"I have some videos downloaded from YouTube and other sites. These videos are saved in FLV format. Now I would like to watch these FLV videos on my iPod touch 5. I know I have to convert these FLV videos to iPod touch friendly videos like MOV or MP4. How to convert these FLV videos to iPod MP4 or MOV format with my PC? I don't have a Mac. What should I use to carry out the FLV to iPod conversion?"
To watch YouTube FLV videos on iPod, there are two solutions to achieve the aim. On one hand, you can play YouTube FLV videos on iPod after converting YouTube to iPod compatible formats. On the other hand, you can download and install a third-party FLV player on your iPod for playing YouTube FLV videos.
Part 1: Play YouTube FLV Videos on iPod After Converting YouTube Videos to iPod Compatible Formats
To convert YouTube to iPod touch 5 or iPod touch 4, you need to prepare a YouTube to iPod converter or an FLV to iPod converter. As for me, I prefer Leawo Video Converter to other video converters. As a professional video converter, it offers comprehensive media conversions between 180+ HD/SD formats like MPEG, WMV, AVI, FLV, MKV, MOV, MP4, etc. The Windows version enables users to convert YouTube to iPod compatible formats on Windows while its Mac counterpart allows users to convert YouTube to iPod Mac.
☉ Convert video and audio between all formats, of course including YouTube FLV to iPod videos conversion
☉ Trim, Crop, Effect, Watermark to edit video
☉ Internal video player for previewing
☉ Support 2D to 3D conversion
☉ Add external subtitle and select audio channel
Download and install Leawo Video Converter beforehand, kick off the program to enter the main interface, and then follow the step-by-step guide below to convert YouTube to iPod. Please note that the following guide is based on the Windows version of Leawo Video Converter. However, Mac users can follow suit to convert YouTube videos to iPod on Mac with the help of Leawo Video Converter for Mac.
Step 1: Import source YouTube FLV video files
Go to the "Convert" tab, and click "Add Video" button on the sub-menu to load your source YouTube FLV video files. After loading, you could play back YouTube FLV video files, select subtitles and audio tracks from source YouTube FLV video files, add external subtitles to loaded YouTube FLV video files, edit loaded YouTube FLV video files, etc.
Step 2: Set iPod video as output format
Click the drop-down box next to the "Add Photo" button. On the drop-down list, select "Change" option. As iPod accepts MP4 and MOV video formats, then you can select "MP4" or "MOV" from "Format" column as output format on the popup Profile window. Otherwise, you can directly choose an iPod model like iPod Touch 4, iPod Touch 5, etc. as output device.
Note: If you need, you could click the "Edit" button on the drop-down profile setting box to adjust video and audio parameters like video codec, aspect ratio, frame rate, resolution, audio codec, bit rate, channel, sample rate, etc.
Step 3: Convert YouTube videos to iPod compatible formats
Click the big green "Convert" button on the sub-menu bar next to the format setting drop-down box. Then, on the popup sidebar, set output directory. After setting output directory, click the "Convert" button right below. Leawo Video Converter would start to convert YouTube to iPod immediately.
Video guide on how to use Leawo Video Converter:
Part 2: Top 3 FLV Players for iPod to Directly Play YouTube FLV Videos
Besides, you can install an FLV player on your iPod for directly playing YouTube FLV videos. Top 3 FLV players for iPod are introduced below. Please take a look.
This player supports videos under key formats including Xvid, DivX, VOB, WMV, FLV and MKV. Flex:player has many versions in the market with each offering improved performance. That is the sole greatest advantage that succeeding versions of Flex:player have offered to users. It also has a widespread application for iPad/iPhone/iPod.
#2. OPlayer Lite
It has a media player for both audio and video files and will help to enhance media abilities of your iPad/iPhone/iPod. It is good for streaming both video and audio files online. OPlayer Lite has very easy-to-use interfaces which is one of its significant improvements.
#3. viPlay Lite
viPlay Lite is a late video player entrant into the market. It makes it possible for one to play and watch videos using an iPad/iPhone/iPod with no requirements to convert. It is advantageous in that the user can download, stream or play any file format from the server. It's user-friendly even for kids thanks to its unique interfaces.
Extension: How to Download Videos from YouTube?
Here is an extension part aiming to teach you how to donwload videos from YouTube. To download videos from YouTube, you can try Leawo Video Downloader. Download and install this program, and kick it off to begin to download videos from YouTube.
Step 1: Paste the video URL into the address bar
Click the "Download" module to enter the main interface of Leawo YouTube Downloader, where you could see an address box into which the URL of desired YouTube video must be entered. URL entered, the built-in browser and player will load the video fast. After loading, you can take a preview about the video item.
Step 2: Choose videos to download
Click the green triangle on the right side of the main interface to call out a waiting-to-download list, where videos in different sizes, resolutions, formats and codecs are available for choosing to download. You can choose one that best suits your iPad device.