Video iPod Help !!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by getbigg21, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. getbigg21 Guest

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    Hello-

    I just got my video ipod. I am wanting to transfer mpeg and avi files over so I can play them on my ipod. I tried using quicktime pro to convert it and it takes forever/freezes. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. skubish macrumors 68030

    skubish

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    I don't know what you mean by forever but judging by the specs of your ibook in your sig it would probably take a couple hours to convert a 90min movie.
    You could also try handbrake to convert it.
     
  3. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    It will appear that it freezes after encoding about a quarter or fifth of the file, and then it will go reeeaalllllly slow from there. Just let it run, it'll eventually get it done.
     
  4. getbigg21 thread starter Guest

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    yeah quicktime is running really slow. it goes pretty quick at the first part of it and then it just drags. i was trying to convert a 60 min movie and it's been 6 hrs and it's only about 1/2 done. i would use handbrake but it's not a dvd movie. it's an avi file. speaking of Handbrake it also takes quite a bit of time to transfer movies over. I am trying to transfer the new batman and it's like taking days to transfer so I can view it on my iPod. Anyone know of anything else we can use or a way to make it go faster?
     
  5. asherman13 macrumors 6502a

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    i'd recommend checking out the itunes/ipod discussions for more information re: that sort of stuff.
     

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