HOW to Rip DVD Movies To Your iPod Using Handbrake.

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  1. scanchan

    scanchan Guest

    Download Handbrake.

    Insert a DVD of your choice. If DVD Player opens, quit it.
    Run Handbrake. Select Detected volume, as shown in Figure 1.

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    Click Open. Handbrake will detect all the titles on the DVD. If you’re ripping a movie, just select the longest title in the list. If you’re ripping a TV show or something with multiple episodes on one disc, then select the episode you want, as shown in Figure 2.

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    In the Destination section, set File Format to MP4 file, as shown in Figure 3.

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    Set Codecs to MPEG-4 Video / AAC Audio, as shown in Figure 4.

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  2. scanchan

    scanchan Guest

    Note: A previous version of this guide suggested using the “AVC/H.264 Video” codec, but that does not work because the video iPod can not play the H.264 files that Handbrake produces. I have first-hand reports that the MPEG-4 Video codec works correctly. As an added bonus, MPEG-4 encoding is much faster.

    For File, enter the full pathname where you want to save your movie, as shown in Figure 5.

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    In the Video section, set Quality to Average bitrate and enter 400. This can be as high as 768, but unless you squint you probably won’t see much difference. Higher bitrate = higher quality video = larger file size.

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    Optional - Under Quality, select 2-pass encoding, as shown in Figure 7. This takes twice as long to encode, but it improves the video quality and doesn’t make the file any larger.

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    In the Audio section, for Language 1, select the audio track in your preferred language, as shown in Figure 8. Given the choice between MPEG and LPCM, choose MPEG.

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    The Sample rate is entirely up to you. Higher sample rate = higher quality audio = larger file size. The video iPod is compatible with any of the sample rates supported by Handbrake.

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    Click Picture Settings. In the Picture Settings dialog, decrease Width until either it reads 320. Handbrake will auto-adjust the height to match. For a full-screen movie, the height will end up at 240; for wide-screen movies, it will be lower.

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    Close the Picture Settings dialog and click Rip. Encoding time depends on the speed of your Mac, the length of the movie, and whether you selected 2-pass encoding. Handbrake will display a progress bar, as shown in Figure 12.

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    When encoding is finished, quit Handbrake.
    Run iTunes. Find the .mp4 file that Handbrake created and drag it into your iTunes library, or select Add to Library… from the File menu and select the encoded movie.

    Handbrake is a freeware, it is for free. There is a lots sharewares for Mac User, you can download it form Mac DVD Ripper sharewares
     
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    there is handbrake for windows.
     
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    Any suggested DVD Ripper for Windows? Freeware please.
     
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    how long does it usually take to rip, for example, a 2 hour movie?
     
  8. taongbundok

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    Better if you rip the DVD to your hard drive via mac the ripper first, para your DVD drive doesn't need to be running the whole time while converting.

    Then just look for the ripped Video_TS folder when handbrake asks you to select a DVD.
     
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    everytime I run handbreak, my computer shuts down. kaya di ko siya magamit. :-/ does anyone know how to resolve this? i;m using handbreak for windows
     
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    downloading it..thanks !
     

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