Question about iPod video encoding

in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014
As you know, the iPod video can accept both MPEG 4 video as well as h.264 video. While I know that h.264 compresses to a smaller size better, I have heard that it is currently heavy on the CPU during decoding.

Now I am curious that if I encode my videos in MPEG 4 instead of h.264, will I use less of my ipod battery during playback. Or does it not really matter?


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    telomartelomar Posts: 1,804member
    You'd probably find spinning up the HD is the largest part of the battery drain so smaller would be better.
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