Movies for iPod Touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by MacFrankie, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. MacFrankie macrumors newbie

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    I'm very new to the whole "getting movies on your iPod" phenomenon...I got my stunning 16GB iPod Touch last week, and though you can buy movies off iTunes, I live in South Africa and am unable to purchase these films off iTunes...besides, they are rather pricey. Anyway, I wanted to ask you all if I use Limewire (which I know is illegal, but it's the only way I can get films...I buy CDs as far as music goes...and I have no idea how to get dvds onto itunes)...once I have download a film, how do I get it into iTunes in a useable format for my iPod?

    Any advice, even about how to get DVDs into iTunes is welcomed :) Bear in mind I'm a beginner here...
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    You can get DVD's onto iTunes with Handbrake, MacTheRipper may also prove useful to get the DVD image itself onto your Mac, you can then use Handbrake to get it into a sensible format.
     
  3. xXriderXx7 macrumors 6502a

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    Do not use Limewire.
    Its illegal and a horrible program. Virus ridden.


    Use Handbrake.
    The newer versions allow you to export directly to iPod Touch format.
     
  4. MacFrankie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice :) I'm downloading Handbrake as we speak ;) I hate using Limewire...I like to get my music and movies legally, that's why I usually buy them...the fact that it has viruses and porn make it even more unsavory.

    And one other stupid question: How do I use handbrake?
     
  5. fridgeymonster3 macrumors 6502

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  6. MacFrankie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've downloaded MactheRipper...and am in the process of ripping a DVD. I've also downloaded Handbrake, I've got the icon on my dock etc, but when I click on it it won't open...and I've already copied it into the applications folder...
     
  7. stockcerts macrumors 65816

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    What is the Windows equivalent of Handbrake for ripping movies from a DVD? Thanks!
     
  8. gloss macrumors 601

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    Yup. It's called Handbrake.
     
  9. maclovin' macrumors regular

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    The Windows version of Handbrake isn't the same as for Mac OSX and it's no where near as good. When I had my Windows machine I used DVD Decrypter to rip the DVD, in combination with Videora iPod converter to convert the files that DVD Decrypter creates (IFO). Handbrake is the best for Mac's but the PC equivalent isn't very good at all.
     
  10. cheskiz macrumors member

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    If i am using a window XP based OS, so i cant download mactheripper, any other alternatives.

    I already got the handbreak in the comp right now.
     
  11. cheskiz macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I am really noob in this movie thing. What to do after downloading the handbrake. I somehow have problem opening the program
     
  12. henchosbandito macrumors member

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    Im also very new to this whole thing and also one of the few people left who respect copywrite privileges. Just how legal is using handbrake? Im assuming that there is an argument if you are only using the files for personal use its legal?
     
  13. Wayward macrumors member

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    cheskiz,

    DVD Shrink
    DVDFab HD Decrypter
    RipIt4Me

    All of these work well on Windows. You can find links to download them here.
     
  14. eXan macrumors 601

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    You payed for a DVD, so why should it be illegal?
     
  15. EdwardsNH macrumors member

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    Believe it or not... it is in America.
     
  16. eXan macrumors 601

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    So what? Cops will come and get you? ;)

    Formally, its illegal in Russia too... but copying CDs is also illegal. So Should I throw my iPods to garbage and hang myself? :rolleyes:
     
  17. henchosbandito macrumors member

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    well ill be steering clear and wait for the movies to come out on itunes. does anyone know by any chance when movie rentals will hit the UK? i cant find anything about that anywhere
     
  18. eXan macrumors 601

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    Only Steve knows that.
     
  19. wrkactjob macrumors 65816

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  20. fridgeymonster3 macrumors 6502

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    Are you sure? I think if you in good faith rip a dvd to watch on you iPhone or iPod Touch, and the use is only personal - that it is not illegal. I think it might be similar to the whole, "in good faith" legal issue with taxes. The Supreme Court ruled if you "in good faith" did not pay a percentage of your taxes to the IRS than you cannot be punished by jail time; however, you do have to pay your back taxes, just no jail time or late fees.
     
  21. cheskiz macrumors member

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    Thanks! :)
     
  22. gloss macrumors 601

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    Ahh, sorry to hear that. Kind of strange that there would be such a large difference between the two platforms.

    Sorry!
     
  23. Scarpad macrumors 68000

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    The PC version of Handbrake works well for me. No Problems.
     

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