How do you put store-bought DVDs onto your ipod touch

Discussion in 'iPod' started by xodonniedarko, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. xodonniedarko macrumors 6502


    Aug 15, 2007
    North Carolina
    First off, I hope this is the right place to ask. Sorry if a thread like this is already made. Couldn't find one in the search.

    I bought a seasons Gilligan's Island on DVD and I was wondering if I could get it onto my iTunes & iPod Touch so I can watch it?

    I tried googling and I didn't have a whole lot of luck.

    Hellppp :)

    Yours truly,
  2. xxbrankxx macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    Pop the DVD in, load up HandBrake, select the chapters you want ripped on your iPod, let the program rip the chapters, drag the ripped movie files into the Movie section of iTunes on your iPod. Or at least that's the way I do it...
  3. Maxington macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2007
    Oshkosh, WI
    Aye, Handbrake is the way go for this. I have used it and love it's simple, easy to use interface.
  4. synagence macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2008
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Alternately, you can probably do this with the radio and a coconut. :D
  6. leishan macrumors 6502

    Jan 29, 2005
    Handbrake is all that I have ever used to rip movies to my iPod or iPhone. Good stuff...
  7. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    I've always used Handbrake.

    You can download the latest version of Handbrake here. If you get version 0.9.3, then you must download the latest version of the VLC Player. Handbrake 0.9.3 uses the VLC Player for decrypting the DVD.
  8. bombtech13 macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2009
    Broken record here, HandBrake is the way to go, which by the way you can get it at
  9. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Use Handbrake as well.

    Except for some DVDs where Handbrake won't work. Then MTR to HD, then Handbrake.
  10. krztina macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2009
    OK I got the new Handbrake and the VLC program and haven't a clue what to do next. When I try to put the sourse to my DVD player it doesn't recognize the DVD in handbrake. I can play the DVD via VLC. Do i need to save the file first before i can use handbrake?

    - Clueless in Virginia :)
  11. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    When it prompts you for a source, you should see a Finder window. Just select the disc, it will scan it for the longest title, and bring up that one. If there is more than one title you want (some TV Show DVDs have each ep as it's own title), select them from the menu.

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