#1 - Provide certain TV shows to a friend that I pulled
of the web.
The shows are in an AVI file format. They play fine on my Linux box using Xine. When my friend tries on his Windows box, he gets sound but no video.
Most of the AVIs you pull from the Internet are AVI Formatted containers with DivX Video and MP3 audio. I know, I've recently helped setup ripping farms for these tasks.
Install the DivX video codecs (versions 4 and 5). MP3 audio is easily read.
#2 - Provide my almost-blind brother readable PDFs on a portable DVD player.
My brother has a lot of PDF files he would like to read. He spends a lot of time on a bus. He does not want to carry a laptop computer.
He can read letters about 2 inches high panning across a screen.
So, I want to be able convert pdf files into individual pages (I know how to do that), but and then convert them to video files, and the video files need to be the slow panning of the text across the screen. I have NO idea how I would do that. Anybody got any?
As long as you can get the text out of the PDF. Providing these are not an IMAGE of text PDF he needs to read.