Comparison for iPod Users: Free Online Converter & DVD to iPod Converter

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Sep 22nd, 2008

Compare two channels of obtaining video sources for iPod: one is using online converter, the other is DVD to iPod Converter. After the general introduction of the two methods, I will analyze their advantages and disadvantages for you to choose according to your need.

Part One: Enjoy YouTube (online videos) on iPod

Instruction: a useful website to convert online video freely: http://www.vixy.net/

For vixy, you can just copy the URL of the online video into the “URL” blank of the vixy, then choose the format you want to convert to. Click “Start”. For a short time, the conversion will be finished. You can click the “Download the converted video” to restore the file.

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Advantages: Free online video converter. No software to install. Only a few clicks you can get the converted file after a short while. The most important thing is that online video sources are numerous and original, so you can get the first-hand sources in time through it. Some personal DVs are also shared with you.

Disadvantages: They set limitation of the length and size of the video. The classical movies usually are not on line available. Even if existed, the quality of image and sound is inferiors.

Part Two: Enjoy DVD movies on iPod Touch, iPod Nano, iPod Classic, iPhone, iPhone (3G), Apple TV

We usually bought classical DVD movies for collection or regular watching later, but DVD cannot be copied directly into iPod for us to appreciate it at anytime and anywhere. On this occasion, we need to convert DVD to the format, video and audio settings (Resolution, Bitrate, Frame Rate, etc) supported by your iPod player.

Instruction: the way to convert DVD to iPod: using Aiseesoft DVD to iPod Converter http://www.aiseesoft.com/dvd-to-ipod-converter.html

Install and run Aiseesoft DVD to iPod Converter

http://www.aiseesoft.com/download/dvd-to-ipod-converter.exe

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Step 1: Click “Load DVD” button to import your DVD

Step 2: Use “Profile” drop-down list to choose your output format.

Step 3: Click “Settings” for setting your video parameters.

At last click “Start” button to start your conversion.

More tips:

1. Merge into One File

If you want to merge the selected contents into one file you can check the "Merge into one file" option. As default the merged file is named after the first selected file (either a title or a chapter)

2. Movie Effect

You can set the brightness, contrast, saturation of the video and volume of the audio.

3. Trim Movie

It can help you to capture the segment of your movie.

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4. Crop Video

You can remove black edge of your DVD movie and get any playing area of the video by using its "Crop Mode" function. You can also select "Zoom Mode" to extrude your video slightly to adjust to your portable devices so you can get the best video quality.

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5. Take Snapshot

It allows you to capture your favorite pictures from your movie.

Advantages: In this way, you can make full use of your DVD: not only in DVD player, but your iPod player. The function of effecting and trimming allows you to clip the segment of the DVD movies complying with your will. You can enjoy more movies taking full advantage of your spare time while relaxing or traveling.

Disadvantages: DVD movies are usually popular, lacking of individualization. You can not share others' DVs.

With these two ways, we can enjoy the pleasure videos bring to us as much as we like. Have fun!

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