Video podcast incompatible with new iPod

Discussion in 'iPod' started by illuminattile, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. illuminattile macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    #1
    I just replaced my 80gb iPod with a new (well, refurbished) 160gb Classic, and for some reason iTunes is telling me that certain video podcasts can't be copied to the iPod because the video format is not supported.

    The podcast in question is The Ricky Gervais Podcast, which I could play on my old iPod with no issues. Also, strangely, it doesn't look like it's an issue for all of the video episodes.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    #2
    hmm, to figure it out we need detailed information about the files.

    Could you download media info and drag in a working file, paste the output here, and do the same for a non-working file?
     
  3. illuminattile thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    #3
    Non-working file
    Code:
    Format                           : MPEG-4
    Format profile                   : Base Media / Version 2
    Codec ID                         : mp42
    File size                        : 3.42 MiB
    Duration                         : 1mn 40s
    Overall bit rate                 : 286 Kbps
    Movie name                       : An Idiot Abroad 2 - Phonecall
    Album                            : The Ricky Gervais Podcast
    Performer                        : Ricky Gervais
    Genre                            : Podcast
    
    Video
    ID                               : 2
    Format                           : AVC
    Format/Info                      : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile                   : Main@L3.0
    Format settings, CABAC           : No
    Format settings, ReFrames        : 2 frames
    Codec ID                         : avc1
    Codec ID/Info                    : Advanced Video Coding
    Duration                         : 1mn 40s
    Bit rate mode                    : Variable
    Bit rate                         : 219 Kbps
    Width                            : 640 pixels
    Height                           : 360 pixels
    Display aspect ratio             : 16:9
    Frame rate mode                  : Constant
    Frame rate                       : 25.000 fps
    Color space                      : YUV
    Chroma subsampling               : 4:2:0
    Bit depth                        : 8 bits
    Scan type                        : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.038
    Stream size                      : 2.62 MiB (77%)
    Language                         : English
    Encoded date                     : UTC 2011-04-05 18:01:36
    Tagged date                      : UTC 2011-04-05 18:01:39
    Color primaries                  : BT.601-6 525, BT.1358 525, BT.1700 NTSC, SMPTE 170M
    Transfer characteristics         : BT.709-5, BT.1361
    Matrix coefficients              : BT.601-6 525, BT.1358 525, BT.1700 NTSC, SMPTE 170M
    
    Audio
    ID                               : 1
    Format                           : AAC
    Format/Info                      : Advanced Audio Codec
    Format profile                   : LC
    Codec ID                         : 40
    Duration                         : 1mn 40s
    Bit rate mode                    : Constant
    Bit rate                         : 63.4 Kbps
    Nominal bit rate                 : 80.0 Kbps
    Channel(s)                       : 1 channel
    Channel positions                : Front: C
    Sampling rate                    : 44.1 KHz
    Compression mode                 : Lossy
    Stream size                      : 776 KiB (22%)
    Language                         : English
    Encoded date                     : UTC 2011-04-05 18:01:36
    Tagged date                      : UTC 2011-04-05 18:01:39
    Working file
    Code:
    Format                           : MPEG-4
    Format profile                   : Base Media / Version 2
    Codec ID                         : mp42
    File size                        : 38.4 MiB
    Duration                         : 11mn 23s
    Overall bit rate                 : 471 Kbps
    Movie name                       : Ricky's Bits - The Golden Globes 2011
    Album                            : The Ricky Gervais Podcast
    Performer                        : Ricky Gervais
    Genre                            : Podcast
    
    Video
    ID                               : 2
    Format                           : AVC
    Format/Info                      : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile                   : Baseline@L2.1
    Format settings, CABAC           : No
    Format settings, ReFrames        : 2 frames
    Codec ID                         : avc1
    Codec ID/Info                    : Advanced Video Coding
    Duration                         : 11mn 23s
    Bit rate mode                    : Variable
    Bit rate                         : 404 Kbps
    Width                            : 480 pixels
    Height                           : 270 pixels
    Display aspect ratio             : 16:9
    Frame rate mode                  : Constant
    Frame rate                       : 29.970 fps
    Color space                      : YUV
    Chroma subsampling               : 4:2:0
    Bit depth                        : 8 bits
    Scan type                        : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.104
    Stream size                      : 32.9 MiB (86%)
    Language                         : English
    Encoded date                     : UTC 2011-02-27 18:16:49
    Tagged date                      : UTC 2011-02-27 18:17:06
    Color primaries                  : BT.601-6 525, BT.1358 525, BT.1700 NTSC, SMPTE 170M
    Transfer characteristics         : BT.709-5, BT.1361
    Matrix coefficients              : BT.601-6 525, BT.1358 525, BT.1700 NTSC, SMPTE 170M
    
    Audio
    ID                               : 1
    Format                           : AAC
    Format/Info                      : Advanced Audio Codec
    Format profile                   : LC
    Codec ID                         : 40
    Duration                         : 11mn 23s
    Bit rate mode                    : Constant
    Bit rate                         : 64.0 Kbps
    Channel(s)                       : 1 channel
    Channel positions                : Front: C
    Sampling rate                    : 32.0 KHz
    Compression mode                 : Lossy
    Stream size                      : 5.24 MiB (14%)
    Language                         : English
    Encoded date                     : UTC 2011-02-27 18:16:49
    Tagged date                      : UTC 2011-02-27 18:17:06
    As I said, they all worked OK on my old 80gb iPod, so I'm not sure why they wouldn't work on the new iPod.
     
  4. AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    #4
    Right, that's what I thought, the non-working file is using Main instead of the Baseline profile. As you suggested, it's strange that an newer iPod would have trouble with more advanced profiles when and older one wouldn't. There's an app called Subler which can be used to mask the profile (to a less complex one) but I doubt it would work. If you want to try, install Subler, open the non-working files, click the video track, then change the profile to baseline, click save and try syncing it.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. illuminattile thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    #5
    Thanks Adrian. I'll try that and let you know if it works.
     

Share This Page