MPEG-4 vs. H.264 Encoding? Pros and Cons?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by TheSpaz, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    I wanna encode TV shows for playback on my iPod or TV. I want the highest resolution and least amount of compression artifacts as possible. Which is the better codec to use? Normal MPEG-4 with 2.5Mbps Max with 2-pass or H.264 with 768Kbps with 2-pass? Also, what are the pros and cons of each codec?

    How does Apple encode their iTunes Music Store videos? The quality is EXCELLENT yet it still plays perfectly on the iPod. I have yet to figure out a way to encode video to be as crisp and smooth as Apple iTunes Music Store videos.
  2. MacinJosh macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2006
    This has been covered numerous times here. Do a bit of searching.


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