Importing DVD's to iTunes?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wayland1985, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. wayland1985 macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure this is an easy one for you guys. How can I import a DVD I already own into itunes so that I can watch it on my ipod?


    I have leopard.
     
  2. MurphyM macrumors 6502

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    Check out Mac the Ripper and Handbrake. Also iSquint and MPEG Streamclip.
     
  3. spinne1 macrumors 6502a

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    The easiest way is to use Handbrake Lite (not Handbrake) to import/convert your movies and then manually drag or add them to your iTunes movie library. Done. On your next sync they will load into your iPod.
     
  4. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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  5. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    Handbreak is the best tool for the job.

    I can't wait for the day iTunes will do this natively. Why not?? They would warp it in DRM and only allow it to play on 1 device that is tied to an iTunes account.
     
  6. ftaok macrumors 603

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    Handbrake supports batch conversions. It's called the "queue", but you have to rip the DVDs to a HDD first .. which is something that you'd probably want to do anyways.

    As for windows, you could try Handbrake for Windows.

    My personal work flow is to rip the DVD first using MacTheRipper on a Mac or DVDfab Decryptor on a PC. Then I run the VIDEO_TS folder through Handbrake.

    ft
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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