Can't Sync MP4 Videos onto ipod?

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  1. Firebird94

    Firebird94 New Member

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    So i got a movie in mp4 format. So i open it up in itunes, i try to sync it, and it says it isn't the right format for the ipod. I thought mp4 works. I know m4v is the common one for touch but isn't mp4 too? Please help.
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    Did you convert it to iPod format
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    Firebird94 New Member

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    Mp4 was originally ipod format and i thought it still is.
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    Yeah but there like different types of mp4 videos.
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    Well it was from a download site for psp? Anyways, i'm using handbake to convert it to m4v so hopefully it works.
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    i have all mp4 movies on my ipod touch. you have to use the right video codec i think. so it should be H.264(x264) codec. Not Xvid or FFmpeg.
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    Good ^^^^ Thats what i'm converting it too.
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    Youtube i use mp4 format in vdownloader. And i use TubeTV for mac which automaticlly makes them into ipod format.

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    it's in m4v format and its still not working.
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    Seems like iTunes 's mp4 file have little different with common mp4 file:
    1. It must have "iPod Atom"
    2. It must not have "B-Frame"
    3. The video bitrate and audio bitrate must not too high.

    I'm using a free software - iPodRobot iPod Video Convert to convert videos to iTunes mp4, it works well for me.

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