How are you normally transferring new videos to your Apple iPod Video player? You create or download them, transcode them into a format that your iPod video supports, add them to iTunes and sync iTunes with your iPod Video again. That is not really practical as it takes a long time to do so.
What if there was a way to automate every single step of the process so that you only have to pick the video files you want transferred to the player?
Yeah, I thought that you would like that. To automatically add new videos to your iPod Video you need the free iPod software Ipodifier. Just download iPodifier which has a size of about 8 megabytes and install it on your system.
A wizard pops up the first time you start iPodifier that walks you through the process of configuring the software so that it is ready for use afterwards.
You select a directory for video files the software converts for you, and decide whether you want those videos to be added to iTunes automatically and synchronized to your iPod Video in the end.
After configuring several other settings such as cpu priority for transcoding the videos and scheduling to perform that task in idle-hours, you can select a source directory that you want the program be observe from now on.
It is again important to use the wizard to configure this step by providing information about the source files, select the iPod video codec, the video quality and video size the selected videos will be automatically transcoded and transferred to iTunes. This is by far the best solution that I have tested for this process.
It is also possible to combine iPodifier with DVR software that you may be using such as TiVo, SageTV, BeyondTv or Windows Media Center Edition.
The program offers one of the best and comfortable solutions to get videos from your PC to your iPod. While it takes a couple of minutes initially to configure all features, it is in the end automated as you only need to move new video files to monitored directories on your system. Even that can be automated.
Update: Ipodifier has been discontinued, the website is no longer available on the Internet. We have removed the program as a consequence. We have uploaded the latest version of iPodifier to our server. You can download the program from the following link: Ipodifier
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