DVD's on the video ipod?

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  1. kawasakiguy37

    kawasakiguy37 New Member

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    Can I convert DVD's to mpeg4 (that I own) or the new H. whatever format and put them on a video ipod? Or do I HAVE to buy them through itunes?

    Also, anyone know how large a full length (120 minutes) DVD quality movie is in either MPEG4 format and H.whatever?
     
  2. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

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    you should be able to upload any mp4 file. if you can convert it, you should be fine. i've used a couple programs to convert dvd's but they're on my home machine.
     
  3. Skoles

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    I think the iPod will only play movies that are formatted IN the iPod's 320x240 size. Outputting a 320x240 movie onto a TV will look ok, but I don't think the iPod can decode full TV resolution (720x480) quick enough.

    Correct me if I'm wrong. I haven't seen it mentioned that it can.
     
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    i'd assume if my pismo couldn't render it, then the iPod wouldn't either. very good point!
     
  5. fishyhell

    fishyhell muscle68>catholic school children

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    H.264... I can find out. I'll test using that program i got... Handbrake. WE'll see can i borrow enemy at the gates?
     
  6. fishyhell

    fishyhell muscle68>catholic school children

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    With certain software you can resize... try downloading handbrake
     
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    wont the new quicktime do the conversion for movies that you have on your computer?
     
  8. fishyhell

    fishyhell muscle68>catholic school children

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    I doubt it that would be promoting illegal activities.
     
  9. Skoles

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    I'm refering to what I think the thread starter asked is if you can rip a DVD and just keep them on the iPod (fullsize) and still play them (on the ipod or tv). I don't think you can.

    There are plenty of programs to resize movies for you. QuicktimePro will let you with a "resize for iPod" video option.
     
  10. kawasakiguy37

    kawasakiguy37 New Member

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    If you cant hoook the ipod up to a TV and play it at DVD quality, its not really worth it to me......why would they have the AV cable then for the ipod?
     
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    mac the ripper does a good job of encoding DVD's to the video ipod format
     
  12. kawasakiguy37

    kawasakiguy37 New Member

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    Im on a PC
     
  13. Eye For The Winter

    Eye For The Winter New Member

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    I just ripped Garden State using the specs on the apple site using Handbrake and I imported it into iTunes. I have not put it on an iPod yet since I don't have mine yet. They play fine in iTunes, a little sluggish, but they work.
     
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    Bolicious Handleobraese

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    Yeah, you can, but iLounge is saying that using quicktime 7 to do the conversion takes litterally all day long on a Powermac, almost 24 hours with a mac mini.
     
  15. Skoles

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  16. kawasakiguy37

    kawasakiguy37 New Member

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    Ill try that on my friends mac mini, its just quicktime for me now currently.....damn PC's, theres too many bullshit programs out there
     

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