Tutorial: How to convert videos with SUPER (for Win)

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  1. Type56

    Type56 New Member

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    I thought i can do a little tutorial to show you how I convert my videos for the Touch.

    I use a tool called SUPER, you can download it here or google for it.
    Make sure you download SUPER, Build 23.

    This is a freeware-audio-video-converter which handles almost every format out there.

    1.
    After you have installed it just run SUPER.
    Maybe a message like that will pop up:

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    you can click it away. In my case SUPER runs great without administrator-privileges.

    2.
    Now the main-window pops up:
    First of all right-click somewhere and a menu will pop up. Under "Output File Saving Management" you can set where the encoded files can be found later.

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    This windows is seperated into 3 sections.

    3. The sections

    Main Format:

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    Right here you can set the output container and the codecs for video and audio.
    As a container choose "mp4" and for the video- and audio-codecs choose "MPEG-4" and "AAC". Make sure you unselect "DirectShow".

    Video-parameters

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    Here you set up the parameters for the video stream. I suggest to set it up as shown in the pic above. Of course you can play around with other settings but make sure the resolution is 480x320 and you encode with 30fps.
  2. Type56

    Type56 New Member

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    Audio-section

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    here are the settings for the audio stream. Again you can play around with them and find your own one. i recommend to select 2 channels (stereo) and set the sempling frequency to 48kHz.

    4. Let's start to encode.

    This is the summary of your settings for the rendering-process.

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    ok, now take you file and drag it into this section. then click "encode (active files)"

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    remember that SUPER can convert almost every file-format, you can also encode flv-videos from youtube.

    While rendering you are shown this:

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    When its done copy the file from the folder you have set up earlier to you itunes-library.
    there you have to re-set the tags for the video-file. (no, SUPER doesn't handle them).
    then you can transfer the video to your ipod.

    i want you to feel free to find your own settings (maybe-post them if they are good) and try to encode small videos at first (music-videos, youtube etc.) because whole movies will take some time to render.

    i hope you like the tutorial.


    remember: if you encode a file the quality cannot increase. at best it stays on the same level. so if you start with a crappy file you cannot expect hd-like-quality for the final file.

    if you've found any failure just send me PM.

    I'm sorry for any grammar- or vocabulary-mistake, because i'm a teenager from germany. =)
  3. dualcorex

    dualcorex New Member

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    great tutotrial. this should be stickied
  4. PhoisGOOD

    PhoisGOOD New Member

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    can it convert rm and rmvb? im looking for one badly
  5. cailean2k

    cailean2k New Member

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    Cool, Thanks I had been looking for software to convert my 3GP videos
  6. Jess

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    Thanks for the tutorial!
  7. Type56

    Type56 New Member

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    yep, should work

    http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html

    *edit*
    it can convert from real media, but i cannot convert to real media
  8. Sythril

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    Wow seriously this is mabye the best encoder ive seen since all the other ones ive used kept giving me errors
  9. HaGGardSmurf

    HaGGardSmurf New Member

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    Another VERY EASY way is iPod Videora, works for all iPod's and has a wizard for noobs and a wizard for pro's...


    Xilisoft Video Converter. I use it for converting videos to put on my phone etc... I can send you the full version later tonight if you want it...







    Or you can buy the full version by making easy money via my sig.
  10. dmgmantis

    dmgmantis New Member

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    Videora is actually a really good Video Converter. Good for Converting DVDs, getting Videos From Youtube, etc, etc.

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