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Use higher resolution MPEG4s on the iPod Video
Authored by: ollieman on Nov 02, '05 02:53:17PM

I would suspect that apple has the eventual goal of supporting resolutions as high as 640x480 (the native resolution of digital TV) but that in order for to decode H.264 video at that resolution a much faster processor than is currently in the iPods is needed.

That being said, MPEG4 does not require anywhere near the same processing horse-power to decode (you get a bigger file, but that's the trade-off). So it seems reasonable to assume that the iPod might be capable of decoding 640x480 MPEG4 but not H.264... but then again maybe not.

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