Convert. Convert. Convert.

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by linden, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. linden macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know a converter that will convert a mpeg4 file to my ipod. The movie is 40 mb so im wondering if I chould get the file converted in under 60 mb? At exeptable quality?
     
  2. macbookairman macrumors 6502a

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    you should be able to convert the video in iTunes. Just rick click on the video/movie and choose convert for iPod or iPod Touch/iPhone. It will then convert it to the best format for your iPod.
     
  3. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    just uh, without sound right? (or have they finally changed that?)
     
  4. macbookairman macrumors 6502a

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    I converted a movie the other day with iTunes 8 and i got sound with it.

    On a side not, I'm pretty sure that movies or music videos (songs too?) purchased on the iTunes store are the only things that can't be converted in iTunes (but they are already in the right format in the first place, so it shouldn't matter)
     
  5. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    where did you get the movie?
     
  6. linden thread starter macrumors regular

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    How do I do that?
     
  7. macbookairman macrumors 6502a

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    choose the file you want to convert in iTunes (if it isn't there already, just drag it in from wherever it is). Then go to the top of the screen and on the menu bar, choose advanced > Create iPod or iPhone Version.
     

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  8. linden thread starter macrumors regular

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    The movie is 25 mins long. Is it normal to take like an hour to convert?
     
  9. macbookairman macrumors 6502a

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    yeah (for iTunes at least). I'm not sure if its that way for other converters.
     
  10. linden thread starter macrumors regular

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    Crap I cant wait that long. 1 have 188 episodes to convert...Lol.. Anyone eles got a better way?
     
  11. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    Conversions are long, it's a fact of life.

    25 minutes in 40mb?? That must be some crappy quality.
     
  12. linden thread starter macrumors regular

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  13. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    No, you don't want mpeg, you want h264 or mpeg4. They should produce a file with an ".m4v" or ".mp4" or similar at the end of the file name, so you can tell if you have them right away.

    Mpegs don't play on iPods :(.
     
  14. ben.mcmahan macrumors member

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    Use iSquint or upgrade to VisualHub (the pay version, what i use)

    they have ipod settings for video conversion.

    works -
    like. a. charm.
     
  15. cenetti macrumors 6502

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    5GB 720p HD movie (1hr 38min) takes 38mins to convert (iphone format) with MAC PRO.....:D

    Get a mac pro....
     
  16. linden thread starter macrumors regular

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    I dont get what Im doing wrong. Im converting it to .mp4 format. And making the output 720 bye 480 And its still wont sycn. Whats up?
     
  17. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    that could be your problem.
     
  18. linden thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh yea, Is there any converter that will convert RMVB format to iPod format.
     

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