Thursday, July 9, 2009

Top Free Video to iPod Converters

Video format is a annoying problem for video fans. It always blocks on the road when you try to make something or enjoy some videos. So video converters were therefore this annoying problem.
There are many third-party software on the market like the video converters to help you out. The converters can change the video file formats to one that is supported by your playable device. Well, I have tried some free video converters that will help you convert the different video formats to get video formats compatible to your video players. Today I'd like to talk about 4 top free iPod converters in my mind.

Leawo Free iPod Converter (windows/mac)
leawo free ipod converter
I am really familiar with Leawo Video Converters. Leawo Free iPod Converter is a wonderful free iPod converter. It can converts popular video formats like WMV, WMA, AVI, MPG, MPEG, RMVB, RM, RA, MOV, QT, MP4, M4V, DV, DAT, MP3, AAC, etc. to MP4/M4A/MP3/AAC/WAV format for iPod, iPhone and Apple TV.
It can support batch process and convert multiple videos at a time. And it can merge several files into one. With several files merged into one file for output, then you'll enjoy a single long movie with a single click. Get original properties easily. This program allows you easily access the properties of the original video file for better controlling the video to iPod conversion.
Leawo Free iPod Converter is a free video converter. It will leave no watermark on the video converted. And it has no time limitation, you can keep use it freely forever. So I think it is a really free ipod converter.
But it has some advanced function like edit, crop videos if you pay for the PRO version. It is $9.95. lol. I am using the PRO version now.

Xilisoft iPod Converter (windows/mac) xilisoft ipod converter

I download Xilisoft iPod Converter from CNET yesterday. It is a popular video converter on CNET. So I decide to have a try.

It is a nice looking software as you see. I like the interface design.

This iPod conveter can get you iPod video MP4 and iPod music MP3, M4A from all popular video formats, including AVI, MPEG, WMV, DivX, MKV, MOV, RM, VOB. The video iPod converter also can convert audio files such as MP3, M4A, AAC from WAV, WMA, MP2, AC3, RA, OGG, CDA, APE to iPod and iPhone music.

Xilisoft can convert one to several iPod video files simultaneously, and it can make output files with file size you want.

But unfortunately, this video converter is not a real freeware. The free trail can only be use for 15 days, and free trail can only convert at most 5 minutes videos. So it can not be called free iPod converter. I am sorry. It is $29.95. A little expensive, right?

Videora iPod Converter 4.08(windows/mac)
vidora ipod converter
One of my friends told me about Videora, so I decide to have a try.

Videora can convert all types of video files (avi, divx, xvid, flv, x264, vob, mpeg, DVD's, YouTube, etc.) into the proper video formats (MPEG-4, H.264) that play on the iPod.

I tried it yesterday, it is really a free iPod converter. But it is full of terrible ADS! As you see "white teeth"? And when i converted videos, there were many keywords ads, like "iPod Convert". So it made me wrong click the link.

What ever the converting progress worked well. You just need to click next, next... It is easy to use. But be careful, don't touch the ADs link. =]
It is understandable that a freeware has ADs. But I think it will be better if Videora can make some high quality ADs.

AVS Video to iPod Converter 2.2(windows only)
avs video to ipod converter
AVS Video Converter has many online advertizement everywhere. You can see their ADs on most many forums about video edit or iPod.

It can convert most popular video format to iPod like AVI, WMV, M4V, FLV, WAV, AAC etc.

It was said can convert DVDs for iPod. So I tried some VOB videos, it said the format not support. So I think unless you install DVD copy program, you will not be able to do that only with video to iPod converter.

AVS video to iPod converter can upload videos directly to iPod without launching iTunes. After the conversion finished, your video will go in to the iTunes automatically. It is a human setting, lol.

But AVS iPod Converter is not a free video converter, it will leave a big watermark in the video converted. I don't like watermark. If you want to buy the actived version, you can pay $39 for 1year version or $59 for unlimited version.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

How To Convert Video To Music Freely?

There are many reasons we need to change video to music. But how can we do this freely?
It is a really simple problem. Here I will show you how to convert video to music freely with Leawo Free iPod Converter.
This video converter can convert videos and audios between most popular format, like AVI, WMV, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, MOV, WMA, MP3, AAC etc. So it can not only convert video to iPod, but also convert video to music file such as MP3, WMA and AAC.

Ok. Now we can start to convert video to music, I will take MP3 as an example.

Step 1,
Open the program as usuall. I think may be I need to abandon this part next time. lol

Step 2,
Add your video to the list. Click "Add" to find out the videos in your computer. Or just drag and drop the videos into this program. You can add more than one video to the program once.

Step 3,
Seeting. Click the drop-down button beside "Style" to chose "MP3-MPEG Layer-3 Audio (*.mp3)" as the output format. Then choose a save path in "Output" .
MP3 is a popular music format with excellent quality and small size.

If you need to put some of your output musics in one file, you need to tick off "Merge into one file"
If you need to get part of this video, you can use the "Customize" button, but this is a PRO function, you need to pay for it. My converter is the full version now, because I paied $9.95 for it. You can set start time and end time of the video now, so any part of the video can be picked up, then be converted to music.

Step 4,
Click the big green start button, this will take less than 2 minutes. It will take less time to convert video to audio than video to video.
You can get the music form video in several minutes by several click. If you do not need to trim the video, you can use it completely free with no limitation. So I think you must enjoying your MP3 music now.

Wish you like it.

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Monday, July 6, 2009

How To Convert Videos To AVI For Windows Movie Maker

In the last blog, I wrote about how to join video clips together. And I mentioned we can use Windows Movie Maker to do the combination. But we know WMM can only accept AVI and WMV video format. So if you want to edit the videos in Windows Movie Maker, you can convert the videos to AVI format. AVI is a good choice for editting videos, because it can give better quality. And AVI is a old format developed by Microsoft Company, so it can be supported well in Windows.

I have mentioned Leawo in my last blog too. It has produced some good free video converters. This time we will use Leawo Free AVI Converter to convert videos for Windows Movie Maker. It is a clean and free AVI converter which can convert videos to AVI from most popular format like WMV, MOV, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, MPEG, DV etc.

It can support batch mode and can merge several videos into one files too. So if you have more than one video to deal with, this function will be really helpful.

Now let's start to convert videos to AVI for Windows Movie Maker.

step 1,

Open the program of course. You can see it has a laconic interface here. It is a easy to use tool.

leawo free avi converterstep 2,

Add video files. Click "Add" to browse in your video. Find the videos you need to convert. Or you can just drag and drop your video onto this converter. Your video will appear in the file list. And you can add more than one videos once.

leawo free avi converter

step 3,

Customize effects. (This function is only allowed to the pro version!)
Click “Customize” to open the “Customize” window. Then you can customize the output audio and video:

Effect: Adjust the video effect for a better visual effect. Simply drag the slides of "Brightness", "Contrast" and Audio "Volume". "Flip" is to turn the video upside down, while "Deinterlace" is to improve the TV system video effect when playing on computer system.
Trim: Modify the "Start Time"and "End time" with values directly and click "Apply" and then press "OK".
Crop: Select a cropping style in "Letter Box", and do the offset for a precise dimension. Press "OK" to confirm.

step 4,

Setting the output format and output save path.

You can see drop-down button for "Style", "Profile" and "Output". Choose AVI format cause we are converting videos for Windows Movie Maker. And remember to select "AVI With DV Codec" or "Lossless Uncompressed AVI". Not all the AVI videos can be supported by WMM. These two kinds of decoded AVI videos are friendly towords WMM.

last step,

Click the big green start button. Your video will be converted to AVI in a few minutes. Just wait till the process finish, then you can edit your videos in Windows Movie Maker now.

So that is the whole process we convert video to AVI format with Leawo Free Video Converter. There are many other free video converters online, if you got some good idea, please share with me. =]

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

How To Put Several Videos together Freely?

Do you want to konw how to put several video clips together? Let me help you with this little problem. =]

Method A
You can use a easy tool Windows Movie Maker to help you. windows movie makerWindows Movie Maker can join severl videos together.After you add your videos into WMM, you can just drag and drop them into the "storyboard" or the "timeline". Then select the videos you want to put together. You can do the mulriple select by press the "CTRL" button when you left click them one by one. After the videos been selected, you can just click the "Clip" menu, then "Combine". Your videos clips will be combine into one at once. =]

Oh, there is one thing you need to know, Windows Movie Maker can only accept AVI videos. So you need to convert your video into the right format if it is not AVI videos.

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Method B
You can also use some free video converters to do this. Some video converters can do this when they convert videos format. I am using Leawo Free iPod Converter now. It can merge several videos into one when it convert the videos into iPod MP4. When you open the program, click "Add" to find the videos you want to put together. Then just select "Merge into one", then click the big button to start the the progress. Then your videos will be in one after the progress finished.

This video converter is free and professional iPod converter, so it can convert many video format such as AVI, WMV, 3GP, MOV etc. into iPod/ iPhone MP4 format. So if you want to make them into one and put these videos into iPod or iPhone , This converter is really a good choice for you.

Leawo has many other free video converters, I'll write more about these wondful video converters. Wish you like them. Most important, i hope this passage about how to join some video clips together can help you.

Your support will make me go farther. =]

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