Wondering how to make the most of the new iPod – the one that plays movies and music videos? Looking for an easy way to get your movies into an iTunes-compatible format? Not sure how to get the best results from QuickTime Pro?
Reformatting your movie collection into iPod-ready files is a cinch with Podner. Just drag your movie files to the Podner window, tweak the settings (if you want) then let Podner get to work.
Afterwards, your movies show up in a special playlist in iTunes. Then, just let iTunes synchronize with your iPod and you’re good to go. It’s all in a day’s work for you and Podner.
The general rule of thumb with Podner is: if you can see and hear it in QuickTime Player then Podner can process it. Visit http://www.divx.com or http://www.3ivx.com for details on how to make AVI and DivX content work with QuickTime. WMV content can be playable using a WMV component by Flip4Mac, which is available for purchase (US$9.99).
(Currently, DivX 6 for Mac is not available on the main site but labs.divx.com have a beta version called DivX Fusion which works with QuickTime 7 and OS X 10.4. – direct download link: http://download.divx.com/labs/DivXFusionBeta3.dmg )
Minimum Sytem Requirements:
• Mac OS X 10.4
• iTunes 6 *
• Quicktime 7.0.3 *
• Temporary hard drive space equivalent to 3x the size of each processed movie file
* Both iTunes and Quicktime can be downloaded or updated for free at http://www.apple.com
Podner retails for US$9.95. You can try Podner for free: Just download Podner and convert 2.5 minutes of any movies you have to view on your iPod or within iTunes.
More info and download link here.
Using QuickTime Pro to create videos for playback in new Apple iPods – October 13, 2005