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    Default Ripping a DVD onto my IPOD

    Hey all,

    Would like to rip a couple of my store-bought dvd's onto my ipod.

    Going on a trip and would like to watch movies while in flight.

    Anyways, how i best be able to accomplish this?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Ripping a DVD onto my IPOD

    HandBrake

    But note, this does not decode the DVD if it's CSSed, you have to do that yourself first.

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    Thanks KenYap

    Looks just like what I need.

    I am trying to figure out how to install this app, but cannot find how.

    As well, would you an app to rip through CSS?

    Thanks again,

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    Default Re: Ripping a DVD onto my IPOD

    Not having an ipod = Just what format does it require to be able to play?
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    Can't tell, I think mpeg4.

    This is my first time at loading the ipod with movies, usually I just use gtkpod for loading music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heeter View Post
    I am trying to figure out how to install this app, but cannot find how.
    The package contains just one program. Unpack and install it in say /usr/local/bin/HandBrakeCLI and run it from a terminal. You can get help by running it with the argument --help, but basic usage is:

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    HandBrakeCLI -i /directory/with/VOBfiles -o movie.mp4
    There are tons of options to control size, compression, etc.

    It's best if you copy the (deCSSed) files to hard disk first as this reduces wear and tear on the DVD drive.

    As well, would you an app to rip through CSS?
    You should be able to find recommendations if you do a search, things like dvd9to5, etc.

    So far I have only ripped one DVD and that was recorded on my HD video recorder from free-to-air, and it was not CSSed so I didn't need to deCSS. I don't actually have a MP4 player; when I travel I just go to sleep and wake up when I get there.

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    Oh ****,

    just realized Handbrake is command line. I am pretty much a noob when i comes to command line stuff, but I will try.

    Would rather go with a GUI at this point.

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    Default Re: Ripping a DVD onto my IPOD

    Run it on a Mac or Windows then.

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    Default Re: Ripping a DVD onto my IPOD

    Presumably though, you will want the resulting media file to be as small as possible? So I'm not sure it will be possible to do it all in one operation.

    dvd::rip in packman will rip to various formats

    avidemux - also in packman - can convert further and to a greater choice, with the possibility of getting the file down in size. But even though it has a GUI, it takes a bit of figuring out - but maybe it's just me.

    oldcpu is your man in this field really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Presumably though, you will want the resulting media file to be as small as possible? So I'm not sure it will be possible to do it all in one operation
    Well smaller size means poorer quality and you have to adjust the parameters to choose the tradeoff acceptable to you. Handbrake can do two passes, the first to gather information to help the second pass squeeze a bit tighter. But then there is a time tradeoff there.

    To give you a datapoint, the video I recorded off broadcast encoded to 720x576 mp4 at about 10MB/minute of video. So a full length movie would be around 1GB. That's pretty good considering some of the portable MP4 players have tens of GBs of hard disk storage. It took about 1/2 real-time on my 3200+ 64-bit platform.

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