Re: video codec???
Yeah, I convert my videos to my iPod with Videora @ H.264/748kbps video/128kbps audio/same res. and they look great. I can convert a 21 minute AVI/xvid video that is 180MB to a MPEG4/h.264 file that is only 130MB and it looks pretty much the same.
I know Pinnacle supports MPEG-4 encoding, but I'm not sure about the H.264 codec...see if they have anything about it on their website.
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