[mythtv-users] Video iPod

John P. Mitchell john at cepros.com
Tue Oct 18 17:37:03 EDT 2005


> Joseph A. Caputo wrote:
>> On Tuesday 18 October 2005 16:43, John P. Mitchell wrote:
>>> MythTV Users,
>>>> On 10/18/05, Joseph A. Caputo <jcaputo1 at comcast.net> wrote:
>>>>> On Monday 17 October 2005 19:02, Jeremy Palenchar wrote:
>>>>>> Rather than spend a lot of time trying to hack a solution for
>>>>>> this, why not just get Myth to act as a video podcasting station
> snip
>>>> You'd have to use quicktime.  That's apple's "Answer".
>>>    I am not so sure. Take a look at:
>>> http://www.apple.com/quicktime/tutorials/creatingvideo.html
>>> It does not say that QuickTime Pro is required. If you look at the
>>> bottom of the page the video formats that the iPod supports are
>>> listed. I thought we have the tools to put video into mp4 already.
>> But if you notice, the page you linked to is a tutorial designed for
>> QuickTime 7 Pro.  It doesn't say whether the required
>> features/encoders exist in the non-Pro version.
>> -JAC
> You need Pro.

   Why do you believe this? I said nothing of what kind or platform of
tools. Are there not tools on the Linux platform to perform the video
transcode from say MPEG2 to MPEG4 for use on the iPod? I would guess
there is something that would do the job besides the $30 upgrade for
QuickTime. It would appear from a quick glance at the Changelog for
FFmpeg that it would do the job. Also this link gives me the impression
that FFmpeg supports formats that would be compatible with the iPod:
And if you want a GUI, check out:
Please note that I not tried either of these tools nor do I have an iPod
Video to play with, but they would appear at quick glance to be a start.

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