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Converting mp4 or m4v files for Sansa Fuze on Ubuntu   James - Saturday, January 8, 2011, 9:58 pm

I have a number of mp4 (actually, m4v) files that my daughter wanted to have on her Sansa Fuze. Unfortunately, the application for Ubuntu (video4fuze) would not accept some of the files. I got around this by running a command like:

ffmpeg -i "input video.mp4" -r 25 ~/output_video.avi

This would convert the mp4 file to avi, as well as force a frame rate. Without the "-r" parameter, sometimes there would be fast sound and slow video (unsynchronized). After doing this, run video4fuze with the other file, and you will have a new file to upload to your Fuze.

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