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2534 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 23, 2008 8:04 AM by Futurephonic
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2008 7:04 PM (in response to Wes Plate)Hey Wes,
Fancy seeing you here! I don't have good news for you though. Philip and I have found through testing that the only way to get a reliable MPEG-4 export from Compressor or Episode Pro to work on an iPod is to start with an iPod or Apple Device preset. I'm guessing that there's some sort of "secret sauce" in these settings that you don't get by starting with a plain MPEG-4 setting, even if the settings match what should be playable by an iPod.
Normally it will go into iTunes but not sync to the iPod, but what you're seeing is weirder than that.
Any reason why you need to use qt_export?
Greg.PowerBook, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2008 11:03 PM (in response to Dr Greg)Hey Greg, good to hear from you.
I'm using qt_export cuz my videos are being processed automagically and it seemed a good way to process the movies through the command line/AppleScript. I'm actually taking some movies that have wacky FPSs (they're Motion Detect and Timelapse movies from network cameras), writing them out to JPG sequences, then back into 29.97 movies. The results are nice speedy summaries of the day. This is a long way to go, but my tests with just changing the FPS were less than satisfactory.
As to the weird behavior on my iPhone I found I could play the movies if on the iPhone I go iPod->Videos, then they appear there under a Podcasts heading and they play fine. But not via iPod->Podcasts.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1), Keyboard protected with leather
Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2008 10:11 AM (in response to Wes Plate)I see, that's a bit like what the old VideoScript application was able to do.
Huh, so that sounds like a different effect then. Still, it'd be nice to take one of those broken movies and just export Movie to iPod using QTPlayer Pro (or Compressor or Episode) and see if that fixes it.PowerBook, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2008 3:31 PM (in response to Dr Greg)I tried a podcast from the iTunes Music Store, CNN's News of the Absurd and also NASA's NASACast Video. Both behave the same way, if on my iPhone I go to iPod->Podcasts and choose an episode video doesn't play. I have to go to iPod->Video then play the movies.
So maybe this is the way it is?
Greg have you ever made a video and played it through the iPod->Podcasts route?MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1), Keyboard protected with leather
Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2008 4:24 PM (in response to Wes Plate)Assumption correct. frame you see is poster frame displayed as artwork while audio track is played. Check out _this search_ for plenty of confirmations.2.66 gig Mac Pro, 4 RAM, x1900 XT, 4 x 1TB HD, "23 Apple Cinema Display, iPhone, Mac OS X (10.5.3), CS3, Shake, FCS2, Logic Studio 8, Reason 4.0, Recycle 2.1.2, MOTU 8Pre, XL2, 40D