Convert video for your iPod
Learn how to convert videos to iPod compatible formats on Mac
There are fewer ways to add video to your iPod than there are ways to add music to it. However, there are a few ways other than just buying video at the iTunes Store. How about taking the video you already have—iMovies, DVDs you own, TV shows you’ve recorded with a Mac-based digital video recorder (DVR)—and converting them so you can play them back on the new iPod?
No problem: just read on to get the lowdown on encoding and transferring your video content for viewing on-the-go. You may rip DVD movies, convert videos and then add them to your iPod. This article covers the step-by-step guide to convert videos to iPod compatible format for syncing to your iPod.
Step 1: Download and install iPod Video Converter for Mac to convert video for iPod
We’ll be using a very nice video converter software for Mac OS called ‘iFunia iPod Video Converter for Mac’ for converting YouTube FLV video to iPod MP4 video, head over here and download the free trial version. Next step is to install the program.
Step 2: Run iFunia iPod Video Converter for Mac and add files
Now run iFunia iPod Video Converter on your Mac and click the big button "Add Files." to add video files on your hard disk. You may add any popular video forma for converting to iPod MP4 video.
Step 3: Select the video titles that you'd like to convert
Only the titles you checked will be converted. So if there're some videos you don't want to convert, you need to uncheck them or 'Remove' them from the right-click menu. 'Clear' in the right-click menu means remove all titles in the list.
Step 4: Set the output video format
There are almost all common iPod video formats available for you to choose to convert to. Here I set the output format to 'iPod Video2(640*480) MPEG4 Normal Video (*.mp4)' and the audio codec as default. Remember that the output file size mostly depends on the Bitrate you set. Larger Bitrate, larger file size.
Step 5: Start converting video to iPod MP4 file
Now you may click the big button "Start" to begin converting videos to iPod MP4 video file. Once the convert is complete, iFunia iPod Video Converter for Mac will place a new version of your video on the desktop (depends on the output folder setting). Double-click the new MP4 video file and play it to make sure it looks as you expect and sync videos to your iPod.