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Classic Ipod video playback problem

Classic 160g ipod video playback suddenly stops and takes you back to movie menu

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  • sidoibao Jul 10, 2008

    i exactly have the same problem...can someone help me pls...

  • chayden001 Jul 10, 2008

    I have the same problem. Almost all videos just quit at some point into the video and go back to the menu. Is at random time intervals but always the same spot(s) on a particular video. Apple has already sent me a replacement but I am having the same issue on the replacement as well. Doesn't matter where I get the videos, some have even come from itunes and have the same issue. Please complain to Apple via the product feedback at the following link:

  • edmeup Jul 13, 2008

    Video playback on the 160g iPod randomly stops for no clear reason, and returns to the episode menu. I can skip past the point where it exits the video and watch the rest of the show, but if I leave it to play, certain shows always exhibit this problem.

  • S4M3H Jul 14, 2008

    my ipod does the exact same thing. i was hoping it was simply a defect and i could get a replacement, but reading the above comments seem to leave little hope for that.

  • McKim Jul 20, 2008

    160 GB chrome Classic, problem the same, playback stops at a certain point in a movie and returns to movie menu. Always happens at the same places in the same movies; usually these are 20 or so minutes apart. Selecting the video again starts playback over from the beginning. Only started to see the problem recently, and it could be coincidence, but it seems to happen only on movies I've added recently from backup DVD's using AVS brand video conversion, specifically the VTS_01_0.IFO file for transfer. Have tried changing file extensions from m4v to mp4, plays either way, but no effect on problem that i can see. Must scan back past the error point to resume playback or error will happen again. Never happens on short films ten minutes or less. iPod bug, copy protection error?

  • cshoyer Aug 22, 2008

    Have exactly the same problem.
    Downloaded streaming video, saved in .asf.
    Have tried conversion by videora and avs in different formats.
    Can see complete movie in iTunes, can fast forward thourgh files on iPod Classic 160 gb (purchased late 2007)...
    Has the same problem with a file with a total bitrate of 512 kbps...
    Any new suggestions?

  • barlogirl Sep 24, 2008

    I have the same problem, tried the programm sugested in the answer and made sure the bitrate is lower then 512, but it just doesn't work.

  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    same problem.
    pissing me off

  • chayden001 May 11, 2010

    This is a link to tech specs of the ipod classic...

    The advertised video profiles are way above what is stated here for video bitrates. Are you getting this information from somewhere else or is it empirical? I have had the issue even with videos purchased off of iTunes. I have noticed that sometimes resyncing seems to fix the issue so it maybe related to the transfer of files between itunes and the ipod. Although the latest version of itunes seems to work better than the version current in June. Does anyone know where to get the release notes for itunes?



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This is a response to all thoes with the problem of ipod videos stopping randomly and acting as though the video had ended. (please excuse any spelling or grammer errors that may be involved in this post)
I have reciently noticed alot of topics on this and other sites that had issues with the video on the ipod. After syncing a video that is a proper mp4 format, it seemed to work fine, it even began to play but after one or less minutes the video would stop playing and act as though it was finished and had reached it's end. It would happen at the exact same point every time and you could fast foreward past it and it would continue playing, only to find the problem in another spot a few minutes later. I had this problem with each and every video that I synced and could not play any of them, this problem irritated me and as I found out alot of others who had the same problem. I could find no solution that had yet been found after searching many sites that involve help with the ipod. After some research I soon found and solved my problem. The problem is that the ipod will only accept videos that have a video bitrate of less than 768 kbps. This is what causes our problem as stated above. This would mean that 512kbps would be the ideal for watching videos. (every video that had a video bitrate of 512 kbps (or lower) always worked and had no issues whatsoever) Only a few 768 kbps videos will work and some of them will not. So to fix the problem you need to find somthing that will reformat your video to a video bitrate of 512 kbps or lower. The current one that I use is called "Jodix free ipod video converter", this will change your favorite non mp4 videos into mp4s and just be sure to set the video bitrate on the converter to 512kbps or lower. Also use this program to change your already mp4s into a video bitrate of 512kbps or lower. (Just be sure to set the video bitrate to 512kbps or less by sliding the bar to lower quality for video.) This should make your videos continue playing for full enjoyment of your ipod. (with video) Please respond with any and all questions. Thank you for your time, I hope this is useful and solves the problem. Sorry for being long winded with my answers, I do this to ensure full understanding of my explination. /\/icho.

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  • Nichooo Aug 17, 2008

    Answer to the request for Clarification;

    Yes I noticed that also that the advertised bitrates are much higher than my experiments showed (My stated bitrates were empirical) I tested any bitrate that I could find using Jodix, I also used "WinAVI mp4 converter" and it's trial run to test different theroies on what happend with the bitrate problems I was experiencing and the large difference between the conclusion I found multiple times (I double checked this many times and still found 512 kbps to work 100% (13/13) of the time and 768 kbs to work 84.61...% (11/13) of the time and anithing higher woked 0% (0/13) of the time) and the advertised rates. Thus I am unsure of why this appears to be the problem. If you think this to be the problem and wish to try my solution please get back to me with your results, let me know if it solved or didn't solve the problem, if you can find another solution please let me know of that also. I found a site with a very rough sketch (but it is the beast I could find) for the itunes/ipod update release notes for you,

  • markanciano Feb 02, 2011

    My bitrate is only at 148 and same problems

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    eatthatmonke Nov 25, 2012

    Looks like Nichoo is trying to make a sale. All of my videos are less than 200 kbps but they still stop playing in the middle.



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