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Pass on this software
on December 25, 2007
The box lists "easy 123". I'm a computer programmer and this is NOT easy 123. After you install (we bought the "Gold" version), there is no apparent way to convert to mpeg4. I happen to look under start, program files, and there was a 2nd option under my "gold" software (in other words, the choices are not integrated!). So I click the moves2portable, expecting more software to pop up, but it begins to download a software update! I knew what to do but the average user would not. Finally it has the right conversion options but you have to go to settings first and select ipod. This causes the software to stop and restart. This is crazy user interface stuff. Finally, I convert a movie (under the tuscan sun), put it on my ipod, the sound is great, the video is great, and they are out of sync by a second or more - serious dubs disease! grrrrrr. I find the settings area where you get to "guess" bitrates and sync settings. I go online and find the forum where a tech person has some "suggestions" to try. I'm on my 3rd conversion now. I converted a couple of the smaller preview files with these new suggestions and they look ok, so I'll see how the movie comes out (it takes 2-4 hours to convert one movie, so messing with settings and retrying is not a picnic). I'm sure this company is trying to get up to speed on all of these issues, but they have a long way to go! There is no documentation in the box, and very little online unless you enjoy crawling through forums. The integrated "Help" text is a joke. If this last attempt doesn't work, its going back.