.Mov to iPod & iTunes question

Discussion in 'iPod' started by nickd06, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. nickd06 macrumors member

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    Alright i have 2 questions...

    I have a .mov music video i have downloaded (not from iTunes) and i cant seem to convert it with any program i have on my mac...i have tried ffmpegx which did fine with my other video files...it seems that this .mov is a "secure" file...i tried to convert it with quicktime pro as well but the "export" option is greyed out as well...any thoughts?


    and 2...

    I have ALL of my music on an external hard drive....is there anyway to make iTunes automatically find when i put new music on that drive instead of having to put it on manually everytime...

    thanx!
     
  2. devman macrumors 65816

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    aolmusic I presume? :) VLC will do what you want.
     
  3. nickd06 thread starter macrumors member

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    but isnt that just a player? can it convert the files?
     
  4. drater macrumors 6502a

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    Change your itunes library directory settings to your external hard drive. Go to the tabs up top: itunes, preferences, advanced, then choose where you want your library to come from....I do the same thing.
     
  5. nickd06 thread starter macrumors member

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    alright well the vlc converts it quickly and in great quality...here is the problem...the audio is off...and it also cuts out in quicktime and on my iPod...any reasons why? i convert it using the mpeg4 video and audio settings, like 1400KB vid quality and 160000kb/s (2 channel) audio....i dont know what else to do...and this is the only program that works with aol videos
     
  6. devman macrumors 65816

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    Choose Quicktime as the encapsulation method.

    Transcode video to mp4v.

    Transcode audio to mp4a.

    Don't key anything in the bitrates or anywhere else.

    Works for me.
     

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  7. crazyjoeda macrumors member

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    how do I use VLC to convert video. It can only play video's on my mac.
     
  8. devman macrumors 65816

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    Uh, on the open window tick the Advanced Output box and then click the Settings button...
     

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