iPhone Video Resoultion vs iPod Classic

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  1. covertsurfer macrumors 6502a

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    I've just bought a iPhone and trying to sync my videos that I have on my iPod classic. Their resolution is around 640x272 however I have just noticed that the iPhone only takes up to 480. Whats the deal? Thought this thing was all singing all dancing but its got a lower resolution or am I missing something?
     
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  3. covertsurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Why does Handbrake want to chop it down to 480x208 then? How do I get 640x480 onto it?
     
  4. gloss macrumors 601

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    The iPod's screen resolution is 320x480. It's trimming the video to 480 pixels wide and, since I'm assuming it's widescreen, only 208 pixels tall.
     
  5. thevibesman macrumors regular

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    The iPhone doesn't have a lower resolution than the iPod Classic. iPhone = 480x320 and iPod Classic = 320x240. I'm guessing the reason you have 640x272 videos from Handbreak on your iPod Classic is because you used the Hi-Rez iPod preset in Handbreak which exports higher resolution than the iPod screen for when you decide to plug into a TV.
     
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    I'm trying to tell you that Handbrake is making the video 480x208 because those are the proper dimensions for your iPhone.
     
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  11. covertsurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK.

    I've just synced one of my previous iPod classic videos at 640x368 to the iPhone and it plays fine. I dont understand how seeing as the iPhone is 480? I guess I will still use Handbrake with the 640x480 preset as I often output to the TV and I guess 640 is better than 480?
     
  12. thevibesman macrumors regular

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    If you want to put higher resolution for output to TV on your iPhone, try the "Picture Settings..." button in Handbreak to create your own higher resolution preset. I haven't tried syncing anything higher, so I have no idea if it works or not.

    See my edited post above explaining that when viewing on the built in screen, you are not losing any quality with these lower resolution videos because the iPod touch was never playing them at that higher resolution.
     
  13. The General macrumors 601

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    The video is scaled to fit the display.
     
  14. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    The classic also scaled the video to fit the screen, it had a 320x240 screen iirc, the 640 default was due to perhaps being more likely of playing the video back on a tv via AV cable.

    480xwhatever will give the best possible quality on the iphone screen as no extra scaling has to happen, but it will play larger, I'd be interested in anyone trying a 720p video on the 3G S, though I'm guessing itunes wont let it sync, but the video playback chip in the 3g s should be able to play them.
     

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