How to Create Videos for Your iPod
With SUPER your work of importing your videos to iPod is becoming super easy, just a few mouse clicks. In my previous article “How to make a 3GP mobile video” I explained how to make 3GP videos for you mobile devices. Here I’d like to walk you through the process of creating a video for your ipod.
First let’s see what video formats iPod is supporting:
- H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 x 480, 30 frames per sec., Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile audio up to 160 kbps, 48 Khz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
- H.264 video, up to 768 kbps, 320 x 240, 30 frames per sec., Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 kbps, 48 Khz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
- MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 x 480, 30 frames per sec., Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 kbps, 48 Khz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
Now let’s start SUPER and work on it:
- Drag and drop your video(s) onto SUPER UI. If you didn’t start it yet, please do it now
- Set video scale size to 320:240. Choose the right one for your iPod. If yours is not listed, then check “More” checkbox to input your iPod’s size
- For aspect ratio, no changes since it’s auto set
- Frame/Sec set to 30 frames per sec
- Set bitrate to 1248 Kbps and check Video’s “48 K audio” option
- Use auto set Sampling freq for audio
- check 2 channels’ checkbox, this makes it stereo
- Audio bitrate set to 96 kbps
- Right click the video file to set where you want to save the encoded file, and it’s default to <SUPER INSTALL DIR>/Output
- Press “Encode (Active files)” to start encoding, go and have a cup of coffee, it may take long time to encode and it completely depends on how long your video(s) is/are
Once you have videos converted from other sources, it’s time to import them into your iPod by following these steps:
- Start iTunes.
- Select Movies from iTune Library section.
- Select File->Import and choose the movie and import into iTunes.
- Select the movie and right click to bring up the context popup menu, then select “Add to playlist” and choose a playlist to add. If you don’t have a playlist, then create one by go to File/New playlist
- Sync your iPod with iTunes.