The iPod Video is known as the last generation of iPods that have shocked the market and sales since their launch. By default, this new device can play videos. If this looks interesting, the technical part may need some guidance.
First, both the PSP and iPod can play H.264/MPEG-4 encoded video with AAC audio tracks. Due to this fact, the resolution is somewhat limited, along with a limit on the bitrate that the device can use. For new iPod video, this limit means (for H.264 video) up to 768 Kbps, 320 x 240 and 30 frames per second. For MPEG-4 video, the limit is up to 2.5 mbps, 480 x 480 and the same 30 frames per second. Moreover, the AAC audio bitrate is around 160Kbps. After setting these limits, the next step is to set the video source from DVD or video from your computer.
That said, in a purely informative ad posted on their official website, Apple claims that the new iPod can hold 15,000 songs, 25,000 photos, as they call the new iPod video. 150 hours of video.
To get video from DVD, you need to insert the DVD into your device first. Then you need to open the DVD with the file (if it doesn’t open immediately). Open the DVD from the menu. Check out the options on the DVD menu to set whatever you mean by language, subtitles or chapters to your liking. Start playing the movie using the DVD menu. When the video starts, you need to press the record button and select a folder to save the recorded files. Just click the stop button to end the recording, and if the recording goes well, you will see a confirmation screen confirming that the file has been converted successfully.
To convert video from computer to iPod video, first go to menu File and click Open Video File. After that, the video will start playing and it’s the perfect moment to adjust the video to your liking. You can also use the bottom playback controls to set the perfect moment to start recording. Once you decide this you can click the button record and stop at any time. After recording, just like in case of importing video from DVD device, you will see a message on the screen that everything was successful.
If you follow these basic rules, your videos and movies will be carefully stored on your iPod and are free to watch anytime. Even so, iPods offer limited space and resolution, so be picky when deciding what to keep and what to delete. The new iPod Video is a challenging and innovative product that combines music and images, offering for the first time the possibility of playing video on such a small digital device.
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