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bepster
Oct 21, 2005, 08:57 PM
Hi!
just ordered an ipod video, anyway now I am searchin all over the internet for a good way to convert AVI not DVD, into a format that my ipod will be able to play!!
DVD, no pleblem... I used Handbrake but avis? doesn't seem to work...

I followed this obscure tutorial about ripping porn (?!) with ffmpegX but what I end up with is a file called .avi.ff.264 which iTunes doesn't play...

my question:
do all video-files be able to play i iTunes in order to play on my ipod???

thank,
as you can see, I am pretty new to this but I am really excited 'bout the new pod and it's possiblities!

bep
...by the way, I got osx



wwooden
Oct 21, 2005, 11:46 PM
Hi!
just ordered an ipod video, anyway now I am searchin all over the internet for a good way to convert AVI not DVD, into a format that my ipod will be able to play!!
DVD, no pleblem... I used Handbrake but avis? doesn't seem to work...

I followed this obscure tutorial about ripping porn (?!) with ffmpegX but what I end up with is a file called .avi.ff.264 which iTunes doesn't play...

my question:
do all video-files be able to play i iTunes in order to play on my ipod???

thank,
as you can see, I am pretty new to this but I am really excited 'bout the new pod and it's possiblities!

bep
...by the way, I got osx

That ffmpegX tutorial probably worked, but the name of the file might be weird. Trying changing the name of the file so that it is something like XXXXXXX.MP4 . It is never a good idea to have periods (.) within the name of a file because then the computer doesn't know what to use to open it.

I don't think all files that work in iTunes, work on the iPod. You can pretty much add any resolution of video to iTunes, but the iPod can only handle a maximum of something like 640-480 mpeg video.