- H.264 video support: Up to 10 Mbps peak, Baseline, Main, and High profiles with 2 channel AAC LC.
- MPEG-4 Part 2 video support: Up to 5 Mbps peak, Simple Profile with 2 channel AAC LC.
The above are not hard limits, and Microsoft says the bitrates can go higher.
I'm thinking this should work with x264 encodes in Handbrake/MediaFork using just about any setting we can throw at it, but we won't know until we can try it next month. The Microsoft guys didn't say they've confirmed it with x264 encodes. BTW, is there any plan to add a high profile setting in MediaFork for x264?h.264 profile support is 4.1 for HD and 5.0 and 5.1 for SD (720x576) content (we run out of memory for HD 5.0+ content). MPEG4 is SP only no ASP seatures are supported (B-Frame, QPEL etc.). Also no subtitle support.
container support is MPEG4 and ASF, audio is WMA or AAC LC 2ch only.
I assume the MPEG4 encoders here are just MPEG4 simple profile (since they're iPod compatible), which should be fine.