I encountered a strange problem today as I was gearing up for an upcoming vacation trip abroad.
I was converting some video files into "mobile friendly" format using SUPER, the free video converter, but the converted video was completely garbled (pixelated) (see screenshot to the right), when I played them back in DivXPlayer Mobile. It is strange because I used the exact same settings, I always use with SUPER.
In short, a way to fix the problem is to switch to the FFmpeg encoder (from within SUPER) - instead of using the MEncoder, as I for instance state in my guide to SUPER (please refer to this guide to see how to switch to FFmpeg).
I have no idea why using MEncoder with SUPER generates garbled output, or why using FFmpeg does not. I am not even sure, if SUPER/MEncoder is the problem, or if the problem is actually DivXPlayer Mobile? This uncertainty stems from the fact I am using all new versions of both applications.
Just for the record, I use SUPER v2008.build.32 and DivXPlayer Mobile v.0.90.
But it seems I am not the only one who has encountered this problem. By a strange coincidence, someone left a comment today describing what appears to be the same problem. Weird!
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