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h2oskiluvr
12-29-2006, 11:14 PM
I was wondering what TT Members are using to rip DVDs to Video Ipods. There appears to be a whole lot of options out there for doing this and quite frankly it is dificult to know which one to trust. I don't really want to mess up my computer or Ipod. So, what are people doing for this?

Sodar
12-29-2006, 11:23 PM
WOW!!! LOL LOL I am doing this as I type.... I have a mac, so I tried Mac The Ripper, but it did not work well. I am now using HandBrake and it is working great. It takes about 4 hours per DVD, but I have done a few so far and put them on my ipod and they work great!!

bigmac
12-29-2006, 11:28 PM
Cucosoft DVD-iPod converter (http://www.cucusoft.com/dvd-to-ipod.asp) is fantastic for this. I've been using if for a year - itworks great. I recently upgraded it to the video converter suite (http://www.cucusoft.com/iPod-Video-Converter.asp) so I can also convert MPEGs, AVI's etc as well. I just load the DVD or whatever, it converts it faster-than-real-time and will send it directly to iTunes so it can be sync'ed to the iPod, or the file can just be dragged over. Highly recommended.

east tx skier
12-29-2006, 11:29 PM
What Big Mac said. I tried to use nero and never could get it right. Cucusoft is easy easy good.

Leroy
12-29-2006, 11:47 PM
Great question, bought my son a Video POD and he has not been able to add videos to it yet!

Thanks :)

SDAhockey21
12-29-2006, 11:50 PM
ya i have wakeboard videos on mine and pcitures of my mastercraft to show off lol look at this !!!

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n118/SDAhockey21/DSCF2430.jpg

SDAhockey21
12-29-2006, 11:50 PM
just finish 30 min ago!! finally after all the trouble..

bigmac
12-30-2006, 09:47 AM
I use my 60 video iPod more for video than for music. I use it for a wide variety of work-related video, editing raw footage in Premiere Elements and rendering/converting directly to iPod video, or saving as an mpeg1 and converting later to iPod with Cucosoft converter suite. I can plug the iPod directly into any s-video or composite jacks on a TV or on a video projector and skip the laptop. I also have several PowerPoint presentations that I can project the same way. Additionally, if I'm traveling, I'll rent a couple of DVDs locally and rip them to the iPod for something to do on a long plane flight.

For iPod video, it's important to note that the battery life will just barely handle a 2 hour video. I attach an external battery pack (http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/tunejuice/)and the thing goes forever. There is also a rechargeable version for $80. Both Belkin (http://www.belkin.com/ipod/5g/) and Griffin (http://www.griffintechnology.com/devices/ipod/) have some very useful iPod accessories.

My wife gave me a pair of Shure EC4 earphones (http://www.shure.com/PersonalAudio/Products/Earphones/ESeries/us_pa_E4c_content)for Xmas. Those things are truly amazing - very quiet and amazing clarity. I highly recommend them, although they ain't cheap. I'm having some custom silicone ear molds made (any audiologist/hearing aid place can do that for about $20.

etakk7
12-30-2006, 10:03 AM
I have Windows XP, and I use DVD Decrypter followed by Videora IPOD Converter. Then I load the files onto the IPOD with ITunes.

east tx skier
12-30-2006, 12:42 PM
For iPod video, it's important to note that the battery life will just barely handle a 2 hour video. I attach an external battery pack (http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/tunejuice/)and the thing goes forever. There is also a rechargeable version for $80. Both Belkin (http://www.belkin.com/ipod/5g/)


The tune juice didn't work on my 30 gig vid ipod and looks to have been discontinued. Video battery life is definitely weak. Guess I need to do another hunt for something that will work on mine.

bigmac
12-30-2006, 12:54 PM
The tune juice didn't work on my 30 gig vid ipod and looks to have been discontinued. Video battery life is definitely weak. Guess I need to do another hunt for something that will work on mine.

I've been using a Belkin aux, which uses AA batteries and works great on my 60 gig, but I note that it's not available anymore (Sears, maybe? (http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?BV_SessionID=@@@@1043908066.1167501087@ @@@&BV_EngineID=cclcaddjkgjleffcefecemldffidfjg.0&vertical=SEARS&sid=I0080602350004300085&pid=05792124000)).

http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/B00026VXB2.01-A1IBW2HULNJLEY._AA280_SCLZZZZZZZ_V41651936_.jpg

east tx skier
12-30-2006, 02:25 PM
I'll give it a look.

Cary K.
12-31-2006, 01:11 PM
I have Windows XP, and I use DVD Decrypter followed by Videora IPOD Converter. Then I load the files onto the IPOD with ITunes.

I use Videora as well, but have never needed a decrypter. Maybe I've just been lucky with that part, but Videora works well.

3event
01-02-2007, 12:35 PM
Input welcome.... For my own family and watersports movies I found a free MP4 converter from Jodix (looks like their website is MIA, always a good sign).

It converted 3 movies successfully. It continues to complete conversions and the movies play in ITunes on the PC but I get a sync error that says the movie will not play on my ipod:mad:

Any other suggestions for freeware mp4 conversion? I don't really need the DVD conversion functionality so I was looking to get away cheap...

etakk7
01-02-2007, 01:01 PM
videora should do the trick for you - it's free also

etakk7
01-02-2007, 01:10 PM
I follow the instructions that I got off this website word for word with success: http://www.sheerboredom.net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=65

3event
01-02-2007, 02:50 PM
thanks etakk. the tutorial is good as well.

i converted using videora, but the file that results will play only as audio in realplayer and therefore Itunes sticks it into music folders. :mad: so i guess i have some other problem here.... more investigation required.

just goes to show, when you stick apple software into a PC it starts looking a lot like PC software......