Follow Start > All Programs > DVDVideoSoft > Programs > Free Video to iPod Converter or just click the DVDVideoSoft Free Studio icon on the desktop.
The interface is very simple and self explaining. There is a field for input files, a field for an output path, and the lists with preconfigured profiles. If you want to change default theme, go to Options → Theme.
Click the the Add files... button to select an input video file(s) from your computer.
Input file formats: *.avi; *.ivf; *.div; *.divx; *.mpg; *.mpeg; *.mpe; *.mp4; *.m4v; *.webm; *.wmv; *.asf; *.mov; *.qt; *.mts; *.m2t; *.m2ts; *.mod; *.tod; *.vro; *.dat; *.3gp2; *.3gpp; *.3gp; *.3g2; *.dvr-ms; *.flv; *.f4v; *.amv; *.rm; *.rmm; *.rv; *.rmvb; *.ogv; *.mkv; *.ts.
By default the output file name is the same as video title is. If you want to change it click the Output Name... button. A new window will be opened.
There are some parameters in it (Name Prefix, Postfix and others) which you can set as you like.
In the bottom of this window you can see the pattern of the output file name. It's formed according to the current options.
Note: the pattern is the same for all output files during one session, it's not allowed to set the unique pattern for each file.
Click the Browse... button and choose the location where you would like to save your converted video files. Click Ok.
If you want to access the output folder content, click Open.
Select the Quality of the output file: high, standard or economic.
Then choose one of the pre-configured presets from the drop-down list according to the selected quality.
For advanced users: read this guide for information on how to customize a preset or create a new one.
Click the Convert button along the bottom of the interface and wait the conversion to be completed.
Note: Before clicking the Convert button you can set to turn off computer after the process is completed. Just go to Options... and make sure the appropriate box is checked.
Open Apple iTunes and drag the newly converted video files to the library window. If you have selected "Automatically update all videos" for the video preferences for your iPod, the new video will be automatically transferred when you connect the player. If you have selected "Automatically update the selected playlists only," make sure that you drag the new video to one of the selected playlists.
Note: You'll probably want to update the information of the video when you move it to the iTunes library. To do this, select Videos from the left-hand column and go to list view. Then, click the file for which you want to edit info and select Get Info from the File menu (or simply right-click). You can edit the boxes found under the Info tab.