converting video for 5G iPod

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  1. Euclid

    Euclid New Member

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    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. :cool:

    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?
     
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    No one else does this and can comment? :squint:
     
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    videora ipod converter....

    ipods read mp4 and m4v, you shouldn't have to change the extension.
     
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    JointBeaker packaging engineer #2 OT Supporter

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    Podner is made by an old college buddy of mine...and both him and his business partner are great guys. I myself do not have a video iPod, but from the reviews I've read, Podner is pretty nice. I can for sure tell you that if you ever have any problems or questions about Podner, shooting an email to them will get a response in less than 24hrs, usually. :)

    FWIW. :wiggle: :hs:
     
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    Looks like a windows app, but I will pass it on to my sister who also got an iPod. :cool:
     
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    Cool beans... I'm going to go ahead and buy it (it's only ten bucks after all) and post my results on here. :bigthumb:
     
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    JointBeaker packaging engineer #2 OT Supporter

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    Please DO post your results here. That would be awesome. :wiggle: I'd be interested in hearing whatcha think...Randy and Keith (Splasm guys) are great guys, and I'm sure they'd be more than happy to read customer thoughts as well.

    EDIT: here's a good link for you, maybe?
    http://playlistmag.com/features/2005/12/playsoftheyear05/index.php
     
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    It works like a charm. :bowdown:

    Exporting this episode of Firefly is happening in almost real-time (about 45 minutes) instead of 10+ hours with quicktime pro iPod export. :coold:

    The interface is really slick, too, and I like the iTunes integration. I just need to figure out how the queue feature (if there is one) works and I'm all set.
     
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    JointBeaker packaging engineer #2 OT Supporter

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    Awesome. :) Glad you like it.

    Here's their forum help website if you would like:
    http://www.splasm.com/forum/index.php?c=6&sid=40bc38ff73c0b8ea041643432df5cc0f

    User Keith is the programmer basically, and writes the code for the applications they make, and Randy, my buddy, creates the GUI. :wiggle:
     

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