How to convert AVI videos to iPod touch on Mac?

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How to convert AVI videos to iPod touch on Mac?


AVI, an acronym for Audio Video Interleave, is a multimedia container format. An AVI file can carry audio/visual data inside in almost any compression scheme, including: MPEG-4, XviD, DivX and others. AVI files can contain both audio and video data in a file container that allows synchronous audio-with-video playback.

iPod touch

The iPod Touch is a portable media player personal digital assistant, and Wi-Fi mobile platform designed and marketed by Apple Inc. it's a gorgeous portable media player. It supports music, audiobook, podcast, application and video. Fun is always with you if an iPod touch is in your hands.

So, most iPod touch users like to watch movies on this beautiful handset. However, it can't play all video files, there are many technical specifications as follows for iPod touch video file:

  • Video Format: MP4, MOV, M4V
  • Video Size: up to 640x480
  • Video Framerate: up to 30fps
  • Video Bitrate: up to 1.5Mbps for H.264, or 2.5Mbps for MPEG-4
  • Audio: AAC up to 160Kbps, 48kHz

For this reason , if you have an iTouch and want to play AVI movies on it everywhere, you need to convert the AVI video to MP4, MOV, etc.

This tutorial aims to teach you how to convert AVI videos to iPod touch MP4, MOV, or M4V so that you can put your AVI files on iPod touch.

Software you need:

Step 1. Download and install iPod Movie Converter for Mac

To convert video for iPod touch, you need an iPod AVI video converter. You can download here: Intel Version or PPC Version.

To install it, simply mount the .dmg archive by double-clicking it, and copy the application to your applications folder or wherever you want. Then Launch the converter and you'll see its main interface:

main interface

Step 2. Import the AVI files you want to convert

Click the "Add Files" button or directly using drag & drop to add the AVI video files you want to convert to the program. This Mac iPod video converter supports batch conversion, it allows you to import several multimedia files so that you can convert them at one time.

Step 3. Choose the output iPod touch format

It's simple, just choose "iPod Touch MPEG-4(*.mp4)" from "Format" drop down list as the output format. The default setting works perfectly. Of course, you can choose other formats:

  • MOV: Common multimedia format often used for saving movies and other video files; uses a proprietary compression algorithm developed by Apple Computer; compatible with both Macintosh and Windows platforms.
  • M4V: MPEG-4 file extension used for videos downloaded from the Apple iTunes store; includes music videos, TV episodes, and full-length movies; similar to a .MP4 file, but may be copy-protected using Apple's FairPlay DRM copyright protection.

Step 4. Start the conversion

When you get ready to convert the added videos on Mac, 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.

Step 5. Import videos to iTunes and the transfer them to iPod touch


enjoy iPod touch video

Once encoding is finished, click "Browse" button to find the output MP4 video files. Then Launch iTunes, go to menubar iTunes > File > Add File to Library to import target movie from output folder into iTunes; or just drag and drop the movies into iTunes.

Then you can transfer the converted MP4 videos to iPod touch through iTunes with ease.

That's all, enjoy it.

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