Higher res videos on current 5G

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Durendal, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. Durendal macrumors 6502

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    I just upgraded my iPod to 1.2 as I heard that they now support 1.5Mbps H.264 at 640x480. I was tickled pink about that as I'd like to show some videos at friend's places and that's nearly DVD quality. However, the iPod wont take H.264 1.5Mbps 640x480 videos created with Handbrake, saying it can't play them. What the hell? I even turned the bitrate down to 1400 and turned the resolution down a tad in case the video had somehow gone out of bounds, but no good. It wont take it. I thought the new updater brought the old iPod up to the video specs of the new one! I'm not a noob at video encoding at all. I've been doing it for years and have used Handbrake successfully for quite some time now.
     
  2. Durendal thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah, well it appears that Apple tweaked the specs ever so slightly. Instead of H.264 baseline profile up to 1.3, it's now H.264 Baseline low-complexity. QTPro's iPod option is said to work, but nothing else will. Guess I'll have to wait for Handbrake to support the new one. Drat.
     

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