Do you want to put videos onto your iPod or iPhone? iPodRobot iPod Video Converter will convert any of your video files so they can be imported into iTunes and uploaded to your device.
Many converters we test are functional but with irritations like constant 'upgrade to pro' notices, but iPodRobot really is free and has no functional limitations.
To convert your video, simply drag the file or files into the left hand window, then check the right hand Output pane. You can choose the output format, quality, and audio and video settings here, although it's easiest to just select which iThing you have, and the other options will be optimized for your particular player.
Another interesting option is merge, which will stick together as many files as you want into one long video. This even works if the original videos are in different formats, which is pretty neat. There is also a trim video option which is dead easy to use, but unfortunately misses a play function, so you have to trim by scrolling to the frame you want, a pain if you want to trim to when audio starts or stop.
For the image conscious, there are seven skins to choose from so it won't upset the aesthetics of your desktop. Aside from this, it's not the most attractive program available, but it's not garish and it's certainly functional.
iPodRobot iPod Video Converter is an ideal application for anyone who wants to convert video for their iPod, or to MPEG4 in general.