The first couple times I used the instructions here for ripping a DVD to my iPod, they worked fine. Now, however, I've gotten the "can't be played on this iPod" message the last few times. I've tried it on about 4 DVDs, tried reripping, but to no avail. I'm trying to rip DVDs of a Chinese TV series. They're real DVDs, not pirated editions, and they play fine on my Powerbook and on the DVD-player connected to my TV, so I don't think it's the discs. I intially transferred two of them to my iPod, so there's no DRM involved that might be blocking anything - they rip fine, and I can view the ripped films in VLC, and the Handbraked versions in iTunes. I'm doing the ripping and importing into iTunes via my son's new iMac, because my PB takes forever. But the iMac recognised my iPod, and like I say, these are DVDs I own, not something purchased from the iTunes store, so there shouldn't be any problem with an account. I'm on 10.5.1. Any ideas? I'm really frustrated, I can't figure this out.