But the thing about handbrake is, it's just generic conversion to .mp4. I want those kind that will convert to fit certain size specifically for iphone 4s or ipod touch 3g. I want it to hv a smaller file size
The only thing is Handbrake isn't 100% full proof, hence, it doesn't work on the most recent dvd's. Handbrake doesn't offer updates to allow rip. Unless, I'm missing something.
For DVD's, make sure you always have the latest version of VLC installed. If that doesn't work (for newer movies), I will then use something like Mac The Ripper or Mac DVDRipper Pro to to extract the movie (this has never failed me), then I'll use handbrake to convert it to a .mp4 file.
Takes longer, but it works.
So VLC has to be current (latest version) for Handbrake to work on the most recent dvd's. Did not know this. I thought it was just a player.
VLC is required if you're decoding DVDs, but it's not required if your converting one video file to another (like .AVI to .mp4).
VLC is required to break the encryption of DVDs, having the latest version will ensure compatibility with newer movies.
Thanks so much for the explanation. I had no idea the latest VLC was needed. I always thought it was HB that had to be the latest, as VLC, to my knowledge, was just to play the conversion.
Well, I just checked VLC, I still have the latest version 1.1.12. Back to square one.....
Will Try Mac Ripper Free Edition. Thanks
Google "Mac The Ripper 3.0"
It's so much better at handling newer movies,
Did just that, but this was the reply:
You can't open the application MacTheRipper because PowerPC applications are no longer supported.
But anyway, YouTube says to download a 3rd program called Perian, in addition to HB and VLC, do you know why this is advised?
iPhone 4S Video Converter is best accordingly to me. It can put almost any video formats to iPhone 4S with best video and audio quality.
I have Perian installed as well, it's a Audio decoder.