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Use higher resolution MPEG4s on the iPod Video
Authored by: QuadProcessPower on Nov 02, '05 06:59:26PM
Me and a fellow evil-apple user have been testing H.264 and we haven't had any luck with that format. Granted H.264 is a great quality format, our iPods will only accept the video res to be at 320x240 max at 30 frames a sec, 768Kbps.

However, if you use mpeg-4, you can crank the bitrate up to a max of 2.5mbps. I have used Handbrake to convert my ripped dvd's at 2500kbps but its a variable bitrate so sometimes it hits higher than 2500 so the iPod's wont take some videos.... So i just have it set to around 2100kbps and that seems to work with most videos. MPEG-4 seems to be the way to go if you want better res on the tv or other external devices....

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Use higher resolution MPEG4s on the iPod Video
Authored by: atl on Nov 04, '05 09:33:12AM

Also keep in mind that higher bitrates mean more frequent disk hits which means lower battery life. I have yet to hear how these things interact, though, in real-world terms. (And I won't be getting one to test with, any time soon.) Interestingly, these figures (bitrate vs batt life) are likely to be different between the 60GB and 30GB iPods, as they have different SDRAM buffers, now.



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