urlaub :: Schweden

Der Urlaub in Schweden mit dem Kanu war richtig geil! Habe heute die Photos bekommen und da erinnert man sich wieder an alles. Ich hoffe nächstes Jahr klappt sowas wieder.

Der Urlaub war eine Pauschalreise vom abenteuerteam.com. Wir haben 180 Euro pro Person bezahlt und es war so gut wie alles was man braucht dabei: Flug, Kanu, Ausrüstung und jede Menge Spass!

mencoder :: xvid compression multipass

Sometimes it is necessary to compress video. My preferred codec is XviD, because its GPL.
With the following script the 2 pass encoding is done automatic.

#!/bin/bash
bitrate=$3
infile=$1
outfile=$2-xvid-$bitrate.avi

# Audio preprocessing
mencoder $infile -ovc frameno -oac mp3lame -lameopts vbr=3 -o frameno.avi -quiet

# 2pass
mencoder $infile -ovc xvid -xvidencopts bitrate=$bitrate:pass=1 
 -vf pp=tn/lb/hb/vb -oac copy -o /dev/null
mencoder $infile -ovc xvid -xvidencopts bitrate=$bitrate:pass=2 
 -vf pp=tn/lb/hb/vb -oac copy -o $outfile

# remove trash
rm -f frameno.avi xvid-twopass.stats

call it with ./xvid.sh inputfilename outputfilename bitrate.
It needs twice as long as normal compression but the result is quite better.

palm :: visor module needed

add the following to your kernel

Device Drivers  --->
  USB support  --->
    USB Serial Converter support  --->
       USB Serial Converter support
      [*]   USB Generic Serial Driver
         USB Handspring Visor / Palm m50x / Sony Clie Driver 

now hope that your hotplugging is properly installed. maybe you must make /dev/usb/tty/* readable with chmod 666 /dev/usb/tty/*. now if you connct the palm or what ever to your usb port and pressed the hotsync button, the visor and the usbserial modules shuold be loaded and the sync should start.