Maximum video height for iPod

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Steven Jackson, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. Steven Jackson macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I'm using Handbrake to rip a number of PAL 4:3 TV shows for iTunes, iPod, and (eventually) Apple TV.

    I know that the absolute maximum width of the resulting video (for iPod) is 640 pixels. However, is the height also a strict 480, or can it be a bit bigger and still work?

    What I mean is, when I use Handbrake to rip for iPod, it automatically sets the width to 640, but the height varies from DVD to DVD. It us usually a bit more than 480. Will such a file still work for iPod, iTunes, and Apple TV.

    Thanks, Steve
     
  2. MacinJosh macrumors 6502a

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    Hi. Yes, 480 is your maximum height. 640 is not your maximum width though, when using MPEG-4 (not H.264) but in a 4:3 material, 640x480 is the max.

    Joshua.
     
  3. j26 macrumors 65832

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    I have used Handbrake quite a bit, and have never had it rip larger than 640 x 480.

    Anyway, use MediaFork (Handbrakes progeny) - it will do the videos for iPod without having to mess about with iSquint to convert to the Low Complexity Baseline profile. Handbrake does not directly produce h.264 640x files that will play on your iPod.
     
  4. MacinJosh macrumors 6502a

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    Mediafork is not mediafork anymore except for whatever beta running around. It's still Handbrake. Also some HB beta versions did 640x480 low complexity for iPod. Just to clear that one up.

    Joshua.
     

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