.mov vs H.264

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dwhoward

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My digital camera allows for movies to be recorded in Quicktime format. Does anyone know if these will work natively on the new iPod or does it have to be the H.264 format?

If it does have to be H.264, is there an easy way to convert from a regular Quicktime movie to H.264?

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XxNarutoFanxX

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In the apple website, the tech specs for 5th gen ipods will support .mov audio files. I guess it won't work unless someone actually creates a hack in the ipod to support other formats.
 

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.mov is a file extension, but NOT a video format.

You need to ensure that the files are either encoded in MPEG-4 or H.264. To do this, open the movie with QuickTime Player and select "Show Movie Info." If you see neither of these two terms, then the movie will not be compatible with the iPod.
 
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G4Bruno

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If the file can be played on iTunes, it should work on the iPod. Only Mpeg-4 and H.264 files will work on iTunes, and also on the iPod.
 

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G4Bruno said:
If the file can be played on iTunes, it should work on the iPod. Only Mpeg-4 and H.264 files will work on iTunes, and also on the iPod.
Not true at all. iTunes will play anything that Quicktime will play. The 5G iPods are limited both in resolution and codec far beyond what iTunes will handle.
 
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