Resolved Downloaded mp4 video will not sync to ipod touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by SoPisd, May 9, 2011.

  1. SoPisd, May 9, 2011
    Last edited: May 9, 2011

    macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2011
    ""Insidious" was not copied to the iPod "iPod Touch" because it cannot be played on this iPod." That is the exact error message that comes up when I try to drag the movie from the iTunes library into my iPod touch 8 GB 3rd Generation. The file itself is mp4. I thought mp4 was the video file type supported by the iPod touch.
    My Version: 4.2.1 (8C148)
    Model: MC086LL
    I've took a few minutes to do some research on iPod touch video specs on Apple's website under TV and Video:

    I tried searching a solution to this problem on this forum but could not find one. When I right click on the mp4 video file in the iTunes Library, there is no option to "convert selection for playback on iPod/iPhone." Instead I clicked Get Info and it tells me the video's specs:
    Kind: MPEG-4 video file
    Bit Rate: 51 kbps
    Profile: Low Complexity
    Channels: Stereo
    Encoded with: Lavf52.64.2
    total Bit Rate: 917 kbps
    Video Dimensions: 880x476
    Video Codec: H.264

    I've compared the two specs and I can't tell ***** from *****. Can you see anything different?
    *sigh* Do I need to download some sort of (*free please*) software to adjust the video specs to play on the iPod touch? If yes what is the name and please tell me the steps if you are experienced in converting these vids. Thanks so much for ur time.:)

    nvm figured it out myself...
  2. macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2011
    i have dvd shrink, dvd decrypter and imageburn on my computer. the downloaded video torrent is in MP4 format,
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2010
    Philadelphia, Pa, USA
    You can open the video in quicktime and save as iphone sized video.
  4. macrumors regular


    Oct 10, 2010
    For me to know, you to find out. :)
    I'm not really sure but all my video dimensions are 420x200
  5. macrumors newbie


    May 7, 2011
    I think there is somewhere in iTunes that allows you to convert a video into iPhone/iPod touch format. I think you select the video, right click and click Convert to iPhone or something. If not it's probably under Tools. I remember it being there once... :)
  6. macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2011
    just found out how

    just click Advanced option on Itunes, under that option there is "create an Ipod or Iphone version and just click it wait until it finishes and poof! it's playing now!.....:)
  7. macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2011

    but my itune dont allow me to add mp4 video to its library.. video format is same as you mentioned above.... help me frns
  8. macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2012
    Thanks a ton!

    Your solution was really helpful! Thanks a lot! It worked for me! :D

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