4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 15, 2013 8:48 AM by Phil0124
TacNinja24 Level 1 (15 points)

On my iPod 2nd generation, it won't play .mp4 videos that I uploaded to Dropbox. Does anyone know why this is?


iPod touch, iOS 4.2, 4.2.1
  • lllaass Level 10 (175,957 points)

    Because the format is not compatible with the iPod. There are many variations of ,mp4 format

    The 2G iPod will natively play:

    H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

     

    There may be apps that will play your video format

  • TacNinja24 Level 1 (15 points)

    It is a 1080p .mp4 that works on my iPad. Should I convert it to a lower amount of pixels?

  • lllaass Level 10 (175,957 points)

    Yes. You need SD resolution (640 by 480 pixels). I have used the free HandBreak computer program.

  • Phil0124 Level 7 (20,939 points)

    The easiest way is to just use iTunes on your computer to crate a compatible version. The option is in the Advanced Menu option.