I bought the video iPod and have been regularly torturing people making them watch videos of my 8-month-old son. One question I’ve gotten regularly is how I got these videos to the device. And here’s the answer, for those of you who’d like to bring the same torturous experience to your friends and loved ones.
- Capture video on our digital still camera. We use a Canon A95 Powershot. This results in an .avi file.
- Use AVS Video Converter ($29.95) to convert the .avi file to iPod format. This has been a great tool in working with video, because it translates nearly every input to nearly any output you’d like. In the latest version, there are special outputs for iPod and PSP. You can also burn onto DVD — even in PAL format, which has been handy for sending videos of the kid to our family in Scotland.
- Import the converted files into iTunes and sync.
Now all I need to do is figure out a way to translate my TiVo-To-Go files from my computer to the video iPod. There’s some “official” way to do it via some $60 software, but there’s got to be an easier (read: cheaper) method. Helpful hints much appreciated.