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The article includes ten most useful parts for your iPod. All the useful parts work great. With this great guide, you do not need any other guide for your iPod.

Part 1: How to convert Youtube video to iPod for free.
Part 2: How to rip DVD movie to iPod (Windows)
Part 3: How to rip DVD movie to iPod (Mac)

Part 4: How to convert Limewire music and video to iPod for free.

Part 5: Convert AVI, WMV, MPEG, RM, RMVB, ASF, MOV, DivX, XviD, MPG and any video to iPod MP4 or H264 format (Windows)

Part 6: Convert AVI, WMV, MPEG, RM, RMVB, ASF, MOV, DivX, XviD, MPG and any video to iPod MP4 or H264 format (Mac)

Part 7: How to convert flash, swf to iPod

Part 8: How to paly games on your iPod for free.

Part 9: How to transfer your video/music/photo from iPod to computer and another iPod.

Part 10: How to paly videos on your iPod nano for free.

Part 1: How to convert Youtube video to iPod for free.
There must be some wonderful videos you*ve ever watched on youtube. It*s really a pity that you can*t put them on your iPod or PSP and share them with your friends. (Cause iPod and PSP can play only MP4 format video, but youtube video is FLV format). There is an online FLV converter for people who want to convert their youtube video to iPod or PSP. It*s very convenient and free, you needn*t download any software. This guide will describe the basic steps; it should be easy to understand.

Step.1 First, open this website: http://vixy.net/flv_converter . It's an online FLV converter.



Step.2 Then go to youtube http://www.youtube.com and find a FLV that you loved. Copy the URL that in the Red box. Like this format: http://youtube.com/watch v=J7JmsMMIR4Y


Step.3 Paste your FLV file URL or web page in the input box and choose ※MP4 for iPod/PSP§ to convert the FLV file. Then press the start button and just waiting.


Step.4 At last, we get the download link of the mp4 file. Click the download link to download the MP4 file and save in your computer, remember where you save it in.
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Part 2: How to rip DVD movie to iPod (Windows)
1. Download the latest version DVD to iPod Converter + iPod Movie/Video Converter Suite, and install it. For more information about it, you can visit here. We choose the software because it is the best ipod converter in many ipod reviews. For example, there is a ipod converter review about it.

2. Run the DVD to iPod Converter, load your DVD by clicking 'Open DVD' button or choosing 'Open DVD' from 'File' drop down menu. One or several titles appear in the list after loading DVD.

3. As usual, the longest title is the main file of the movie. You can remove the title you don't like to convert by unchecking the title. Set 'Subtitle', 'Audio Languages' to what you like.

4. To 'Output Folder', Enter the full pathname or choose the path where you want to save your video files by clicking the related button.

5. Click 'Convert' button to start the iPod DVD conversion.

6. Find the .mp4 file that DVD to iPod converter created and drag it into your iTunes library, or select 'Add File to Library' from the 'File' menu and select the encoded movies. Now you can watch it with iTunes or Quicktime Player on your PC.

Tips: Download iTunes 6+quicktime Player package from http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/win.html

7. Load the MP4 files to iPod by clicking 'File -> Update iPod'. Now, you can enjoy the movies on your fifth generation video iPod anywhere and anytime.

Part 3: How to rip DVD movie to iPod (Mac)

DVD to iPod Converter for Mac can rip DVD movie to iPod straight with high video quality. It supports converting an entire DVD to one iPod video file, and also supports ripping any segment by setting "start time" and "end time". Here is the information about it.

Download the latest Mac DVD to iPod Video Converter here, insert the DVD movie you'd like to rip into the DVD drive, click "DVD" button to load your DVD, select the output format and set the optional parameters, then hit 'Convert' to start the iPod DVD conversion process.

Part 4: How to convert Limewire music and video to iPod for free

Limewire is a download tool. We can use it to download free music and videos and put them on my iPod. If you don't have Limewire, you can download it from here:
http://www.limewire.com/

Search and download songs from Limewire. You may get songs in all sorts of formats, but not all formats are supported by iPod. Usually I select three formats: MP3, AAC and M4A formats that are supported by iPod and can be directly transferred to iPod using iTunes. For the detailed specs info, you can visit http://www.apple.com/ipod/specs.html . After you download the songs, open your iTunes, click "File" from the upper left corner, select "Add file to library", browse your computer hard drive and find the songs downloaded by Limewire, select the songs you prefer, click OK and the songs will be put in your iTunes. Then you can just transfer the songs to your iPod from iTunes.

Part 5: Convert AVI, WMV, MPEG, RM, RMVB, ASF, MOV, DivX, XviD, MPG and any video to iPod MP4 or H264 format (Windows)

1. Download the latest version iPod Video Converter + DVD to iPod Converter Suite, and install it. For more information about it, you can visit here. We choose the software because it is the best ipod converter in many ipod reviews. For example, there is a ipod converter review about it.

Related download

* To convert RM/RMVB real media files to iPod, Maybe need to install Realplayer:

http://www.real.com/freeplayer/ rppr=rnwk

* To convert WMV, ASF to iPod, Maybe need to install Windows Media Player:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/default.mspx

2. Run iPod Video converter component. And load the video files you'd like to convert by clicking 'Open file' button.

Click 'Output' and choose the pathname where you want to save your video files. Click 'Convert' to start converting video to iPod MP4 or H264 files.

Tips: Before converting, you can click 'Advance -> Video settings' to set 'Video format', 'Resolution', 'Framerate', 'Output Quality'. If you'd like to convert video to H264 files, please set 'Video format' to 'H.264 FQ Variable Bitrate'. 'MPEG4(.mp4) FQ Variable Bitrate' is the default value. Certainly, you can also set 'Audio Bitrate', 'Channels', 'Sample Rate' and 'Volume' in 'Audio Settings' page.

As usual, we set "Resolution" as "320x240" (i.e. default settings), certainly you can also choose other video sizes you like.

3. After converting, you can open the output folder to check and play the iPod video files (.mp4 or .mov) using Quicktime Player (Freeware, Quicktime Player+iTunes downloading address http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/win.html ).

4. Transfer the iPod videos to iTunes by draging or clicking "File -> Add File to Library". Now, you can enjoy them on iTunes. Then hit "File -> Update iPod" to sync to your iPod.

Troubleshootings (Windows)

1. Why occour a message: 'MPEG2Dec: Error during decoder initialisation' or 'unable to read from E:\VIDEO_TS\vts_01_1.vob' everytime I put any DVD in

First, Check that you select the correct DVD driver. If not, please select the correct DVD driver path.

Second, quite a few users encountered this error and have solved by using PQ DVD to iPod Video Converter or dvdXsoft DVD to iPod Ripper, Xilisoft DVD to iPod Converter. Plz download to try out.

2. Audio is out of sync with the video or no audio

There are several posts which says audio is out of sync with the video or no audio at all when they used videora ipod converter, cucusoft dvd to ipod converter or pqdvd dvd to ipod video converter. It seems that there is no software can work well for ALL users and ALL DVDs.

In fact, you might as well resolve the problem trying the following one by one.

A. DVD to iPod Converter: Click "Setting -> Input settings". (a) Check "Audio/Video Synchronisation". (b) Set "Deinterlace filter" to "None". (c) Set "Output frame rate" to other values.

B: iPod Video Converter: Click "Advance", change 'framerate' to 23.976 or 29.97 in 'Video settings'.

If it doesn't work, might as well change a DVD movie to test. If still doesn't work, try another softwares like PQ DVD to iPod Video Converter or Xilisoft DVD to iPod Converter.

Load your DVD movie, set the mode you'd like to rip, and Click 'Record it'.

3. Still doesn't Work

If DVD/Video to iPod conversion doesn't work, please post your problems here and I will solve ASAP. I am glad to help. Smile

iPod official support page: http://www.apple.com/support/ipod/

iTunes official support page: http://www.apple.com/support/itunes/

Part 6: Convert AVI, WMV, MPEG, RM, RMVB, ASF, MOV, DivX, XviD, MPG and any video to iPod MP4 or H264 format (Mac)

iPod Video Converter for Mac can not only convert AVI, MOV, MPEG, DivX, WMV, VOB, XviD to iPod video MP4, but also extract/convert media files to iPod audio M4a, MP3 on Mac.

It is easy to use. Just download Mac iPod Video Converter, load your video files and convert by pushing several buttons.

Part 7: How to convert flash, swf to iPod

1. Download flash to iPod Converter from here, intall and run.

2. Click "Add Flash", load your Flash (.swf) movie or video files.

Tips: You can play the swf file by clicking "Play" button.

3. Click "Convert Now!" to start converting swf flash to iPod mp4 video format.

Tips: (optional) Before converting, you might as well set "Output folder" to somewhere you like.

4. Drag .mp4 files that the swf flash to iPod converter created into your iTunes library, and then transfer the iPod video files to your 5-gen iPod by clicking 'File -> Update iPod'.

Part 8: How to paly games on your iPod for free.
Recently Apple announced that you can buy video games for your 5G video iPod for 5 bucks a pop. Cool, right But what if you don't own a video iPod What if you're stuck in the world of pre-video obsolescence Worse yet, what if you don't have 5 bucks The new games for sale at the iTunes Store aren't for you, and that's not quite so cool. Luckily, you can still play video games like Texas Hold 'Em, Tetris, and Bejeweled (all of which are for sale at the iTunes Store) on pretty much any iPod with a little bit of virtual elbow grease for free. Here's how.
http://lifehacker.com/software/ipod/hack-attack-play-games-on-your-ipod-for-free-202414.php
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Part 9: How to transfer your video/music/photo from iPod to computer and another iPod.


Download http://www.dvd-to-iphone.biz/iphone-software/tansee-ipod-copy-pack.html" target="_blank" title="http://www.dvd-to-iphone.biz/iphone-software/tansee-ipod-copy-pack.html">Tansee iPod Copy Pack here:

Then you install it and run it. It is a life saver when
- Sending your iPod for repair.
- Backup song/video/photo to PC.
- Moving song/video/photo to a new iPod.
- Share your iPod song/video/photo with friends.
- Computer crashed.

Part 10: How to paly videos on your iPod nano for free.
This is a guide about how to install iPod Linux on your nano to enable you to paly videso on your iPod nano. BE CAREFUL! I'm not responsible if you screw up your iPod nano. I wouldn't advise this procedure if you are not familiar with MS-DOS commands, but as I said, do it on your own risk. There is the full guide: http://www.top5soft.com/tutorial/get-ipod-linux-on-ipod-nano.html
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This guide above is helpful for every iPod user. I am sure this is the most comprehensive guide for your iPod. If here is not the guide you need in the above, just post it here. Then I will try my best to find the guide and post it here to help more people.

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Re: Hot Technology The only iPod guide you need每 Youtube, DVD, Limewire, video, flash, game to iPod, etc

sifsinew

Also, I find the great DVD and video software which may be very useful for someone who has iPod, iPhone, Zune, PSP, etc at the same time. Cucusoft Ultimate DVD Converter + Video Converter Suite converts DVD's and videos to play on almost any portable device including iPod, iPhone, Zune, PSP, video capable MP3 players, video capable mobile phones, and Pocket PC, etc. Meanwhile, it can also support output almost any audio/video format including Video format(H264, MP4, WMV, AVI, MOV, RM, 3GP, flv, SWF, mpeg-1, mpeg-2, VCD, SVCD, DVD, etc.) and Audio format(AC3, AAC, MP2, MP3, MP4, RA, WMA, etc.).




Re: Hot Technology The only iPod guide you need每 Youtube, DVD, Limewire, video, flash, game to iPod, etc

jeffmatt

Nice iPod guide, I really love it. If you want to watch iPod video on TV, you may take a look at this guide
http://www.top5soft.com/tutorial/how-to-watch-your-ipod-movie-on-tv-1.html
It's really informative.




Re: Hot Technology The only iPod guide you need每 Youtube, DVD, Limewire, video, flash, game to iPod, etc

maikd

Touch comes to iPod! If anyone wants to rip DVD and convert video to iPod touch/classic/nano/video with the best DVD to iPod touch/classic/nano/video converter; Convert. transfer and add DVD and video such as AVI, MPEG, WMV, MOV, VOB, Rmvb, Rm, FLV, Quicktime, limewire, Youtube to iPod touch/classic/nano/video fast; Enjoy DVD and video on iPodtouch/classic/nano/video freely, there is the best iPod touch software site:
http://www.dvdtoipodtouch.org




Re: Hot Technology The only iPod guide you need每 Youtube, DVD, Limewire, video, flash, game to iPod, etc

leony

I use iskysoft dvd to iPod converter for mac as amac user.It is easy to use.And it works well for me.It is a specially designed for Mac Intel or Power PC users to convert DVD to iPod touch,iPod classic and iPod nano and other playback.






Re: Hot Technology The only iPod guide you need每 Youtube, DVD, Limewire, video, flash, game to iPod, etc

jeffmatt

Nice guide, if you want to convert YouTube and limewire video to iPod for free, you can refer to this guide, fit for windows and mac user, you don't have to download any program
http://www.youtubetoipod.biz/guide/free-youtube-to-ipod.html

And I also got a news that 2nd Generation Zune is coming soon, coz Zune can also play MP4 video, is the converter you reommended in the guide also fit for Zune 2






Re: Hot Technology The only iPod guide you need每 Youtube, DVD, Limewire, video, flash, game to iPod, etc

maikd

Also, you can find some great special DVD and video conversion software for Windows and Mac users here:
http://www.dvd-video-converters.com/




Re: Hot Technology The only iPod guide you need每 Youtube, DVD, Limewire, video, flash, game to iPod, etc

jeffmatt

That*s awesome, if you want to edit DVD movie for iPod and view with full screen, you may take a look at this step by step guide

http://www.youtubetoipod.biz/guide/rip-dvd-copy-dvd-converter-dvd-edit-dvd.html






Re: Hot Technology The only iPod guide you need每 Youtube, DVD, Limewire, video, flash, game to iPod, etc

maysefooters

Anyone know if we can convert an iPod Touch from 16Gb to 80-160Gb only replacing the hard disc



Re: Hot Technology The only iPod guide you need每 Youtube, DVD, Limewire, video, flash, game to iPod, etc

yshaocuks

I have not heard some way to do this work




Re: Hot Technology The only iPod guide you need每 Youtube, DVD, Limewire, video, flash, game to iPod, etc

maikd

What file formats does the 2nd gen Zune players support Will it support MPEG-4 and H.264 such as iPod




Re: Hot Technology The only iPod guide you need每 Youtube, DVD, Limewire, video, flash, game to iPod, etc

yshaocuks

Zune v2 supports MPEG4, H2.64 videos. But I do not know if I can play itunes videos on the 2nd Zune player directly.



Re: Hot Technology The only iPod guide you need每 Youtube, DVD, Limewire, video, flash, game to iPod, etc

maysefooters

yes, I do not know why, too.




Re: Hot Technology The only iPod guide you need每 Youtube, DVD, Limewire, video, flash, game to iPod, etc

jeffmatt

iPod Touch uses Flash Memory. You can't replace it with a hard drive unfortunately.




Re: Hot Technology The only iPod guide you need每 Youtube, DVD, Limewire, video, flash, game to iPod, etc

shdzhofxe

iTunes videos are MP4, compatible with Zune 4, 8, 80 (and automatic software convertable for Zune 30) but iTunes use DRM protection which is incompatible with any other player except to iPod/iPhone.