Ipod Video Question

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  1. reccos121

    reccos121 Member

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    Hey all,

    I'm curious why videos, in order to be watched via the ipod/iphone, must be in the mp4 format. Is this a hardware or software ability? I know iMobilecinema has found some sort of way around it as I believe it enables many flash videos. I'm just curious because it takes enormous amounts of time to covert avi's and mkv's to mp4 just to watch the on my ipod. Thanks for the help like always guys!

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  2. Unreal Boy

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    the videos must be in mp4 because that is how apple designed the videos.app to work

    download AVplayer or Mplayer from cydia, they support tons of formats like avi and wmv
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    Oh, okay thanks for the description and link. Now is there such apps like iVid, where you can stream videos from your computer to ipod that support those files?
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    Well, if you even get avi's and mkv's playing on your iPod, they'd be just a waste of memory and battery, 'cause usually they have way too large resolution and bitrate for iPod.

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