What if I have a video that's not in the correct format for iPod?
1. Download Videora iPod Converter. This is a great piece of software and I highly recommend it. I've had no problems.
2. Install Videora and run it. On the left hand side you should see 'Convert'. Click that.
Note: Videora iPod converter makes a COPY of the file you want to convert. The COPY is the one that will work on the iPod.
Side note: Just to make things clear, if you have a widescreen video...choose the first profile in the drop-down menu. For everything else the default or 'MPEG-4/Downloaded Video' profiles should work fine.
REMINDER: There will probably be some slight 'pixelation' because of the encoding profile you transcoded the video with. Either live with it, or re-transcode the file with a profile that has a greater number of 'kbps'. However, this will increase the video's size on your iPod.
That was easy, wasn't it? I promise you, if you follow these steps you'll be able to encode any video file and enjoy any video on your computer onto your iPod. It's really not so complicated...I just wanted to cover ALL the bases.