Converted video appears in iTunes but won't synch to touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by zen, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. zen macrumors 68000

    zen

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    #1
    A friend of mine (using a PC) is having some trouble. He says:

    I have an MP4 which i used Videodora ipod touch converter to convert.
    I put it in itunes and then synch, but it never synchs for more than a few seconds and never puts it on the ipod.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Video:

    MPEG-4
    426x320
    127kbps
    codec: H.264
    141.7mb
    Stereo

    Any ideas there? I don't have a touch myself.
     
  2. grale22 macrumors newbie

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    #2
    Are you sure this a problem with the video? Sounds more like you just haven't selected to sync movies.
     
  3. safetyobc macrumors 6502

    safetyobc

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    #3
    I had the same problem on Videora on PC.

    I am using Handbrake on the Mac now and it work FLAWLESSLY! Perfect video quality too! However, if you don't select the iPhone/iPod Touch setting, it won't sync into the touch when added to iTunes.

    Maybe the screen resolution setting or something in Videora is keeping your friend from syncing to the Touch?

    The settings in Handbrake for the iPod Touch is 480 x 208, if that helps any at all.
     
  4. gkarris macrumors 604

    gkarris

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    In the video world, even though it says "MPEG-4" it may not be compatible. Handbrake uses an encoder compatible with Apple devices...
     
  5. safetyobc macrumors 6502

    safetyobc

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    Handbrake is AWESOME! I have tried and tried to rip DVDs and convert other video on my PC to put on my iPod with NO success.

    Got my mac, downloaded Handbrake as one of my first Apps, and boom. It just works! Now I can watch my home movies on my Touch!
     
  6. gvegastiger macrumors regular

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    I use Handbrake on my XP machine and it works great.

    In order for a video to work on an iPod touch or iPhone it needs to have an iPod atom inserted in the bit stream. If your encoder doesnt do this then it wont synch even though it plays in iTunes.
     
  7. mmfy macrumors regular

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    #7
    Who names this stuff?!
     

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