How to Transfer Videos from Computer to iPod?

How to Transfer Videos from Computer to iPod?

February 7, 2017

As tablets or smart devices become more and more popular, you can see people are using it everywhere. Then, watching movies and listening to the favourites song using the iPod are very common now.

I strongly believe many iPod users wanted to transfer their favourite’s movies from the computer to the iPod so that you can enjoys it anytime as they wish. But how many people know how to do it? Do you know that you cannot transfer the video files directly from your computer?

I believe many had encountered the problem when transferring video files from your computer to your ipod? The error message like “video file cannot be opened in the ipod” may seems familiar to many people.

In this article, we will let you know the methods that you can use to get videos to your ipod touch.


The Methods

By default iOS devices including the ipod, iphone or ipad can only read videos in the MP4 format.

So, your files should be in the .mp4 before transfer to your ipod.

The following are some of the methods that you can use to transfer the videos from your PC to the iPod.

  1. iTunes sync

This is the ‘traditional way’ that most people use to get the videos into they ipod. It’s easy as you just drag the file into iTunes when it’s connected to the iPod but the video file has to be the right format i.e. .mp4 files.

If your video file is not in the mp4 format, you can use the video converter software, online video converter or even browser add-ons to convert the files to the file that are supported or compatible with the iPod. The free program like Handbrake is very good for this purpose.

Basically transferring the videos from your computer is not difficult. Just place the videos in your iTunes video library and sync them to your iPod. Here are the steps to transfer videos to your iOS device:

  • Connect your iPod or iPhone to the computer using the data cable.
  • It will see the ipod/iphone is listed in theDevice
  • Click on your device >Manually manage music and video.
  • Go to the Movies tab and select (check) the videos you want to transfer.
  • Click on theSync 
  • Done, you can enjoy movies on your ipod/iphone.

Frequently asked questions about viewing and syncing videos:


  1. Using Apps

You can use a 3rd party apps to transfer videos from computer to iPod. With the app, you can sync movies from computer to iPod without problems using iTunes. The best part is that it transfers the original images or videos without any compression.

One of the recommended apps is called Pod Transfer App. You can use the app to easily transfer video files from computer to iPod or vice versa; iPhone to iPod, or even iPod to iPod via Bluetooth or Wifi.

The following video show you how to use the video converter to transfer the movies from computer to iPod or iPhone.

Well, these are the easy methods that everybody should able to do it if you follow the instructions. I hope that if you encounter any new method that can be use, let me know by using the Contact form.

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