Sorry if this topic has been beaten to death already. I got an iPod video yesterday and I want to put some of my movies on here. One neat trick that I learned is that the DVDs that I have been ripping to .mp4 files are already iPod friendly, you just have to change the file extension to .m4v and it is good to go. Another thing I learned is that Quicktime Pro has a built-in "export to iPod format" thing for non-compatible videos. This would be awesome except it is slooooooooooooooooooow! I see there is an alternative program called Podner but I don't want to spend ten bucks if it isn't really that much faster. Or maybe there are other programs out there I should look into? Also, unrelated, any suggestions for a protective case?