Movkit iPod Video Converter: An Overall Look
Movkit's iPod Video Converter is software for converting most of the popular video formats to iPod video and audio formats. The conversion enables you to watch your favorite videos on any Apple iPod device which is video capable, such as the iPod Touch, iPod5, iPod Classic, iPod Nano 3 and also Apple TV. The software offers a host of features which makes the conversions easy and also gives a superior quality output.
The software can run on Widows Vista, XP, 2003 or 2000 operating systems and the processor should be either AMD or Intel with a minimum speed of 1 GHz. The RAM capacity should be at least 512 MB with a minimum free space of 100 MB on the hard drive.
iPod Video Converter is able to convert many video formats including AVI, XviD, DivX, MKV, QT, MOV, ASF, WMV, RM, RMVB, OGM, FLV, H.264, MPG, MP4, VOB and DAT. These formats can be converted to iPod MP4 format for video viewing, and the software can also convert them to iPod MP3 audio format if you only want to listen.
The software provides a very simple interface with step-by-step instructions on the opening screen itself so that you can immediately start your conversions. There are no complex operations; you just need to choose your source file and the profile for your output settings, give the Output Path and press Go.
Usually the output settings will include many parameters which you can adjust as per the output you require, but since this software is mainly for conversions to iPod format, it does not require much adjustment and there are predefined profiles you can choose from the drop-down list. You will mainly need to choose whether you need the output in iPod Video or MP3 (Audio Only). If you have chosen Video, you also have the options of Disable Audio and Fix Aspect Ratio.
You can accurately choose from your video the portion you need to convert. The Split Mode facilitates this, where you can set the precise start position and the position where the clip should end. This way you need not convert the whole video when you want to watch a particular portion.
The software provides many time saving features which are quite handy when you need to convert many files. With the batch conversion feature, you can line up multiple files for conversion and the software will start converting each file without any intervention from your part.
Preview and Cropping Feature
The Magic Preview feature of iPod Video Converter enables you to view the output before the conversion has actually taken place. Here you can get an idea of how the converted video is going to look and if there are any issues you can fix them before the conversion process starts.
The Preview window is also the place where you can crop your video frame to the size which is required. This feature is quite useful as you can optimize the viewing size by removing any black bands at the edges.