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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:

  1. Drag and drop your video(s) onto SUPER UI. If you didn’t start it yet, please do it now
  2. 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
  3. For aspect ratio, no changes since it’s auto set
  4. Frame/Sec set to 30 frames per sec
  5. Set bitrate to 1248 Kbps and check Video’s “48 K audio” option
  6. Use auto set Sampling freq for audio
  7. check 2 channels’ checkbox, this makes it stereo
  8. Audio bitrate set to 96 kbps
  9. Right click the video file to set where you want to save the encoded file, and it’s default to <SUPER INSTALL DIR>/Output
  10. 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:

  1. Start iTunes.
  2. Select Movies from iTune Library section.
  3. Select File->Import and choose the movie and import into iTunes.
  4. 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
  5. Sync your iPod with iTunes.

That’s it

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June 20, 2008 - Posted by | How Tos, Video | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Awesome article, thanks, now I can make videos to put on my ipod.

    Comment by free ipod touch | June 20, 2008 | Reply


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