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princealfie
Mar 24, 2006, 09:27 AM
Hey there folks,

I am an admitted DVD junkie. And the video ipod is so so dangerous. Admit it, who has ripped one of their DVD's (personal collection) or (well, grrr, I won't say) ... onto their 5G video ipod?

I converted the Bewitched DVD w/ Will Farrell and Nicole Kidman into my ipod 5G and the playback is exception indeed. I really love the in house conversion for the mov to m4v file format read by the ipod done in itunes.

So ipod videos junkie conffessssions? Admit it, everyone loves it. By the way, downloading videos on itunes doesn't count here...

AW



killuminati
Mar 24, 2006, 09:50 AM
As you can see in this (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=155847) thread, many people do.

I have ripped:

Shows
Seinfeld Season 4
Da Ali G Show Season 1
Chappelle's Show Season 1 and 2
Some Family Guy from Season 2

Movies
A Night at the Roxbury
Harold and Kumar
Half Baked
Blow

And also Coldplay live 2003.

Piarco
Mar 24, 2006, 10:05 AM
I've got a fair few on mine:
Swingers
Garden State
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Wierd Science
Intersella 5555 (essentially a feature length Daft Punk video)
The Wedding Crashers
The Incredibles
Bruce Almighty

And some others I put on when needed. I also have Series 1-4 of Family Guy & The Stewie Griffin Story too.

Can't say I've watched more than two when travelling to other parts of the country by train, but as I'm heading to visit my parents in the next week ( a 2 1/2 hours train journey) I'll be watching some more.
Its a handy extra to a great device - but I can't seem me getting a proper Video iPod as my video usage makes up a mere fraction of its overall usage.

Famous last words from a self confessed gadget addict!:D

Manzana
Mar 24, 2006, 10:20 AM
i'm telling!

you guys are all thieves :p

please stay at your computer, someone will be there shortly to take you into custody!!!

princealfie
Mar 24, 2006, 10:20 AM
What frustrates me is that I can't seem to rip my copy of a lot of recent Sony release plus Mansfield Park (Miramax) or Serendepity (Miramax) too. I dislike what the RIAA/MPAA conglom is doing to home owners. brrrrrrrrrrrrr...:eek:

Chundles
Mar 24, 2006, 10:35 AM
Why did you have to use iTunes to convert the DVD rips? Handbrake will convert straight from DVD to mp4. Just make sure you use the right settings and you can get superior quality than what iTunes will give you and it will still be playable.

iLounge has a great guide on doing this with a list of what resolutions are supported depending on which encoder you use, H.264 or MPEG4.

The iPod wlll support MPEG4 video encoded at 576x368 but Apple doesn't say it will. The size of the image is much nicer than 320x240.

princealfie
Mar 24, 2006, 11:10 AM
My movie files are in avi format originally due to having to play those on my pals' Compaq laptop. Yep.

Ashapalan
Mar 24, 2006, 11:20 AM
i'm telling!

you guys are all thieves :p

please stay at your computer, someone will be there shortly to take you into custody!!!

nah, they own it. (here we go again...)

princealfie
Mar 24, 2006, 11:36 AM
I own like 300 DVD's and to be honest it will take me forever to archive those!

Stampyhead
Mar 24, 2006, 11:38 AM
Yep. I only convert DVDs that I own and I never share them with anyone else. In fact, the other day I rented a DVD before leaving to go out of town. I was going to take it with me but I didn't have room in my stuff so I copied it to my iPod. I felt so guilty about doing it that I went out and bought the DVD after I came home! Just wanted to make sure that I didn't have an illegal copy...

princealfie
Mar 24, 2006, 11:45 AM
By the way, I'm a total Criterion Collection junkie. People complain about DVD's a lot and of course, this series alone makes me interested in movies. And yes, those guys were smart enough 2 stick Whit Stillman's Metropolitian on DVD remastered from the Super 16. Criterion is the Mac of DVD format/presentation.:D

Lord Blackadder
Mar 24, 2006, 12:37 PM
By the way, I'm a total Criterion Collection junkie. People complain about DVD's a lot and of course, this series alone makes me interested in movies. And yes, those guys were smart enough 2 stick Whit Stillman's Metropolitian on DVD remastered from the Super 16. Criterion is the Mac of DVD format/presentation.:D

I wish they had more stuff I want to watch in the Criterion Collection. A co-worker of mine is a movie snob and brags about how his Criterion Collection laserdiscs (played on some uber-$$$ laserdisc player) have superior quality to all non-HD DVD media. :rolleyes:

Kingsly
Mar 24, 2006, 01:30 PM
I wish they had more stuff I want to watch in the Criterion Collection. A co-worker of mine is a movie snob and brags about how his Criterion Collection laserdiscs (played on some uber-$$$ laserdisc player) have superior quality to all non-HD DVD media. :rolleyes:
Must be the Łber-$$$ player then. I prefer my DVD's over my laserdiscs.

princealfie
Mar 24, 2006, 01:41 PM
Plus i don't think that you can rip a laserdisc quite yet eh? Or is there?

Lord Blackadder
Mar 24, 2006, 02:10 PM
There wouldn't be any reason to. I have heard that some laserdiscs do achieve very high quality (especially for their time), but many are also prone to delamination and rot, like cheap CD-Rs.

I've heard of laserdisc-drives for computers, but don't know much about them. The CD-ROM out-competed the laserdisc for computer use in every way but capacity, so it never caught on.

Manzana
Mar 29, 2006, 06:47 PM
Yep. I only convert DVDs that I own and I never share them with anyone else. In fact, the other day I rented a DVD before leaving to go out of town. I was going to take it with me but I didn't have room in my stuff so I copied it to my iPod. I felt so guilty about doing it that I went out and bought the DVD after I came home! Just wanted to make sure that I didn't have an illegal copy...

so what? you're still breaking the law by breaking DeCSS.

Deal with it :p

quagmire
Mar 29, 2006, 08:33 PM
I have one episode of Monk, Gundam Wing, Gundam Seed, and Gundam Seed Destiny on my 5G.

Keebler
Mar 29, 2006, 10:01 PM
my goal is to get an ipod video and then rip my kids' movies onto.

then, i'll video-out to 2 screens in the back for our 12 hour drive to my parents.

result: easy to change movies without fussing and no piles of dvds in the vehicle.

anyone with kids will understand and appreciate that.

GoCubsGo
Mar 29, 2006, 10:14 PM
I do it all the time.

exeterbohemian
Mar 29, 2006, 10:56 PM
i have every episode of futurama (all 4 seasons), live nine inch nails concert, live dispatch concert, some sigur růs music videos, etc. also l.a. confidential.

Kardashian
Mar 31, 2006, 03:54 PM
Urm.. before selling my White 30GB (I thought Apple were releasing the Video iPod at that 'Fun' weekend) I had around... hmmm... 15 DVD Movies? 15 Music Videos (non-iTunes, thank you AOL), and about 5 TV Shows (Ripped from DVD to test)

It was mainly for music, I can't really see myself wanting a Video iPod.. I sold mine in sheer worry.. I never know what Apple are going to spring on me next, plus Steve might have made me NEED a Video iPod :confused:

kgarner
Mar 31, 2006, 05:50 PM
my goal is to get an ipod video and then rip my kids' movies onto.

then, i'll video-out to 2 screens in the back for our 12 hour drive to my parents.

result: easy to change movies without fussing and no piles of dvds in the vehicle.

anyone with kids will understand and appreciate that.
You are my hero. Now I have a "legitimate" reason to give the wife as to why I need an iPod Video.

dornoforpyros
Mar 31, 2006, 06:22 PM
I keep one episode of the simpsons on there....just to show off my fancy toy

TheMasin9
Mar 31, 2006, 06:34 PM
its always nice to have some flicks on your ipod when music gets old...

sk1985
Mar 31, 2006, 06:46 PM
Someone better have Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas on their 5G ipod. Man I love that movie.

Calvinatir
Mar 31, 2006, 07:23 PM
Yep. I only convert DVDs that I own and I never share them with anyone else. In fact, the other day I rented a DVD before leaving to go out of town. I was going to take it with me but I didn't have room in my stuff so I copied it to my iPod. I felt so guilty about doing it that I went out and bought the DVD after I came home! Just wanted to make sure that I didn't have an illegal copy...



Toolshed!

BornAgainMac
Mar 31, 2006, 07:24 PM
I own like 300 DVD's and to be honest it will take me forever to archive those!

My DVD collection is also about 300.

Actually, it will take 4 months. I used a Powermac G5 and it ran 24x7 for me doing only this kind of work. I added another machine during the last month to speed up the process. It was very painful to backup DVD movies into h.264 at full resolution.

It felt like forever.

exeterbohemian
Apr 1, 2006, 07:48 PM
Someone better have Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas on their 5G ipod. Man I love that movie.

just ripped it last night. :cool:

mjstew33
Apr 1, 2006, 08:00 PM
I've done it for other people.

darwen
Apr 1, 2006, 08:41 PM
Is there really anything wrong with doing that? I have about 10 of my favorite movies on my iPod, a couple hit tv shows (like 24), and I even have old nick tv shows that I recoded off TV!

I dont see anything wrong. It isnt like you are distributing them to others.

exeterbohemian
Apr 1, 2006, 10:52 PM
Is there really anything wrong with doing that? I have about 10 of my favorite movies on my iPod, a couple hit tv shows (like 24), and I even have old nick tv shows that I recoded off TV!

I dont see anything wrong. It isnt like you are distributing them to others.

exactly. i mean, when you rip an audio cd onto your ipod for personal use, that is entirely legal. so why should it be any different for dvds? i would think the money you spend on music and movies is more going towards the content itself than the actual medium. if i paid for the content, i should be able to view and enjoy it in whatever manner i see fit, provided i stay within the realm of personal (non-commercial) use.

April Dancer
May 24, 2006, 09:51 AM
I have the entire 119 episodes of a series that shall remain nameless for fear of ridicule, all 29 Girl from UNCLE's and a good few other films and random tv shows. I watch it to work and back on the train and am totally obsessed with it. My only problem is that they seriously eat up storage space.

It's coming with me to Israel for work and saves me having the bring loads of dvds to while away the long lonely evenings! :)

Kingsly
May 24, 2006, 12:46 PM
There wouldn't be any reason to. I have heard that some laserdiscs do achieve very high quality (especially for their time), but many are also prone to delamination and rot, like cheap CD-Rs.

I've heard of laserdisc-drives for computers, but don't know much about them. The CD-ROM out-competed the laserdisc for computer use in every way but capacity, so it never caught on.
Can you imagine a laserdisc player built into a computer!!??

I dont rip movies! I archive them and back them up to iPod. :D

sbrhwkp3
May 24, 2006, 03:06 PM
Ready for this??

Movies:
Van Wilder
Napoleon Dynamite
Mr. Deeds
Meet the Fockers
Miracle
American Pie Band Camp
Mean Girls
Loose Change
Fahrenheit 9/11

Family Guy Episodes:
Brian Wallows and Peter Swallows
Career Day
Emission Impossible
Peter Griffin; Husband, Father... Brother
Road to Europe
Screwed the Pooch
Spring Break
Stuck Together, Torn Apart
Witness Protection Program

SilentPanda
May 24, 2006, 03:12 PM
Can you imagine a laserdisc player built into a computer!!??

I dont rip movies! I archive them and back them up to iPod. :D

I always thought it'd be fun to have a VHS player in a PC. You'd have to load them sideways to fit into the 5 1/4" slot but... well... honestly I don't even know if they'd fit then but I always thought somebody should've made one.

risc
May 24, 2006, 03:17 PM
Of course I have why would I bother upgrading to an iPod with video if I wasn't going to put video on it??

aricher
May 24, 2006, 04:09 PM
I just uploaded "The Pirates of Silicon Valley," "Waking Life," and DJ QBert's "Wave Twisters," onto my iPod last night. Ready for a long road trip tomorrow. Happy indeed.

macOSX-tastic
May 24, 2006, 07:14 PM
i have a few funny videos from break.com, google video, and a few series that i am still in the process of burning. i cant bear watching long films on such a small screen; short, half hour episodes are best.

i have:

the thin blue line series 1

will have:

american dad
extras
the thin blue line series 2

i may put some others on there, but TBH i dont really watch that many. its mainly for music.

S

Lebowski
May 24, 2006, 08:28 PM
i dont think i would go online and tell the world i ripped Bewitched to my ipod like the OP did....





No videos on my ipod. I think its too small of a screen, and dont like watching a movie unless i can REALLY watch it, as in, with 5.1 or better, large screen, not on a bus or subway....


Over 1000 commercial DVDs at home, probably 100 or so ripped on my PB though for long flights.

kildraik
May 24, 2006, 09:02 PM
1.Phantom of the Opera
2.RENT
3.Fun With Dick and Jane
4.Life of Brian
5.'O Brother, Where Art Thou?

All ripped perfectly with HandBrake... Excellent quality!

iKwick7
May 24, 2006, 09:21 PM
I have seasons 1 and 2 of the HBO show Deadwood on my iPod (possibly the best tv show I have ever watched) and the old school, late 70's The Hobbit and Return of the King animated movies.

:)

YouBelongInCT
May 24, 2006, 10:12 PM
I just finished encoding my 620th TV episode. Nothing is better than sitting at an airport watching everyone else staring into space while you watch X-Files in your hand. Nice!

Sean Gadoury
May 25, 2006, 01:52 AM
Do we as a society need to be watching TV absolutely everywhere?

I have a video iPod and there's really not much point in watching a 2 hour movie on the tiny screen. I can see people watching television shows if they had a long commute, but back again to my original question.

April Dancer
May 25, 2006, 05:24 AM
Do we as a society need to be watching TV absolutely everywhere?
If you're stuck on a train for three hours a day with people who glare at you if you accidentally make eye contact and it's too noisy to read a book then yes, watching videos on an iPod is a great thing to be able to do.

I haven't really the concentration levels for films anyway but 45 min TV shows are perfect. :)