ipod/itunes video=dvd ripping software?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by howard, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. howard macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2002
    Now that we can buy videos and watch them on itunes and iPods is there going to be an easy way to rip dvds? I know there is a lot of drm that is on dvds. But shouldn't it be the same as cds? I have a few tv shows that I would love to watch on my ipod, and i don't know of any easy h.264 incoders.

    what do you think will happen with the future of ripping dvds for the ipod.
  2. snowmoon macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2005
    Albany, NY

    Give it a week... honestly... geeks around the world are working on the problem. A tool like handbrak will be updated so that you just pop in the DVD and a few hours later you have a compatible .mp4 or .mov file.
  3. Tommyg117 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 27, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    Well, as soon as someone finds out, let me know too. I just tried ripping a south park dvd to the comp and it worked fine in iTunes but it won't load in my ipod
  4. wwooden macrumors 68000


    Jul 26, 2004
    Burlington, VT
    You have to make sure it is in the right format. I clipped this from the iPod tech spec page. If the resolution is too big, then it won't load to the iPod. It will still play fine in iTunes, so that can be misleading.

    Attached Files:

  5. freeny macrumors 68020


    Sep 27, 2005
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    if you cant read the above post here it is:

    iPod can play the following video formats:
    * H.264 video
    File formats: .m4v, .mp4 and .mov
    Video: Up to 768 Kbps, 320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3
    Audio: AAC-LC up to 160 Kbps, 48 KHz, stereo audio
    * MPEG-4 video
    File formats: .m4v, .mp4 and .mov
    Video: Up to 2.5 Mbps, 480 x 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile
    Audio: AAC-LC up to 160 Kbps, 48 KHz, stereo audio

    People are finding inconsistacies whithin these rules so more testing is certainly needed. keep an eye out on this thread-

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