converting from windows media file to touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by madz, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. madz macrumors newbie

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    Guys can anyone recommend a program that will convert a video file I can play in windows media player to the touch??

    thanks
     
  2. djstarrock macrumors 6502a

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  3. no-direction macrumors member

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    I second that - iSquint is what I use!
     
  4. madz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info. Sorry I should have said its for a windows PC, also does anyone know if the bbc iplayer files can be converted to the touch? Ive tried a few programs that seem to convert things ok but when trying to convert any downloaded iplayer files that are in WMV format it crashes the programs.
     
  5. pulsewidth947 macrumors 65816

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    Thats because they contain DRM which means they are impossible to convert. Incidentally, this is why the iPlayer hasn't arrived on Mac or Linux yet. Only a web based player which doesn't really work properly.
     
  6. madz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, why is it when you think you've solved a problem :mad:

    hey looks like I'm stuck with the rubbish shows on itunes:mad:
     
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  8. madz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im about to order a imac 24" for media etc from home but how would this solve my problem of recording TV shows from the uk the ones I want to watch not the limited itunes content or having to search through websites for downloads etc.

    Ive tried the videora program for saving a DVD to mpeg but found the quality not very good when viewing on the touch, maybe I need to play around with the settings??

    Im hoping when I get the mac it will make the DVD to Itouch conversion a little easier and quicker but my ideal would be to get any tv program I want onto the touch. The only solution I've come up with is to record from my sky+ onto DVD then from DVD through something like videora then onto touch. A little long winded but?? Any other suggestions or tips for when I get my mac would be great.:D
     
  9. djstarrock macrumors 6502a

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    You can use HandBrake for dvd to video format its got a setting for iPod touch which works great. It works great plus its for Windows too :D.
     
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