Using a 640x480 video on 320x240 iPod?

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  1. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    So I have this video, its 640x480, but don't want to make a 320x240 version just for my ipod, will the 640x480 show everything, I know it works, but will it show the whole screen? I am guessing yes because its 2x EXACTLY the size, I just want a sharper image on my iPod, and don't care about space, thanks.
     
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  3. bluedoggiant thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It does, my question is, cuz its a high res playing on a smaller screen, will I be able to see the "sides" of the video? Like will it be cut off? Just like widescreen views more than full screen.
     
  4. nineteentwelve macrumors regular

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    No, it will scale it down so the whole video fits in. Just try it and see what happens. ;)
     
  5. bluedoggiant thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ok, thanks!
     
  6. duncyboy macrumors 6502a

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    If it doesn't work try putting it through Handbrake and select the "Insert iPod Atom" option.
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Yes it will work considering the Movies and TV shows you buy off iTunes is 640x480, there is no reason your video won't work. Just make sure it's encoded in an iPod compatible format.
     
  8. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I've ripped a lot of films and TV shows from DVDs - for iPod so long as it's less than 640 horizontally then you'll be fine. Though I think early 5G ipods were a little more limited (though it might be more bitrate than resolution).
     

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