iPod supported video format & audio format

Read this tutorial to learn the iPod touch supported video/movie format and audio/music format.

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Apple unveiled the 4th generation iPod touch on September 1, 2010. It adds an improved chip, a better display, and two cameras. So, most iPod touch users like to play music and watch movies on this beautiful handset. However, there is a minor issue here; the device does not support all formats of videos. And according to iPod touch's official page, there are many technical specifications as follows for iPod touch video file format & iPod touch music format.
iPod touch supported video & audio formats

iPod touch video/movie format

  • 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 per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

iPod touch audio/music format

  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit

iPod touch TV Format

  • Support for 1024 by 768 pixels with Dock Connector to VGA Adapter; 576p and 480p with Apple Component AV Cable; 576i and 480i with Apple Composite AV Cable

 

Convert videos to iPod touch on Mac OS X

Hopefully you now have a clear idea of which videos you can play on the iPod touch. But what if this rules out a majority of the videos in your collection because of format-incompatibility? If the video files you want to view are in a format that is not supported by iPod touch, you may be able to convert them into iPod touch video/audio format.

If you have got an iPod touch and would like to convert videos to iPod touch supported video format, you may try Aneesoft Video Converter Pro for Mac.

If you would like to watch your DVD movies on your iPod touch, just get Aneesoft DVD Ripper Pro for Mac to rip/convert DVD movies for iPod touch.

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