Disney MixMax Player

Discussion in 'CloneDVD mobile' started by tounwar, Dec 25, 2007.

  1. tounwar

    tounwar New Member

    My daughter received that for Xmas.
    Is there a way to convert a dvd to this player?
    It requires WMV9 220 by 176, 30 fps, 384 kbps max.

    Merry Xmas, happy hanukkah (a little late though) and happy new year!

    Thanks,

    Fabrice
     
  2. tounwar

    tounwar New Member

    anyone?
    please?
     
  3. KnoWei

    KnoWei Well-Known Member

    I can't completely try this for you since I don't have a Disney Min Max player. However I've tested the steps up to a point.

    The CloneDVD Mobile profile called "Generic WMV/WMA (experimental)" uses the WMV2 codec to encode the movie. I did a quick search in wikipedia and that codec was used to encode for Windows Media Player 8.

    There's a chance that your device will be backwards compatible and will play WMP8 files. But you'll need to set-up the 220x176 resolution in your Devices.ini files in the Programs/Slysoft/CloneDVD Mobile directory.

    You should make a copy of the file first so in case it gets botched you can go back to the original.

    Under the [* Generic WMV/WMA (experimental)] section of this file...

    Change this line:
    Res1=320x240

    To this:
    Res1=220x176

    That will make the desired resolution appear in the Resolution dropdown on the Output Method screen after you have selected the "Generic WMV/WMA (experimental)" profile on the first screen.

    I used my Garfield Tale of Two Kitties DVD (something you might have) and converted only chapter 3 for a quick test. I was able to play the file on my PC using WMP V11. It played at the proper resolution.

    Use the lowest quality setting for starters on the quality slider on the Output Method screen.

    Finally, run tests on just one or two chapters of your movie or video unless it's a very short video. Conversion can take a long time and it's frustrating to wait an hour and get nada. Read-up in the help pages on using the chapter editing bars that appear on the Title Configuration Sreen (right click on the scissors). After you get a chapter playing in your WMP on your PC move it to your Min Max player to check there. If that works then you can go for the full movie.

    I'll keep an eye on this thread. Good luck.

    ~KnoWei
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2007
  4. Bluechip

    Bluechip Member

    Updates to devices.ini file for Disney Mix Max

    Disney Mix Max Digital Media Player supports this:

    Audio formats; MP3, MPEG 1/2/2.5 Layer 3 with a bit rate of 32-320 KBps and WMA files with DRM 9 or 10 with a bit rate of 48-192 KBps. Video formats; WMV 9 (simple profile, 220 x 176 resolution, 30 fps, 384 kbps max) + WMA 9 (sample rate of 8-48 kHz). Photo Formats; baseline JPEGs.
    I tried updating the devices.ini file and added this to the end.

    [Disney Mix Max]
    Res1=220x176
    Res2=480x360
    Res3=640x480
    Res4=720x540
    ResAna1=220x176
    ResAna2=480x270
    ResAna3=640x360
    ResAna4=720x404
    ResAna5=852x480
    AllowNativeTVResolution=1
    ARate=48000
    ABRate=128
    MVolume=10
    Format=lavf
    lavfopts=format=asf
    lavcopts=vcodec=wmv2:acodec=wmav2
    FileType=smv
    Quality=23
    useMencoder=1
    SubTitle=1
    MaxVBitrate=2000

    This does not work... Can anyone help me to update this correctly… I am willing to try… Tks…
     
  5. profcolli

    profcolli Well-Known Member

    You seem to be creating an smv FileType instead of wmv.

    This is from the Disney website:

    Audio format: 128 kbps, 48 kHz, stereo CBR
    Video size: 220 x 176
    Frame: 30 fps
    Video bit rate: 384K bps
    Key frame interval: 5 sec
    Decoder complexity: Simple
    NOTE: Make sure the setting is correct before starting the encoding process,
    otherwise, the DMP9050 will not play for the WMV 9 files.


    Here is their general support site link:
    http://digiblue.com/customer-service/faqs/disney/mixmax/index.html

    Here is the link to their instructions for media conversion (pdf):
    http://disney.memorexelectronics.com/downloads/DMP9050_WMV_encoding.pdf

    Based on this, it seems you will need a two-step process because CloneDVDMobile does not encode WMV 9 files.

    In theory, you should be able to use the generic wmv profile to get your CloneDVDMobile output, then follow the above instructions to create a wmv 9 file from that. Sync the file to the player using Windows Media Player 10 or above or use drag n'drop in Windows Explorer.

    Disney wants you to buy the movies from them on SD cards to play on this player, so they don't provide any conversion software. I tried several wmv 8 files created with the generic profile and none of them converted successfully to wmv 9 using Windows Media Encoder 9.

    I did have success with the modified wmv profile below (set quality slider to produce around a 385kbps file) - try it to create a small test file and then convert that to wmv 9 following the instructions in the second link above and try to play it on your Mix Max. I used 1 pass with CloneDVDMobile and 2 pass (default) with Windows Media Encoder 9.

    If it works you are good to go - let us know so that the profile can be added to the sticky thread at the top of the forum.

    Code:
    [Disney Mix Max]
    Manufacturer=Disney-Memorex
    Res1=220x176
    ResAna1=220x176
    ScreenRatio=5:4
    ARate=48000
    ABRate=128
    MVolume=10
    Format=lavf
    lavfopts=format=asf
    lavcopts=vcodec=wmv2:acodec=wmav2
    FileType=wmv
    Quality=23
    useMencoder=1
    SubTitle=1
    MaxVBitrate=1000
    
     
  6. Bluechip

    Bluechip Member

    Tks you...

    Thank you for all your help.. I will try this and let you know...
     
  7. timoteo

    timoteo Member

    I can NOT get it to work

    I have tried everything suggested and I can NOT get it to work. I've been trying to transfer my daughter's Hello Kitty DVD's to the MixMax to no avail. I can do a short title (like <1 minute), but anything longer and when it comes time to encode with WM Encoder it stops shortly after the encode starts saying that the file is corrupted/invalid. This was on two entirely different systems.

    I have taken many home videos and stuff I had on a computer and transfered it to the MixMax using the WM Encoder without a single problem. But unfortunately ther WME does not like the file output by CloneDVDMobile.

    Really disappointing there is not a profile for the Disney MixMax by now. Is this being worked on by the developers?

    I'd be interested to hear if anyone else has had any success yet.

    -Tim
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2008
  8. profcolli

    profcolli Well-Known Member

    I had this problem when I was testing the generic profile - did you specifically try the latest profile I posted above (post #5 repeated below - set quality slider to produce around a 385kbps file)? This worked with WME9.

    Code:
    [Disney Mix Max]
    Manufacturer=Disney-Memorex
    Res1=220x176
    ResAna1=220x176
    ScreenRatio=5:4
    ARate=48000
    ABRate=128
    MVolume=10
    Format=lavf
    lavfopts=format=asf
    lavcopts=vcodec=wmv2:acodec=wmav2
    FileType=wmv
    Quality=23
    useMencoder=1
    SubTitle=1
    MaxVBitrate=1000
     
  9. timoteo

    timoteo Member

    Yes, I cut and pasted the profile you had into the .ini file. It encodes fine from within CDM, however upon trying to re-encode it using WME (with the proper settings) it craps-out after about a minute or so with an error.

    It would just be SO MUCH easier if the programmers would enable WMV9 support within CDM, eh?

    Thanks,
    Tim
     
  10. Bluechip

    Bluechip Member


    I have had no luck either... Tim is right after about 1 min or less the Encoder stops with an error message and I have found no way around the error message.

    I spent quite a bit of time on this already... :(

    Will there be native support for the Disney MixMax???
     
  11. Bluechip

    Bluechip Member

    Sorry to say but I have tried to get this to work but in the end I purchased another software product that worked right out of the box and supported the Disney MixMax and works great...

    :mad:
     
  12. timoteo

    timoteo Member

    Care to share which product worked "right out of the box" please? Thanks!
     
  13. Bluechip

    Bluechip Member

    Sure it is Pocket dvd wizard.... note on their splash screen that they support the Disney MixMax and many more hand held devices, I had hoped that CloneDVD Moble would do the same.. and ... Hope this helps and anyone else looking for software to move anything to their ....

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    Palm or Treo OS Devices
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    Gizmondo
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    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 14, 2008
  14. timoteo

    timoteo Member

    Slysoft won't use WMV9 because of licensing????

    Unfortunately it does not look like it. I have written back and forth to their tech support personelle and they claim "Microsoft would sue them" if they used the WMV9 codec. Well MAYBE that is the case -- but I thought it was free for Windows-based software. But even if that is no longer true, it is only if their not paying the paultry licensing fee, but I don't see why they would not pay it (I think it's around 20 cents per copy.)

    Bizaaaaare!

    Thanks for the link to the other software. I guess their paying the fee or are about to get sued. :confused:
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2008