Thursday 25 March 2010

putting video onto lg ks360 mobile phone

Tonight the problem I had to solve was putting video onto my daughter's mobile phone, which is an inexpensive lg ks360.
First I grabbed the latest, uncrippled ffmpeg, following this howto

now after some experimenting I settled on the following params to convert to a format the phone supported.
ffmpeg -i input_file -acodec libfaac -ar 22000 -ab 32k -ac 2 -vtag mp4v -r 15 -s 320x240 output_file.mp4
then I drop the output_file.mp4 onto the phone's miniSD card, in the folder "Videos", and I'm done.

Monday 1 March 2010

The DreamPie Python Shell

Just trying out the DreamPie Python Shell.
Lovin' it so far, this solves a lot of problems I have with other interative shells.
I grabbed it from The dreampie PPA
Highly recommended.