"...cannot be played on this iPod"

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by EdwardNelson, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. EdwardNelson macrumors newbie

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    I'm having a small problem where most of my music videos won't copy to my iPod touch. I keep getting the, "this song", was not copied to "this iPod" because it cannot be played on this iPod.
    Now I know that this happens when adding a video to an iPod that doesn't play videos, or if the format of that video isn't MPEG-4. But all of my music videos are MPEG-4 so why does this happen?
     
  2. Aero26 macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure but is it beyond iPod Resolution? In which case, I wouldn't be surprised if the iPod scales it. What about the codec? Someone offer some help here. I'm taking shots in the dark. :eek:
     
  3. EdwardNelson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well what's the maximum resolution they take?
     
  4. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    It depends on the iPod. The original iPod Video only takes 320x240. Most of the later video-capable ones will take 640x480 max, the iPhone 3G and iPod touch 3G and above will take a little higher. (960x540, IIRC.)

    Note also that an "MPEG-4" file may be made with a non-standard codec (like DivX,) that the iPod can't handle, even though it's in ".mp4" file container. Also, the audio track may be what's in the wrong format.
     
  5. EdwardNelson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok it's a 2nd gen iPod touch, and an example of one of the videos summary would be..

    Dimensions: 1280x720
    Video Codec: H.264

    If the dimension is too high is there a way to make it the way it should be?
     
  6. tactician1016 macrumors regular

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    If you have Quicktime, load the video and select "Save As" and in the options select save as iPhone format.
     
  7. EdwardNelson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I do have Quicktime but, I cannot save as... I need to buy the Quicktime 7 Pro it says. >.<
     
  8. iParis macrumors 68040

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    That is definitely way too high. That is a 720p HD video.
     
  9. EdwardNelson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can I make it smaller somehow?
     
  10. Code.Red macrumors regular

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    You can use HandBrake to convert it. Select it as the source file, use the iPod touch/iPhone preset, and press Start. Add the resulting file into iTunes and sync it, and it should work.
     

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