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  1.    #1  
    Hi,

    I've downloaded two MPEG2 videos to my SD card, and would like to play them on my Centro.

    One of them is:
    http://www.fask.uni-mainz.de/lk/vide...rsen-part2.mpg
    (warning: 800MB)

    If I try to play it in TCPMP I get Error: Player: Video codec (MPEG) not supported by the Player!


    Kinoma Player EX doesn't list the file in its list of videos. I also tried renaming the file to end in a .avi extension. This works fine in Windows, but has no effect on the Centro.

    Transcoding it using ORB isn't a realistic approach; the file is too large to stream in this manner, and I don't have the necessary bandwidth.

    Probably the best solution is some (hopefully free) PC software to convert it into a format which is compatible with Kinoma or TCPMP.

    Thanks in advance for your suggestions ...
  2. #2  
    Do you have the MPEG2 CODEC for TCPMP loaded on your Treo?
  3. #3  
    Quote Originally Posted by jae_63 View Post
    Kinoma Player EX doesn't list the file in its list of videos.
    Correct, Kinoma Player 4 EX doesn't support MPEG-2 files.

    Quote Originally Posted by jae_63 View Post
    Transcoding it using ORB isn't a realistic approach; ; the file is too large to stream in this manner, and I don't have the necessary bandwidth.
    Orb will transcode the MPEG-2 file to a mobile-friendly format on the fly, so that should work fine. For example, I often stream high-definition TV shows I've recorded to Kinoma products.

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  4.    #4  
    Quote Originally Posted by scheumanrj View Post
    Do you have the MPEG2 CODEC for TCPMP loaded on your Treo?

    Is there such a Codec?? TCPMP is bundled with an MPEG1 and MPEG4 codec.

    Then there's an 'ffmpeg' codec.

    http://picard.exceed.hu/tcpmp/test/

    I don't believe that there is an MPEG2 codec, but perhaps I'm mistaken.
  5. #5  
    There might not be one. I just thought I would ask since I've seen other posts where people didn't realize that there were specific CODECs available for TCPMP.
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    I can't find an MPEG2 codec for TCPMP. Doesn't appear that there is one. Here is one way to convert from MPEG2 to XviD MPEG-4. http://scross.50webs.com/convert_med...r_to_palm.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheumanrj View Post
    I can't find an MPEG2 codec for TCPMP. Doesn't appear that there is one. Here is one way to convert from MPEG2 to XviD MPEG-4. http://scross.50webs.com/convert_med...r_to_palm.html

    Thank you!! This is exactly what I needed. I followed these instructions, saved the results as an AVI, and copied the file to my Centro. TCPMP plays this with no problems.

    Minor caveats:

    (1) You must install the Xvid codec prior to running VirtualDub.exe. Installing it once VirtualDub is already running won't help. But it's OK, you can just exit and restart VirtualDub.

    (2) Processing takes a while (about an hour or two for my two files totalling two hours playing time, on a Core 2 laptop w/3GB RAM)


    Thanks again!
  8. #8  
    Resurrecting an old post, but AutoGK will do the trick for you. Best thing out there.
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