After browsing the forums for a little while I noticed there wasn't a post on exactly how to put a video file (movie, tv show, etc..) that plays well on the Instinct. I'm not talking about ripping a DVD, but using a file already on your PC.
I used a free software called Videora iPod Converter. It was intended to be used for converting videos to iPods and the iPhone but works extremely well for the Instinct.
You can download it for free here.http://www.videora.com/en-us/Converter/iPod/download.php
After your done installing it open Videora (obviously duh).
Once it's open click on the Convert
button along the top (next to Home). Then click on the Video File
tab. That will bring you to this screen.
Click on Power Mode
. Power Mode will allow you to adjust additional settings (which is needed to make it work on the Instinct).File:
Use this to select the file you wish to convert.Output Directory:
This is where the converted file is saved.Title:
The name of the converted file.Device:
Select iPhone (That's what I've been using haven't messed around with others)Profile:
Select MPEG4 VGA 768kbps Stereo/128kbps 2-Pass (Again haven't tried others yet)
After you do this and wish to convert another file click Add To Que
, if this is the only file you want to convert or is the last one hit Convert Now
Click View Conversion Progress
Now just sit back and wait. Since we selected 2-Pass it will run twice.
Once it is finished it will try to add the file to your iTunes, if you don't have it installed you will get an error saying it can't do it. Everything is fine just click OK. If you do have iTunes you will now notice the converted video added to it. You can remove it if you like.Putting them on your Instinct.
Make sure your Instinct is plugged in via the USB cable. Goto My Computer (or Computer on Vista). For me it is under Removable Disk F: but the letter might be different for you. Double click on it. Then double click on Media. Now just drag and drop the file(s) from where you saved them to into this folder.To watch these videos.
Unplug your Instinct and goto Fun > TV/Video > My Videos > Sideloaded and click on the file you want to watch. Double tap the screen to make it full screen. Tap it again to bring up the menus.
There are a ton more options within this program but I have not had the time to play around with it yet. If you have any questions please ask. The pictures are huge I know.
I just got done watching 3 episodes of Weeds, and the movie Jumper all play fine.