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Plato iPod Video Converter Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Plato iPod Video Converter

Convert AVI DivX RM MPEG WMV ASF MOV 3GP SWF FLV to apple iPod/iPhone MP4 Video.
$24.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 168 (24%) 540 (76%) 32 comments

Plato iPod Video Converter was available as a giveaway on March 31, 2008!

Today Giveaway of the Day
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Plato Video to iPod Converter is an idea program for anyone. It enables you convert almost all kinds of video files such as rm, divx, xvid, avi, wmv, asf, mpg, mpeg, vob, mov, qt, mp4, 3gp, swf, nsv to Apple iPod /iPhone /Apple TV mp4 video.

Now you can enjoy the versatile movies on your Apple iPod wherever and whenever! Simple settings, high speed, friendly interface, just download and try it out!

System Requirements:

Windows 98/ME/2000/NT/XP/Vista

Publisher:

Plato Software Inc

Homepage:

http://www.dvdtompegx.com/html/videotoipod.html

File Size:

3.95 MB

Price:

$24.95

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#32

umm i have been to know can u put videos on da old ipod
the 2gb classic black 1 ?

Reply   |   Comment by ernyy  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

I have been after just this sort of software for a while now.
It looked hopeful - BUT it would only convert 11 minutes of a 45 min video clip.
So I paid for the full version - seemed quite cheap.
The window has now increased to 13 mins of the same clip.
The extremely badly translated instructions were of no use and the equally badly translated email from support didn't help either.
So far I have not been able to convert a whole file.

Reply   |   Comment by Spill  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

I've got a PC full of editing and conversion software, both here and at the office, but sometimes you don't want to have to open some big monster program just to do a basic video conversion. This program took a DVD I had saved on my hard drive, and in just a couple of mouse clicks, I had one small enough to fit on the video software my PDA, and it plays great. Thumbs up for me!

Reply   |   Comment by sherwood01  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

Ok, I admit it! I just checked in to see just how badly this would get slammed for just being what it is. Not to mention that this works fine, you people did not disappoint me with you near slanderous critisim!

Reply   |   Comment by Anidem  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

Really fast conversion. The little files are just fine for viewing on the Ipod. Great piece of software.

Reply   |   Comment by Terence  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

Thanks! I do like this program a lot! And if you say there are soo many of these they always put on, pick one, try them out, see which is better. I defiantly like this one +|

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

Thanks to #13.
I was originally poster #5.
It is nice when I pose a question and find it answered.
Since not every program meets every person's needs, comments such as yours are one of the more valuable uses of this forum.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

Not bad, does what it says it'll do and quite quickly. I could really do with Plato DVD Copier if GAOTD needs any ideas for further Plato software to give away (wink wink).

Reply   |   Comment by LX  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

To #11
Technically today’s the end of spring break and I should be sleeping. But it’s 3:46AM so it’s not like a few more minutes of sleep is that important anymore. But I’ll keep this short and to the point.
SUPER from eRightSoft is a completely free converter. I even daresay that it has more features and supported formats than Mediacoder. It even comes with a built-in multimedia player. Although it’s somewhat slow (but maybe that’s just me, since I’m converting 200MB+ files that’re as big as my HP widescreen laptop) but the quality is almost exactly the same, and I never have playback problems. For lots of converters offered here before, the small dinky files I converted turned out to have screens that look like original shots from The Matrix. I won’t even bother with downloading today’s product, and just recommend SUPER to you. Trust me, it’s one of the best high-quality converters there are!
http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html

Thanks, it is great, and step by step guide I think will be great help to everyone here.

This article includes:
Part 1: Rip DVD to iTunes for iPod touch/classic/video/nano (Windows)
Part 2: Convert AVI, WMV, MPEG, RM, ASF, MOV, DivX, XviD, MPG, any video to iTunes for iPod touch/classic/video/nano (Windows)
Part 3: Rip DVD to iTunes for iPod touch/classic/video/nano (Mac)
Part 4: Convert AVI, WMV, RM, RMVB, ASF, MOV, DivX, XviD, MPG, any video to iTunes for iPod touch/classic/video/nano (Mac)
Part 5: Convert flash, swf to iTunes for iPod touch/classic/video/nano (Windows)

Reply   |   Comment by nnmibxiaoxiin  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

Thanks guys!

I just bought my first iPod on Saturday, so I will be using this program a lot.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

People are dismissing this just because they have no ipod... I have no ipod and I just use it to make my avi files way smaller... I don't need more options from the freeware programs.. and I don't need the adds that come with freeware either. Or the watermark they sometimes leave.

I prefer a clean, simple program, which plato gives us. It converts, it does it fast and right. That counts for a lot in my book.

Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by freebird31  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

Platodvdtoipod converter, recently featured here, is the only converter I have seen that allows me to convert my homedvd tv-programs to my computer. All others I found, only convert VOB files. And tv shows, for some reason, are always split over two VOB files, so you get two separate files of the one show. The forementioned Plato allows you to set the start & finish point of what you want to convert, so you get a single file. Today's Plato doesn't do this trick, but it shows there isn't one converter to satisfy all. But I'm always willing to learn..

Reply   |   Comment by fotoflex  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

The first thing I noticed about this software was that it is compressedin WinRAR format rather than WinZIP. This makes no real difference of course but you do need a .rar compatible unzipper to access the setup files.

The setup took a long while on my PC (XP SP2) and I'm not sure why but the hard-drive light was on for 20minutes whilst my computer did nothing whilst I waited for the program to open following installation, which is necessary as unlike some self-registering programs you have to enter a product key.

The program itself is great, its interface is "web 2.0"ish and it works rapidly. There are indeed free versions that can do SOME of what this does but for any iPhone owner, the beauty here is that upon conversion it puts the file directly into iTunes for you for you to add rapidly, this is a great feature that I have not seen on any other such converter.

As you can set the start and end time of each clip you are converting you do not need to put whole DVDs on - however it would be great if the developers could build into their next version a facility to merge each clipso that you can watch an uninterrupted personalised medley of clips you have converted. You canchoose to have the computer shut itself down after conversion so you do not need to be there when it is running which is good as you do not need it to be taking up CPU whilst you are on the computer, you can just let it run at the end ofyour PC use and it will be ready for you next time.

Despite it having "iPod" in the title this seems to be moreof a sellingpoint and, as always, theuse is notrestrictedto iPod owners - it converts files to 3GP so *ANY* phone or device with video-playing capability can be used to show the converted clips.

The program is great and well worth downloading even if you do not have an iPod; as I say other mobile phones and devices can use this, too, and it takes up solittle disk space that it is worth keeping in case you have a need for it in the future. It genuinely is a great little piece of software, it truly would be great if the developers would consider building in a merge feature as that would make this perfect.

Reply   |   Comment by Merril  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

If it converts as fast as they say then this would be a superior program compared to many similar, even the free ones.

Just for the time saving and ease of use it would be well worth the price.

Unfortunately I sold my iPod recently and no longer need it.

I have several movies on my hard drive in the mpeg4 format that I would like to convert to something I could burn to a dvd and so far none of these prgrams allow you to reverse the prcess, still looking.

Thanks for the freebie GAOTD.

I'm going to d/l and install it anyway just in case I get an iPod again.

Reply   |   Comment by Gravy  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

I use this tool almost daily. After ripping a DVD with DVD Cloner, I leave the video files on my hard drive then process them thru this tool so I can have them on ipod. It works perfectly every time. A keeper

Reply   |   Comment by Mike the Bass Player  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

Sometimes the very best part of GOTD is the extra software recommendations and links posted here. I've been looking for an anything to animated GIF converter and theres one free (#12) for me to go try.

Thanks GOTD, for offering this "yet-another" because these are NOT useless at all and definitely suited to some although this one isn't for me because I don't have an iPod. It might be useful for me, even, but as soon as I see it's for the iPod, well, I figure it's too specialized for my needs.

Reply   |   Comment by dk stoneman  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

Hey Phil, if you don't "Plan to" own these devices, what are you doing bitching about it here? Just curious.

Reply   |   Comment by Don  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

Is this a rerun?

No help to me, as my player is a "MP4 Player" (aka S1 MP3) that uses AMV for video. So far this format has received minimal attention :-
http://code.google.com/p/amv-codec-tools/ - but the results are problematic at present.

Reply   |   Comment by The Leecher  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

"Plato Global Creativity" make several programs for various media needs. You can check at their homepage or, http://www.download.com/3120-20_4.html?qt=Plato&tag=srch&tg=dl-20.
But so does "Xilisoft" as per their homepage or,
http://www.download.com/3120-20_4.html?qt=Xilisoft&tag=srch&tg=dl-20
The problem with Plato is the majority of their products still don't support Vista. Now, I know we have some Vista haters here and thats all good. Each to their own. But me, I use Win XP Pro and Vista Home Premium therefor Xilisoft is the company I choose for converters and rippers.
One license for both systems, especially for good programs is the way to go! No thank you on todays offer but I will refrain from voting either way.

Reply   |   Comment by ww2vet56  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

OK, I have a built-in antipathy to Apple / Steve Jobs, and not merely because it's so resolutely trendy: I loathe its DRM, its iPodphone crippleware, its self-regarding over-inflated status. But that's just me. So today's offering isn't of relevance to me because I don't have an iPod. However. . .

If I did own an iPod, I'd still fail to see the point in acquiring a brand-specific, one-time-only install commercial software when two giants in this genre are already out there which are non brand-specific, massively supported, entirely free, and subject to ongoing free updates.

Sourceforge's enviable MediaCoder is in my experience a little easier and slightly faster for a novice to use than eRightSoft's SUPER but both are supreme at what they do: reliable, stable, high-quality conversion. (Note to poster #5: SUPER incorporates full Zune transcoding.)

And here we're also talking about community support, and the inter-reaction of hundreds, if not thousands, of forum users worldwide, as well as a user / forum feedback which is direct to the developer and certainly appears to offer faster updating than any commercial software house is capable of managing.

Thanks then, GOTD, but today's offering is surely yet another example of commercial software that doesn't have the breadth of freeware alternatives -- and one which in this case doesn't seem to even offer any possible advantage in being so platform-dependent:

if iPod devotees feel they must concentrate solely on their favourite product, then Mediacoder already offers iPod transcoding free of charge as a stand-alone:

http://mediacoder.sourceforge.net/device/ipod_touch.html.

I've noticed before that the developer of today's offering seems to major in marketing "single issue" software solutions which are in fact already all bundled together in "multiple issue" solutions from freeware providers.

I'm also painfully aware of the way so much hard and honest Open Source development work is hijacked by commercial developers for financial gain.

Whilst it's perfectly possible that all the variants produced by Plato Software owe nothing at all to the unstinting efforts of the Open Source community, and that everything published is entirely Plato's own work, I'm nevertheless left in the position of being unable to see any point at all in Plato's earlier offerings here -- a view that remains unchanged today.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

Hi everyone!
Technically today's the end of spring break and I should be sleeping. But it's 3:46AM so it's not like a few more minutes of sleep is that important anymore. But I'll keep this short and to the point.
SUPER from eRightSoft is a completely free converter. I even daresay that it has more features and supported formats than Mediacoder. It even comes with a built-in multimedia player. Although it's somewhat slow (but maybe that's just me, since I'm converting 200MB+ files that're as big as my HP widescreen laptop) but the quality is almost exactly the same, and I never have playback problems. For lots of converters offered here before, the small dinky files I converted turned out to have screens that look like original shots from The Matrix. I won't even bother with downloading today's product, and just recommend SUPER to you. Trust me, it's one of the best high-quality converters there are!
http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html

Reply   |   Comment by ZA  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

I've never had or ever plan to need the use of a 2.5 hand held TV/Music player. Don't most of these "Expensive" waste of timers come with their own converting software?

Reply   |   Comment by Phil  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

Thanks, GAOTD. One can never have too many DVD converters. =J

Reply   |   Comment by Jane.Zombie  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

There seems to be another cheap and nasty video converter once a week here. A pity really, to waste the space with them all. Most are based on open source encoders (FFmpeg or similar) and provide limited access to the option needed to get better quality output. I suggest you skip this one, and try Winff or Videora for free. Even mediacoder will give you more options, and ocnvert to and from more formats. To our Zune owner (above) - freeware is where you will find your multi-format solution. Not in another useless converting clone.

Thanks, GAOTD, but no thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Guns1inger  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

The software installed and worked well on Vista home premium. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by mjdemontigny  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

Yet another useless video converter. You may as well get Mediacoder! It's free, you can get support in the forums and it's constantly being updated. They even have special optimization packs for specific processors! Not only that, but Mediacoder will convert anything to anything and not just certain formats to iPod format like the above.

[quote]
Please note that the software you download and install during the Giveaway period comes with the following important limitations:

1. No free technical support
2. No free upgrades to future versions
3. Strictly personal usage
[/quote]

With Mediacoder, you can get all three without paying!

Reply   |   Comment by bobmarleypeople  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

- very good program!it can helps me converts my videos to ipod fastly. and visit plato website : http://www.dvdtompegx.com find more useful program! good !thanks plato!thanks giveaway!

Reply   |   Comment by Asian  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

I realize that the Zune has not "caught on" to the extent that the I-Pod has, but it does exist and is intended for the same audience - just like Internet Explorer vs, Firefox or Mac vs. PC. It would be nice if software of this nature performed its task for both machines. Not a rant; just a suggestion.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

great a program for some, but totally useless for others. while i have nothing against programs that allow someone to convert something so they can use it on their IPod, why does it have to be a giveaway?
Back tomorrow.

Reply   |   Comment by scott  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

I have been using this software for quite a while now and I must say this is a very stable, easy and fast converter. I added a bunch of Simpsons episodes to it "encoded in xvid", it converted each episode "roughly 23 minutes long" in a little over 5 minutes. The output quality is actually pretty nice for a one-pass encoder. Also I tried using this to convert a vob file ripped from my DVD and it is working great also.

This definitely a keeper. Thanks GAOTD :)

Here is my setup:

AMD X2 3800+
2GB Dual-channel RAM
Windows XP Pro x86
HDD 250GB SATA 3.0GB/s

Reply   |   Comment by Big-e  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

Wonderful Program. Download and install and activation went just fine.

The program itself is simple enough for the novice user, and the settings already set are fine as far as the result of the conversion goes.

I converted one file. a 100 mb avi file of 7 minutes, became 32 mb within 2 minutes conversion time. The result it perfectly watchable.

I love this one already. A keeper.

Thumbs up.

:-))

Reply   |   Comment by freebird31  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

There sure are a lot of these programs to allow people to watch on the IPod. Plato may do as it says it will. The thing is why not have the download program do this as it is being downloaded to your computer. Many download managing programs will do this or automatically change these files for you while you do other things.

I would have no need for this one. I doubt if most of you will have if you know just what your download program will do for you.

Reply   |   Comment by ken kelly  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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