Sony NWZ-E438F + Video

I recently purchases a Song Walkman which has great video capabilities – provided you know how to encode the video.

It’s not very hard, simply chuck the video into handbrake and let it churn out a Sony Walkman compatible video:
handbrake -i $input_name -o $output_name.mp4 -f mp4 -e ffmpeg -E faac -w 320 -l 240 -b 500

If you don’t have this program, use the following options in any video converter program:
width: 320px
height: 240px
audio encoder: faac
video encoder: ffmpeg
output format: mp4
video bitrate: 500 kb/s



  1. Posted 5 September, 2009 at 17:39 | Permalink | Reply

    I tried it. Doesn’t work 😦

    Sorry for asking this but are you even sure this works ?

    Some guy has a tep by step version on instructables site, that doesn’t work too :(((

    • antonyjepson
      Posted 6 September, 2009 at 02:18 | Permalink | Reply

      The method I listed works. What program are you using? One issue that I experienced, regardless of method chosen, was an audio-video sync issue. Aside from that, the video file was recognised by the Walkman.

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