Want to download some TV shows for free and put them on your iPod for watching on the go? Want to play your iPod videos and movies on TV without Apple TV? Look no further, here you will find all the solutions. Just read on to learn how to download and put TV shows onto iPod.
Part 1: How to download TV show for free and put TV shows on iPod
Besides buying or renting TV shows from iTunes stores, there are many ways to get TV shows for iPod. For instance, you can download TV shows to iPod from some free movie websites. Popular free movie downloading sites include: ShowStash(http://www.showstash.com/), Mefeedia(http://www.mefeedia.com/), The Internet Movie Database (http://www.imdb.com/), iFilm(http://www.ifilm.com/), etc.
After downloading TV shows to your computer's hard drive, you may find that most downloaded TV shows are in AVI format while iPod doesn't support playing AVI files. To put TV shows on iPod, you need to convert AVI to iPod supported video formats like MP4. Here Video Converter Ultimate is higly recommended to help you convert TV shows to iPod. If you are using a Mac, you can refer to Video Converter for Mac.
As you can see, you can convert your TV shows to iPod supported format in three simple steps: 1. Click "File" to add the TV shows; 2. Click "Profile" and select the output format as "iPod"; 3. Click "Convert" to being converting downloaded TV shows to iPod with ease.
When the conversion completes, you can click "Open Output" to locate the converted iPod compatible video files and transfer them to your iTunes library and sync to your iPod.
Free Download TV Show to iPod Converter
Part 2: Play iPod on TV without Apple TV
As you know, Apple TV is a connector that allows you to stream media files from your computer and view iPod video on TV. However, you can still watch your iPod video on TV without Apple TV in an easy way.
To play iPod video on TV, first, get a composite video cable as the picture shows:
Then simply plug one end of the cable into the headphones port on iPod and the other end into TV. There is a little problem to plug the composite video into TV because you can't plug it in like you normally do. Here is the diagram helps explain what cables go where in TV.
In fact, the plugs on TV will be in this order: Red, White, yellow. Plug the cables in this order: yellow, White, Red. Now you've got the cable set up.
After that, go to Video> Video Settings from the main screen of your iPod and scroll to TV Out"and make it Ask instead of Off. Then scroll down to TV Signal and make sure its NTSC if you live in North America/Japan or PAL if you live anywhere else. Next, back to Video menu and select an iPod video to play. Before the video starts, select TV On, turn on your TV to enjoy iPod videos on the big TV screen!