copy a movie from a dvd to iphone

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  1. srt10 macrumors newbie

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    Im not very savy at this so hopefully someone can help. I would like to install a movie from a dvd onto my iphone. Is this possible? I inserted the dvd into my laptop (its a pc) however I cannot figure out how to copy it onto the computer and convert it to mp4
     
  2. mxdylan macrumors newbie

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    The simplest way would be to just buy a piece of software that would do all the work for you. There are tons of programs out there that will rip DVDs straight to iTunes for use on the iPhone.

    One is Cucusoft DVD to iPhone converter which I believe costs about $30.

    There may be cheaper programs out there, but that's just the first one I found on google. I've never used that piece of software either, so I'd do a little research before purchasing that particular one to make sure you get the best value.

    However, if you'd rather not spend the money, if you look around you may be able to find software that has some sort of free trial to do what you're trying to do, but that's not a permanent solution either.

    Good luck!
     
  3. buddywalker macrumors newbie

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    You should use a program called "handbrake". It is open source and completely free, works great, and is easy to use. Just be sure to make sure you have it set for iphone/ipod or you won't be able to copy it to you phone.

    http://handbrake.fr/
     
  4. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    Agreed, Handbrake works fine for this, you have no need to buy any software
     
  5. Hoagie52 macrumors member

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  6. siorai macrumors 6502

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    +1 for Handbrake. It's free and works perfectly. No offense, but I think that if you're using a Mac and you pay for a converter program, you're a fool.
     
  7. Ding.Dong macrumors regular

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    I use Videora iPhone converter. It's free and very simple to use. You also have to download "DVD Decrypter" to remove the copy protection, but the Videora program walks you through all steps.

    Just so you're aware, copying a DVD is technically illegal, even if it's just for your own use.
     
  8. srt10 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have tried handbreak however cant seem to get it to work, I click on iphone set a destination folder, seems to take forever then it plays back ery choppy, help
     
  9. DPA macrumors 65816

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    Well, since you choose the iPhone preset, it is going to make it the least possible quality while keeping it looking good on the iPhone. To do this it uses the 320x480 dimensions that the iPhone has. This will not look good on your computer. If you want to use the ripped DVD file to view on your computer then click the Normal preset, or a higher quality if necessary.

    David
     

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