[MEncoder-users] Ipod Video
davideshay at gmail.com
Tue Dec 27 00:52:02 CET 2005
On 12/26/05, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski <dominik at rangers.eu.org> wrote:
> On Monday, 26 December 2005 at 23:52, David Shay wrote:
> > On 12/26/05, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski <dominik at rangers.eu.org>
> > >
> > > On Monday, 26 December 2005 at 19:44, David Shay wrote:
> > > > Has anybody out there had success encoding files for the Ipod Video
> > > > (5G)? I have gotten ffmpeg to work, but haven't yet seen any sample
> > > > mencoder commands to try yet. I'm going to try a few options, but
> > > > was looking for a head start...
> > >
> > > What was your working ffmpeg command?
> > It was a two pass conversion with the relevant bits being:
> > /usr/local/bin/ffmpeg -i $directory/$file -comment '$file' -title
> > -author 'MythTV - myth2ipod' -timestamp '$rightnow' -y -cropleft 10
> > -cropright 10 -croptop 8 -cropbottom 8 -deinterlace -vcodec xvid -s
> > -r 29.97 -b 384 -qmin 2 -qmax 5 -bufsize 4096 -acodec aac -ab 96 -g 300
> > -pass 2 -passlogfile /tmp/myth2ipod_log -f mov
> > same options for pass 1, but with -pass 1
> > these are from myth2ipod at http://www.myth2ipod.com. I was just
> > for a mencoder substitute since it is usually faster.
> Well, it may be impossible to do all of the above in mencoder. You can
> definitely encode the video as usual (with either xvid or lavc), but I
> don't think AAC encoding is supported. And MOV/MP4 container output
> support is flaky at best.
Thanks for the response. There are 2 options for ipod video -- H.264 and
Here are the specs from the apple site:
H.264 video: up to 768 Kbps, 320 x 240, 30 frames per sec., Baseline Profile
up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC up to 160 Kbps, 48 Khz, stereo audio in .m4v,
.mp4 and .mov file formats
MPEG-4 video: up to 2.5 mbps, 480 x 480, 30 frames per sec., Simple Profile
with AAC-LC up to 160 Kbps, 48 Khz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file
>From what I can tell, the ffmpeg above is using MPEG-4. Not sure if the
H.264 would be any easier (I already have installed the libx264 from svn).
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