Couple iPod Questions

Discussion in 'iPod' started by The Toon Master, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2006
    1. I read a little bit of the pinned topic to import dvds to your ipod. I have a non-mac computer and i noticed the handbrake download seems to be for macs only.

    2. Can you download trailers to your ipod(like the simpons movie trailer)

    thanks for any help
  2. macrumors 68000


    Feb 2, 2006
    Portland, OR
    1.) what's the question?

    2.) check out this.
  3. macrumors 65816

    Tom B.

    Mar 22, 2006
    Although Handbrake does not work on PCs, there are loads of alternatives for Windows, so you should not have any problems copying your DVDs onto your iPod.

    You can dowload loads of film trailers in iPod format from Apple's website, here. They are in the yellow bit on the right of the page.
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2006
    okay, thank you for your repleis

    so only certai noens can go on my ipod, okay, thx

    anyone know any other programs for windows?
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jan 23, 2006
    I use DVD Decrypter to put my movies on my pc and then I use videora to convert them mp4...
  6. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    I use DVD Decrypter and Nero Recode on Windows.

    Recode gives you lots of flexibility that is missing in Handbrake. (FWIW, there is a test build of HandBrake for Windows...)

  7. macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2006
    Orange, CA
    I use cucu soft

    its very good and easy to use
  8. macrumors member

    May 4, 2006
    What size are your converted files for the iPod. I get about 2.5hours per gb but my friend can get a whole series of friends in a gb.
  9. macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Depends on what bit rate you use for your compression. ~40MiB for half an hour isn't all that great, I tend to aim for about 200MiB - 250MiB for a 30 to 40 minute episode. That makes your 2.5 hours/GiB look about right in my opinion.

    Using Handbrake I encode using the following settings:

    MPEG-4 encoder, .mp4 format.

    1250kbps video bit rate
    128kbps audio bit rate

    Set video width to 576 (yes, the iPod will play it and it looks better on a TV)

    That's pretty much it.

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