As the Nokia Internet Tablets have relatively slow processors, and relatively little storage space it is a good idea to "transcode" your videos to a smaller, more suitable format for watching them.
Nokia's Internet Tablet Video Converter is by far the best GUI video converter
for this task, however only runs on Windows. It is also sometimes useful to be
able to convert videos on the command line. It is, of course, possible to
mencoder directly to get appropriately formatted videos, but making
sure the output will work, without testing it, is a laborious process and involves
remembering fairly long-winded command lines.
tablet-encode can help with all these problems:
The screenshots below are of the GUI version, obviously...
tablet-encode depends on mencoder from MPlayer. If you don't
have it already installed (try typing
mencoder on its own on a
command line), you can find it in the following places:
Follow the installation instructions in the download. Once installed you
should be able to type
mencoder at a command line and see that it
is installed properly.
tablet-encode --preset list
tablet-encode input.avi output.avi
tablet-encode --list file1.avi file2.avi file3.avi
tablet-encode --preset best input.avi output.avi
tablet-encode dvd: film.avi
tablet-encode --preset best dvd://1 dvd://2 dvd://3 media/
tablet-encode --gui input.avi output.avi
More information, including comments ratings and downloads can be found on maemo.org downloads. Earlier releases can still be found on garage.maemo.org. The tarball is about 14KB.