I recently bought a new iPod nano, and I’ve had trouble twice with getting videos onto it. First, I purchased Dr. Horrible from the iTunes store, and didn’t realize I was buying the HD version. When I tried to sync it to my iPod, I was told that the video wasn’t transferring because it couldn’t be played on my device. Why can’t iTunes transcode it down to the resolution needed? (Dr. Horrible is funny, by the way, you should see it.)
Then I tried to load the Arabic Typography presentations, which are Quicktime files. Again, I was told they couldn’t be played. I know these aren’t HD, I’m not sure in what way they are incompatible.
Searching online, I find that Quicktime Pro will do the conversion for me. But I just paid Apple $200 for a piece of hardware, and am getting video content using their format, in one case paying Apple to download it. Why do I have to pay them again to be able to use the two together?
I tried using Handbrake to convert the video. It worked great on an .AVI file I tried, but crashed when attempting the .MOV conversion. Grr....