How to Add Videos to iPod nano Effortlessly

Hello, I need help putting videos from my home computer onto my iPod nano. It’s a 5th generation one. The movies are .avi and .wmv formats but my iTunes library doesn't recognize them. Is there a single type of movie extension that iPods will take or can you put any kind on them? Or is it that the iPod will only play videos purchased through iTunes?

Music player as it is, iPod nano supports video playback since iPod nano 3 was released. If you like watchng videos on iPod nano, you may encounter the problem that how to move videos to iPod nano.

Actually, besides the purchased videos from iTunes, you can also put videos on iPod nano even when their formats are incompatible. To make it, you can try Wondershare TunesGo Retro. This program enables you to add many videos from PC to iPod nano without iTunes easily. When the video have incompatible formats, like AVI, FLV and WMA, this program helps you convert them to iPod nano compatible format – MP4. Additionally, you will never delete the previous videos on your iPod nano when adding new videos to it.

How to put movies on iPod nano

The following part focuses on how to add movies from computer to iPod nano. Let’s get started!

Step1. Download this program on your PC

First of all, download the program on your PC. Install and then run it. This program works well on the computers running Windows 8, Windows 7, windows Vista and Windows XP.

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Step2. Connect your iPod nano to the computer via a USB cable

Then, use a USB cable to connect your iPod nano to the computer. As soon as your iPod nano is connected, this program will detect it and then show it in the primary window.

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Step3. Add videos to iPod nano

Now, it’s time to add videos. Click "Media" in the left-hand column to bring up the media window. Click "Movies". Before putting videos on iPod nano, you are capable of choosing video quality. Click the second button on the upper-right corner. Choose "Setting" in the drop-down menu. Click "Video Conversion". You get 3 options: high quality, normal quality and low quality. Select your wanted quality type.

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In the movie window, click "Add". Navigate to the place that you save videos. Choose your wanted movies and import them. If you decide to add a movie folder to iPod nano, click the inverted triangle under "Add". Choose "Add Folder". After finding the movie folder on your PC, click "Open" to import it.

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If the movie has an incompatible format, this program will remind you whether you want to convert the movie to iPod nano friendly format. Click "Yes" to convert it.

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Done! It’s easy to sync video to iPod nano with TunesGo Retro, isn’t it? Why not download this program to have a try?


    1. TunesGo Retro is fully compatible with iPod nano, iPod nano 2, iPod nano 3, iPod nano 4, iPod Nano 5, iPod nano 6 and iPod nano 7.
    2. This program supports converting many formats, including WMV, MPEG, MOV. Here’s more info about Supported Video Formats.
    3. This program lets you add and convert Podcast, iTunes U, music videos, TV shows and audiobook.

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Aug 19,2013 16:36 pm / Posted by Thomas Jones to iPod

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