How do I encode Real Media for the iPod video?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by freeny, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. freeny macrumors 68020

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    Anyone know how to encode Real Media for the iPod video?
    What app?
    What settings?

    Thanks in advance:)
     
  2. Flying Llama macrumors 6502a

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    RealMedia is extremely proprietary and can only be watched using Real's application.

    You won't be able to watch RealMedia anywhere, including your iPod.

    Nor can RealMedia be easily converted to a "good" format.

    If you've got a RealMedia file, you're pretty stuck. :eek:
     
  3. freeny thread starter macrumors 68020

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    The only way I have found to do it so far is to re-record the clip using "Snapz Pro". It works but is VERY LABORIOUS. I also dont have the HD space to store the huge preliminary files created before compression. does ffmpeg do it? if so what are the settings?
     
  4. freeny thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks. Ill give it a try.
     
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  6. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000

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    I don't know but i think it's pretty hard to encode anything whatsoever Real Media related in Macs. Go Windows if you wanna encode real media into other formats. There're lots of program on the Windows side that can do it...I dunno i personally tried ffmpegX or whatsoever but it never worked out for me.
     
  7. Nermal Moderator

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    Yes. ffmpegX works :)
     

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