What's the best DVD->iPhone ripping software

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  1. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

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    From your experience, what is the best COMMERCIAL product to rip DVD's to iPhone format or to CONVERT Divx movies to iPhone format?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    why you say commercial though?

    id look into handbreak to rip the dvd to file format for iphone

    if already have media files, look into isquint or its full featured program, visualhub. isquint will only do ipod and iphone media formatting where i believe where visualhub has alot more "power" in a sense. these two programs can convert any exsiting media to a format to work on iphone

    of those three programs, only visualhub isnt freeware

    handbreak is your best bet to get an encoded file from a dvd though
     
  3. illutionz macrumors 65816

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    I usually use Handbrake to do DVD --> MP4 conversion
    I usually use VisualHub to do Any movies --> iPhone movies conversion
     
  4. Flhusky macrumors 6502a

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    Commercial? ehhhh I can't see paying them for what is available in Freeware and is = or better. Plus supporting 'the little guy' is more rewarding:D
    Handbrake will work 99.9% of time (Disney movies give it fits)
    Visual Hub is another great one.
    Both are worth the effort to find and D/L.
     
  5. Excellerator macrumors 6502a

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    I recommend CloneDVD Mobile from Slysoft. It has a special iPhone mode. But to really use it you will need their AnyDVD software also.

    www.slysoft.com
     
  6. baritony macrumors newbie

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    I would have to say HANDS DOWN "Aimersoft iphone converter suite"!!
    Its by Aimersoft. Do a google search for Aimersoft and you'll find it. You can use it free with a watermark and a limit of 3 minute limit to the clips but it does it all. Theres even a ringtone maker.

    On the video side, you can edit length adjust volume and adjust brightness and contrast levels.
    When ripping from a DVD, you can select just the part of the part you want, no ads, menus, etc.
    AND you can poreview al this befor eyou start the process.
    Lastly, you can pull JUST audio from DVDs if you want for ringtones or music clips.

    Hope this helps
     
  7. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    where do I find handbreak? And what version is most current? I'd also like to be able to put movies on my iPhone.

    I've also heard of something called Mac the Ripper, I don't know anything about that.
     
  8. sandman42 macrumors 6502a

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    Try searching for "Handbrake". That's how it's actually spelled. Here's a link to it on Versiontracker.
     
  9. AnalyzeThis macrumors 6502

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    Maybe Roxio Popcorn

    I found Roxio Popcorn to be pretty friendly and simple.
    I needed to extract a small movie from VOB on my DVD to play it on iPhone. I was quite an adventure.
    With popcorn it took less than a minute.
     
  10. ogdogg macrumors 6502

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    VIDEORA! It's free and easy to use with plenty of options...
     
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  12. Mikey B macrumors 65816

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    Handbrake, for sheezy.

    best out there.

    i use handbrake to rip the dvd and set it at a fairly high bitrate and have it to a 2-pass encode. this gives me a great initial copy.

    next, i use another free program called iSquint to encode the file creates by Handbrake into an iPhone-optimized version. It is an extra step, but worth it in the end for me.

    this system works for me because i get two copies of every movie i rip. the first is high quality for when i want to watch it on my computer, but is of course a fairly big file. the iSquint copy yields an extremely small file that still looks great on my iPhone. Making the iSquint versions let me really load up my iPhone with movies without having to sacrifice tons and tons of gigabytes.
     
  13. TylerD. macrumors newbie

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    I you don't care to make a large copy to put on your computer to watch then handbrake has a setting for the IPhone in it. You may have to go in and adjust the size a little to get the picture you want but in the end it turns out great. When I am ripping a dvd just for my IPhone I usually play with the height of the picture to make sure that I am not missing anything picture wise.
     
  14. darkflounder macrumors regular

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    I've had great success using DVDDecrypter and Handbrake to rip and encode my DVDs for my iPhone.

    Since isquint is for OSX, how about a media file encoder (avi to m4v) for Windows?
     
  15. NiroshanMan macrumors 6502

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    Exactly what i was thinking. I use them both!
     
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    Going on vacation soon (overseas), what's the best one-time app to use then?

    So far I've seen HandBrake and couple others that I'm still not sure about. :confused:


    PS: I'm looking to do 2-3DVD's max. :D
     
  18. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    KEWL thanks! I'm actually ripping a DVD (Brokeback Mountain, my gf's choice) right now. About how long does it take for about a 1 1/2-2 hour movie?
     
  19. PNutts macrumors 601

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    "Riiiiight" - Dr. Evil
     
  20. alFR macrumors 68020

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    Why don't you just queue up 2 encodes in Handbrake, 1 with the iPhone preset and one with the Apple TV one (or whatever higher-quality setting you want)? If you don't want to spin the disc twice you could rip it with MTR first and do the 2 encodes from the resulting files.
     
  21. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Agreed!
     
  22. sandman42 macrumors 6502a

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    Totally depends on the speed of your computer. Check the average frame rate while it's encoding, and ratio that to the 24fps that the movie is probably recorded in on the DVD to figure out how long (approximately) it will take, as a multiple (or fraction) of the length of the movie.
     
  23. TB07-NJ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Tried that, but DVDFAB won't convert from DiVx
     
  24. TB07-NJ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Tried that but it won't convert from DiVx
     

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