As we know, iPod only support H.264, MPEG-4 in .mp4, .mov, .m4v formats, and MP3, protected AAC, AAC, Audible, Apple lossless in .aac, .mp3, .m4a files. That's to say, you need to convert your DVD movies and video to the format supported by iPod. This guide will work for all serise of iPod including iPod Touch, iPod Classic, iPod Nano, iPod Video and iPod Shuffle:
The tool you need is iPod Converter Suite for Mac. You can download the latest version from here.
Step1. Add DVD Movie. Click the Load DVD button, browse your computer, find the DVD folder of the movie you want to add from your hard disc or DVD-ROM, open your DVD folder, select the VIDEO_TS folder and click OK.
Or, click the Load IFO button, browse your computer, find the DVD folder of the movie you want to add from your hard disc or DVD-ROM, open your DVD folder, open the VIDEO_TS folder, select all the IFO files and click OK.
Step 2: Output Settings. At the bottom of the main window, you can name the output file for the current title/chapter, and select a subtitle to put on your movie, select an audio track. Then finish all the settings including selecting an output format, clicking the Settings button to set the video and audio encoding settings, choose if to merge the selected titles or chapters into one file, and set an output directory to save the output files.
Step 3: Start Conversion. After setting the output settings, you can just click the Convert button to start converting your Movie. You can choose to shut down your computer or open the output folder after conversion so you don't have to sit before your computer waiting for the conversion to finish.
Step 4: Put your movies on your iPod or iPhone
1). Open iTunes and click "File" to add your converted videos to iTunes library.
2). plug in your iPod to computer, then iTunes will detect your iPod as a device.
3). Select your iPod device on the left panel of iTunes, click 'Movies' tab, check the videos you want to sync and click 'Apply', done.
Tips: Download iTunes +quicktime Player package from http://www.apple.com/itunes/
Step 1. Add Video files. Click the 'Add Files' button to add video or audio files such as flv, avi etc. to the program by automatically selecting an appropriate encoder for the video files you want to convert to the program. Besides converting youtube videos to iPod on Mac, you can also convert limewire music to iPod on mac using iPod Movie Converter for Mac. (Don't use iTunes to convert limewire video, because most limewire videos are muxed video, muxed video converted by iTunes will lost sound)
This mac iPod video converter supports batch conversion, so you can import several multimedia files at a time so that you can convert several videos to iPod on Mac Book quickly.
Step 2: Output Settings. After you add video files, you can select an output format for each video file and specify a directory on your computer to save the output files. This program supports these output video and audio formats for iPod shuffle, iPod nano, iPod classic and iPod touch (mp4, aac, m4a).
This iPod video converter also converts video and audio to iPod audio. It can convert all sorts of movies to iPod video on Mac. It can also convert music videos to iPod audio on Mac with high quality.
If you want to merge all added video files to iPod into one file, you can check the 'Merge into one file' option. You can choose any videos you want to convert by ticking the check boxes before them. So that You can convert selected videos to iPod format on Mac.
Step 3: Start Conversion. Click the Convert button to start conversion and then you can just go out for a walk or take a nap, and the conversion may have been finished when you come back.
1. Trim video files
Click the Trim button to open the Trim window and trim the current video file by dragging the Start Time slider to set the start point, and drag the End Time slider to set the finish point. The final length can be found at 'Trimmed Length'. Click OK when you finish the trimming.
2. Crop Movie Video
If you want to remove the black edges or just convert part of the video area from your video file, you can click the Crop button and specify an area either by dragging the frame around the video or setting the crop values: Top, Button, Left and Right by directly entering the crop values.
You can also select an output aspect ratio and the available options are: Keep Original, full screen, 16:9 and 4:3. You can preview the video in the select aspect ratio on the main interface and during the conversion process.
3. Video Effect
Click the Effect button and drag each effect adjustment slider to set the video brightness, contrast, saturation and audio volume. You can also choose to flip the video and apply a special video effect to your video file by selecting a special effect from the Effect drop-down list: Gray, Emboss, Old Film and Negative. The video effect can be previewed in the right pane. You can also set the audio volume here by dragging the Volume slider.