Zune Video Converter - Kigo Video Converter Pro for Mac OS X
Zune is a product line of portable media players, manufactured by Microsoft. The line also Zune software and Zune Marketplace services sold by Microsoft, which provide online music, video, and podcast downloads. Zune's primary competitors are the Apple iTunes/iPod product line and the SanDisk Sansa line. Zune players come in two variants, one hard-drive based and the other flash-memory based. Both play music, videos, and podcasts, display images, and receive (but not record) FM radio with RDS. They can share files wirelessly with other Zunes and via USB with Xbox 360s and Windows PCs. Any Zune can also be synced wirelessly with a Windows PC. The Zune is currently not compatible with Mac OS X or Linux.
Zune software, which runs only on Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 allows users to manage files on the player, rip audio CDs, manage music, and buy songs, music videos, and TV shows at the Zune Marketplace online store using Microsoft Points or a Zune Pass, which allows the subscriber to download unlimited songs temporarily and permanently keep ten favorite songs each month.
Zune video formats
We can get Zune videos from the Microsoft Zune Marketplace and other Pay-Per-Download Sites which have movie downloads, music downloads, music video downloads, and more. The problem with downloading Zune files from places like Microsoft Zune Marketplace is the cost. That is to say, it is not the best choice. We all have known that "Both come with a new touchpad-style input device and new software (also available for the Zune 30.) Additional file support for H.264 and MPEG-4 file was also included". And computer users nowadays are likely storing many video clips in their hard disk.
However, because of the screen size and the video sources, they may need to convert the videos on computer before importing their clips to this beautiful mobile device. If we want our videos playback for the Zune, we must convert the unfit video files to Zune video files by MP4, H.264 or WMV formats.
Kigo Video Converter Overview
Kigo Video Converter is one of the best Zune video converter.
This Zune MP4 converter offers an easy way to convert to Zune movie from most popular video files like AVI, MPEG, WMV, DivX, MP4, H.264/AVC, MPEG-4, MKV, RM, MOV, XviD, RMVB, VOB, and 3GP. Moreover, the Zune Video Converter is able to extract audios from movies or music videos and convert them to Zune MP3, WMA and AAC. The converted videos can be played on many video players like Zune, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, PSP, PS3, Archos, Creative Zen and iRiver. Kigo Video Converter is your best Zune movie converter.
Kigo DVD Converter is a DVD to Zune Converter, It helps you rip DVD movie and convert video files to video format supported by Microsoft Zune Player with fast converting speed and excellent video quality.Kigo Video Converter Pro for Mac or Kigo Video Converter Pro for Windows to colorize your media life now.
Steps to convert the video files to Zune MP4 video files
Step 1 : Download Kigo Video Converter, install and launch it
To convert video for Microsoft Zune, you need a video converter first. Download and install Kigo Video Converter from this website:
With this powerful converter, you can convert almost all video formats including DivX, XviD, MOV, rm, rmvb, MPEG, VOB, DVD, WMV, AVI, FLV movie formats to WMV, H.264 or MP4 ready for your Zune.
After running it, you will see the simple user interface of Kigo Video Converter Pro.
Step 2: add video files
Launch Kigo Video Converter. You can add your video files by pressing "Add Video/DVD" button to add video from your Mac, or you can just drag and drop your video into the application.
Step 3 : Select video format for Microsoft Zune
In the application select output format from "Profile" drop-down list. Since Microsoft Zune supports MP4 and WMV formats, you can select the corresponding video formats. You also can set the output filename and output path by clicking "Output Filename" and "Output Directory". If you do not want to convert the video file from beginning to end, you can also set "Start Time" and "Stop Time" to select some segmens of the video files to convert.
Step 4. Change default profile as needed
If you don't want to use the default video or audio encoding settings, just click the "Video" or "Audio" button to set these settings. In "Video" dialog box, you still can set the parameters such as video codec, video size, bit rate, video fps and more to get the better video quality.
If the converted files belong to audio files, you can set the parameters such as audio codec, audio bitrate, sample rate, audio channel and more to get the better audio quality in "Audio" dialog box.
Step 5. Convert video for Microsoft Zune
Click "Convert Now!" button, then Kigo Video Converter will start encoding your source video into desired output format.
Step 6 : Find the converting and converted file
When encoding is on-going or finished, go to left panel, click "Library",in the dialog-box, you will find the converted files in the corresponding format label. You also can see the converting dialog-box by clicking "converting" button. And in the middle window, right click on the converted file and select Open File Location, then you can check this video in the output folder from the hard drive.
Tips for video converter
1. Download the Youtube or Google video and then convert to desired output format..
Kigo Video Converter supports converting online videos like YouTube, Google Video to your Zune directly. What you need to do is just to paste the URL of your favourite online video to the program.
2. Preview the video files
Kigo Video Converter takes along video players. After selecting the video files, you can preview the video files to convert or the converted video files,