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Why aren't we doing H264 for the iPod?

Anyone who's used the iPod preset has probably noticed that we're using the older MPEG-4 codec, instead of H264.

Initially, this was done because up until Compressor 2.1, the H.264 that was generated wouldn't work on the iPod. Compressor 2.1 added an iPod preset, but unfortunately it comes with a little bug. Apple is investigating the issue, and when the issue is resolved, I will switch the preset to H.264. Until then, we have to sacrifice a little video quality in order to preserve the audio.