VisualHub was an intriguing video transcoding application that was probably the best Mac tool for easy transcoding of video (and also happened to support Xgrid).

Sadly, it was discontinued on the beginning of October 2008. Although an open-source version is under development, HandBrake became its closest replacement.

It supported the usual set of iPod, PSP Portable, DV, DVD, AVI, DivX, MP4, WMV, MPEG and Flash formats.

Converting video to the new PSP 3.30 480×272 native resolution (16:9 ratio):

These are notes for version 1.23 that have been obsoleted with 1.25, but may yet be of use later.

  • PSP / AVC / Go Nuts
  • In the advanced panel: set res to 480 × 272
  • In the ffmpeg options: “-bf 1 -level 21”