Getting movies on to Ipod

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dannnyh, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. dannnyh macrumors regular

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    I can't seem to get my ipod to down load a movie i've got in iTunes.

    I've ripped a DVD with Mac the Ripper and then used Handbrake. I can watch the movie in iTunes but when I try to sync with my ipod nothing happens! Do I also have to "convert selection for ipod" within iTunes?
     
  2. ghking macrumors regular

    ghking

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    make sure in your ipod summary page in itunes you have it set to sync movies.
     
  3. dannnyh thread starter macrumors regular

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    tried that.

    Yeah, I've clicked on the sync button but nothing happens.

    Any other ideas? Surley it cant be this hard :(
     
  4. motulist macrumors 68040

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    You probably didn't use the correct settings in handbrake. The iPod can only play videos that are encoded in a couple of very specific formats. itunes can play a larger spectrum of differently encoded videos.

    http://www.apple.com/ipodclassic/specs.html
     
  5. montycat macrumors 6502

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  6. spinne1 macrumors 6502a

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    The best thing to do is to rip the movie twice. First time if you want a full-size rip in MacTheRipper. The second time for iPod only use Handbrake Lite and it will automatically create an iPod ready mp4 file from your movie. Using Handbrake is okay if you know the exact settings to use to make an iPod-ready file.
     
  7. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    Ahhh sweet Popcorn, 1 rip, "just works" everytime! :p

    ...wont catch me 'fool'in around with handbrake.
     

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