View Full Version : [SOLVED] converting mpeg and AVI video to IPod .mov files

June 17th, 2011, 05:04 AM
Can anyone recommend a good program that will convert mpeg and AVI video files to .mov and mp4 files that can be played on an iphone or ipod?

June 17th, 2011, 09:58 AM
handbrake (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=10657166&postcount=10) is very good for this kind of task

June 17th, 2011, 05:38 PM
Thanks for the tip.

Will FFmpeg and WinFF do this also?

June 17th, 2011, 06:38 PM
yes easy there too install winff

click on presets choose ipod format you wish for and Bob's your uncle

these are the specs while converting to ipod nano widescreen for example

encoder : Lavf52.64.2
Stream #0.0: Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 176x128 [PAR 152:121 DAR 19:11], q=2-31, 256 kb/s, 90k tbn, 25 tbc
Stream #0.1: Audio: libmp3lame, 44100 Hz, stereo, s16, 128 kb/s

Handbrake does it too and will also turn dvds into video files with little fuss

your choice:KS

June 17th, 2011, 07:48 PM
Will FFmpeg and WinFF do this also?

Yes. Depending on your FFmpeg your commands may vary. What version of Ubuntu are you using? I can give you an example command.

June 17th, 2011, 08:01 PM
I'm using 64 bit Natty Narwhal.

June 18th, 2011, 12:59 AM
This should do it:

ffmpeg -i input -vcodec libx264 -vpre medium -vpre ipod640 -crf 24 -threads 0 \
-s 640xfoo -acodec aac -strict experimental -ab 128k -ac 2 -metadata title="Your Title" \
Replace -s 640xfoo with a correct width, such as 640x480 or 640x360, or drop the -s option entirely. I added it to the example in case your device only handles a certain size.

June 18th, 2011, 05:06 AM
FakeOutdoorsman, thanks for the code.