Video converter for my iPod touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by jpod89, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. jpod89 macrumors member

    Nov 26, 2007
    I can't seem to find a converter that will convert movies that can be played on my iPod touch. Anyone have any suggestions?

    I've tried Handbrake but it doesn't seem to want to play it on the iPod...
  2. darkblu macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2008
    handbrake does dvd rips just fine (at least the recent versions with the updated x264 encoder) but you _have_ to choose an ipod-compatible h264 profile.
  3. britton45 macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2007
    Indianapolis, IN
    cosmopod works for me it converts alot of different formats and it converts realplayer to play on your ipod. You have to have the latest safari to use it. I have a mac. tim
  4. mvaj92 macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2007
    Have you tried Videora? I've used it with my 5.5G Ipod Video when i had it, it worked great!

    (Note i am running windows Xp)
  5. jasonmac21 macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2008
    I use Jodix Free iPod Video Converter. Works great for me.
  6. db1561 macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2008

    Can anybody give me a hint on how to get videos to look sharp and not all grainy? Basicly what are the best settings for the itouch when converting videos? Or is there something im missing?? Because every video that I have put on here looks kind of dosen't matter if its a cartoon like family guy or a movie. Thanks
  7. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2003
    Well what app are you using to convert the videos?
  8. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    Try a higher bitrate and a higher resolution. I rip my movies at 720px wide H.264 with 1200kbps bitrate.

    Handbrake is the best for DVD to iPod conversion
    iSquint is okay for free software
    VisualHub is a killer video convert (does just about any format) but, it's shareware.

    Hope any of that helps.
  9. slug420 macrumors regular

    May 14, 2007
    can someone give me some ballpark numbers on video file sizes when in the ipod format? I am thinking im going to get an ipt but am trying to decide whether or not I really need the 16GB (my current ipod is a 1st gen 3GB? mini which has suited me just fine)

    How much for a divx video that is about 30 minutes long and 250MB?
    What about a divx video that is about 2 hours long and 700MB?
  10. darkblu macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2008
    what profile are you using with handbrake? all my attempts to produce anamorphic and/or wider-than-640-columns video through the ipod profiles (using the x264 'ipod' encoder) failed (see my updates to our previous discussion).

    you final video size can be calculated simply as: bitrate * length

    for example, a 1500Kbps encoding of a 1h-long movie will produce
    1500 * 3600 = 5400000Kbits (= 675000KB, or ~670MB)
  11. moparchris macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2008
    I use Instant Handbrake, It's an easier to use version of Handbrake. I rip to the MP4 format instead of H264 & it is a good picture on my 34" Apple TV setup & works great on my iPod. A typical movie on this format is aroung a Gig.
  12. -Dark Angel- macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2007
    DVDFab Platinum works great, even has a trial for you to try before you buy. Sure, it cost money, but its very easy and customizable with bitrates and what not.
  13. slffl macrumors 65816


    Mar 5, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Well if you have a bunch of crap divx and other codec videos you've downloaded off the internet, then use VISUALHUB.

    However, the best way to go IMO is use an original DVD and Handbrake to rip and convert it using the iPhone/iPod Touch presets.
  14. KBitzer macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2008
    dvd to iTouch trouble

    Maybe I am missing something simple but I converted a dvd last night using Handbrake. I put it in my iTunes, and then when I tried to load it onto my iPod Touch I got an error msg saying that my iPod doesn't support the file. Is there some setting I am missing during converting??
  15. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Did you use the preset for iPod?
  16. chungmaster macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2008
    Ok I didn't really want to start a new thread, and I think the TS found his answer, but how do I convert .bin files into mp4? I tried mounting the files with daemon tools but there is nothing to convert. Also I couldn't find any converters for a PC.

  17. Grafted macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2008
    I need a free converter for .dat files into iPod Touch format. My files are about 700MB each.

  18. umz macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2008
  19. Creibold macrumors regular


    Feb 27, 2006
    VisualHub, hands down. What else can convert an HD MKV file to an iPod touch size high quality video in about 15 or so mins? I love it.
  20. frankiepdx macrumors regular


    Dec 28, 2007
    Portland OR
  21. telcros macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2009
    I have tried ******** for converting DVDs to my iPhone...actually used the same one to convert to my sister's iPod touch ... not too bad works good
  22. gatepc macrumors 6502


    Apr 11, 2008
    Pittsburgh PA
    Since the iPod Touch screen res is 480x320 and 16:9 dvd fit into that even at 480x272 I always rip my movies at 480x272 ( or as close as I can get ) with a bit rate of 1000kbps and an audio bit rate of 160kbps in h.264 mp4 and aac audio

    hope thats helpful

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