getting my dvd collection on to my ipod touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by ethan101, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. ethan101 macrumors member

    Dec 3, 2006
    just wondering how to get my dvds on to my ipod touch.

    anyone with any info would help alot i have never done it before.

  2. godisjustpreten macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2007
    DVD Decrypter and PQ DVD work pretty well for me, but there are tons of solutions - some free - out there.

    I do the following:
    1) decrypt the dvd to a temp folder.
    2) rename the VOB file to mpg.
    3) use PQ DVD to convert to iPod format.

    The quality is great.
  3. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816


    Jul 6, 2007
    I use Handbrake, with the presets for the Iphone/Touch.

    It's pretty straight-forward.
  4. ethan101 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 3, 2006
    straight forward handbrake

    for using handbrake would you mind giving me a quick rundown of it please?
    i get started with it but it only makes the first 30 seconds of the movie in to a mp4
  5. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a


    Sep 12, 2005
    far away
    Are you sure you chose the correct part of the DVD (called title by Handbrake)? Choose the main film, it's easily recognized by the lenght of the title.
  6. Draythor macrumors 6502


    Sep 12, 2006
    Exeter University, UK
    Yeah I use handbrake do do mine.make sure you have the latest graphical version of it and a DVD decrypter. I use DVD 43. Works a charm. Make sure you encode into iPod/iPhone format or it will take an extra session in iTunes to sort it out again. Asil I found out yesterday when I first connected my iPod. I lovsle it though. I'm using it right now as a matter of fact. Hope this helps.
  7. ethan101 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 3, 2006
    yeah i am selecting the longest run time 2h36m12s or something like that

  8. ScottFitz macrumors 6502a

    Nov 3, 2007
    Just a guess, but maybe you're running out of ram while ripping?
  9. RubberShoes macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2007
    yea ive had a couple problems with running out of RAM, but 3GB solved that problem...

    All of these are great solutions, but if you really want the easiest I'd have to recommend Pocked DVD Wizard (google it) It costs like 30 bucks but that comes with just about a lifetime license for all new versions for life, just select what part of the disc is the movie (it tells you by how long each one, obviously the longest running cell is the movie) and it will not only give you a preview of the movie while you set it up, but it also supports SO many devices (ALL the ipods/iphone/PSP/ just about anything that supports video) and not only does it decrypt, but converts, and will even save it right to the device it drag and drop is supported.

    Set its priority on high and enable automatic PC shutdown, go to bed, and you've got a movie waiting for you in the morning!

    Lol sorry I sound like an advertisement, but it really has been the best program I've ever used for this kind of work, I rip a movie just about every night and it always works and always comes out perfect for the device, it really works well for the ipod touch

    Anyway, you can do all the other solutions if you have time and don't want to pay, but if you want an all-in-one then go for it...its worth it...

    BTW I think its only Windows, so your SOL if you dont have an intel iMac or a PC

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