DVD to iPod convertor

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by KFCTR, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. KFCTR macrumors member

    KFCTR

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    Could you suggest a good DVD to iPod convertor?
     
  2. dasikes macrumors 6502a

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    Handbrake, all the way!

    It's seriously the best I've ever seen.
     
  3. dasikes macrumors 6502a

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    To elaborate, it can do it all.

    Everything from marking chapters, to subtitles, multiple languages... whatever.

    It's incredibly easy to use, and has fantastic presets for iPods and iPhone (which applies to us here, as Touch users :D)
     
  4. Skyhigh223 macrumors regular

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    Handbrake is your friend here, my friend.

    It's free and fantastic. :D
     
  5. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    There are other options as well. I've been having great luck with a packaged program I found at my local Staples store.

    123Movies2IPOD, 2009 edition. It finds updates itself, and the latest version is the only app I have that will succeed with the most difficult DVDS. Even Handbrake chokes on some of the latest copy protection schemes.
     
  6. iTootyFrooty macrumors member

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    Handbrake

    Having just wasted my time downloading Handbrake, I have just found out it does not deal with Copyright protected DVD. So any DVD's you have bought will not work. Please tell me if I am at fault here.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It depends... either, whoever educated you is at fault for not teaching you to read, or else you are at fault, for not using the skill you were taught. ;)

    As long as VLC is installed, HB can handle most encrypted DVDs (any one VLC can play, which is most of them).
     
  8. xlii macrumors 68000

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    Handbrake does do copyright protected DVDs. You need one more program. Download and install vlc from videolan. handbrake uses one library from vlc to decode the dvd.
     
  9. iTootyFrooty macrumors member

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    Did that

    Forgot to say. I looked at a guide that said I had to download VLC, I downloaded it and it still came up with the same read errors as before.
    Just tested and VLC does play this DVD that I tried to convert. Did I do something wrong somewhere? Was I meant to change the settings in Handbrake after I installed VLC?
     
  10. iTootyFrooty macrumors member

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    Lol

    Ok, I just installed HandBrake again and it seems to be working.. Or at least I think. In the activity log, everything looks fine apart from it keeps saying could not get a decoded picture

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  11. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    You're bumping into the more stubborn versions/strategies of DRM on DVDs. It's the whole reason I recommended something else. Even 123 goes out to the web to download another app/driver that helps it handle those hard to crack ones.
     
  12. xela24678 macrumors regular

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    another DVD to ipod converter

    I tried to get handbrake but since I have a mac os x 10.4.11 , it won't open. Any others that is the same or at least that can get the DVD onto my ipod for free?
    Thanks
     
  13. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Use an older version of Handbrake.
     
  14. xela24678 macrumors regular

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    i got an older version of handbrake since i have an older mac. i converted a movie into an .mp4 format for my ipod but it wont let me drag it into itunes. what should i do.
     
  15. Noheels macrumors newbie

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    M4V to mp4 help

    Hi, I'm having the same trouble. My case is a little different, and I'd really appreciate it if I could get some help. Basically I have a lot of m4v files that are in a foreign language, with subtitles. I assume that the subtitles are (muxed?) in with the video ( I don't really know what I'm talking about :p). Basically, I play the m4v file with VLC and everything works perfectly, quality is great, and more importantly, there are subtitles. When I convert this to an mp4, the quality and audio are retained, but the subtitles are lost. Obviously, because I don't speak the language, I require the subtitles. Everything I've tried doesn't seem to work, although I think there might be some trick with Handbrake that I don't know about that can help.

    It would be awesome if I could resolve this issue.

    I'm not great with computers, especially macs. The simplest answer would be the best!

    Thanks for your time :)
     
  16. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    Wondershare has worked well for me for ripping and converting as a one-step process...so much so that I rarely even bother with Handbrake/VLC anymore.
     
  17. grapejucy macrumors newbie

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