If your like me and you want videos on your walkman then you will soon or you already have found out its vary hard to find videos in the format that Walkman supports.
The problems I have found are that many “vodcasts” (Video Podcasts) are in mp4 format. The MP4 format IS supported on the Walkman but, there are many different variations of this format. Most vodcasts such as those on www.g4tv.com/podcasts do not work with the Walkman, why this is I am not sure. From what I have learned is that different devices such as ipod, psp, and other things that use mp4 all have different specific coding to work on each device. As we all know the ipod is the more common owned portable media device more so then the Sony Walkman or Microsoft Zune. So many videos are set in the ipod mp4 version.
To my surprise I found out that many videos in mp4 format ment for the Sony Playstation Portable (PSP) do not play on the Sony Walkman, you would think that 2 products by Sony would support the same type of mp4. Even videos on Sony’s PSP video website are not compatible, which came as a real head scratcher.
I read my Walkman booklet again and saw that the Walkman also supports .m4v so I went into the search for videos in this format, which is even harder to find then mp4 videos. But all .m4v videos I have found so far do work on the Walkman without any problems. Such as CNN Now in the News Vodcast which is updated daily and is in .m4v format. Unfortunately most vodcasts are not in the .m4v format.
In another post I will post some information on how to convert videos/vodcasts into the mp4 format for your Sony Walkman as well as some other useful links.