What video files can iPod touch play?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by davidy, May 8, 2008.

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    davidy

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    I downloaded a video to iTunes It is in 3pg format and it and plays perfectly in iTunes. However, when I tried to load it into the iPod touch, it stopped with the error message that the touch could not play that type of file. So I used the "Convert Selection for iPod/iPhone" selection in iTunes and converted it to m4p format. Although this was able to load into the touch, it is corrupted to the point of being impossible to view or listen to. How else might I load the 3pg file into the touch, or how else could I convert it into something that is listenable?
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Try Convert it elsewhere

    Download SUPER convertor it's easily the best conversion software out there and its perfectly free.
    And as an added bonus it has a preset iPod conversion option.
    Use the original .3gp file and drop it into it.
    then move the finished file into iTunes and Hey-Presto it'll be working.


    http://www.erightsoft.org/GetFile.php?SUPERsetup.exe

    That's from the publisher's site
     
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    That converter is Windows only, though...right?
     
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    DoFoT9

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    all ipods, touches, iphones etc. can only play .mp4 or .mov formatted videos. they must be below a cetain bitrate & resolution (ffound on the specs of the ipod itself, apple.com wesbite).
     
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    scotty96LSC

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    Looks like it is windows only.

    I converted some videos using iTunes convert and I got the video but not the music. Come to find out certain formatted sound will not convert.
    Link
     
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    davidy

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    Can't get your link to connect; error says can't find the server, even though everything else I connect to works okay.

    Anyhow, I used http://www.squared5.com/ to convert the file and it works ok.
     
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    PowerFullMac

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    I thought handbrake was the defacto standard to do this.

    /edit: I see I'm mistaken. Handbrake does not do what I thought it do'ed.
     
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    Ringo-Chan

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    Mp4

    yeah I tried MP4s but it said error "insert name here" cannot be copied because it can not be played on the iPod. why??????????????
     
  10. macrumors 68020

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    You're giving us no information to go on. Drag the file in to media info and paste the result please.
     
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    Ringo-Chan

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    uh like this?
    Screen shot 0023-04-16 at 17.36.25.png

    Screen shot 0023-04-16 at 17.36.31.png

    Screen shot 0023-04-16 at 17.36.06.png
     
  12. macrumors 68020

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    No, that's not quite detailed enough. There's an application called Media Info Mac which will do it, drag the file in, click export, open the file, and paste the result.
     
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    Ringo-Chan

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    yeah but I'm not going to pay 2.99 for it
     
  14. macrumors 68020

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    Oh, didn't realise that linked back to the app store, you can probably find an old version on Google.
     
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    Ringo-Chan

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    you mean this app Screen shot 0023-04-17 at 18.15.46.png
    and i draged in the media and I got this


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    * * * MediaInfo Mac 0.7.36.0 file analysis report.
    * * * MediaInfo Mac is ©2010 by Diego Massanti - http://mediainfo.massanti.com
    * * * MediaInfoLib by Jerome Martinez - http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net
    Created on: 平成23/04/17 18:14:27GMT-04:00
    Report for file: Last Night, Good Night.mp4

    General / Container Stream #1
    Total Video Streams for this File.................1
    Total Audio Streams for this File.................1
    Video Codecs Used.................................AVC
    Audio Codecs Used.................................AAC LC
    File Format.......................................MPEG-4
    Play Time.........................................6mn 22s
    Total File Size...................................24.8 MiB
    Total Stream BitRate..............................543 Kbps
    Title (Tag).......................................Last Night, Good Night
    Video Stream #1
    Codec (Human Name)................................AVC
    Codec (FourCC)....................................avc1
    Codec Profile.....................................Baseline@L2.1
    Frame Width.......................................480 pixels
    Frame Height......................................360 pixels
    Frame Rate........................................29.970 fps
    Total Frames......................................11475
    Display Aspect Ratio..............................4:3
    Scan Type.........................................Progressive
    Color Space.......................................YUV
    Codec Settings (Summary)..........................1 Ref Frames
    QF (like Gordian Knot)............................0.080
    Codec Settings (CABAC)............................No
    Codec Settings (Reference Frames).................1
    Video Stream Length...............................6mn 22s 882ms
    Video Stream BitRate..............................413 Kbps
    Video Stream BitRate Mode.........................VBR
    Bit Depth.........................................8 bits
    Video Stream Size.................................18.8 MiB (76%)
    Video Stream Title................................(C) 2007 Google Inc. v08.13.2007.
    Date of Original Encoding.........................UTC 2008-10-10 04:36:28
    Audio Stream #1
    Codec.............................................AAC
    Codec (FourCC)....................................40
    Audio Stream Length...............................6mn 22s 873ms
    Audio Stream BitRate..............................127 Kbps
    Audio Stream BitRate Mode.........................VBR
    Number of Audio Channels..........................2
    Audio Channel's Positions.........................Front: L R
    Sampling Rate.....................................44.1 KHz
    Audio Stream Size.................................5.79 MiB (23%)
    Audio Stream Title................................(C) 2007 Google Inc. v08.13.2007.
    Date of Original Encoding.........................UTC 2008-10-10 04:36:28
     
  16. macrumors 68020

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    Codecs, profiles and bitrates are fine, I really can't see what's wrong with it (any by the look of it, the video originated from YouTube which is iOS compatible so that's no surprise).

    I'm guessing there's something up with the container, but I'm not sure how to remux mp4.
     
  17. macrumors regular

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    download AVplayer app and it'll play all formats :D
     
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    Ringo-Chan

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    but then why won't my ipod play it matte of fact I can't even sync it onto it
     
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    I honestly don't know, that's why I think the container might be corrupt.

    Yes, avc1.
     
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    Ringo-Chan

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    anyways thank you for helping :)
     
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    Ringo-Chan

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    ah but it's 2.99 and there is no way my parents would let me buy it
     
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    Brucewl

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    I remember that Oplayer is free
     
  24. macrumors newbie

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    I am having the exact same problem, i am trying to import flip as mp4's and my iPod and iTunes is saying this video cannot be played on this iPod

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    I found the problem inside of iTunes there is an option in advanced called created and ipod/iphone version

    and then BAM!@@!!

    it works!
     
  25. macrumors newbie

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    What video files can iPod touch play?

    I have legally downloaded music and videos from Youtube, and am wondering which types of audio/video files can be read by iPod Touch.
     

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