Movie files?? Apple TV & iPod Classic

Discussion in 'iPod' started by James^C, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. James^C macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2007
    First of all I want to thank everyone for all of the great information that this forum provides! It has helped me numerous times!

    I have a question about movie files. I have an Apple TV that I have been using for the past 8 months. I have been ripping DVDs with the Handbreak software using the Apple TV settings. The movies look great.

    I just purchased a 160GB iPod Classic. Now I want to sync my movie files with the iPod but unfortunately they will not upload through iTunes.

    (1) Do I need to convert these files prior to syncing to the iPod?

    (2) Do I need to keep two different files in iTunes (one for iPod & one for Apple TV)?

    (3) If I need to convert, what is the best software to use?

    Thanks again!
  2. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000


    May 30, 2004
    Madison, WI
    The :apple:TV default in Handbrake isn't compatable with the iPod, the video options aren't right. You could convert using Visual Hub. However, I suggest in the future, for simplicity, rip to an iPod compatable format straight from Handbrake, they can actually look really good on :apple:TV

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