Below is the step by step tutorial showing you how to transfer DVD movies, video files and YouTube videos to Apple Chromatic iPod nano and the new iPod nano 5G with camera.
First, let's take a look at the video formats the new iPod nano 5G accepts:
H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 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, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
In order to watch DVD movies, video files and YouTube videos on iPod nano, you need to rip the DVD movies and convert the video files to the video formats iPod nano recognizes, and then transfer the output video files to your iPod nano with the sync of iTunes Library.
Note: If you are using a Mac, please go to: How to Convert DVD to iPod nano/iPod Classic/iPod Touch on Mac?
The tool you will need is Clone2Go DVD to iPod Converter. Below are the detailed steps:
1. Import DVD movies, video files or YouTube videos
Insert the DVD disc into the disc drive, click the "Open DVD" button to import it. Or if the DVD movie is saved as a folder on your computer, you need to click the "Add Video" button to locate that folder, which is composed of two separate folders: VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS. From the VIDEO_TS folder, select the .vob file to import and then click "OK".
You can also import videos stored on your PC by clicking the "Add Video" button. The supporting formats are shown as follows:
Audio Files (*.mp2, *.mp3, *.wav)
Windows Media Files (*.avi, *.wmv, *.asf, *dvr-ms, *ms-dvr)
MOV/MP4 Files (*.mov, *.mp4, *.3gp, *.m4v, *.qt)
Real Media Files (*.rm, *.rmvb)
Flash Video Files (*.flv)
MKV Video Files (*.mkv)
AviSynth Scripts (*.avs)
Other Video Files (*.mpg, *.vob, *.dv, *.m1v, *.m2v, *.dat, *.amv)
If you want to watch YouTube videos on your iPod nano, click the "YouTube" button on the main interface. In the pop-up window, copy and paste the URLs of the YouTube videos one by one. There will be a list of the added YouTube videos, which will be downloaded automatically one by one. And the downloading status is clearly shown on the list. After the status of all of them indicates "Completed", you can tick whichever videos you want to watch on your iPod nano.
Note: To learn more about how to watch YouTube videos on iPod nano, please go to this tutorial about how to free download YouTube videos to iPod nano.
After the DVD movies, video files or YouTube videos are imported, you can preview it on the main interface. If you only want a clip of the DVD/video, you can drag the "Start to trim" and "Stop to trim" buttons to get the certain segment.
Note: If you don't need the DVD ripping feature, you can just get Clone2Go Video to iPod Converter, which enables you to convert videos in various formats and YouTube videos for your iPod nano.
2. Choose a proper profile
From the drop-down list of "Profile", you can select the most appropriate profile:
Note: From the profile graph above, we can learn Clone2Go DVD to iPod Converter also applies to ripping DVD movies, converting video files and downloading YouTube videos to iPod Touch, iPod Classic, iPhone, Apple TV, etc.
3. Start to encode
Now you can click the "Start Encode" button to start ripping DVD movies, converting videos or downloading YouTube videos to your iPod nano.
Note: The output video files are easily available by simply clicking the "Folder" button on the main menu after the ripping/converting process is done.
4. Sync the output files to iPod nano
Open iTunes, click "File" on the main menu. From the drop-down list, select "Add File to Library" or "Add Folder to Library". And now you can put the converted files or folder to the iTunes Library. Connect your iPod nano to PC and now you can transfer the converted videos to your iPod nano with the sync of iTunes.