Help with converting to mp4 for my iPod?

Yesterday I downloaded Moyea video converter to **convert swf **(flash) files to mp4 for my iPod. The converter works fine and the videos come out in excellent quality when I try playing them on my iTunes, but when I put them on my iPod it only played audio and showed a black screen.

Does anyone know what I might be doing wrong?

What kind of iPod is it?

Also do you have the latest version of itunes? I had a problem with several mp4’s that all went away just by updating itunes.

Mp4 isn’t quite what you might expect. There are several different types of mp4 formats, all under the name “mp4” because it’s not video file, it’s a container - it only stores the video and audio media streams in certain external formats. You have to find out which formats the iPod actually supports so you can convert into those formats. I believe it supports h.264 as the video encoder, and then use whatever audio format is the default for the program, because it works. To set the encoder, find the settings, then find something that says “video encoder”. There should be a list of available encoders to use. And always remember that Google is your friend.