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Welcome to Setup My Innotab, the unofficial page designed to help you get to grips with your childs learning tablet
Section 1: Video Conversion - 12 easy steps!
These settings apply to all generations of Innotab WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE NEW INNOTAB MAX whether you have a 1, 2, 2s, 3, 3s or Innotab Baby, the settings remain the same
If you've never converted a video before, I hope you find this process to be easy. If you've converted videos for the Innotab before and now they will no longer work all of a sudden, help is at hand..
Step 1 - Choose your weapon!
There are numerous free conversion softwares available online, some are better than others. I have listed two programs which I have used in the past to good effect, click to download one of them, for the purposes of this guide I will be using eRightsoft SUPER.
Step 3 - Accept and agree to the terms, click next
Step 4 - Once installed and running you will see something like this.. don't panic, it's not as bad as it looks
Step 5 - Now we change the default settings to our requirments
- Change the Output Container to AVI
- Change the Output Video Codec to H.264/AVC
- Change the Output Audio Codec to MP3
- Select MEncoder and uncheck Direct Show Decode
Step 6 - Resolution, Aspect Ratio and Frame Rate
If the file you want to convert is the 'squashed' 4:3 ratio, change the Video Scale to 320 x 240
If you want a 'letterbox' widescreen style change the scale to 480 x 272
If in doubt..
- Change Video Scale to 480 x 272
- Change the Aspect to 16:19
- Change the Frame rate to 15
- Change the Bitrate to 1008
Step 7 - The important bit
Under the options section above, then click H264 Profile and select Baseline and 3:1
Step 8 - Audio
- Change the Sample Frequency to 44100
- Change the Bitrate to 96kbps
Step 9 - Overall settings should look like this
Step 10 - Drag and drop the file you want to convert into the box and click Encode
Step 11 - Click OK
Step 12 - The finsished file
SUPER will save your reconverted file in the same folder location as the original file. To get this to play on your Innotab, connect it up and wait for your computer to recognise it as a removable drive.
You then need to copy and paste the converted file into the MOVIES folder on the Innotab which is detailed below
Start Menu > Computer (or My Computer) > IFSD > LLN > MOVIES
You're all done, your video file will now playback on the Innotab, for future conversions you will not need to change the settings on Super again, they should remain in place