x64, with the latest wmp and using it to convert video to my pda
which runs mobile 6.1

is it possible to convert the files but not sync them?
presently i am finding that i cannot convert all files; some just hang,
others take a very long time

otherwise is there some other convert out there that works with win mobile,
all so far have failed
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#1 Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media]
May 04th, 2010 - 02:43 pm ET | Report spam
On Wed, 28 Apr 2010 17:17:01 -0700, nd
wrote:


running win 7 x64, with the latest wmp and using it to convert video to my pda
which runs mobile 6.1

is it possible to convert the files but not sync them?
presently i am finding that i cannot convert all files; some just hang,
others take a very long time

otherwise is there some other convert out there that works with win mobile,
all so far have failed




You should be able to use either a USB memory stick or (better) an SD
or Micro SD card with or without adapter or card reader.

You'd then (safely remove) the memory card, and put it into your PDA,
letting the PDA find the content on there - I haven't got a WM6.1
device but I remember WM5 you could tell media player to find content
on removable storage devices.

WMP looks on it as as if it was an MP3 player, so you can set the
encoding settings for it which you'd choose appropriate to the number
of tracks you want to store on it.

In WMP12, head to the Sync tab, check the device is visible as a Sync
device, then hit the top-right dropdown menu. Choose Settings, then on
the Devices menu double-click the memory card.

Hit the Quality tab, and either leave default (Convert as required by
this device) or set the quality level in MB per hour you want to use -
it should be possible to read off the bitrates supported by the
device, often 128 or 160kbps is fine for modern PDAs.

You should end up with windows media audio files on the removable
card, leave 'folder heirarchy' selected on the Sync tab initially and
make sure the PDA reads the various Artist/Album directories which are
created.

You could well see the album artwork synced as well, and picked up &
displayed in the PDA's Now Playing area if you choose this route.

HTH
Cheers - Neil

HTH
Cheers - Neil

Digital Media MVP : 2004-2010
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/mvpfaqs
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#2 nd
May 16th, 2010 - 07:28 pm ET | Report spam
thanks for that,

but the part that i left out was video

is it possible to convert without syncing video files?
if not is there a specific list of codecs that cannot be converted?
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#3 nd
May 16th, 2010 - 08:15 pm ET | Report spam
thanks,

but with regard to video,
is there a list of codecs that wmp cannot convert even though it can play
them?

generally the process of converting video starts off fine,
cpu usage spikes to 100%, memory usage goes up also
after a period of up to 30 seconds, cpu drops to 0%,
and the tmp file also become 0kb, the conversion process then stops entirely

does anyone else have a vaguely similar problem or a solution?
some external video converter work?
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#4 Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media]
May 17th, 2010 - 02:31 pm ET | Report spam
On Sun, 16 May 2010 17:15:01 -0700, nd
wrote:

thanks,

but with regard to video,
is there a list of codecs that wmp cannot convert even though it can play
them?

generally the process of converting video starts off fine,
cpu usage spikes to 100%, memory usage goes up also
after a period of up to 30 seconds, cpu drops to 0%,
and the tmp file also become 0kb, the conversion process then stops entirely

does anyone else have a vaguely similar problem or a solution?
some external video converter work?



Windows moviemaker has a conversion output format for PDAs which
should be suitable for most screens, that's worth a look...

HTH
Cheers - Neil

Digital Media MVP : 2004-2010
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/mvpfaqs
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