Comment 3 for bug 951560

Exeleration-G (exeleration-g) wrote :

This isn't iTunes-related: it happens as well when you try to synchronise videos with Banshee. A workaround for this is to use ffmpeg instead:

sudo apt-get install ffmpeg
ffmpeg -i video.avi -b 300 -qmin 3 -qmax 5 -g 300 -ab 96000 -s 320:240 -aspect 4:3 videoforipod.mp4

As found on http://samdanielson.com/2007/11/11/convert-mythtv-video-for-ipod

You'll see that this MP4-file is playable on the iPod.

Tested with Banshee on an iPod Classic 5th generation, 80 GB.