The Free iPod Video converter is a very easy and reliable program to batch convert videos into a format that all video iPods can play. The process of adding files is always the same. You add files by selecting them from your hard drive after clicking on the button . The free iPod video converter will display information about the files first and let you choose some settings in the next window. You may change the output file name and the video and audio quality among other things.
If you do change the quality settings the information about the output file size will change. A higher quality of course means that the converted file becomes bigger, lower quality reduces the file size. This can be excellent to put a lot of videos in lower quality, or a few videos in superb quality on your iPod Video.
You may then choose to edit tag information such as title, author, genre and copyright information, or leave everything as is if you do not want to be bothered by that. The information may come in handy when you browse the files on the iPod though so take that into account.
Clicking ok adds the file to the queue. Once that is done for all videos that you want to convert for your iPod Video you see a window similar to the one that you see on the screenshot below.
It displays a preview of the converted movie as well as information about remaining and elapsed time and overall conversion rate. It may take a while before all videos are converted into a compatible format. All files are saved to mp4 format which can be played back on the video iPod.
The program supports a variety of input formats including avi, mpeg, wmv, rm, divx, dvd, vcd and vob. It is a program that is easy to use, and may even be an option if you do not own an iPod Video but a comparable device.
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