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MPEG 4 Video not supported

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dtaylor77

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I have been ripping some old tv shows from dvd to my compuer. The first four seasons are fine, but when I tried to synch the last season to my IPod Classic I get the error that this video format is not supported. I used DVD Fab for all of these, with the same settings. They are all MPEG 4 Video. All the other seasons are fine, just this one won't work.

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Please be a lot more specific. Are they standard mpeg-4 or mpeg-4 AVC (h.264) videos? What baseline profile is used when encoding them? What video bitrate is being used? How many audio channels are being encoded (stereo, 5.1, etc.)? What audio bitrate is being used? What video resolution are they being encoded at? What profile are you using when encoding with DVD Fab?
 

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Audio Bitrate is 96kbps
Audio is stereo
Frame resolution is 720x546
Video fixed bitrate is 1768
The are .h264

Just found that although the other season will synch to my ipod, they won't actually play. Just goes back to the main screen when I try to play them.

Tried them on my ipad and they work fine.

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Your video bitrate and video resolution are too high. The iPod classic supports a maximum resolution of 640X480 and a maximum mpeg-4 AVC bitrate of 1500kbps. That's all for baseline profile mpeg-4 AVC. It supports up to 640X480 and a bitrate of 2500kbps with baseline profile 3.0 mpeg-4 AVC. As I said, it all depends on the baseline profile you are using when encoding the videos. Not only that but the file types (*.mp4, *.mov, and *.m4v) all must fit within a certain specification for iPod classic compatibility. Hence, if DVD Fab offers an iPod classic profile for encoding, you should stick with that. If not, you should use DVD Fab to rip the DVDs then handbrake (a free program) to encode the ripped DVDs as it offers an iPod classic profile.
 
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