Friday, August 21, 2009

Free AVI to DivX Conversion

It is very easy to convert existing AVI files to DivX ones (which can be played on PS2 using SMS or other media player of PS2), using a freeware program called VirtualDub. You'll need following utilities.
VirtualDub -->
2) DivX Codecs -->
3) MP3 codec --> (Optional)

After installation, start VirtualDub and follow below simple steps..

  1. File menu => Open video file - the orginal un-encoded AVI file
  2. In the "Video" menu, select "compression", and set it to the DivX Codec. You may optionally set Codec settings, like keyframes and bitrate. Please see this page for more information.
  3. Still in the Video menu, select the option "Full processing mode".
  4. If your orginal AVI had audio, please find out what frequency it is (right click on the file and select "properties", it should be listed in the "Details" section).
  5. Still in the Audio menu, select the option "AVI audio"
  6. Go to the Audio menu and select "compression", and set it to MPEG-3 with frequency matching that of your original AVI file, and also bitrate to at least 96. You may need to turn on the "Show all format" option to see all available options.
  7. Still in the Audio menu, select the option "Full processing mode"
  8. Finally, go to the file menu and select "Save AVI", and choose a name for the file (make it different to the name of the original AVI), and in a few minutes (depending on the size of your original AVI file), you'll have a perfect DivX AVI file.

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Turn PS2 into a Home Entertainment System

Do you have a large collection of DVD's or DivX movies , but don't know how to play them independently on your TV without DVD(Media) player or Do you have a Playstation 2 but don't know how to make an optimum use of your investment?

Step 1: You need...


  1. Playstation 2
  2. Blank CD
  3. USB Hard Disk (Optional)
  1. CD Gen PS2
  2. SMS Player
Step 2:
SMS is a DivX and MP3 player for the PS2.

Using SMS, you can stream movies and music right to your TV. forget about all the set-top boxes, forget about the 'Media PC', if you have a PS2, you have all the hardware you need.

Features of SMS include:

  • Smooth DivX AVI Playback at decent resolution
  • Pan/Scan and zooming
  • Subtitles support (SRT and SUB)
  • Visual seek (Fast Forward and Rewind)
  • Multiple language and character set support for subtitles other than English
  • MP3 Playback
  • AC3 Surround Support
  • Full resolution
  • Multilanguage
  • Copy your movies and mp3's to your internal HDD!

SMS will read video files from a variety of sources:

  • Network Streaming
  • USB Drives
  • Hard Drives (both the Official Sony HDD and any normal PC HDD)
  • CD/DVD-ROM (and NO modchip required!)

SMS can even read DVD-RW discs specially formatted with the DVD-Video filesystem, or CD-R Discs formatted with CDDAFS without needing a modchip or any Swap tricks.

Download SMS Player.

Download CDGenPS2.

Download USB.irx file which is part of Naplink.

Download the SYSTEM.cnf file.

Note: There are other Media players for PS2, But I chose SMS because I find it most efficient.

Step 3:

Extract the CDGenPS2 zip file to any location on your drive. Launch the CDGenPS2 exe file.

Drag all the files in the application which you have download (i.e SMS.elf, USB.irx, System.cnf)

Right click on "System.cnf" and click "Edit", check "Fix LBA", type 12231 in LBA "text box"

Click File->Create CD then Save

Voila! Burn to a CD (not DVD) using any of your favourite CD-Writer software.

Step 4:

Place the newly created CD into your PS2. Power On.

After the SMS player loads up. Replace the CD, with any DVD or CD which contains the DivX / Xvid or MP3's, just browse and play the files.

If you want, I have created a CD-Image for you. Download SMS Player CD-Image Zip, extract it, then burn it to your CD.

Disclaimer! Ensure that you legally own the original movies which you backup in DivX or Xvid formats. I take no responsibility for any damage to your property. Take your own risk.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

How to use sony cd dvd generator

Download Sony CD DVD generator and launch.

Select Create new project from File --> New
Select CD / DVD based on type of media you are using...
Drag and Drop your extracted ISO files and make a note of XXXX_NNN.NN file in my case it is SLUS_217.01
Click on Volume and type the below information.
Click on Rec and save the iml file
You may get following error but ignore... :)
Start the recording from File --> Export and save the file.
This will create image with xxx.000, xxx.001, xxx.002 based on the file size

Go to start (of your windows) --> run --> type 'cmd'
Now to merge all the 00N files use following command
copy /b xxx.000 + xxx.001 +xxx.002 xxx.iso

Now load this ISO file using Magic Disk and USB Extreme and njoy playing :)

Thank you !!! If you have any question please leave your comments and I will get back to you ASAP