Watch films on your iPod

iPodIf you’re going on a long journey or are on the move a lot, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to take your favourite films with you without splashing out on a portable DVD player? Well if you’ve got an iPod, the good news is you can. However, you’ll need a decent conversion program to convert all those movies into something that will play on an iPod.

The most popular on Softonic is Free iPod Video Convertor. The program can convert DVD/VCD into AVI, MPEG, WMV, RM, RMVB, DivX, ASF, and VOB in just a few clicks. Like most of these programs, it’s a simple case of dragging the file you want to convert into the conversion queue and clicking ‘Convert’ but remembering to remove components that you might not need. Most users rate this the best because it does the job in the quickest time with the least output errors although its certainly not perfect. Some users report there are certain files that simply won’t convert or when they have been converted, don’t play properly on their iPod.

If you’re looking for something that goes beyond iPods too, then try Any Video Convertor . It can convert almost all video formats including DivX, XviD, MOV, RM, RMVB, MPEG, VOB, DVD, WMV, AVI to MPEG-4 movie format for iPods. However, it also converts for playback on PSP and several other portable video devices such as mobile phones. Whilst this supports more formats, the conversion time will be considerably slower for iPods although if you have many devices, it’s a better option.

Finally, a similar and equally popular alternative to Any Video Converter is AVOne Video Converter. This works in a rather different way however by utilising the timeline function common to video editing programs. The advantage of this is that you can cut and splice movies according to which scenes you want to watch. This way, you can store some of your favourite movie scenes on your iPod without putting the whole movie on there.

So there you have it. Go forth and convert!

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