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Help, oh tech-savvy ones!

I'm sure I'm doing this wrong.

I have an iPod Classic, right? Birthday present from 'rents? Yes, mildly familiar, I know.

I'm trying to add video to it. Now, the video I have is all .avi format, because until very recently I had no reason to run my video through iTunes. But now I do, and I can't figure out how to convert it to .mp4.

iTunes doesn't seem to want to do it.

All the programs I'm finding through Google either cost money (and a lot, some of them), and the free trials only convert the first 5 minutes/add a nasty watermark/etc.

Really, I'm sure I'm doing this wrong. My parents can't have spent this much money to buy me something I can't even use.

Help?

ETA Fuck, I don't have time to mess with this right now. I hate technology. Hate. Hate. Hate.

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fiareynne
May. 25th, 2008 05:45 am (UTC)
Have you tried iPodifier? That's what I use.
melayneseahawk
May. 25th, 2008 05:53 am (UTC)
Does that work to convert existing video? Or just stuff pulled from a DVR?
fiareynne
May. 25th, 2008 05:56 am (UTC)
I don't have a DVR, if that answers your question.
melayneseahawk
May. 25th, 2008 05:57 am (UTC)
Then how do I use it?

ETA I've gotten it to see where the video is, but I don't know how to get it to convert.

Edited at 2008-05-25 06:00 am (UTC)
fiareynne
May. 25th, 2008 06:02 am (UTC)
You just run it. You open it, select the folder with your .avi files in it, tell it where to save the iPod-ready files to and what dimensions to use (unless you don't mind your wide-screen video being all smooshed; I, personally, do.) and then click (I think) convert. Or transcode, or something to that effect. It's not a speedy process, by any means, but neither was the last program I had, and that one had the added benefit of causing fatal errors in Windows Explorer, too, which was fun.
melayneseahawk
May. 25th, 2008 06:04 am (UTC)
Arg! It's deleting video! What the hell?!

I hate technology. Hate. Hate. Hate.
fiareynne
May. 25th, 2008 06:06 am (UTC)
It shouldn't actually be deleting it, just removing it from the list. It should still be in the folder you left it in, safe and sound, if you look at it outside of the program.
melayneseahawk
May. 25th, 2008 06:07 am (UTC)
I just checked, and it's not. And it's not sitting in the Recycling Bin, either. I don't know where it went!
fiareynne
May. 25th, 2008 06:10 am (UTC)
...I have no idea what happened. It's never done that to me. It removes it from the list, and if I cancel the action before it's done, I can't move or change the file until after I've rebooted, but it's never deleted it on me. D:
melayneseahawk
May. 25th, 2008 06:12 am (UTC)
I have no idea. And I don't have time for this. I was hoping to load some video onto the iPod so I could hide from the family on this car trip. I don't have the energy to fuck with this right now.
theemdash
May. 25th, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC)
We have a program, but I don't know what it's called. I downloaded it for free and it works great for converting formats. I'll try to remember to ask McKay when he gets home from work tonight.

Edited at 2008-05-25 02:44 pm (UTC)
kashmir_ki_kali
May. 25th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
zamzar.com will convert anything as long as it's 100 MB or less...hope that helps! Good luck!
melayneseahawk
May. 27th, 2008 02:49 am (UTC)
Yeah, not so helpful. Thanks, though!
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