Ipod Video - Playing AVis, mpg, etc.

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  1. rogue3000

    rogue3000 New Member

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    As it is now, if i understand correctly, the Ipod video is only able to play .MOV files. The conversion process from AVi, Mpeg, mpg files to MOV is extremly lengthy. Are there any fixes out there to allow the ipod to play other formats? Anybody have any information at all? Thanks
     
  2. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster New Member

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    I'd also like a review, I am considering upgrading to an iPod video. Do it now, or wait for next generation?
     
  3. zyg0te

    zyg0te I've made a huge mistake.

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    if u want it get it... who knows when 6g is going to come out, or what the hell it will come with
     
  4. digifad

    digifad New Member

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    The 5g ipod plays mp4 as well. Converting dvd's or files takes forever and can be a pain using 'Videora iPod Converter', but I've watched 2 dvd's on it so far and all is well. Only downfall of the ipod is battery life when watching videos. I have the 60Gb and I'm lucky to get 2.5-3 hours when watching vid.
     
  5. Robb

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    surely someone will hack it to play .avi and xvid seeing as thats the prevalent format of aquired movies
     
  6. Yodaman456

    Yodaman456 New Member

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    I've been having problems getting the conversion programs to syncronize the audio and video when the mpeg4 comes out. Any tips? I've used bothxilisoft and videora and both give me this problem. I haven't uploaded the movies to my ipod yet i've only watched it on itunes so i'm curious is it will run smoothly and fine on the ipod. What are good programs to use? Thanks for the help.
     
  7. Hairy Gorilla

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    Man that sucks. I guess I should have researched that before i had the gf buy me one for christmas. I was looking forward to putting all the movies on my computer on the ipod. Errr
     
  8. Timdog

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    My 30GB only gets 2 hours max battery life, but I'm buying an external battery to extend the video playback to atleast 7 hours for long trips and such. :x:
     
  9. Robb

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    just convert them, theres several free conversion programs out there
     
  10. Hairy Gorilla

    Hairy Gorilla New Member

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    Yeah I got the ipod yesterday. Got videora today and started converting some .avi movies I have on the computer. It takes about an hour for a 2 hour long movie, and chops it down to about 750megabites. Not bad if you ask me. I'm watching Rounders now. This thing rocks!

    I still need to try to convert a DVD.
     
  11. Derek173

    Derek173 Analyst and Therapist

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    ImTOO iPod movie Converter
     
  12. Up All Night

    Up All Night I might sleep all day

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    xilisoft ipod video converter > videora
     
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