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The Only iPod Video Converter You’ll Ever Need

by Joe Kukura on July 18, 2013

So you got yourself a cool little iPod Nano or iPod Classic with widescreen color video. Did you know that you can watch your own videos on your video iPod using an iPod video converter? These iPod video converters are easy to use and will move your favorite music videos, movie trailers, or home movies right from your computer to a video iPod, to watch anywhere on the go.

If you’re wondering why you need to know how to convert video files to iPod it’s because you can’t just schlep any old video file from your computer to the video iPod and expect it to play. The video file has to be processed through a video file converter — but don’t worry, this process is incredibly easy. You don’t need any additional cables or cords. All you need is that cool little iPod Nano or iPod Classic of yours, the USB cable you use to charge it, and an iPod video converter like the one found in RealPlayer Plus.

Want to get more videos on your iPod? Just use the iPod video converter included with RealPlayer Plus and transfer videos from your computer to your video iPod with ease. Get it now at a discounted price.


RealPlayer Plus is a premium version of the RealPlayer online video player, with a number of prime features like a built-in iPod video converter. RealPlayer Plus can also convert video to play on mobile phones, but for this post we’ll concentrate on the video iPod. There are many video iPod converter tools out there, but RealPlayer Plus offers one of the simplest ways to convert files for your specific mobile device.

RealPlayer Plus also offers premium features like faster video downloads, burning HD videos to regular DVDs to play on a Blu-ray player, and of course a built-in iPod video converter. Once you purchase and download RealPlayer Plus (and whichever video you want to convert), you’re ready to send that video from your computer to your video iPod.

Let’s take a look at the process for converting video files to watch on a video iPod.


There are a few things you need to do before getting started. First, hook up your iPod to your computer using the cable that came with the video iPod. You’ll also need to download an iPod video converter like RealPlayer Plus, and naturally to download the video you want to watch on your iPod.

Once you connect the video iPod to your computer via the cable, you can use the built-in video iPod converter to convert videos to play on your iPod by doing the following:

1. Open RealPlayer on your PC desktop.

2. Select the Library tab. Your downloaded Library of videos will display onscreen.

3. Place your mouse over the video you wish to convert. A small menu of options will appear. Select More and then another menu of options will appear.

video ipod converter

4. Select Convert… The RealPlayer Converter will appear on your screen.

iPod video converter

5. Make sure the Convert To field is set to Apple iPod. If it is not, change it to Apple iPod.

6. Press the green Start button. The video file will be converted so it can play on the iPod.

7. When the conversion is complete, a Conversion Complete screen will appear. Make sure to check the box next to Add Converted Files To My iTunes Library, then click OK. This will transfer the converted video to the iPod.

8. You can now locate your video clip in the Movies section when you open iTunes on your computer. Simply migrate the new video file over to your connected iPod. (This process varies depending on your version of iTunes. In the most current iTunes 11, select the Movies tab. Then check the Sync Movies box and hit the Sync button.)

If you’re a real tech tinkerer, you can access the Details section before you convert the file and play around with bit rate and codec types for your iPod video conversion. This is usually not necessary to perform a simple video conversion to just play on your iPod.

What’s the best iPod model for watching video? Have you had luck with other iPod video converters? Do you recommend altering the bit rate or codec types on video iPod conversions, and why so? Convert a few opinions with your insights in the comments section below.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 sallyr July 20, 2013 at 10:28 am

I don’t have RealPlayer Plus, but I see a RealPlayer Converter in my program list. Can I just use that as my ipod video converter? What is the difference between this video converter and the one in Plus? I’m confused.

2 RealPlayer Team July 20, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Hi Sally,

Follow this link to know the file formats which can be converted using RealPlayer Converter:

h.264 encoder conversion is a premium feature. If you try to convert h.264 (mp4) format to any other format you will be prompted to purchase RealPlayer plus.

If you have additional questions, please send an email to

3 Narcissa Malfoy August 3, 2013 at 10:52 am


I’m trying to do an avi. file and it’s making me pay?

4 RealPlayer Team August 3, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Try installing K-Lite codec and QuickTime Player by following the given links.

To install K-Lite codec:

QuickTime Player:

If that doesn’t help, send an email to to assist you better.

5 Muhammad SAJID February 12, 2014 at 12:11 am

Dear customer support,
I have purchased real player plus16 premium & downloaded. I am trying to convert my FLV video into IPad/ iPod format by real player converter it’s not converting and always giving error. Even I tried by connecting online internet but result is same. I downloaded updates too but no benefits.
Kindly help me out.

6 RealPlayer Team February 13, 2014 at 6:42 pm

Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

If you use the iPod, iPad, or iPhone device profile, RealDownloader automatically adds the converted files to your iTunes library. Use iTunes to play or transfer the files as usual.

If that device profile isn’t your RealDownloader default, here’s how to manually transfer the files to your iPod or other Apple device:

1. Make sure iTunes is installed on your computer.
2. Connect your iPod to the computer.
3. Open RealPlayer and go to Library.
4. Select the files you want to add to the iPod.
5. Click Copy to on the left panel and choose Apple iPod.
6. RealConverter opens up and converts the files to the iPod format.
7. Once the conversion is complete, iTunes opens up automatically. Sync iTunes with iPod and the files will be added to the iPod.

Note: If converting to an Apple format, you must also have QuickTime installed on your computer.

If you have further questions, please send an email to

7 abhilasha January 7, 2015 at 3:27 pm

where can I download realplayer

8 RealPlayer Team January 7, 2015 at 7:52 pm

To install RealPlayer, visit, click the Free Download button, and follow the prompts to install the current version of RealPlayer.

NOTE: If you are on Windows 7 or higher, you will be prompted to install RealPlayer Cloud, the newest version of RealPlayer. If you are on Windows XP or Vista, you will be prompted to install RealPlayer 16.

If you have any additional questions, please send an email to

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