Have you ever had the problem that your loved SMS didn't play your favourite anime series / TV series / movies, because of their video container format or the codecs inside?
We, "cmd" and me, experienced this problem with some files of the famous anime "Rurouni Kenshin", which were encoded with XviD video and AAC audio inside a MKV (Matroska Video) container.
Some other episodes had the MKV container with H264 video in it and OGG audio - both clearly not supported by SMS.
After searching for available applications dealing with the *.* -> AVI (MPEG4/MP3) problem, we decided to give it a try...
Now, after about 400 different media files transcoded to AVI with DivX or XviD video and LAME MP3 audio, we thought that maybe there are some other guys out there who experienced the same tricky conversion problems surrounding our todate's huge codec variety.
This is where CME comes in handy.
CME is a command line application that tries to convert the media files of ANY format, given by a filemask which supports wildcards (* and ?) such as sequences (e.g. [3-10]) for batch-converting multiple files.
Single file encoding is supported, sure.
It actually is a frontend of some other (re-)encoding applications like MEncoder, FAAD, libavcodec etc., providing simple functions for those who don't want to spend years with reading the MEncoder MAN page, or huge mailing-lists that discuss about H264 and AAC combinations.
It currently has native support for the following codecs:
Packed up in the currently most known container formats (such as MKV, AVI, OGM).
Usage and installation instructions can be found in the included Documentation.
Console Media Encoder [CME]
- renamed SAMC to CME
- added --mode=reencode for reencoding video&audio
- added several quality/size related optional parameters
- changed mp3 codec to mp3lame
- first public version
DOWNLOAD CME 0.1.2 (Windows binary, sources included)
PLEASE post your opinions, suggestions and bugs (with a high set of information about your video files (MKV: --mode=info / ELSE: --mode=extinfo)).
(Admins please feel free to sticky-up this one)