Guide: directly convert DVD to iPod, videos to iPod (Mac, Windows)

Discussion in 'iPod' started by poiquy, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    1. Mac OS: Convert DVD to iPod, movies to iPod for Mac
    2. Windows: Rip DVD to iPod, convert AVI, WMV, MPEG, DivX, RM, RMVB, MPG, XviD to iPod

    How to directly convert DVD to iPod video for Mac

    Download the latest DVD to iPod Video Converter for Mac (Intel version, PowerPC version), which can rip DVD movie to iPod straight with high video quality. It supports converting an entire DVD to one iPod video file, and also supports ripping any segment by setting "start time" and "end time".

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    Steps: Insert the DVD movie you'd like to rip into the DVD drive, click "DVD" button to load your DVD, select the output format and set the optional parameters, then hit 'Convert' to start the iPod DVD conversion process.

    How to convert movies to iPod for Mac

    Download iPod Video Converter for Mac, which can not only convert AVI, MOV, MPEG, DivX, WMV, VOB, XviD to iPod video MP4, but also extract/convert media files to iPod audio M4a, MP3 on Mac.

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    It is easy to use. Just load your video files, set the output formats and optional parameters (video size, frame rate, audio bit rate, etc.), then click "Encode" to convert.

    How to convert DVD, AVI, MPEG, DivX, XviD, RM, RMVB, MPG to iPod for Windows

    There are many different bands of iPod video converters. Which is the best (fast speed, high quality, audio/video sync, 100% compatible with video iPod, support widescreen DVD/video)? I tested several converters, and would like to recommend the following DVD to iPod video converter, which can rip a 2-hour DVD movie to iPod within 25 minutes. It also supports converting AVI, MPEG, WMV, MPG, DAT, DivX, RM, RMVB and other popular video files to iPod. The steps are as follows:

    1. Download the latest PQ DVD to iPod Video Converter from here.

    2. If you'd like to rip DVD to iPod, just run DVD to iPod Video Converter, insert the DVD you'd like to rip. The iPod software will load it automatically. If not, please load DVD by choosing "File -> Open DVD".
    If you plan to convert AVI, MPEG, WMV, DAT, MPG files to iPod, run the iPod Converter software, load video files by choosing "File -> Open Video File".

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    3. Set ripping mode you like.
    * Rip the whole DVD to iPod: Keep the default value, that is to say, "start point" is 0:00, "stop point" is the total time of the DVD movie.
    * Rip just partial segment: Drag the video playback controls to set the "start point" and "stop point".
    * Rip by chapters: Choose any chapter from the "Chapters" menu.

    4. Set Resolution.
    Set "resolution" value by selecting a mode from "Crop" or by setting "Aspect Ratio".
    Tips: Besides 320*240, you can also rip DVD to iPod with 320*192, 320*224, 320*180, etc. It is helpful to those who want to rip widescreen DVDs/videos.

    5. Set video quality.
    When set "quality" value, you will see that "Output size" value is changing. You can also set audio's volume, Video's frame rate by clicking "Audio" and "Video".
    Please note: High quality = Large file size.

    6. If you like, set output filename and location by choosing "File -> Set output filename & location". Then click "Record it" to start ripping DVD to MP4. The converting speed is fast.

    7. Drag the .mp4 files converted into your iTunes library, or select "Add File to Library" from the "File" menu and select the MP4 videos. Then sync the MP4 files to iPod by clicking "File -> Update iPod". Now, you can enjoy the movies on your fifth-generation video iPod anywhere and anytime.
     
  2. Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    This is nice work... thank you for sharing! Perhaps this can be added to a forum guide?

    Do you have any data on speed benefits of these products over iSquint and Instant Handbrake (which generally seem to be used a lot more than the apps you mentioned, and which I also use at present)? Also are these apps open source, freeware, shareware, trial, or otherwise, what is the licensing for them? I looked at the website and they looked commercial.

    Finally, because there was that one incident of a zip file containing a virus and people are skittish, would it be possible for you to please replace your links with links to the html pages for these products rather than for the binaries themselves? (such as linking to this.)
     
  3. EGT
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    EGT

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    decksnap

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    This kinda reads as an advertisement. So, instead of assuming that's the case, I'll just mention that the most popular software used for this is Handbrake, or iSquint if you are just converting stuff you already have on your system.
     
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    d wade

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    iSquint is sooooooooo easy i really dont wanna read all of this. why not just use iSquint? it does everythiing for you with one click
     
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    mkrishnan

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    I was trying to say that more politely. :D
     
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    Eraserhead

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    It is an ad, posting it here gets some legitimacy.
     
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    mkrishnan

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    Well... it's more of an infomercial. Aducational if you will. :D Since it does actually bother to explain how to do some useful things. :) It's that kind of posting that Lubricates™ the internet. :)
     
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    d wade

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    i thought posting ads was criteria for the ban stick? :confused:
     

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