DVD to iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iPhoneApple, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. iPhoneApple macrumors 6502

    Jan 24, 2011
    Is there a way to rip DVDs to the iPhone for free?
  2. dino0829, Feb 20, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 20, 2011

    dino0829 macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2008
    As to the actual question, Handbrake, man. Handbrake.
  3. iPhoneApple thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 24, 2011
    When using Handbrake, it keeps saying to download VLC? Why?
  4. Weiser878 macrumors regular


    Sep 9, 2009
    Because it doesn't work if you don't

    Legal stuff. One program can't do everything or could be sued for copyright issues, so its split into needing 2
  5. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000


    Jun 20, 2010
    Twin Cities
    Just get VLC. It's by far the best player for your mac anyways. It'll play more formats than quicktime and do it a lot more nicely.
  6. CZK, Feb 20, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2011

    CZK macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2010
    I think that this is not legal.

    Anyways on windows ( because macs sucks, seriously get a vmware if you need to xcode or something.. ok lets get back on track ):

    Dvd decrypter

    then you process what you decrypted in videora ipod converter

    A .MP4 video will come out.
  7. eastercat macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    You're allowed to make one copy of your collection for personal use. When I travel, I make a copy to play on my iPad or computer. Why risk your DVDs like that? This is also useful for parents, because they can have a playable copy for their spawn on trips, etc.
  8. UCLAKoolman macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    If you own the DVD it is legal to make a copy of it for your iPhone using Handbrake. Obviously you shouldn't distribute the copy to anyone else.

    My PS3 and iPhone both play mp4 files, so I have been transferring my entire DVD collection to a hard drive so I can quickly access my movies!

    That's a great way to save battery life on your computer.
  9. MacBookPr0 macrumors regular

    Feb 5, 2011
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    That is illegal and I don't recommend it
  10. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000


    Jun 20, 2010
    Twin Cities
    Its perfectly legal to make copies of your dvd's for your own use in whatever way you want. Its distributing those copies that is illegal.
  11. drummingcraig macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2007
    "Armpit of the South"
  12. ApexBoost macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2011
    America's High Five

    As long as its for personal use, you are not violating any copyrights or laws.
  13. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Pretty much, its not different than ripping a CD you bought. Unfortunately, many people just believe anything they hear without question.
  14. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Ugh. I am still shocked by how many people still get this wrong.

    If it's legal, why is Handbrake and VLC split up into 2 programs?

    Because, duh, it's illegal. Otherwise Handbrake would include everything. Right?

    This is (of course) also why iTunes doesn't rip DVDs. Because it's against US law to circumvent the copy protection that all DVDs are sold with.

    CDs don't have digital protection on them = iTunes rips them
    DVDs have digital protection on them = iTunes won't rip them

    That said, I wholeheartedly endorse ripping DVDs (with handbrake) because I consider it an entirely idiotic law. The fact that CD ripping IS legal just proves how stupid the whole thing is. Rip away, just keep the files to yourself. File-sharing is wrong but personal copies are not.

    (Still illegal, though!)
  15. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

    Rajani Isa

    Jun 8, 2010
    Rogue Valley, Oregon
    Yeah, the joke is it's legal to possess a copy of a DVD you own.

    You just are not allowed to make the copy :/
  16. eastercat macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    Miscegenation is also illegal and still on the books in many states, but that doesn't mean people prosecute for it. So yes I was mistaken; it's still illegal to make a personal copy, but common practice says they won't go after you for it.

  17. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000


    Jun 20, 2010
    Twin Cities
    They won't go after you for it because there's no way to get busted if you're doing everything within your rights. If you make a copy of it to either back up your dvd or watch in on a laptop, ipod, iphone, etc; then no official of the FBI should ever be aware of it. It's when you make copies and start selling them on ebay, craigslist or the newspaper if you're into that; that somebody will catch on and things will get nasty. It's not like anybody is turning their head here. They just have tunnel vision and as long as you stay out of their field of vision in respect to this issue there's nothing they can do.
  18. Brucewl macrumors 6502


    Sep 15, 2010
    If this DVD without copyright, I think you can try Leawo DVD to iPhone Converter free version. But if your DVD had pretected, this tool can also convert your DVD disc easily, but your behavior is illegal, I do not recommend you to do such thing.;)
  19. pdqgp, Feb 28, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2011

    pdqgp macrumors 68020


    Mar 23, 2010
    Why are so many folks getting caught up in the legal/illegal thing? Geesh!, unless you are feeling guilty or something, who cares? No harm no foul. Who is going to catch you, the phone police?

    To each there own I suppose. Copying movies or music after you've rented or bought isn't bringing the world to it knees. Distribution is the main purpose of the laws. I don't see anyone here selling them so let it go already.

    To the OP'er just use handbrake. Works great. For home use Any DVD and Clone DVD are the perfect combo for backing up movies.
  20. Philipppa macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2012
    DVD to iPhone

    I don't think so. For personal usage, it's legal!
  21. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    I use DVD catalyst to rip DVD's. It's an all in one program but it is like 9-10 bucks. It's a pretty easy to pirate program cause they find security to only harm and limit a paying customer . So I bought it feeling bad to steal it.

    I initially bought it for my Android tablet but there are some good settings for iPhone and iPad owners too.

    Main reason I bought it was how they didn't skimp on quality during conversion. While it takes a little longer to convert you get the highest quality and with excellent compression the smallest file size.
  22. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    To the OP: just download VLC and install it. It just needs to be present; you never have to launch it. Then download Handbrake and use that to convert your DVDs to .mp4 or .m4v files. Google a tutorial on Handbrake as is can be somewhat complex until you get the hang of it.

    You don't need a PC like CZK said. Macs can do a fine job ripping a DVD for no cost whatsoever.
  23. Woomy123 macrumors regular

    May 12, 2009
    Vlc and handbrake are way better
  24. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    I have worked my way through my 600 + DVD collection using my mac for 99% of them.

    Use a program called ripit (from the app store) to rip the DVD to your hard drive, and then use Handbrake to encode. I use the AppleTv preset because that is what my main use for the files, but i have found that these play fine on my iPhone. There is an iPhone preset if you prefer.

    I use the twostep process because its easier to do them in batches of ten (rip ten then add all ten to HB and let it do its thing overnight). Also i have ran into some DVD protection that HB can not break.

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