Converting DVD to Pocket PC WMV Part 3

Converting from AVI to WMV

When FlasKMPEG is done, playback the file in Windows Media Player to make sure the audio and video look and sound okay.

Launch Windows Media Encoder

Start > All Programs > Windows Media > Windows Media Encoder

Choose Custom session from the wizard options.

custom Windows Media Encoder session

Click File button in the Source From: options and browse to the location where you had FlasK output the AVI file.

Source From Windows Media Encoder

On the Output tab, uncheck the box next to Pull from encoder and check the box next to Encode to file. Choose a location and name for the output file.

Encode to File with Windows Media Encoder

On the Compression tab, click the Edit button.

Compression in Windows Media Encoder

Click Import and browse to the location of the profile you created, then click OK.

use custom profile in Windows Media Encoder

Check the box next to Two-pass encoding for optimal output. Encoder uses the first pass to examine the file and the second pass to actually encode it, allowing it to create the best possible output.

two-pass encoding in Windows Media Encoder

At this point, you can optionally click the Attributes tab to enter Title, Author, Copyright, Rating, and Description info about your video, or you can simply click Vobtowmv15.gif to get the encode process rolling.

When Windows Media Encoder is finished, your video file is ready for transfer to a SD or Compact Flash card for Pocket PC devices or to sync to your Portable Media Center.

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