4 Ways to Put Video on Your iPod


With the evolution of technology, iPods have become an essential part of our lives, serving as portable entertainment devices. One of its great features is the ability to play videos, which comes in handy during long commutes or while waiting in line. This article will walk you through four easy ways to put video on your iPod.

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1. iTunes

The most common method of transferring video to your iPod is through iTunes, the dedicated software for managing Apple devices. Here’s how:

  1. Download and install iTunes on your computer.
  2. Connect your iPod to the computer using a USB cable.
  3. Add videos to your iTunes library by clicking “File” > “Add File to Library,” selecting the video files, and then clicking “Open.”
  4. Click on your iPod in the “Devices” section, select the “Movies” tab, check the “Sync Movies” box, and choose the videos you want to add.
  5. Click “Apply” to start transferring videos onto your iPod.

2. VLC Media Player

If you do not want to use iTunes, you can opt for VLC Media Player, a popular open-source multimedia player that offers iPod syncing functionality:

  1. Download and install VLC Media Player on your computer.
  2. Connect your iPod to the computer via a USB cable.
  3. Open VLC Media Player and click on “Media” > “Convert / Save.”
  4. Select the “Add” button and choose the video files you want to convert.
  5. Set output settings appropriate for your iPod model and hit “Start Conversion.”
  6. Drag and drop the converted videos into the appropriate folder in your iPod’s file system.

3. Online Video Converters

Another way is by using online video converters, which can help you convert videos into iPod-compatible formats:

  1. Visit a reputable online video converter website.
  2. Upload your video file and choose the output format suitable for your iPod model.
  3. Wait for the conversion to complete, and then download the converted file.
  4. Connect your iPod to your computer and manually transfer the converted videos into your iPod’s corresponding folder.

4. Third-Party Software

There are numerous third-party applications available that can help you transfer videos to your iPod:

  1. Download and install a reliable third-party software, such as Handbrake or Any Video Converter.
  2. Open the application, import your video files, and choose the proper output format depending on your iPod model.
  3. Convert the video files, connect your iPod to your computer, and drag-and-drop the converted videos into the appropriate folder in your iPod’s file system.


Regardless of which method you choose, putting video on your iPod has never been easier. By following these four approaches, you can enjoy watching videos on-the-go using your trusty portable device.

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