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Re: encoding settings for the Video iPod?

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
October 28, 2005 | Post #25534 | Topic #25106

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "Enric" <enric@c...> wrote: > > --- I= n videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "Jack Nelson" <jack@b...> wrote: > > > > >= On Oct 25, 2005, at 6:09 AM, bottomunion wrote: > > > > > > > I just foun= d out that none of my videos will show on the Video iPod. > > > > I'm strug= gling with coming up with a good solution. I've read a > > > > recent > = > > > post which didn't help. I use compressor from FCP, to compress > the= > > > > videos. > > > > What is the best way to encode for the ViPod? P= referably a good > > > > mixture of > > > > good quality and low file siz= e. Anyone, please help? > > > > I've just gone through all of my posts an= d resized and re-compressed > as needed so they > > are all "iPod ready". = My son has a friend who has a video iPod, and > this has been tested > > a= nd it works. This is what I used: > > > > Compression: MPEG4, 320 x 240, m= illions > > Bit Rate; No higher than 768 kbits/sec (most were around 600-65= 0) > > Audio: AAC, mono, 32 kHz (you could go stereo here, in fact it makes= > sense with an iPod, > > but Iwas trying to keep the files small) > > >= > So this could be done with Quicktime 6 (Pro or FCP), right? yeah, sure= . I used QT7, but QT6 can do mpeg4 > > Thanks, > > Enric > > > Th= is is not what you get when you use the Apple preset in Quicktime > (export= using Movie > > to iPod), it is not h.264. I figure all iPods can view th= ese files > and h.264 still doesn't have a > > deep enough penetration on = the net, so I'm sticking with these > settings for now. And > > besides, h= .264 plays lousy on my ancient laptop (G3 Lombard). Next > year when we hav= e an > > iPod that can display 640 x 480 and h.265 (or whatever) comes out= , > I'll re-post everything > > again (groan). > > > > I also edited the = text on all of my pages to say "Video iPod > friendly file". Figured that = > > would help people search for iPod content. Anyone want to make a > "Vid= eo iPod Ready" > > chicklet? My guess is that as soon as Apple gets their = act together > and gets a "video > > podcast" category and lets everyone k= now how to get their video > podcasts in the right > > category, the subsc= ription rates are going to go through the roof. > > > > Jack > > >