How To Put Videos On Ipod Touch
How To Put Videos On Ipod Touch
Tech journalist David McClelland shows Cuckoo Soft's video conversion software in action and how this can be used to add custom content to your Ipod Touch or Iphone.
The Ipod Touch and its brother, the Iphone are great devices for watching videos and there are a couple of ways of getting video content on there. Now, by far, the simplest way is to use the Itunes store. Now, this is a store of music, of applications, television programs, movies and even movie rentals that Apple themselves provide.
It makes it really easy to select and search for whatever content you are looking to download, to buy it and then to automatically sync it across to your Ipod Touch or Iphone. Now, the problem with that is that you're kind of restricted to what Apple wants to sell to you. If you want to put something else on your Ipod and Iphone, then you may have a bit of a problem doing that and, of course, Apple are not going to encourage you to get content from elsewhere because they want to make money from their own store, but there are a couple of ways of doing it.
Now, I am going to look at one of the most popular ways of doing this which is using some video conversion software and this one is from Cuckoo Soft and what it allows you to do is to translate the video from one format, be that a video that you have downloaded or even from a DVD, and convert it into a format that your Ipod Touch can understand. You then take that video, put it into Itunes and then the syncing process happens as normal to get it over to your Iphone or Ipod Touch. Let's take a look at this Cuckoo Soft software.
So, this piece of software is the ultimate DVD video converter sweet and it is available from cuckoosoft dot com and it allows you to either copy a DVD that you own or some video content that you own and then turn that into Ipod friendly format. So, I am going to click on video and I am going to select a piece of video that I chose earlier on and then the next thing that you need to do once you have clicked on open file and selected your video is to choose your profile. So you see here, there are all different devices that you can convert your video to, be it Zoon, Ipad, Iphone, Ipod.
So, here, there are a couple of different options for the Ipod Touch. There is Ipod Touch H264 or there is Ipod Touch mpeg4. Experiment with the two as to which one you think gives you the best results and the best file sizes and so on.
I am going to go for Ipod Touch H264 movie and that is it, simply click on convert, and what will happen now is that this application will read in your video and it will translate it into a video format that your Ipod touch will recognise. Now, there is a word of warning here, it is only to use content and DVDs that you own, some copy protected DVDs won't work with this kind software. Now, this is a little bit more complicated and a bit lengthier than buying stuff from the Itunes store directly but it does mean that you can watch what you want on your Ipod Touch.
So, that is how to put video on your Ipod touch. Tech journalist David McClelland shows Cuckoo Soft's video conversion software in action and how this can be used to add custom content to your Ipod Touch or Iphone.