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Creating GP2X video files with Mencoder

Jan 142007

undefinedHere is a simple script for converting video files for use on the GP2X, videos are scaled to 320×240 to save storage space. No error checking is included.

In a Linux console cut and paste the following code into a file and call it say gp2x-convert:

if [ -z "$1" ]; then
echo usage: $0 source_video_file gp2x_dest_file.avi
echo $INFILE
/usr/bin/mencoder “$INFILE” -o “$OUTFILE” -ovc xvid -xvidencopts bitrate=320 -vop scale=320:240 -oac mp3lame -lameopts abr:br=128

Make the script executable and then run it as shown in the following example:

chmod +x gp2x-convert

./gp2x-convert sourcefile.avi destfile.avi

I would appreciate your feedback if you have comments, corrections or additions to this article, Thanks.