[NUUG video] RSS with ipod video files

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at hungry.com
Thu May 1 15:09:29 CEST 2008

You get this email because I know you have a Mac and believe you have
an ipod.

I came across a recipe for making vidoe files for the ipod, and tested
it on the goopen videos.  It worked just fine, so now I am encoding
all the recordings into this format.  In the process, I changed the
script used to generate RSS feeds to also handle this new format, and
a new ipod compatible RSS feed is now available from
<URL: http://www.nuug.no/pub/video/nuug-video-ipod-rss.xml >.

Please test it and let me know if there are issues with it.

This is the command used to convert from DV to ipod .mov:

  ffmpeg -i "$dv" -f mp4 -vcodec mpeg4 -maxrate 1000k -b 700k \
    -qmin 3 -qmax 5 -bufsize 4096 -g 300 -acodec aac -ab 192 \
    -s 320x240 -aspect 4:3 "${basename}_ipod.mov"

CC to the video group in NUUG.

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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