You may be asking:

  • How do I convert videos to my Zune player?
  • How do I put videos on my Zune?
  • How do I put movies on my 8gb Zune player?
  • How do I get DVDs onto my Zune?

The Microsoft Zune player is one of the best handheld multimedia devices today. It is probably the only media player out there actually giving Apple’s iPod a run for its money. With the Zune, you not only enjoy your favorite MP3s, but also the latest innovation of Microsoft that lets you play videos while you are on the go.

However, you need to understand that the Zune will only play a specific video file format. This means that your average MPEG-1, MPEG-2,DivX, MOV, QickTime, MP4, and AVI video file format will never play on your Zune. So, if you want to play your favorite videos on your Zune player, you may want to get a software program that will be able to convert your computer YouTube Video Cropper files to the video file format that Zune can play.

If you would like to convert unprotected movie DVDs to Zune format, there are many video conversion products that are capable of converting DVD video to a format that can be played on the Zune. Many of these products are general purpose toolkits. They can convert almost any kind of video to almost any other format, but the number of different options they offer makes the process a bit complicated.

Some conversion tools perform the conversion in two stages. They rip the video to an uncompressed video (usually AVI format) and then convert the AVI video to the Windows Media WMV format used by your Zune. This takes twice as long, and also requires a lot more disk space, since the AVI file produced by the first stage of the conversion is much larger than the final output.

With only a couple of clicks, a Zune Video Converter can convert movies and video straight to Zune Video format then move them directly to your Zune.

There are dozens of programs available, making it hard for the die hard Zune consumer to know which one they should spend their hard earned money on.

You should look for a program with:

an easy to use interface

a fast conversion rate

that produces good audio and video quality

Here are reviews of the Top 3 Zune Video Converters

To make your life easier, here are reviews of the 3 best programs on the market.

  1. Cucusoft Zune Video Converter DVD to Zune Suite

CucuSoft Zune Video Converter Suite is an excellent, easy to use yet powerful set of tools that allows Zune users to put videos and audio from virtually any media format onto their Microsoft Zune players. This really is a must have piece of software for the die hard Zune fan!

The package includes two powerful tools: DVD to Zune Converter, which will encode your DVD into mpeg-4 video file format, and Zune Video Converter, a very accurate mp4 encoder application that can convert almost any media format.

Regarding input, Zune Converter Suite supports DVD movies of almost any kind as long as they are not right-protected (most original DVDs and video games). MP4 and WMV formats are fully supported. DVD to Zune Converter also allows choosing both subtitles and audio tracks (English, French, Spanish, etc.) independently. The other application in the suite (Zune Video Converter) lets you perform conversion on almost any video file: AVI, DivX, XviD, MPEG, WMV, and QuickTime MOV video files are fully supported, as well as Realmedia files (RM, RMV).