If you've subscribed to vlogs using video aggregators, you can now take your favorite ones with you. Apple's new iPod and Sony's PlayStation Portable (PSP) make it possible to watch video on the go. There is a catcheach device is pretty picky about what kind of video it will play.
iPod with Mefeedia
Mefeedia also offers a way to get videos onto your iPod. When you create an account at Mefeedia, the site creates a master feed of all the videoblogs you've subscribed to in your video queue page. Subscribe to this feed in iTunes, and it will automatically download new videos and put them on your iPod when you sync it. Here's how:
iPod with FireAnt
If you own a Mac and use FireAnt as your aggregator, you can simply select the videos in FireAnt you'd like to put on your iPod, choose the gear-shaped icon in the lower left corner of the FireAnt window, and choose Send to iTunes (Figure 1.43).
Figure 1.43. On a Mac, FireAnt can send your videos to iTunes for automatic iPod syncing.
It's also easy to transfer videos to your iPod on a Windows PC. Simply follow the steps in Figures 1.44 and 1.45.
Figure 1.44. Open FireAnt and select the videos that you'd like to put on your iPod. Now right-click on them and choose Synchronize.
Figure 1.45. In the dialog that pops up, select Synchronize > Apple iTunes and then click OK.
These steps will send iPod-compatible videos to iTunes for automatic iPod syncing. The next time you sync your iPod, you will see a FireAnt playlist with videos from your favorite videoblogs.
iPod with iTunes
Transferring your videos to the iPod is super easy using iTunes. Simply connect the iPod to your computer. iTunes will automatically transfer all compatible videos from your vlog subscriptions to your iPod.
iPods that play video support certain QuickTime videos only. If the format of your favorite videoblog isn't supported, iTunes won't transfer it to your iPod. Developers at Mefeedia and FireAnt are working on the ability to convert all formats for syncing and playing on the iPod.
PSP with FireAnt (PC Only)
Sony's PSP is another great device for watching videoblogs on the run. With FireAnt as your aggregator, you can easily download videoblogs from your PC to a PSP.