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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 4:08 pm    Post subject: DVD to MacMini Reply with quote

Is it possible to import DVDs into iTunes for play on the ipod itouch? Not sure with all the DRM stuff, but I just want to be able to watch my DVDs while travelling without repurchasing them through iTunes.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can import and convert them to MP4 with Handbrake. Once you've done that, you can drag them into iTunes and have them added to your iPod.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks- is this a pretty easy process? Also how much room does the average dvd take up? Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The process I run (recording through EyeTV) reduces the average two hour film to about 450MB in iPod format. Never used Handbrake but heard good things about it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

expectingrain wrote:
thanks- is this a pretty easy process? Also how much room does the average dvd take up? Thanks!

Fairly easy if you stick to the presets. It can get complicated if you want to play with various settings.

As for space, it really depends heavily on your quality settings and the length of the film. I was quite successful at encoding animated TV show episodes (~22 minutes) for a 5G iPod (less resolution than the iPod touch) to about 250MB each with Handbrake.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently did a two hour movie to Ipod 320x176 H.264.ACC (I think this was the IPOD low Res setting in handbrake)
The file size ended up at 490MB as an mp4 and looked great on my iPod

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did a disk from the season 3 Doctor Who DVD, after converting it with Handbrake, it was 1.5 GB and looked great.
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