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post #1 of 6 Old Jan 1st, 2007, 1:09 pm Thread Starter
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OK, I'm a litttttle behind in the IPod dept. BUT Santa was rather kind this Christmas and a brandy new 30gb Ipod showed up (along with some new running shoes... hmmm.. what exactly does that mean??) so I am good to go!
However, I am having a small problem converting my Mpeg3 to the apple format and am curious which software has been the most succesful at converting mpeg3? I figured I would ask first and then buy, instead of the other way around!

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Why convert? The iPod supports MP3s, I have almost 9000 of them on mine.

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Just use the Itunes software. If you do the following, you should be able to import your music with no problem:

File

Import

or

File

Add Folder or File

It should then load the song you select into Itunes.

Before you do this, you need to decide if you want to create duplicate files- in in your orginal folder of music and one in Itunes Music Library.

I didn't want to have the same songs in to different places. So I went to

Edit

Preferences

Advanced

Deselect the box that states: copy files into itunes music folder when adding to library.

OK

Itunes is a real easy to use. I would continue to use it.

You can check out http://www.ilounge.com/ for all of your ipod questions. It's a great resource!

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I HIGHLY recommend that you stay with the .mp3 file format. Although that format may not be the "best" format available (either by size, or quality), it is the most common and most supported by almost every player out there.

FWIW, if you're really concerned with the best sound quality at a reasonable sized file, import your music at 192kbps / .mp3 format.
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Ooops! Sorry guys. I should have mentioned that I'm working on converting video, as you mentioned the music has for the most part come over very well and the auto format the apple software did when synching to my music library was as simple as it gets. I just can't get my mpeg3 vids to come over, a bunch of Bugs Bunny, Southpark, some movies etc.
Thanks for the feedback and the link!
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Found it!

Thank you RVB!
After reading over the link you gave, I found this software for converting the mpeg video into the IPod acceptable Mpeg4: http://www.videora.com/en-us/Converter/

It's free AND it works really well. There are limitations on the types of files it works on, but I got the important files converted and loaded, so for me it's been great.

Thought I would post it here for anyone who may be in the same boat.

Thanks again!

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