The file will be played in a Popbox3D.
My old method was to convert the video using vidcoder (an offshoot of handbrake) using normal settings, but I've recently confirmed that this significantly reduces video and audio quality.
I bumped up the conversion quality to 'high profile' and this produced a higher quality video but raised the conversion time to about twice the video length (95 minutes to convert a 45 minute video) on a Core2Duo laptop. This is less than ideal when a large number of videos need to be converted.
I have tried a direct remuxing using mkv toolnix but this produced a video that refused to display video on the Popbox3D, which is consistent with the reported:
it is possible to put RealMedia A/V in MKV container (used MKVtoolnix) - however, it is awkward to play later.
RV40 is only suspected to be based on H.264 - simplify, is not consistent with MPEG-4 AVC specification.
I have read that...
Under normal circumstances, [ffmpeg] should convert the video to .video.mp4 and the audio to (.wav then to) .audio.mp4, then mux the video and audio into a new .mp4 file and delete the temporary video-only and audio-only files.
and I am currently attempting to discover how this is done.
Can anyone help me?
PS: I download a lot of series from Asia and for some strange reason, rmvb is a really popular format over there. Sometimes, it's the only format that's available. Unfortunately, it's a format that is incompatible with the Popbox3D, so I have to convert the files before I can watch them on my TV.