Converting videos for the iPod!
Converting videos for the iPod is something that is relatively easy with applications such as Handbrake. Unfortunately, Handbrake only works with DVDs or video_ts folders. I already used Handbrake for many videos, but I realized I used settings that were too high quality for the iPod. It didn't bother me because I was only watching them on my Mac, but now that I want them on my iPod, it really does. I thought it wasn't a problem because QuickTime Pro has presets for the iPod (and the iPhone). The problem is that QuickTime Pro is not very convenient. It takes an enormous amount of time and there is no queue. I found a part of the solution in a free application called iSquint. What I like about it is that much like Handbrake, you can create a whole queue of encodes that needs to be done. It is also pretty easy to use, you can optimize for iPod or for TV (still compatible with the iPod, but encoded at 640x480 instead). It is also slightly faster than QuickTime Pro (and free!). You can get more info or download iSquint here on MacUpdate.