View Full Version : computer/itunes/etc help plz

Rag Doll
02-06-2007, 11:10 AM
Ok. So, I just bought a video iPod. There is a dvd I want to put onto my iPod. How would I go about getting it onto my computer? Do I need some kind of special program? Windows Media Player has a "rip" option, but it says it's for audio cds. ummm...help?

02-06-2007, 11:17 AM
I use DVD decrypter (http://www.mrbass.org/dvdrip/) to rip DVD's to my computer. Works perfectly.
Alternatively I use DVD-Shrink (http://www.dvdshrink.org/what.html), it automaticly shrinks it to fit on a 4.7GB disc.

Rag Doll
02-06-2007, 11:19 AM
thanks, Tijs! do you know how many GB a 2 hour dvd might be? roughly?

02-06-2007, 11:30 AM
I'd say it'd fit perfectly on a 4.7GB. Depending on the quality of course. Basic rule I usually follow is
4.7GB = 2 hours
9.4GB = 4 hours (double sided/dual layer DVD)

But 4 hours on a 4.7GB disc usually looks quite alright too.

Rag Doll
02-06-2007, 12:33 PM
ok, so, i downloaded that program and decrypted the dvd. it saved to a folder on my computer. there are a ton of files...i guess it breaks the dvd up into pieces? what files would i add to itunes? and will it play as one whole thing or in pieces?

02-06-2007, 12:42 PM
Bunch of IFO, NFO and VOB files, right? VOB being the bigger files, containing the audio and video. Well, that's the DVD. The biggest file(s) is/are probably 0.99GB.
I don't have an experience with aniPod video, so you'd have to check the manual. If the VOB files at themselves don't work, try including the other files and put them in a directory called 'video_ts'.

02-06-2007, 12:50 PM
no, the ipod will only play files in a particular format, you'll have to convert.

read here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_ipod , it links to some step-by-step guides.

Rag Doll
02-06-2007, 07:20 PM
thanks, Ryan. I'll hafta try something else tomorrow. <3333