Need an easy way to convert movie files for your new Video iPod? Mac OS X users can use this handy little Automator action. The only requirement besides OS X 10.4 Tiger is QuickTime Pro ($30).
Export for iPod v1.0
“This action uses the QuickTime Player application to export an “iPod-ready” version of the movie files passed from the previous action. The name of an exported file is based on the name of its source file. This action requires QuickTime Pro 7.0.3 or higher and accepts “.mov” and “.dv” files as source. Options exist for exporting the files to the same directory as the source files and for replacing any existing files with the same name. Additionally, source files can be deleted after export.”
You can download the Automator action here: