Rip DVDs to itunes?

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  1. appledrone macrumors regular

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    Hi, can anyone tell me the easiest way to rip some dvds into itunes?
     
  2. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    Download Handbrake here.
    Download the VLC Player here (Handbrake uses this for decryption).

    Insert the DVD and use Handbrake to convert it to whatever format you want.
     
  3. appledrone thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks dukebound.

    I asked on here because it is just as quick and you get answers from real people with their own opinion, trawlers just trying to up their postcount like you obviously have too much spare time.
     
  4. appledrone thread starter macrumors regular

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    so I need both, will i be able to watch them in itunes?
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Only if you rip to MP4 or MOV. iTunes can't handle AVI. Sure, you can rip to any format with that combination (helps with other kinds of file conversions), but to use in iTunes, you have to use one that it can handle.
     
  6. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says.....Appledrone, I think the point that was trying to be made (and was perhaps not done well) was that this subject has been covered countless times on the forum already - someone asks it virtually every week. Please learn how to search the forum for your answers before posting a very repetitive topic....oh yeah!
     
  7. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    Once you've created the file using Handbrake, just drag it into iTunes and have fun watching. You can also put it on your iPod or iPhone if you select an appropriate preset.

    Here is the guide on how to use Handbrake: http://trac.handbrake.fr/wiki/HandBrakeGuide
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    yes you can. you need both as the new version uses components in vlc for the decoding

    there are presets in handbrake for itunes/ipod/ps3/tv/ whatever lol

    just pick the one you want like apple tv and it will work in itunes

    just remember that itunes needs .mp4 files to play and all the apple presets will have that already selected
     
  9. plinden macrumors 68040

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    I normally pick the iPod hi-rez preset, change the bitrate to 2000, go into the video tab and push the resolution up to its max (I should really create my own preset but I don't do enough ripping to make this a hassle).

    This is high enough quality in a single file to look good on a TV or my iMac (I don't have a HD TV so can't say how it would look there, but the 1440x900 iMac screen looks fine), and will still work on my iPhone (the bitrate has to be < 2500 to work on iPods).

    I found that the Apple TV preset produced files that wouldn't play on my iPhone - that may be different now though, I haven't tried recently.
     
  10. appledrone thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks everyone, all downloaded and working, albeit slooooooow! It says 3hours remaining. I am using the universal presets on a alu macbook, is this speed (or lack of it) normal?
     
  11. TheZA macrumors regular

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    Yes, that speed is normal. Set it to run overnight. Now, you could get a seperate ripper program to rip the movie to your harddrive and then convert it to using Handbrake. This way, you can batch several movies in Handbrake to convert over night. The ripping typically doesn't take more than about 15 minutes. Some excellent rippers include Mac The Ripper (MTR) or RipIt. RipIt (Google it) costs about $18. The latest MTR requires a donation and there are a few hoops to jump through (see Ripdifferent.com, go to forums). There is a freeware version of MTR, Version 2.6.6, that is probably floating around for download somewhere, but it is now unsupported and won't work for the latest movies. Welcome to a new world.
     

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