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Hey Roger K....

by Shagged / February 5, 2006 5:54 AM PST

I have a Treo 600 and the video plays great on it using TCPMP and Lathe. Why the mplayer? The video does play through TCPMP so am I missing something? Thanks for the info....I want a T-shirt!!!

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Wanna T-Shirt?
by AndyInTN / February 5, 2006 8:27 AM PST
In reply to: Hey Roger K....

Iron-on transfer paper!

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Good idea!
by Shagged / February 5, 2006 10:39 AM PST
In reply to: Wanna T-Shirt?

Never thought of that...thanks!

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No Problem
by AndyInTN / February 6, 2006 2:30 AM PST
In reply to: Good idea!

I hope CNET doesn't have a problem with that. I mean, you would be advertising them. The good thing is, I could actually get the size I needed.

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Lathe and MPlayer
by Roger K / February 5, 2006 12:37 PM PST
In reply to: Hey Roger K....

MPlayer is Linux-originated freeware (it's been ported to Windows though) and seems to be the swiss army knife for playing and transcoding videos. I've seen it pressed into use for a number of Tivo-based hacks. It is a commandline program that has a zillion switches.

Lathe is simply a frontend to MPlayer designed specifically for cutting videos down to size for small screens. It also has some nice batch capabilities so you can specify a to-do list and let the transcoder work overnight. Lathe also comes with the mplayer binary so you don't have to worry about integrating software from different sources.

There is a freeware version of Lathe that is called something else (I've lost my notes) but its frontend isn't as nice and in my book, $7.95 is almost free.

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Thanks
by Shagged / February 5, 2006 9:51 PM PST
In reply to: Lathe and MPlayer

I bought the pay version of Lathe and it is great. I love when software just works! Now I watch videos on my Treo 600. This just adds more functionality to the 600 and lets me save my $$ by not having to buy an ipod w/ video.

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