4VideoSoft DVD to iPod: An Overview

The DVD to iPod Converter by 4Videosoft is a utility software application that allows the end user to convert videos and movies (on DVD discs) to formats that are compatible with the iPod family of products--iPod classic, iPod shuffle, iPod touch and iPod nano. Additionally, other Apple product family lines are also supported.

The primary function of the DVD to iPod Converter, video transcoding, is supplemented by the additional functionality of editing videos. You can find and import videos and movies from any source and then edit them according to your tastes and preferences (before the conversion actually starts). You will be able to trim, crop, add watermarks for characterization of videos, merge multiple files into a single one, select video and audio tracks, capture picture based snapshots, and preview the results before conversion.

Specs

The DVD to iPod Converter has a download size of 8 MB. You will need to make sure that you have the proper hardware installed in your PC in order to use this software. The minimum requirements for operating the application are: an 800MHz AMD or Intel CPU with 512 MB of RAM. The supported operating systems are Windows NT4, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista and Windows 7.

Key Functions

The DVD to iPod Converter is capable of churning all DVD based files to the iPod compatible formats (MP4, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC) and the Apple standards of MOV. It can also be used to extract sound and audio tracks from any DVD movie and video. These audio tracks can be converted to compatible audio formats like MP3, WAV, AAC, AIFF and M4A.

Improving Video Quality

The DVD to iPod Converter also allows you to adjust video parameters like contrast, saturation and brightness, along with placing checks on de-interlacing to enable improvements in video quality (by removing jaggedness from the base video tracks).

Editing

You can also use the editing functions to trim and crop the input video to only get the video footage that you need to be converted. All you need to do is either set an exact time of capture or simply drag slider bars in place to indicate the video to be trimmed and sliced. Alternatively, you can also use the editing functions to merge multiple DVD files and sources into a single one or generate different converted formats from a single DVD source.

User-Friendly Interface

The DVD to iPod Converter is also super easy to install and use. It takes a few clicks to install and you can start converting video instantaneously. The best part about the software application is that it supports a very wide range of parameter adjustments. You can choose the encoder type, frame rates, bit rates, resolutions, audio sampling rates, audio bitrates and audio channels. You can also save the combination of parameter values that you have created or simply select from a large number of preset profiles that the software offers.