MP4s not copying to ipod classic

Discussion in 'iPod' started by callummc, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2008
    Hi I've got 21 mp4s that are just refusing to go onto my ipod classic, I get the error these videos could not be copied to my ipod because they cannot be played blablabla

    I thought ipods could play mp4s?

    Then I tried converting them in itunes and it came out with just a white screen with audio.. no good :confused:
  2. TEG
    macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Each iPod can play MP4s and M4Vs, but only up to a certain bitrate and resolution, if it is beyond that you have to reconvert them. FFMPEG may be your best bet to convert them, as it has presets for iPod 5G, iPod Classic, iPod nano, iPod touch, and iPhone.

  3. macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2007
    try isquint, use the ipod format.
  4. macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2008
    Try VisualHub:

    I also had the same trouble as you and bought this software and my problem was solved, very fast too compared to toast titanium and quicktime pro.
  5. macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2007
    yes visual hub and isquint are made by the same company, isquint is the free, basic app, which is why I suggested. If you want more options and resolutions go for visual hub.

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