Converting Windows Media Center files to iPod Format

Found a great program (hey, it worked as advertised) to convert .dvr-ms files generated by Windows Media Center (in my case, Windows Vista Extreme) to iPod compatible format. iPodifier from http://ipodifier.com/

Here’s a copy and paste from their web site wiki:

iPodifier is a Windows application that automates transcoding video for the Apple iPod. While it is primarily designed to generate video for the Apple iPod, it has been used to transcode video for the Zune, Blackberry and Apple TV as well since the transcoding options can be customized to produce any video output. While there are number of very good applications out there for transcoding single videos for the iPod, if you have a DVR (digital video recorder) such as Windows Media Center, SageTV or BeyondTV, these applications can generate a lot of video. Say you ride the train into work every morning and can’t stay up late enough to watch Jay Leno every night and want to watch it on you iPod on the train in the morning. With iPodifier, you can tell it to keep the 5 most recent Tonight Shows on your iPod. iPodifier will monitor your DVR’s video directory. As soon as your DVR application has finished recording the Tonight Show, iPodifier will see this, transcode it into a version compatible for your iPod, add it to iTunes and sync your iPod, so when its waiting for you in the morning. You can setup subscriptions for how every many TV shows or movies you want to keep on your iPod. iPodifier was designed to work primarily with Windows Media Center, SageTV and BeyondTV and will get the metadata (i.e. showname, episode, description) from the DVR application and transfer this to iTunes as well. You can setup iPodifier to work with multiple video sources. So, in addition to monitoring you DVR directory, if you download a TV series or have some home movies, you create other video sources in iPodifier for these.

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Posted April 25, 2008 by mmdmurphy in freeware, ipod, Video, windows

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