Good News! This tutorial is outdated, but we have a newer and easier tutorial for you. To convert videos to your iPod, read our Easiest Way to Convert Any Video to iPod Tutorial. It uses newer software that wasn’t available when we first wrote this tutorial.
A quick search for a software to convert videos into MPEG4 files for the iPod Video will reveal mixed results. Time after time, I see numerous people ask for an easy, free way to convert their video files to videos compatible with the iPod. Well, look no further, 3GP_Converter is the only program anyone will ever need. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to convert your video file for your iPod Video with 3GP Converter:
1) Programs You Will Need
Download and unzip 3GP_Converter
Save 3GP_Converter. Unzip the file to any folder.
2) One Time Configuration
Inside the folder there are two files named 3GP_Converter and Setup. First, open Setup. Make sure the language is set to English. Next, scroll down the list and select “Model: MP4, for iPod” and then press Apply. This is a one time configuration for 3GP Converter.
A different window similar to the one below will popup. This window is the second file in the folder I mentioned named 3GP_Converter.
3) Convert Your Video to iPod format
If 3GP Converter is not yet open, go to the unzipped folder and open 3GP_Converter. In a separate window, go to the folder where your movie is located. Go back to 3GP Converter, hit browse and select the place for the converted file. Make sure “AVC QVGA/192kbps” is selected. To start converting the movie drag and drop the video into the box under “Drag&Drop files here.” It will take a bit of time to convert your movie. Once conversion is done, iTunes will automatically be started and the Video section will be displayed. All you have to do is put it on your iPod Video and you are good to go.
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