DVD -> iPod

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by asmallchild, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. asmallchild macrumors regular

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    So I'm looking to convert some DVDs to iPod videos.

    Back when I had my iPod Video, I would use DVD Decrypter to take the DVD data and place it on my hard drive, then I'd convert the DVD data to an iPod format using Videora iPod Converter, and voila, done! (Took a long, long time)

    Now that I have an iPod Touch, have things changed? Is this still the recommended pathway? Is the resolution output changed?

    Thanks for the help! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday
     
  2. iSavant macrumors regular

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    HandBrake

    ...has a preset for ripping DVD to iPhone/Ipod Touch. Easy beans

    Universal binary
     
  3. asmallchild thread starter macrumors regular

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    HandBrake worked beautifully.

    Only problem is my output was a .MKV file.

    I thought it was supposed to produce a .MP4 or MPEG-4 file?
     
  4. iSavant macrumors regular

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    hmmm... look under the "preset" tab... select iPhone/iPod Touch

    It should set everything to make a one pass h264 MP4 about 1 GB per two hour movie.

    I import them to iTunes, then select which movies to sync to the iPhone.
     
  5. asmallchild thread starter macrumors regular

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    ahh

    got it

    works now

    for some odd reason, I swore I selected the preset last time but it produced a different result

    but thanks for the help!

    just absolutely lovin this device :)
     
  6. ScottFitz macrumors 6502a

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    I'm ripping my first handbrake movie right now. I look forward to the results. So, if you rip it for iphone/touch, will that same file work well for Apple TV or do you need to use the AppleTV setting to create a "better" copy?
     
  7. iSavant macrumors regular

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    I say you'll have to try then decide. I watch my iPhone rips on my 23" ACD in full screen mode... I see some posterization in darker scenes and some pixelization but it's just for me and good enough.

    If I had Apple TV I might make a second rip just for compare of quality vs size.

    Let us know what you think :)
     

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