How to Convert MP4 to iPod on Mac X Lion
iTunes won't let me add .mp4 file to iPod?
"I'm trying to add a .mp4 file (MP4G-4) to my iPod from iTunes, but it gives me the "...it cannot be played on the iPod" error. Any ideas?"
iPod Touch Technical Specifications
- H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
- MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
This technical specification is extracted from apple.com, that means, if you would like to transfer your video to iPod Touch via iTunes, you should make your video match the requirements that listed on the official website. iPod Touch can only recognize three video formats like M4V, MP4 and MOV, also these formats parameters should be meeting their specified settings. If not, you'd better take the 3rd-part application to help you convert MP4 to iPod format.
How to convert mp4 to iPod video format
To convert mp4 to iPod video format on Mac X Lion, you should download professional application to do so. Tune4mac iTunes Video Converter (MP4 to iPod Converter for short)is the very software that you are looking for. With it, not only can help you convert MP4 to the video format which matches iPod technical specifications, also can remove DRM from iTunes movies that purchases or rents in legal area. What's more, the simple step-by-step operation could give you a great experience to convert MP4 to iPod on Mac OS.
Download MP4 to iPod Converter and launch it;
- Click-one. Import MP4 video;
- Click-two. Choose "Apple iPod Format" as output format;
Note: there are four iPod video formats for you to choose, including Apple iPod Video, Apple iPod Nano/Classic, Apple iPod 480p TV out and Apple iPod Touch.
- Click-three. Click "Convert" button to convert MP4 file.
Note and Tips
MP4 to iPod Converter is professional application to convert video from one format to another. When you purchases or rents a video with M4V format from iTunes Store, you are not allowed to transfer it to any other Non-Apple portable media players, such as Sony Walkman, PSP/PS3, iRiver, even mobile phones like popular Nokia, BlackBerry etc, that because the DRM Copy-Protection is made by the movie producers for copyright protection. So how to remove DRM from those iTunes movies? Probably, my article of "Remove DRM from iTunes movie" would help you out.
How to sync MP4 to iPad
Now, with the above tutorial, you would get the MP4 video, who matches technical specifications of iPod, then how to sync it to iPod is another problem should be solved. There are two methods for you to choose to transfer video to iPod. Briefly, iCloud and iTunes method.
- iCloud method: register an iCloud account to share MP4 video with iPod;
- iTunes method: sync MP4 to iPod via iTunes account.
Note and Tips
If you would like to learn more operations listed above, this article of "Two ways to transfer videos to iPad, iPhone or iPod"