This is a guide for MVP users in the US. This should also work in other countries, but you will need to make some changes for PAL format if you use it. (I'm sorry, I'm not familiar with PAL settings, so I don't know which changes would be necessary.)
Because the MVP doesn't like straight .mov files... it's a good idea to get trailers downloaded by International Cinema listings transecoded (converted) to .mpg, otherwise known as mpeg 4.
This is not a straight forward process, but I will try to sum it up here.
First of all, you are going to need something to Transecode the .mov files over to .mpg. There are several ways, but the one I was shown was to get ffmpeg program. You can find the latest install here: http://ffdshow.faireal.net/mirror/ffmpeg/
The site has various 7-zip files. (7-zip is just another type of file compression) Extract the latest one to a folder like 'C:\FFMpeg\'.
International Cinema listing setup is covered pretty well, so at this point, I'm assuming you have it at least working on your PC where GBPVR is running. You may have also set up a Scheduled Task to update the listings. But to get the conversion process running automatically, we're going to do something a little different.
In your '\Plugins\InternationalCinemaListings\Trailers' folder put 2 .bat files. startConvert and Convert. I'm going to list them, then we'll discuss them.
"C:\Program Files\devnz\gbpvr\Plugins\InternationalCinemaListi ngsUpdater.exe"
for %%i in (*.mov) do call Convert.bat %%~ni
for %%j in (*.mpeg) do ren "%%~nj.mpeg" "%%~nj.mpg"
IF EXIST "%*.mpg" ren "%*.mpg" "%*.mpeg"
IF NOT EXIST "%*.mpeg" D:\FFMpeg\ffmpeg -i "%*.mov" -target svcd "%*.mpeg"
In startConvert.bat I have it calling the Updater, becuase I have my scheduled task calling startConvert. (I hate to have multiple tasks if I don't have to.) So, of course, we start by getting the freshest, ripest data. This will also try to pull trailers down as .mov files.
Then we have a string of batch file code to get all the downloaded .mov files and pass them to our Convert.bat.
Convert.bat simply changes existing .mpgs to .mpeg, becuase while working with FFMpeg we want the .mpeg extension. (More info?)
Then of course we call ffmpeg to do the actual conversion. You can see the path to ffmpeg in the second line. Change that to wherever you have your copy. I have mine on the D: drive.
Note: For the actual conversion, I currently have 'svcd' because it is smaller. However, if you feel you need it, and don't mind the larger files, you could use 'dvd'.
When Convert.bat is done, it drops back to startConvert.bat which renames all the .mpegs to .mpg. Then it removes the .mov. This was key for me, because Cinema lister tries the .mov files first (at least with the version I had) and the MVP wouldn't play them.
Now, if you haven't already, make sure the Scheduled task calls startConvert from the folder you created it in, and test it out. You should now have a bunch of .mpg files that are playable on the MVP.
Please post any comments/corrections to this guide here. I will edit the guide if necessary.