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Which iPod Compatible Video Format is Better

Firstly, I will introduce you what is iPod Compatible Video such as iPod Video MP4, iPod Video H.264, the specifications page lists the following:

Video specifications from Apple iPod official website:

H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;

H.264 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;

MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.

Which one is better? Now that's a tough question. H.264 is arguably better because it offers high quality and a much smaller file size when compared to MPEG-4. However, both formats look quite good when you encode your video at the higher supported video settings. One thing that most people will agree on is that H.264 video takes longer to encode than standard MPEG-4. This means that converting a two hour movie to iPod video can take considerably longer using the H.264 codec (especially with QuickTime Pro's pokey Export: Movie to iPod video option). Still, I prefer the H.264 codec in most instances.

The most direct and the easiest way to decrease video file size. Some asked, “What is the best format for video files with high quality and low file size?” This is also the key point. Make an example: Similar to select a best audio format for music player (like WMA & MP3), the HD video with general video, H.264 and WMV, Flash, SWF. We just need to convert the HD format to general formats to reduce the video size. Besides, you can also convert the video to the same format, e.g., convert HD AVI to General AVI format.

Some of the video files that you download from the web or from file sharing networks like BitTorrent may be iPod compatible - even if they're not marked as such. The easiest way to determine whether a video can be played on your iPod is to open the file in QuickTime and select Window: Show Movie Info. In most cases your video should be iPod-ready if the format is H.264 or MPEG-4, the audio is AAC, and the size of your video is 320 x 240 (or smaller) for H.264 or 480 x 480 (or smaller) for MPEG-4. Also, look at the data rate and make sure it's not over 900 kbits/sec for H.264 or 2600 kbits/sec for MPEG-4.


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