DVD movies --> iPod Video

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by eclipse525, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. eclipse525 macrumors 6502a

    eclipse525

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    #1
    What's the easiest and fastest way to put a DVD movie into the iPod?

    I've been using "Handbrake" to make an ".mp4" file and then opening that file in Quicktime and exporting as an iPod compatible file ".m4v". It works great, the only problem it takes FOREVER! I'm running a iMac FP G4/800mhz/1gig RAM. It takes almost a full day to Rip from Handbrake and then when exporting from Quicktime it can take another full day OR two. Is this right or can I make my life easier? Thanks!
     
  2. Jedi128 macrumors 6502

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    Hey I'm trying to get video on my iPod as well. Any help would be appreciated.....
     
  3. devman macrumors 65816

    devman

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    Search the site here. This has been discussed several times.

    You can halve the time by going direct from Handbrake to the correct settings for iPod video. i.e. there is no need to use QT Pro after Handbrake.
     
  4. eclipse525 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    eclipse525

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    Handbrake seems to work great. It whinds up saving it as a ".MP4". What I use to do is take that ".MP4" file and open it within QT-Pro and export "movie to iPod", which saves it as a ".M4V" file. What's the the difference between ".MP4" and ".M4V"? This last process literally too DAYS!


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