HD Video podcast won't play on iphone4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Loonytik, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Loonytik macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2008
    I have "Scam School" downloaded in itunes and can't get it to sync with my iphone4. I have a few other video podcasts that sync and play fine on my iphone4 so what gives? Why won't this podcast play?

    I get the "this can't be played on this iphone because it's not compatible" error.
  2. ovrlrd macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2009
    It has to do with the H.264 profile used in the encoding. For some reason certain HD podcasts (especially from Revision3) do not sync with the iPhone or iPad because they aren't encoded with the right profile.

    Sadly those lazy people at Revision3 haven't done anything to fix it, instead they launched HTML5 video streaming on their site.
  3. Loonytik thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2008
    Well that just sucks! I watch several Revision3 shows on my computer and thought I would sync them up for an upcoming trip I have. I knew they wouldn't play on my 3G since it isn't HD but I figured the latest and greatest iphone wouldn't have a problem. Guess I'll stream them..

  4. JaSuS macrumors regular


    Jul 22, 2010
    I had the same problem with a CNET Apple Byte Podcast HD....:mad:

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