I've asked this question too many times. Also, I know what works and doesn't work on my system which is Ubuntu 12.04 (the other machine is 10.04).
I'm not too successful lately in converting videos to be played on my iPod 160G Classic.
Trust me- it's really frustrating to say the least!
The problem occurs with videos over 16 minutes or so and at around the 16 minute mark they speed up for a few seconds and run all the way to the end of
the video and stop.
Yes, I can download any mp4 video that's 10 minutes or less and install it on my iPod using Gtk-Pod .9.9 something-or-another using Ubuntu 10.04
Before you read the ffmpeg code I use here's what doesn't work on my machine for converting videos to iPod Classic compatible format;
- MP4ize (never could figure out how to install or use "the simple script" that you can find around the web.
- womencoder (that's just a joke folks)
Here's the ffmpeg code I'm using;
ffmpeg -i Input_File_Name.mp4 -vcodec libx264 -preset ultrafast -vpre ipod320 -crf 24 -acodec libfaac -aq 100 -vf scale="320:trunc(ow/a/2)*2" Output_File_Name.mp4
iPod Classic (160G) is not iPod Touch.
Certainly there has to be a way to fix this problem. I can't be the only one struggling to solve this. I've looked all over the web and tried all of those "easy to convert to iPod" programs/ffmpeg- codes and none of them will solve this particular situation.
Do you have any idea what's going wrong?
Do you have first hand experience in solving this problem?