Annoying video quality of ipod touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by beramodk, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. beramodk macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2007
    Hey guys,

    Is it just my touch? Whenever I see "the incredibles" on my ipod touch, i can see a decent amount of jagged edges. for example, the red dot on mr. incredible's earlier outfit (the blue one) is very pixelated on the edges. I downloaded the movie through itunes. Is the quality supposed to be like that? (after all, it only has so many pixels) or is my touch spitting out ****** video?

  2. lostless macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2005
    Ya thats normal. Red has always been one of the hardest colors to reproduce due to its low wavelength. Red in compression algorithms seems to always take the blunt of the compression. Just watch Star Wars: A new hope on dvd. The part with the 2 suns and luke is looking out. Same effect. Some Decoders do better than others. I doubt the ipod has a high end decoder to help smooth that out. Technical reasons, i really dont know the exact details of this phenomenon.
  3. beramodk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2007
    I see.

    But it doesn't show the jagged edges
    on my laptop lcd.
    So it can't be the encoding.

    Or am I missing something?
    I want to know

  4. DataThief macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2007
    Somewere in Washington State
    I get really good video playback on mine, I just watched a couple episodes of Firefly both my own rip and from itunes. Quality was great.

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