iPod ipod help

adeelhussain198

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hi

i am looking to but the new 80gb ipod and i just have a few queries which i was hoping that someone can help me with.

1. i have got some downloaded music videos which i would like on the ipod when i buy it, would i be able to convert them and play them on the ipod without any problems?

2. i also have some downloaded music, which i would also like to play on the ipod, would i have to validate this when i copy it to the ipod and would i have any trouble playing these tracks?

your help is appreciated.
adeel.
 

gauchogolfer

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1. If you convert them to mp4 files you should be able to do this just fine. Quicktime is your friend, and I'm sure there are other options out there as well.

2. iPods can play music in .mp3, .m4a, lossless, and a couple of other formats. As long as they aren't DRMed you will be fine.
 

adeelhussain198

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gauchogolfer said:
1. If you convert them to mp4 files you should be able to do this just fine. Quicktime is your friend, and I'm sure there are other options out there as well.

2. iPods can play music in .mp3, .m4a, lossless, and a couple of other formats. As long as they aren't DRMed you will be fine.

thanks for your reply.. so if i get an .avi to .mp4 player and conver the music videos to .mp4, the ipod should play them?

i also heard that you have to validate all the data you put on the ipod via itunes, is that true?
 

gauchogolfer

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adeelhussain198 said:
thanks for your reply.. so if i get an .avi to .mp4 player and conver the music videos to .mp4, the ipod should play them?

i also heard that you have to validate all the data you put on the ipod via itunes, is that true?
You should be able to convert your .avi files to mpeg-4 with no problem. I'm not sure if you can do it within iTunes, but it should be easy.

You only have to validate data that you put on your iPod if you purchased it at the iTunes Music Store. Songs that you rip yourself from CDs, for example, do not require authorization.
 

adeelhussain198

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gauchogolfer said:
You should be able to convert your .avi files to mpeg-4 with no problem. I'm not sure if you can do it within iTunes, but it should be easy.

You only have to validate data that you put on your iPod if you purchased it at the iTunes Music Store. Songs that you rip yourself from CDs, for example, do not require authorization.

thats for this information gauchogolfer. its appreciated.