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How Playing AVI files on the iPod Touch

IPod Touch - and especially the fourth generation - is a powerful media machine. It plays videos, music, takes pictures and HD video. The problem is that the iPod does all these things using specific file formats: MP3 music or MP4 video files. You cannot drag an AVI file to iTunes and load it in your touch, but you can get your AVI files to iPod by other means.


1. Search the library video converter video converter CNET.com and choose one that suits your operating system. For an AVI file to play on your iPod touch, you need to convert. Developers have responded to problems of compatibility of Apple, with more than 100 titles to convert iPod video, since May 2011.


2. Download a video converter and follow the instructions in the download to install the program. From May 2011, the top ranking converters CNET video has My Video Converter, Any Video Converter and Total Video Converter.


3. Open the software, once it is fully installed. The video conversion method varies from program to program, but there are some basic principles. With Any Video Converter, for example, is the AVI files you want to convert to an iPod-friendly format by dragging the main window, choose a conversion type. My Video Converter has an interface like this too. Click "File" and "Open" and browse your files and click an AVI file to open it.


4. Select "Video iPod" or "MPEG-4" as the type of output; check your video conversion software preferences to the output folder to find. Click "convert" to change the file from AVI to MP4. The process takes a few seconds to several hours depending on the hardware of your computer and the size of the AVI file.


5. Open iTunes and connect your iPod touch to your computer using the USB cable. Click "File" and "Add File to Library". Navigate to the folder that your video conversion software to export the MP4, AVI, then click the converted (saved as MP4) to add to your iTunes library. The file will appear under "Movies", even a TV show or a short clip - Video. "Files" "Movies" is the word for iTunes


6. Click on "Movies" in "Library" on the left side of your converted video files. Click the file and drag it to the iPod touch, which is listed under "Devices." Then eject the iPod touch and click "Movies" on the home screen to see the video.

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