How To Convert Google Videos to iPod

Discussion in 'iPod' started by kainjow, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. kainjow Moderator emeritus

    kainjow

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    Jun 15, 2000
    #1
    Here's a tutorial on how to convert Google videos into an iPod friendly format.

    Step 1
    Copy the URL of the Google Video web page that contains the video (will start with "http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=")

    Step 2
    Now go to the Google Video Downloader web page, and enter the URL you copied into the "Google Video Page" text field (second text field), and click Decode URL.

    Step 3
    In the new page, click the "download flv" link. A file will be downloaded named "videoplayback".

    Step 4
    Once the download is complete, add the extension ".flv" to the file, so it will be renamed to "videoplayback.flv".

    Step 5
    Download iSquint (free), if you have not already.

    Step 6
    Drag the videoplayback.flv file into iSquint's window and click Start to convert the flv file into an MP4!

    Step 7
    Add the converted .mp4 file into iTunes and you're done!

    If there's enough demand, I may create a little program to automate this all.. we'll see :)
     
  2. Sic macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2005
    Location:
    Southampton UK
    #2
    thanks very much for that...google video will be taking a hammering tonight :)
     

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