iPod 3G video stuttering
June 30, 2008 8:57 AM Subscribe
Please help stop my iPod nano 3G's persistent video stuttering:
When playing a movie or TV episode, the video freezes for a fraction of a second, then jumps forward to a point several frames later in order to catch up with the audio, which has continued on smoothly without a break. The video might "jump" (i.e., stutter) only once for a single frame or there might be a series of stutters lasting in total one second or less. Within a couple of minutes it'll happen again. If I backup to the same spot where the stuttering occured, it will likely happen again, although not necessarily with exactly the same appearance, that is, it might stutter slightly longer or shorter, or several frames earlier or later. I have had the same problem whether the videos are transcoded with DVDFab, CloneDVD, or Handbrake; bitrates from 200 up to 2500; frame rates of 24, 29.97 and 30 fps; screen resolutions of 320xXXX and 640xXXX. All transcoding has been single pass. All the transcoded video variations play smoothly on my XP computer. The iPod is up to date, having been purchased several weeks ago (but too long ago to return). Your thoughtsssssspreciated!