As we all know, iPod has been one of the most popular and successful portable media players. The product line-up includes several different models: iPod Shuffle, iPod mini, iPod Nano, iPod Classic and iPod Touch. If you are looking to watch your treasured videos on your iPod, you need an iPod video converter to convert your file into iPod compatible format. But before you do that, you need to know whether your iPod can play video and which formats of video are supported?

iPod Shuffle and iPod mini can listen to music and audio books. Alternatively, iPod Nano, iPod Classic and iPod touch also lets you enjoy audio files. Meanwhile, you could use those models to watch videos. But iPod only supports limited video formats (H.264 video and MPEG-4 video).

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How to Convert Videos to iPod For Watching

If you download a YouTube video with FLV format or have a DVD in VOB format, how could you put them on your iPod Nano, iPod Classic or iPod touch? To do so, you will need a iPod video converter. 

There exist countless video conversion tools that can simply convert videos into a different format for iPod. Which one is actually good? Here I will recommend a powerful video converter that trouble-shoots all your format incompatibility issues.

VideoSolo Free Video Converter is the most hassle-free video converter software for Apple iPod Movie and iPod Video. It can convert almost all common video format, like RMVB, MPEG, AVI, MKV, FLV, VOB to iPod supported Movie/Video format with unparalleled speed and high quality output.

Not only this, but the program also assists you in applying lots of effects to your video. You can even use the more advanced features, such as batch conversions. It can also merge several videos into one video, which will be very helpful if you have a movie that comes in several pieces.

In addition to that, it features on simplicity and compatibility. Whether you are an experienced user or a beginner, this program will make the task a breeze!

Here is a step-by-step tutorial on Windows for reference to help you convert almost any video to your iPod Touch, Nano, and Classic by VideoSolo Free Video Converter.

Step 1. Download, Install and Run the iPod Video Converter

Download and install this converter. Run the program and you will find the simple main interface below.


Step 2. Load Videos

Click the "Add File(s)" or use "drag and drop" function to import video files which you want to enjoy on your iPod. If you have a couple of files, load them together to save time and ease your conversion.

Add Files

Step 3. Select the Output Format

Click the down arrow icon at the bottom to access output format list. Here you are able to choose your desired output format from "General Video" category, or choose "Apple iPod" category in the left bar and select your iPod model directly in the right side.

General Video


You can customize the output video encoder, bitrate, frame rate, resolution, aspect ratio, etc by yourself, just click gear button to access the setting window.

DIY opening and ending for your own movies: click "Edit" icon to add opening and ending titles with different images, themes and words.

Step 4. Specify An Output Folder

You can click on the "…" icon under "Output Folder" to specify the output directory to save converted files for your iPod.

Select Output Folder

Step 5. Start Converting to iPod

After you make all settings, click "Convert" button to kick off the conversion. A progress bar will show you the percentage and remaining time.  All the tasks will be done at fast speed and with optimal quality.

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Step 6. Sync the Converted Video File to iPod

When the conversion complete, you could sync the converted video files to iPod for free watching. Open iTunes on your computer, click "File" on the main menu. From the drop-down list, select "Add File to Library" or "Add Folder to Library". And now you can put the converted files or folder to the iTunes Library. Then connect your iPod to computer via USB cable and transfer the converted videos to your iPod with the sync of iTunes. Now you could enjoy the videos on iPod series -iPods (iPod Touch / iPod Nano / iPod Classic) at will.

Sync File to iPod

Only a few video formats that are compatible with iPod Nano, iPod Classic and iPod Touch. To get videos in all formats to play on your iPod, you need to convert video to iPod supported formats. There are free video to iPod converters, and the one that's easiest to use is the VideoSolo Free Video Converter. On top of that, the same power on audio conversion and distinctive editing which makes it really amazing. Just a few simple clicks, you will rich your iPod content easily and enjoy the favorite movie videos anytime with your iPod.