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Wondershare Video to iPod Converter Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Wondershare Video to iPod Converter

Wondershare Video to iPod Converter can convert all common video formats to iPod support Video format. It fully supports the latest iPod touch 3 and iPod Nano 5 (iPod with camera).
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 70 15 comments

Wondershare Video to iPod Converter was available as a giveaway on February 7, 2010!

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Wondershare Video to iPod Converter is a universal iPod Video Converter. With this smart tool, you can convert any favorite videos for your sweet memories to your iPod supported formats to enjoy them anywhere and anytime. Also, you can create tailor-made videos as you wish to view it on your iPod with full screen.

Wondershare Video to iPod Converter allows you to:

  • Convert all kinds of videos to the iPod supported formats
  • Optimize videos to iPod supported video resolution, frame rate, etc.
  • Extract audio from Video to iPod MP3, M4A and AAC
  • Edit videos (such as trim, crop, add watermark and subtilte)
  • Support all iPod models including the latest iPod OS 3.1, iPod Nano 5G, iPod touch 3
  • Compatible with Windows 7

Limitations: No free online upgrade is included. Registered users of Wondershare Video to iPod Converter will receive a Special Offer: 70% discount for Wondershare DVD Converter Ultimate.

Technical Support:
If you have any troubles while downloading, registering and using the software, please click here. Wondershare support team will reply you as soon as possible.

To activate the software, you are requested to register on the manufacturer’s page (full version, free of charge). Then you can get a registration code, with which you can activate the software.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ Windows 7; >750MHz Intel or AMD CPU; 100 MB HD space; 256 MB RAM


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File Size:

10.3 MB



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Xelkos-- if you purchased those videos they likely have some form of copy protection which will mean you're unlikely to find any application that will do an easy conversion, without some form of breaking the copy protection or just re-recording it. It's not really a limitation of this software.

Yet another "victory" for copy protection, keeping the legal owner from enjoying what they paid for! (that's sarcasm)

Reply   |   Comment by Buzzy  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

This is a "STRIPPED DOWN" version... It does not allow for "Trimming" & "Watermark" as the description claimed... :-(

Reply   |   Comment by DJ  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hey guys, if you liked Wondershare's products, they are also offering a three other freebies on their site: their registry defrag software, youtube downloader for mac, and their spyware removal software. You can apply for a free 6 month registration code for the spyware utility.


I haven't tested this stuff, so don't blame me if something goes wrong!

Reply   |   Comment by Aerosa  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Failed To Convert WMV Videos.

Have seven purchased videos through Zune Marketplace. The Zune software can play the videos, yet this software fails to load them prior to the conversion process(es).

The iPod of course won't play WMV videos, and I had no other way of converting them. Had hoped this Wondershare Video to iPod Converter would have worked.

Each time I go to load any WMV file, the program shows:

1 files failed.
unloaded files:
Creatures Of The Night.wmv
Tease Me, Please Me.wmv
The Other Side Of Life (Full Video).wmv
I Know You're Out There Somewhere.wmv

* each one was loaded individually, and each one failed

At a loss on how to play the videos on my iPod 160. Only other way is to use the horrible Zune "software" player and on my computer.

Reply   |   Comment by Xelkos  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

#7: "Why does one need stuff like this when there are excellent freeware software..."

See below...

"Also AVC supports threading, it can use all your cores."

While today's Wondershare' GOTD can/does use multiple cores, Very often that in & of itself is meaningless. If you time [bench test] converting the same file to the same format using many different apps while watching core usage, you'll see that for yourself. That's just the nature of processing video -- MS struggled with it for multiple CPUs, before there were multi-core CPUs. Don't get me wrong -- using multiple cores is *usually* preferred -- but it DOES NOT by itself determine an app's efficiency or speed.

* * *

#8: "This seems quite useless, as there are so many free and nice alternatives. How is it there are so many positive ratings ?"

Research & use the always free alternatives, try Wondershare's converter(s), & then compare/decide for yourself. I could write a long list of likes/dislikes for several, free-ware/open source alternatives, but since my circumstances are likely different than yours, it would waste my time to write it, & yours reading it. ;-)

A few things to consider: Wondershare includes the MainConcept encoder, which free alternatives do not (cannot). Wondershare converters are pretty much self-contained -- Format Factory & Super are not, & may break other software &/or video handling, while many others require a sometimes long list of apps &/or DS filters that have to be installed. Some free-ware/open source converters allow you to set a very large number of conversion & encoding specifics -- this is cool *If* you know how to set them, but overwhelming if you don't.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

This is a nice app, if you can use it -- I don't know how well the output format will work on non-Apple products... there's more to it than frame size + type of encoding, & even if you edit the format.dat file, it may or may not work on your non-Apple device. So you don't have to pay more for features you don't want/need, Wondershare sells format-limited & unlimited converters -- today's GOTD is limited to Apple handhelds/cells. [Note: encoded video should play on any hardware (laptop/PC etc) that will run the free VLC player]

The question always comes up: "Why use this GOTD rather than "X" or "Y" software that's always free"? The honest answer is that it's up to you, & whether you like the polished, relatively easy to use interface that comes with Wondershare's current crop of video converters, or if you want more control over every aspect of the conversion, &/or prefer the way the some other app's program window is laid out. No app designed primarily for video conversion is going to always get you the very best quality possible, but if you're outputting 320 X 240 or smaller, most people can't tell the difference anyway, especially on a small or even tiny screen. Some converters will be faster than others, but most all are very close, & none compare to the speed you'll get from a converter that uses your graphics card/chip [GPU]... that includes today's GOTD.

That said, Wondershare Video to iPod Converter isn't slow, but it's not greased lightening either. Decoding -> re-sizing -> encoding video takes time, especially if/when you're encoding AVC video. It does use multiple CPU cores, but while that can be used to make things faster, it's nowhere near any sort of guarantee... In fact, the best way to use multiple CPU cores for video conversion is to process 2 - 4 files at once, something Wondershare Video to iPod Converter is happy to do... kudos to the Wondershare development team.

Using Wondershare Video to iPod Converter you 1st import your video, & it will import most formats, though you'll want the video & audio in the same file [muxed]. It will import/convert the .VOB files storing content in/on a DVD -- you can either import the VIDEO_TS folder, then check the box to combine videos, or copy the DVD to another folder on your hard drive using the free DVD Shrink, with splitting VOB files *Un*-checked in preferences... this gives you just 1 .VOB file rather than [the usual] several ~1GB files. [use re-author mode in Shrink, so you can skip whatever you don't want/need, making copying faster] In testing it did accept [& work just fine with] Flash video [.flv]. [Shockwave [.swf] files are containers that can hold video along with other stuff, like the player &/or scripts etc. Use another app to strip out the .flv video] Wondershare Video to iPod Converter also lets you import any video you have DS [Direct Show] decoders [filters] installed for... This is a nice touch, especially with all the slightly odd-ball [& sometimes odd-ball] formats out there.

The next step is optional, letting you trim, crop, adjust brightness etc, & add a watermark or subs to your video. This limited editing seemed more polished than earlier versions. Imported video's listed in a batch window, with a checkbox on each line to set whether you want to process that file or not. I didn't have any problems importing the same file more than once, so you could import a recording several times, trimming each to go commercial to commercial, then check the box to combine them into one file. Might seem a bit round-a-bout, but no clumsier than most methods of editing out the adverts.

Then you set your output format, in this case limited to Apple's handheld products like the iPod. Oddly you can customize the H264 setting, but not plain ol' mp4. As they continue refining their software, Wondershare has added another nice touch: you can easily customize the list of format options or profiles, so you don't have to slog through all those choices you don't want, just to get to the one (or few) you always use. Set your output folder & click the button to start, & a separate window opens showing progress for individual files.

Installation adds needed entries to the registry -- otherwise the initial window where you paste [enter] your key closes before you're finished. You may need to run setup.exe as admin to allow it to write where it needs to in the registry. Otherwise the vast majority of registry changes are due to the installer & basic housekeeping, like updating the MUI cache. Wondershare Video to iPod Converter itself takes up ~42MB with 156 files, 8 folders, & includes the MainConcept encoder -- a plus.

Unlike very many of the free alternatives, Wondershare Video to iPod Converter doesn't make any difference or changes to what you've already got installed. I consider that a big Plus, because I've got a lot of video/audio software & I don't want it broken -- I don't want to check it all just to see if it broke after adding a new app -- & I definitely don't want to spend time fixing things.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Thanks for the great review, Ashraf. I tested the program and you're pretty much spot on to what my experience was with it.

Like others I question why I would buy something like this when there are good free alternatives.

Reply   |   Comment by freeme  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-25)

This seems quite useless, as there are so many free and nice alternatives.
How is it there are so many positive ratings ?
Very unlikely IMHO.

Reply   |   Comment by NYB  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Why does one need stuff like this when there are excellent freeware software like Any Video Converter that do everything that you might need. Also AVC supports threading, it can use all your cores.

Reply   |   Comment by server_3249  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

For those who have trouble with the registration process -- the fact that the program's "Get Keycode" button stupidly launches Internet Explorer rather than the default browser could cause problems on some systems, if nothing else -- the request-a-registration-key page is at http://www.wondershare.com/store/giveaway-of-the-day/10-Feb-07.html.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Stone  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Why have this tool when many converters will convert to nearly anything you want. No updte is defintely not a plus for this.

No I do not see any reason for downloading this.

Reply   |   Comment by farther  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

10:54 CET: The developer have fixed the page so it contains a header where you can enter your registration data. Nice if you could have done it right the first time.

Reply   |   Comment by KAS  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-25)

Good day all!

If you have problems with registering, here is the website:

No need to give your personal email. Just write any email you want, inmediatly after making "click" you will see your Keycode. Put both (email and Keycode) in the fields of the program and you will have this software registred!

Thanks GAOTD and Wondershare!

Reply   |   Comment by Hans Oellers  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)

before people start their "not every one has an ipod" don't for get many of the popular mp3 players use the mpeg4 video type. including zunes and psp's. and so i don't get called a "fanboy" i have never nor will ever own a ipod.

i'm more interested in the %70 off offer. it does cost a whopping $65.95. but after the discount about 20.

Reply   |   Comment by rick  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-48)

The Good
* Nice clean interface.
* Easy to use.
* Supports many input (video and audio) formats.
* Can do video -> video, video -> audio, and audio -> audio conversions.
* Supports all iPod models.
* Allows you to do basic video editing, such as crop, trim, add watermark, add effect, add subtitles, etc.
* Supports batch processing.
* Supports drag + drop.
* You are merge files together.
* Can split files based on size or time.
* Supports DirectShow files.

The Bad
* Works fairly slow.
* There is a resolution bug with one of the output profiles.
* Doesn't support SWF videos as input.
* If there is an output file of the same name/file type in the same folder, you can only overwrite or not convert - no option to rename automatically as something like "SummerVideo_1.mp4" instead of "SummerVideo.mp4".

Free Alternatives
iWisoft Video Converter

For final verdict, recommendations, and full review please click here.

Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-68)
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