Ask: I have downloaded some AVI videos from torrent website. I want to put the AVI video on my iPod touch 4 for playback on the coming trip, how can I do that on my Macbook, thanks in advanced.
Answer: iPod supports only MPEG4 and H.264 video, here are the video and audio formats that are compatible with iPod.
H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.
MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
You have to convert your AVI video to MP4 video at first, and then import the MP4 video into iTunes and sync it to your iPod touch. I wrote a step by step guide to show you how to do that. It’s easy to understand, even you know little about Mac can follow it.
The Tool you need is this AVI to iPod Converter for Mac. I have tried many iPod video converters, and this is the best one. The conversion speed is really fast. It took me about 11 minutes to convert a 70 minutes long AVI video. Other iPod converters need almost 30 minutes to do the same job. And it provides rich options for setting, you can customize the video quality easily.
Step1. Download the AVI to iPod Converter for Mac, double click to install it. And then you can drag and drop your AVI videos to the program. Or go to 'File' menu, choose 'Add Video/Audio files' to locate the AVI files. This Mac iPod Video Converter support batch conversion, so you can import several AVI videos at a time.
Step2. Select iPod output format. Hit the device image button, go to 'Apple Devices' and select 'iPod touch,nano,classic' as ouput video format. This iPod Video Converter can not only convert AVI video to MP4 video. You can also use it to extract audio track from AVI and convert AVI video to mp3 song for your iPod.
Step3. Trim the AVI Video (Optional)
If you just want to convert certain parts of the AVI instead of the whold AVI video for iPod. You can go to 'Edit' menu and choose 'Splitting'. It will pop up the 'Edit' panel, you can drag the slider to the exact point you want to trim the AVI video, and click 'scissors' icon. And then click 'Yes' to save the settings.
If you have several AVI video files and you want to join them into one single MP4 video for iPod, on the main interface, check the box 'Merge into one file', and you will only get one MP4 output file.
Step4. Click “Convert” to start the AVI to iPod MP4 conversion. When the conversion was finished, you can click 'Open' to locate the converted MP4 video on your Mac. And then you can drag and drop the MP4 video into iTunes, connect your iPod touch to Mac, click iTunes menu 'File - Sync iPod', the video will be transferred to your iPod touch automatically. Done, it couldn't be easier to convert AVI video to iPod on Mac like that.