How to convert FLV to iPod video format on Mac

Read the step-by-step guide to learn how to convert FLV videos to playback on iPod.

As of September 9, 2009, more than 220,000,000 iPods had been sold worldwide, making it the best-selling digital audio player series in history. Though almost every of us get one, few of us make it clear the formats which iPod can play or when we have other formats that iPod cannot play what should we do, how can we convert them. Here we summarize the answers of these FAQ for your convenience.

The iPod line can play several audio file formats including MP3, AAC/M4A, Protected AAC, AIFF, WAV, Audible audiobook, and Apple Lossless. Fifth and sixth generation iPod Classics, as well as third generation iPod Nanos, can additionally play MPEG-4 (H.264/MEEG-4 AVC) and QuickTime video formats, with restrictions on video dimensions, encoding techniques and data-rates. When you have other video formats, you should convert them to iPod support formats, such as MPEG-4. Don't know how? Well, following, we will set an example: converter FLV to MPEG-4, to show you the easiest conversion process step by step.

First you should download reliable and high quality converter. As experts in this line of business we recommend you Aneesoft iPod Video Converter for Mac. Using it, you can easily convert videos download from YouTube, Google Video, and Yahoo Video etc..

Things you’ll need
1. Aneesoft iPod Video Converter for Mac (Free for download trial version)
2. FLV video files

Step 1: Download & install

Step 2: Add FLV video files into the converter

Now run Aneesoft Video Converter Pro and click the big button "Add File" to add FLV video files to convert.

Step 3: Edit videos: crop, trim, add effects, add watermark

Aneesoft iPod Video Converter for Mac can let you make your personalized video by trimming, cropping, setting effect, adding watermark. Just select the title you like to edit, then click the button 'Edit' to launch video editing window.

Step 4: Merge some separate videos to 1 file

Click on the video titles you'd like to merge to 1 single file, then click 'Merge' button to join.

Step 5: Change the output settings

Choose the most suitable iPod Profile as you want.

Step 6: Start converting FLV videos

Now you may click the big button "Start" to begin converting FLV videos to iPod MPEG-4 videos. Once the convert is complete, Aneesoft iPod Video Converter for Mac will place a new version of your video. Double-click the new iPod MPEG-4 file and play it to make sure it looks as you expect.