Convert Selection For iPod--Video Problems

I've got video in iTunes, that's not the problem. I've checked, iTunes and QuickTime are both up-to-date. When I try and sync the videos to my 80gig iPod, it tells me that they can not be synced because they are not the right format. They're all .mp4 format and Apple lists that as compatible for an iPod. When I right click on the video and click on 'Convert Selection for iPod', it converts it, but I only get the audio with a blank white screen and no video. I've followed the Apple tutorial and they're video clip works when I convert it. I went to the DivX website and downloaded the newest version of it and installed everything but the DivX player. It still won't work. What should I do?

I think I was able to resolve this myself after some trial and error. It looks like it is all in the name of the file. I've gotten some files to transfer after going into the Get Info section and updating the name (usually shorten the name or take out non-letter/number/# characters and then get the filename on disk to match.

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    Like someone else said, iTunes needs to be updated.
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    The latest iTunes update...
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    Hi,
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    When I attempt to put a quiktime video on my video iPod, it says that my iPod is unable to play that file type.
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    Thanks for the reply, but iTunes did not create a new file. I looked in Movies and in TV Shows, and in Music just to be careful, but there is still only one file, the one that doesn't play on my iPhone. I even looked in my iTunes Music folder for a file it may have created an just not imported, but there is nothing there either.

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    And, the automatic check for updates within iTunes isn't working for lots of folks.
    Get the 6.0.2 from here
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