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

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

  1. TheSpaz macrumors 604

    TheSpaz

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    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

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    This has been covered numerous times here. Do a bit of searching.

    Joshua.
     

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