iTunes won't let me add .mov file to iPod Touch?
"I'm trying to add a .mov file (Quicktime Movie File) to my iPod from iTunes, but it gives me the "...it cannot be played on the iPod" error. To boot, Videora is having problems converting it to .mp4. Any ideas?"(from http://forums.ilounge.com/tv-videos/171818-itunes-wont-let-me-add-mov-file-ipod.html)
Why iPod Touch can not recognize your MOV video?
This kind of problem was assailed by doubts for many iPod users. According to apple.com, iPod Touch supports two video codes: H.264 and MPEG-4 in .m4v, .mov, .mp4. If your MOV is not coded by these two codes, they are not be transferred to iPod Touch via iTunes. In addition, iPod Touch has limitation of resolution and bandwidth on videos. So here is the reason why your iPod Touch can not play .mov video.
Solution to play MOV video on iPod Touch
What you need?
- - QuickTime .mov file
- - iPod Players
- - iTunes software
- - Mov to iPod software
Convert .mov to iPod Touch format
Three-click to convert .mov to iPod Touch video format.
1. Download Mac M4V Converter; then launch it;
2. Import MOV video;
3. Choose "Apple iPod Video" as output format;
4. Click "Convert" button to convert MOV to iPod video format on Mac OS.
There are also other iPod related video format you could choose to convert.
How to sync videos to iPod Touch?
When getting iPod videos, you should transfer it to your iPod Touch to play, so here is tutorial for you to refer to know "How to sync to iPod Touch".
Mac M4V Converter
The Mac M4V Converter is compatible with Mac OS, including Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion; iTunes 10.5 also is available. It allows Mac users to free iTunes M4V videos DRM copy-protected and convert to MP4, MOV, AVI, MPEG, FLV, SWF, 3GP(2) format files.