If you have a video iPod, you can save your movie on it and take it wherever you go.
The new 80 Gig video ipod can hold up to 100 hours of video! Portable video is a beautiful thing. When colleagues at work share photos of their children's halloween costumes or sports events, I whip out my video ipod and show my children in action. When I go camping and unpack the 85 pieces of my 4-room tent, I can watch the set up video instructions on my ipod.
You don't need to be a geek to do this. You just need the right software. Follow these steps to save your movie on an iPod.
- Download the free Videora iPod Converter software. Click here to download the Videora iPod Converter or copy and paste this link to your browser: http://www.videora.com/en-us/Converter/iPod/
- In Windows Movie Maker or your movie editing software, save your movie in an ipod-friendly format: High Quality Video (Small). Your saved movie file will be a Windows Media Video file (.WMV) file with a display size of 320 X 240. That display size fits the video iPod well.
- Use Videora iPod Converter and convert your .WMV file from Movie Maker to an MPEG-4 file. The file will have and extension: MPEG4.
- Locate the new MPEG4 file on your windows folder and double click on it to make sure it works.
- Launch iTunes and add the MPEG4 file to your Videos library. Next time you sync up your iPod, the video will be copied to your iPod
By the way, if you are not familiar with Windows Movie Maker, it is a free movie-editing software by Microsoft that I highly recommend for busy and time-pressed folks like us. It is very easy to use and has many nifty features that allows you to build polished home movies very quickly. If you want to make home movies with Windows Movie Maker, I highly recommend my "Make Home Movie" video tutorials which shows you step-by-step, click-by-click how to perform each task as if you are right behind my shoulder. Click here to preview the easy-to-follow video tutorials.