How do I record my DVD's to my iPOD

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  1. Bubblin

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    Having bought a large number of DVD's over the years, I would now like to be able to watch these on my new iPOD.

    However being at a loss as how to do this has frustrated me.

    I thought it would be as simple as using my Cyberlink DVD copy program (official program from cyberlink) to copy the disc to my pc, then to use a free convertor to change the .VOB files to MP4 or iPOD equivelent.

    However, the majority of programs just say can't convert, no title track found, or there are just hundreds of .VOB files copied that I don't know which one to use.

    Any ideas on what is the best method or which programs (Paid for, or free) are worth using, and any help will be useful.

    (I do own the DVD's and not wanting to download any over the net)

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    I am converting a DVD to MP4 to transfer to my Archos 604 WiFi for the first time as I type. On the Archosfans forum I read these instructions which I am currently following - fingers crossed!

    The easiest way to convert DVD's to .mp4:
    download DVD Decrypter and Videora iPod Video converter with this .exe so it'll do mp3 sound in the .mp4 file.
    Use this guide for further info.
     
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    Will give it a try, cheers.
     
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    Ah, thats exactly what I was looking for as well. I have manged to do it before but could never figure out how to stop the VTS files from being split up.

    Thanks.:smashin:
     
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    Thanks for the info, trying Videora at the mo, not having much luck (and it takes ages):)
     
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    I used this method to convert my first DVD - just need to buy the appropriate add-on from Archos.com so I can view the video on my player - doh!
     
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    Yes videora does seem to take a long time and sometimes is not finnished even when it says 100% complete. It took me well over an hour to transcode a movie that was around 85 minutes long:eek:
     
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    For info,

    I've downloaded DVD Decrypter this copies the DVD to your hard disk, then have downloaded the free trial of Nero 7, and used DVD Recoder 2.

    Just copied Jurassic Park 3 to the IPOD, took 24 mins end to end, and used 600mb of space, there is an option of converting to IPOD H.264 (Rather than plain MP4, non H.264 encryption) video, just doing another 1.5hr film and it has compressed it to 250Mb for a film.

    Now do I go the free route and use Videora and waste 2-3 hours per film, or pay £30 and get Nero and convert films in 25 mins????????????????????????????????????????????

    Thanks for your advice.:clap:
     
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    Get DvD FAB Platinum off bit-torrent, one click transcode to mp4, avi, or h.264. Great program, cracks everything :smashin:
     
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    I use Mac The Ripper then popcorn 2 to get my dvd's on to my i-pod . I use burn and then pocorn 2 to get movies on to my sons psp.
     

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