DVD and Video to iPod Software should make format changing a breeze. Although some developers provide software that converts DVD files better than video files, or vice versa, you should demand high quality in both regards. Most DVD/Video to iPod software companies separates the conversion components into two separate programs. Some companies provide an all–in–one program, which increases the ease of use. Before you choose the best software for you, you ought to consider the overall quality of the product. Below are the criteria our review used when ranking the DVD/Video to iPod Suites:
- Features Set – You should be able to customize your conversions. The more options available to do this the better. DVD/Video to iPod Suites should offer many practical features. The most common feature is output dimensions. This feature allows you to determine the screen’s viewing size. But since there are so many more possible features out there, don’t be satisfied with mediocrity.
- Ease of Use – You should expect an easy–to–navigate interface with easy–to–access feature buttons. Most DVD/Video to iPod Suites advertise two to three click conversions. It is true that the fewer the number of clicks, the easier the software is to use. One thing you should require of your software selection is an easy–to–access output folder. Even a perfect conversion is worthless if you can't find the converted file.
- Speed of Conversion – It shouldn’t take forever to get your DVD or video file converted so you can put it on your iPod. But you can’t expect it to happen in mere moments. Conversions should happen at a reasonably quick speed. But remember faster is not always better. Also keep in mind that your system has a lot to do with the speed of conversion.
- Quality of DVD – You ought to find a product that will convert your personal home video DVDs or MiniDVDs with clarity. The color, brightness and audio should be just the same as in the original. Another necessity is synchronization. There is nothing more irritating than having the sound not match the mouths.
- Quality of Video – What is true for “Quality of DVD” is true for “Quality of Video” as well. Your copy should look and sound just like the original.
- Help/Support – Having multiple forms of help is important. But not all support is equal. It is appropriate to expect quick, helpful responses to your questions. You should not have to deal with technical issues on your own—if you can’t use your DVD/Video to iPod conversion software, it’s maddening. Great help and support is not something you should do without.