Why won't this movie copy to my iPod Classic?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by mgartner0622, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. mgartner0622, Jun 3, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2011

    macrumors 65816

    mgartner0622

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    #1
    Hello-
    I converted this video with handbrake the other day from a DVD.
    When I attach my iPod classic, it says the format is incompatible, yet in Handbrake I selected the iPod format, and I'm pretty sure MPEG-4 is the right one?
    Here is a screenshot with the movie's information;
    Thank you for any help that is provided.
     

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  2. macrumors 68020

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    #2
    Get MediaInfo Mac, drag in the file, go to export, open the text file and paste the output here.

    It's pretty not using the Baseline profile for x264.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

    mgartner0622

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    Ok, here's the text file:

    MediaInfo Mac 0.7.33.2 file analysis report.
    Created on: Jun 3, 2011 10:15:29 AM MDT
    Report for file: Licence To Kill.m4v
    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.........................................2h 7mn
    Total File Size...................................797 MiB
    Total Stream BitRate..............................872 Kbps
    Title (Tag).......................................Licence To Kill
    Encoded with......................................HandBrake 0.9.5 2011010300
    Video Stream #1
    Codec (Human Name)................................AVC
    Codec (FourCC)....................................avc1
    Codec Profile.....................................Main@L2.1
    Frame Width.......................................640 pixels
    Frame Height......................................272 pixels
    Frame Rate........................................25.000 fps
    Total Frames......................................191542
    Display Aspect Ratio..............................2.35:1
    Scan Type.........................................Progressive
    Colorimetry.......................................4:2:0
    Codec Settings (Summary)..........................CABAC / 4 Ref Frames
    QF (like Gordian Knot)............................0.162
    Codec Settings (CABAC)............................Yes
    Video Stream Length...............................2h 7mn 41s 680ms
    Video Stream BitRate..............................703 Kbps
    Video Stream BitRate Mode.........................VBR
    Bit Depth.........................................8 bits
    Video Stream Size.................................642 MiB (81%)
    Video Encoder.....................................x264 - core 112
    Video Encoder (Settings)..........................cabac=1 / ref=2 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x1:0x111 / me=hex / subme=6 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=0 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=0 / 8x8dct=0 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=3 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=2 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=1 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / weightb=0 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=25 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=40 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=20.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=3 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
    Date of Original Encoding.........................UTC 2011-06-02 23:53:02
    Audio Stream #1
    Codec.............................................AAC
    Codec (FourCC)....................................40
    Audio Stream Length...............................2h 7mn 41s 675ms
    Audio Stream BitRate..............................164 Kbps
    Audio Stream BitRate Mode.........................VBR
    Number of Audio Channels..........................2
    Audio Channel's Positions.........................Front: L R
    Sampling Rate.....................................48.0 KHz
    Audio Stream Size.................................150 MiB (19%)
    Date of Original Encoding.........................UTC 2011-06-02 23:53:02
     
  4. AdrianK, Jun 3, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2011

    macrumors 68020

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    Boom! Needs to be Baseline.

    In handbrake, after selecting the iPod present, check the 'iPod 5G Support' box. Then you can encode the file and it should sync :)
     
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    mgartner0622

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    #5
    Thanks,
    That's exactly what I wanted to hear.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 65816

    mgartner0622

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    *Update*

    After converting the video yet again from the DVD, this time with the iPod 5G support box checked, it still did not work- the codex remains as "Main"

    This is the text file from MediaInfo Mac;
    MediaInfo Mac 0.7.33.2 file analysis report.
    Created on: Jun 4, 2011 7:29:21 PM MDT
    Report for file: License To Kill.m4v
    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.........................................2h 7mn
    Total File Size...................................797 MiB
    Total Stream BitRate..............................872 Kbps
    Title (Tag).......................................License To Kill
    Encoded with......................................HandBrake 0.9.5 2011010300
    Video Stream #1
    Codec (Human Name)................................AVC
    Codec (FourCC)....................................avc1
    Codec Profile.....................................Main@L2.1
    Frame Width.......................................640 pixels
    Frame Height......................................272 pixels
    Frame Rate........................................25.000 fps
    Total Frames......................................191542
    Display Aspect Ratio..............................2.35:1
    Scan Type.........................................Progressive
    Colorimetry.......................................4:2:0
    Codec Settings (Summary)..........................CABAC / 4 Ref Frames
    QF (like Gordian Knot)............................0.162
    Codec Settings (CABAC)............................Yes
    Video Stream Length...............................2h 7mn 41s 680ms
    Video Stream BitRate..............................703 Kbps
    Video Stream BitRate Mode.........................VBR
    Bit Depth.........................................8 bits
    Video Stream Size.................................642 MiB (81%)
    Video Encoder.....................................x264 - core 112
    Video Encoder (Settings)..........................cabac=1 / ref=2 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x1:0x111 / me=hex / subme=6 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / mixed_ref=0 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=0 / 8x8dct=0 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=3 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=2 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=1 / b_bias=0 / direct=1 / weightb=0 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=25 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=40 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=20.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=3 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
    Date of Original Encoding.........................UTC 2011-06-04 11:04:27
    Audio Stream #1
    Codec.............................................AAC
    Codec (FourCC)....................................40
    Audio Stream Length...............................2h 7mn 41s 675ms
    Audio Stream BitRate..............................164 Kbps
    Audio Stream BitRate Mode.........................VBR
    Number of Audio Channels..........................2
    Audio Channel's Positions.........................Front: L R
    Sampling Rate.....................................48.0 KHz
    Audio Stream Size.................................150 MiB (19%)
    Date of Original Encoding.........................UTC 2011-06-04 11:04:27

    If anyone has any further suggestions please let me know.
    Thank you
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    #7
    Maybe try my settings

    I saved the following settings as custom presets by modifying the Regular, Normal preset for watching on my older iPods. These should get you working, & you can tweak as needed for Average bitrate and audio bitrate, etc.

    Format: MP4 file; Video Codec: MPEG-4 (FFmpeg); 2-pass encoding checked; Picture Settings: 320 x 240 for full-screen or something like 336 x 144 for wide screen. I also name the destination file using .mp4 instead of .m4v for legacy reasons.

    The only downside I have found is not being able to play these MP4 files on the iPad. For iPad, the only changes are selecting the H.264 Video codec instead, & setting the Picture Settings to a larger size. Then it works fine.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 65816

    mgartner0622

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    #8
    Thanks for the information-
    However, when using my version of handbrake (the newest version) It won't let you select 2 pass encoding with the MPEG-4 file type. I also don't know how to set the resolution (picture settings)
    If anyone knows, I would be very grateful to know where these settings are located.
    Thanks!
     

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