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Old Sep 6, 2007, 06:49 PM   #1
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Video formats on the itouch?

Anyone have any ideas on what type of video the itouch will be able to play? I download many naruto episodes via bittorrent at dattebayo site. Yes I'm a 35 year old anime fan. I watch them on windows media player. If I transfer them to the itouch will I be able to view them without any problems?
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Old Sep 6, 2007, 07:28 PM   #2
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Anyone have any ideas on what type of video the itouch will be able to play? I download many naruto episodes via bittorrent at dattebayo site. Yes I'm a 35 year old anime fan. I watch them on windows media player. If I transfer them to the itouch will I be able to view them without any problems?
What's an iTouch? Is that like an iPod touch?

From Apple'siPod touch tech specs page:

H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
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Old Sep 7, 2007, 08:59 AM   #3
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Anyone have any ideas on what type of video the itouch will be able to play? I download many naruto episodes via bittorrent at dattebayo site. Yes I'm a 35 year old anime fan. I watch them on windows media player. If I transfer them to the itouch will I be able to view them without any problems?
your video format is not officially supported, you need to
1. convert them
2. if apple were to open their clotted head miraculously, they might officially support 3rd party apps natively on iPod Touch, at that time, you can probably watch any format of videos (not DRMed) with some 3rd party apps, (such as TCPMP@Palm)
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Old Sep 7, 2007, 09:15 AM   #4
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Anyone have any ideas on what type of video the itouch will be able to play? I download many naruto episodes via bittorrent at dattebayo site. Yes I'm a 35 year old anime fan. I watch them on windows media player. If I transfer them to the itouch will I be able to view them without any problems?
How about this? If you embed those shows onto a web page, could you not watch/stream WMV files from Safari? Does iPhone/iPodtouch have a Flip4Mac plug in for Safari?

Downsides - questionable legality issues, must be on wi-fi, may not be full-screen

Upsides - no converting
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Old Sep 7, 2007, 09:17 AM   #5
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How about this? If you embed those shows onto a web page, could you not watch/stream WMV files from Safari? Does iPhone/iPodtouch have a Flip4Mac plug in for Safari?

Downsides - questionable legality issues, must be on wi-fi, may not be full-screen

Upsides - no converting
no, I doubt that will happen.
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Old Sep 7, 2007, 09:22 AM   #6
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no, I doubt that will happen.
What do you doubt will happen? Is Flip4Mac available for iPhone/iPodtouch Safari?

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Old Sep 7, 2007, 09:25 AM   #7
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What do you doubt will happen? Is Flip4Mac available for iPhone/iPodtouch Safari?

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oh, sorry, I meant the whole concept of mobile safari playing embeded wmv(or video). I think there are difficulties from technology side.

Let me know if Im wrong.

PS. also this is not a solution for OP's problem, he needs to play local files, not network streaming videos
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Anyone have any ideas on what type of video the itouch will be able to play? I download many naruto episodes via bittorrent at dattebayo site. Yes I'm a 35 year old anime fan. I watch them on windows media player. If I transfer them to the itouch will I be able to view them without any problems?
Invest $25 in a good video converter (I'm using VisualHub, which I quite like, to transcode all my anime) and you'll be able to output it to a perfectly-formatted iPhone-sized h.264 mp4 file with the touch of a button.

iSquint may work too, but I dunno.
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Old Sep 7, 2007, 10:35 AM   #9
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PS. also this is not a solution for OP's problem, he needs to play local files, not network streaming videos
While it was not a direct solution to his original question, I was proposing a different suggestion for his ultimate goal ... which is to watch some video with the iPhone/iPodtouch.

The OP's original intent stated that he would transfer the videos from his computer to the iPod, but he never really stated if he was going to watch these videos outside of wifi presence. Which is why I suggested this method. I also stated that a downside was that you would need to be connected via wifi for this to work.

It's similar to the way YouTube works on the iPhone/iPodtouch.

Anyways, perhaps it's a moot point if mobile Safari can't play embedded videos from webpages, or at least embedded WMV files. It would be a strike against Apple's claim that mobile Safari isn't a stripped down version.

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What if you load the video's to youtube? Would you be able to view them over the touch. Or are they still hand picking the ones that get converted?
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Invest $25 in a good video converter (I'm using VisualHub, which I quite like, to transcode all my anime) and you'll be able to output it to a perfectly-formatted iPhone-sized h.264 mp4 file with the touch of a button.

iSquint may work too, but I dunno.
How does Popcorn 2.0 or 3.0 work doing this? Is it just as good?
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How does Popcorn 2.0 or 3.0 work doing this? Is it just as good?
Haven't used them personally, but I think it's the same sort of program. The impression I get is that VisualHub is more robust, however.
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What if you load the video's to youtube? Would you be able to view them over the touch. Or are they still hand picking the ones that get converted?
"Please, sue me!!"

For a non-pay converter, try FFMPEG (pretty user/novice-unfriendly).

Or you could, y'know, actually buy the DVDs then rip & convert using the guide here at MR. (I retract the comment if these are "legit," i.e. unreleased/fansub, torrents)
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Old Sep 7, 2007, 02:46 PM   #14
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a simple joy of a movie shouldn't become a torture
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Old Oct 1, 2007, 03:55 PM   #15
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Why wouldn't someone just use VisualHub to convert their movies, of almost any format, to a pre-made iPod touch format??

It works wonders.
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Old Oct 2, 2007, 01:00 AM   #16
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Return the touch and get something that supports the files but is similar to the touch? I assume the files are in divx or xvid format? It be easier in some aspects just to convert it and you can even save money. That is if you do not want to deal with converting the files you have and all the files you will get later on.
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Ah good, I'd just resorted to Videora on the PC for converting my Naruto episodes (though it'll probably be quicker than my aging G4 powerbook anyway).

VisualHub looks excellent - nice to see a Mac solution that doesn't rely on Quicktime supporting the file like 99.99% of the others do (as I've yet to get Quictime to play any of the DB Naruto eps even with the xvid component)

P.S. I'm glad you're 35, makes me feel better about watching anime at 25
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Old Dec 3, 2008, 04:57 AM   #18
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Video format for I touch

I have downloaded a great free app from red kawa called videora. This seems to convert most formats ,divx,ago etc into mp4 and sizes them for the iphone and touch it is fully compatible and easy to use. Also the BBC I player works fine on the I touch direct. From the web site
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Old Dec 3, 2008, 09:40 PM   #19
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Stream video itouch

I understand there is an app on app store that allows you to control your home of from over the net allowing for a decent home broadband speed you will be able to stream web video flash on the touch from sites such as movie6.net, and download movies from the same site or piratebay.org the best software I have found to transfer streamed web video and audio in high quality by grab. Is camesta studio but it only saves in avi so you need to use software to port to itouch or mp4 see previous post for that shareware app
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