iPod video fromat questions

Discussion in 'iPod' started by amholl, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. amholl macrumors 6502

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    If i have an mpeg on my hardrive, it wont go on my iPod. How do i format/convert it so it will work. Can you do it via Hand Brake? or MTR? THX.
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  2. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    If it's mpeg muxed, QT won't export audio correctly. Use a program like Podner
     
  3. MacTruck macrumors 65816

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    There are alot of programs now that convert to PSP. That will work on an ipod.
     
  4. drater macrumors 6502a

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    how fast is this? if i'm going to pay, i wanna know...also, I use mpeg streamclip...works pretty fast. just open the file, export to mpeg-4 format, click the ipod button, then ok, and you're good to go. Takes a little while depending on the size of the file, but all around faster than quicktime pro.
     
  5. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    Podner worked very fast for me. Try it out for yourself, you can use it without restrictions on up to 2.5 minutes (I think) of a movie.
     
  6. MacTruck macrumors 65816

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    That podner looks pretty cool. So it will convert an mpeg with the sound mixed to a playable ipod mpeg with sound?
     
  7. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    Sure will, at least with what I tested.
     
  8. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

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    Your solution....

    very simple..... http://homepage.mac.com/major4/
    i've converted mpg,mpeg2,avi,wmv,asf ....all types of files with that program...its great and FROM WHAT I HEAR, most people with video ipods (including my self) use it....

    p.s. make sure u follow the instructions on how to install it...could be a lil confusing...
     
  9. maddav macrumors 6502

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    Once you get it started ffmpegx is a wonderful 'swiss army knife' of a tool, it's good for most videos & formats that you chuck at it.

    For the iPod w/Video, drag your video into the "drop file here'" box, I suggest using the "PSP" default and then:

    - Video tab, don't change the Codec, change the bitrate to what you want, I use 500kbps, but I think it goes up to either 768kbps, or 2.5Mbps, make sure the aspect ratio is (for 4:3 - fullscreen vids) 320 x 240, I'm not sure about the max. ratios the iPod w/Vid accepts. Make sure the framerate is the same as the original (unless you want to mess around with that!!)

    - Audio tab, Audio codec will be AAC don't change that, change bitrate from 32 (ugh) to anything above 128 for decent audio (192 = max?). Set sampling rate at 44100 Hz or 48000 Hz

    - Filters, the only think I would change here, is thhe crop, if you have horrible black borders and want rid, though you will have to re-adjust the aspect ratio after doing this.

    - Options, Check 'High quality', 'Use B Frames' and 'Two-Pass encoding' for really good quality. Go back to the summary tab, and check to see if everything looks good.

    Works every time :D
     
  10. amholl thread starter macrumors 6502

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  12. Barham macrumors regular

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    Hi

    I can not for the life of me get ffx to do anything at all. I follow the instructions to the letter and have tried multiple times. It doesn't work with any kind of file that I throw at it.

    Has anyone had this problem?

    Any suggestions?
     
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