video ipod

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  1. longtimemacuser macrumors newbie

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    I want to get a DVD onto my ipod, so I converted the DVD into mp4 format

    I need a little help with the following steps to get the dvd into my ipod

    thanks
     
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    Are you moving a homemade movie or a commercial (and more importantly, copy protected) movie?
     
  3. longtimemacuser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it is a DVD of the movie Stripes, it is a store bought DVD

    I thought be converting it to mp4 would allow you to install it to your ipod (I used the program Instant Handbrake)
     
  4. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    What you're doing with Handbrake is a violation of the DMCA.

    In general terms, having got an unencrypted file that is in a format the iPod can take, you open iTunes and drag the file into your Library, then drag it from your Library listing onto the iPod in the left pane. It should be transferred automatically
     
  5. discoforce macrumors 6502a

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    Excellent choice of movies! "Urban Assault Vehicle" classic :p

    A description of using Handbrake (and its legality) was featured in January Macworld.
     
  6. longtimemacuser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry, but I still can't seem to figure this out :(

    can someone please tell me in simple language what I need to do to get a mp4 video to my ipod
     
  7. spinne1 macrumors 6502a

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    Download Handbrake Lite, put your DVD in, choose your DVD from within Handbrake Lite, rip the DVD, drag the ripped file to iTunes and then plug in your iPod. It will automatically update. (you have to have the ripped file on the same hard drive as iTunes (your boot drive generally) for iTunes to add them to your iPod).

    Get Handbrake Lite by right clicking on this link and save it to your download location:

    http://www.isquint.org/HandBrakeLite.dmg
     
  8. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    i have handbrake, but whats instant handbrake and handbrake lite?
     
  9. spinne1 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know what Instant Handbrake is, but Handbrake Lite is a stripped down version of Handbrake without all the choices. It simply rips a DVD into an iPod ready format. Period. Download it and find out.
     
  10. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    just downloaded it. is it faster in any way? i think the options are ok, 'cause im a power user;) :rolleyes:
     
  11. yg17 macrumors G5

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    **** the DMCA. He legally bought it (I'm assuming) and should be allowed to do what he wants with it.
     
  12. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    i agree
     
  13. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    I agree too, but decrypting a DVD is nevertheless currently a violation of the DMCA. Just because we disagree with it doesn't make it legal
     
  14. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    I think it's perfectly legal to put a legally owned movie onto a legally bought piece of hardware. It's just like playing it on a dvd player, you just don't have the disk with you.
     
  15. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    Not true. This is not the same as playing on a DVD player or playing on your computer. Neither of these scenarios leave you with a decrypted copy of the movie. It's the act of converting the DVD using Handbrake into a decrypted copy that contravenes the DMCA. I'm not defending the situation by the way, just explaining the situation as I understand it.
     
  16. longtimemacuser thread starter macrumors newbie

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  17. discoforce macrumors 6502a

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    I thought there was still legal disagreement about this. Creating the Handbrake software is considered illegal, but using it is more of a gray area. At least that's how Macworld painted it (see in my previous post). Quoting from that article:

     
  18. discoforce macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome! But the can of worms has been opened... :)
     
  19. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    That's probably a fair summary and is a good clarification, albeit a clarification that makes it less clear :confused: . I guess the advice is "Let the ripper beware"
     
  20. ldburroughs macrumors 6502

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    Why do people feel obligated to give unsolicited legal advice? Last I checked the unauthorized practice of law was also a crime. Some of the people in this site love to be the first on a thread to tell you what you may be violating. I just find it a bit humorous. These are the same people who were hall monitors their freshman year of highschool. It's interesting how many DMCA experts there are in here. Maybe it should be www.dmca.com rather than macrumors.
     
  21. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    We were doing OK up until this post. Oh well.

    A. Stating a fact is not giving legal advice
    B. I think this is the first time I've brought this up, just happened to be early on the post, so I think your remark is unwarranted
    C. Posting on a forum does not constitute unauthorized practice of the law
    D. Macrumors discourages breaking copyright law (Things not to do #3 on the forum rules)
    E. Hall monitors in Freshman year of High School only applies to people who went to High School in the US. Does not apply in my case, so again unwarranted.
    F. Discussing stuff like the DMCA is informative. I'd rather know as much as I can about the topic
     
  22. skubish macrumors 68030

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    from the forum rules:

    Like it or not discussion about how to bypass the DCMA is a violation of TOS for the forum.
    Also we need people to "hall monitor" the forums because if the forums becomes a place for hacks and warez, this forum we know and love will probably be shut down.
     
  23. discoforce macrumors 6502a

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    Excellent points.

    I linked to the Macworld article based on the, perhaps naive, reasoning that:
    1. Macworld was correct in their interpretation of the DCMA and
    2. There are tons of threads with macrumors contributors and demi-deities giving advice/links on Handbrake.

    Have the moderators of macrumors reached a consensus on Handbrake? Obviously this has moved well off the original topic...
     
  24. student_trap macrumors 68000

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    turning things round yet again! i want to rip the DVD of the UK series 'the mighty boosh' this weekend so it won't waste so much battery on my powerbook when watching it. question is what should i use to do this? handbrake or mac the ripper? and also, how easy will it be to do seeing as the DVD is compiled of six episodes rather than a single feature film?
     
  25. NATO macrumors 68000

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    MacTheRipper is what you'll need. Do a 'Full Disc Extraction' and then once it's done, just open DVD Player and select 'Open Media' from the File menu and navigate to the VIDEO_TS folder which MacTheRipper created. You'll get the normal menu as if you were watching the DVD itself, and you can just select the episode you want to watch
     

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