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iTunes won't let me add .mov file to iPod?

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Flanker

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I'm trying to add a .mov file (Quicktime Movie File) to my iPod from iTunes, but it gives me the "...it cannot be played on the iPod" error. To boot, Videora is having problems converting it to .mp4. Any ideas?
 

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I'm actually more concerned about why I can't put a .mov file on there, than about what convertor to use to make it a .mp4.
 

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They don't go on there because the ipod isn't compatible with them...Why are you concerned about it?
 

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The ipod can't play mov files thats why it won't transfer but itunes can play it. Can you right click on the file in itunes and look for the convert option?
 

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Hope this helps.

I was having a similar problem [at least, I think it's similar lol].
When I tried to add video to my iPod Nano, it said that the iPod couldn't play it. So I right-clicked on the video in iTunes and pressed 'convert for iPod/iPhone'. When it had done converting [took about half an hour], I put the video on my iPod and there was no audio.
I looked for a couple of minutes on Google, searching for ways to get the sound back, and I found PQ DVD Software and downloaded the iPod Video Suite.
Since then, I've had no problems at all!
I hope this helps some of you =]
 

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It still depends on the codec.

You need to check the specs of the movie including bitrate, audio sample, resolution, as well as the container it is in.

Here are the iPod specs for movies (From classic tech specs page:

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
 

muaddib2012

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mov

The question is more why does the format .mov even exist?
Most video players on the market won't recognize it .
Not even Ipod will recognize it....an apple product for goodness sake.

Everyone understands that there is conversion software available, but why is this nescessary?
That is my question.

Not as much annoyed as confused by this.
Can anyone answer this?

Thanks
 
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