another one about the video ipod

Discussion in 'iPod' started by bepster, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. macrumors member

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    Oct 21, 2005
    #1
    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
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    wwooden

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    Location:
    Burlington, VT
    #2
    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.
     

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