Introduction: "Free" DvD to IPod

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In this instructable i will teach you how to convert any DVD movie or movie on to your ipod for 100% FREE OF CHARGE

Step 1: What You Need

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THE FOLLOWING ARE THE 2 PROGRAMS YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE THE PROCESS:

- DVD Decrypter ~ http://www.mrbass.org/dvdrip/ Once at this site click on "SetupDVDDecrypter_3.5.4.0.exe" to download. Download it and install.

- Videora iPod Converter ~ http://www.videora.com/en-us/Converter/iPod/download.php

NOTE: Videora iPod Converter V 0.91 is the preffered version to use but not to worry the newer versions should work fine. . .

ATTENTION : DO NOT WORRY ABOUT DOWNLOADING THE PROGRAMS THEY ARE TRUSTED SOFTWARE.

Step 2: Start

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Put the DVD you want to convert into your DVD-ROM drive and start DVD Decrypter. The disc should eventually be
recognized and you should get a screen like the one below.

Notice DVD Decrypter automatically picks the longest
program which is usually the movie(NOTE: if it does not select the longest file please select the longest just to make shure you get the whole movie).

If you don't have enough free space at the Default destination, you can change the destination by clicking the little yellow folder icon and choosing a new destination.

Step 3: IFO Mode

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Make sure you are in IFO mode by pressing "i" or checking under the Mode menu.

Step 4: Stream Processing

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Go to the Stream Processing tab and select Enable Stream Processing.



Note: You might have other video and audio options on your DVD. This screen is where you pick which audio and video
track you want. Usually the default is a good choice but if you end up with the wrong video or audio channel (such as the
director's commentary or a foreign language) experiment with other selections in this window.

Step 5: No File Splitting

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We need to make sure we end up with one big file containing the entire movie. Go to Tools -> Settings and click on the
IFO Mode tab. Set "Flie Splitting" to none and hit OK.

Step 6: Let It Rip

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Click the "DVD to Hard Drive" Rip button and wait for it to finish. When you are done you will hopefully have one big file
ending in ".VOB" wherever "Destination" is set. (above the rip button)



Keep in mind, ripping is fairly hard on DVD drives. If your rip seems to get stuck, try using another computer with a newer
DVD drive. Also, scratched or dirty DVDs don't rip well and also cause the DVD drive to constantly re-read parts of the
disk wearing the drive out. Be aware of that as you rip. Newer drives and perfect DVDs make great rips.

Step 7: ALMOST THERE JUST ONE MORE THING BEFORE YOU START CONVERTING

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In this DEMO i will be using an older version of VIDEORA, if you have the newest version it is ok and more user friendly, it comes with instructions and step by step help!

BELOW ARE THE IMAGES OF THE NEW AND OLD VERSIONS

Step 8: Run Videora IPod Converter

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RUN THE CONVERTER

Step 9: Convert

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Click the Convert tab on the left.

Step 10: Transcode New Video

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Click Transcode New Video and find the big VOB file DVD Decrypter created for you. (Hint: look for it in a place like
"C:\DVD_NAME_HERE\VIDEO_TS\VTS_01_01.VOB")

Step 11: Output Videos To...

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Click the Setup tab on the left and define where you want the finished product to end up.

Step 12: Quality Profile

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Give your video a Title and pick the Quality Profile MPEG-4/320x240/768kbps Stereo/128kbps. (others will work as well,
experiment to find the best choice) Then click Start to begin encoding.

Step 13: Then Wait

Once the movie file is done converting import it into itunes and ENJOY!

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT ANYTHING WITH THE NEW OR EVEN OLD VERSION OF VIDEORA PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND I WILL HELP YOU ! !

Comments

switchzzp (author)2015-12-24

The program was out dated and no longer work for the latest dvd movies. I suggest to have a try on iMoresoft Video Converter Ultimate. It converts your DVDs for personal use to any video format that suits your portable device. Or, vice versa, burn your favorite homemade videos into personalized DVDs and enjoy them on the big screen!

Step by Step Tutorial: How to Legally Rip Protected DVDs

RedFlash (author)2010-07-08

You don't have to tell it to output it to one file. You can rip the files individually and then (of all things) join them together in command line Using this command: copy /b "a.vob" + "b.vob" "c.vob" You can also do it with more than two files.

finleym50 (author)2009-09-09

Unbiased reviews and side-by-side comparisons ofiPod ConverterSuite gives you enough information to research the ins and outs of a particular product, It can help you decide which iPod Converter Suite is the best to meet your needs.

Ian+Siobhan (author)2008-07-30

Okay, so I've been stuck @ 99% for over an hour now...it was speedy to get to the 99% (maybe 30 min tops) but I'm starting to get the feeling it's not gonna hit 100%. I raised the CPU usage to above normal for 1/2 hour in hopes that would help it finish up..but alas it was all for nothing. So I brought it down to just below normal...time elapsed: 1 hr, 52 min...any thoughts? I know how these progs can get hung up, ive been using dvd decrypter and dvd shrink for a few years but this is just nuts.

rickick (author)Ian+Siobhan2008-08-01

this had happened to me also, it depends on what kind of DVD you are converting this will normal happen with home made DVD'S or recorded DVD'S (the use of a DVD recorder attached to your television recording shows etc.) The bottom line is do not worry about it if all works in the end. This has happened to me as I have made many home videos, all that I do is leave my computer ON overnight and when I get back in the morning my movies are done. This is a great way to get those movies done so your not waiting around for hours!!! May I also suggest if you do this that you Queue other movies if you have more than one and it may go quicker and you will have more movies finished. Another thing is that the amount of time that your Movie takes to convert Depends on how high you put the quality of the sound and video. HINT: after your done check the "Shutdown after Conversion Is Complete" box to prevent hassles. RICKICK,

wxyztu (author)rickick2009-06-04

i pressed that button and after i re-logged in to my computer and couldn't find the video in my ipod. it was 4mb and i made the quality things all the way. how do you find it ?? thnxs

rickick (author)wxyztu2009-06-08

were you outputting it directly to your ipod? because that would be wrong, you are supossed to save the file to a folder on the desktop! in in your documents!

collard41 (author)Ian+Siobhan2008-12-05

dvd shrink is great and i have never had any problems with it

singju (author)2009-01-08

I always use Tipard DVD to iPod Converter. It is really excellent with super fast conversion speed and with lossless of quality of your video and audio for you to enjoy your DVD on iPod anywhere and any time.
For more informaion please come to: http://www.tipard.com/dvd-to-ipod-converter.html
It is easy to operate. Just few clicks are OK. Here is the specific guide for you to follow: http://www.tipard.com/how-to-put-dvd-movies-on-ipod.html
Hope it helpful for you.

Luuke (author)2008-06-11

looks complicated...but worth the time :) will it work with rented DVD's? blockbuster or w/e...

rootbeerben3 (author)Luuke2008-06-17

No, It's ILLEGAL to do to a rented DVD

Bartboy (author)rootbeerben32008-06-20

not in Canada!

rickick (author)Bartboy2008-07-05

I am Canadian

Bartboy (author)rickick2008-07-05

Then........

Bartboy (author)Bartboy2008-07-05

............. join my Canadians group!

collard41 (author)Bartboy2008-12-05

it is in england, but if you own it it isn't

Bartboy (author)collard412008-12-05

hmm, odd

Luuke (author)Bartboy2008-06-20

are you serious? i LIVE in canada! :D

Luuke (author)rootbeerben32008-06-17

ok but is it possible?

rootbeerben3 (author)Luuke2008-06-17

no, they are protected

Luuke (author)rootbeerben32008-06-17

k :(

rickick (author)Luuke2008-07-05

It is worth an attempt

rootbeerben3 (author)Luuke2008-06-17

Are you saying that you are sad that you cant do something illegal

rickick (author)rootbeerben32008-07-05

they are protected but the Decrypter may take the video and audio portion

rickick (author)Luuke2008-07-05

yes

rickick (author)Luuke2008-07-05

It Does// It Should But i am telling you that i am not liable or responsible for anything that you guys do. its up to you!!

timmy1234s (author)2008-12-05

this is nice, but wont you be violating copyrights to the DVD? Is this legal?

thatdamnNathan (author)2008-06-03

never mind, i decided to avoid any such hassle and am downloading Videora anyways. but for future references, again, why Videora? is it because of the output format of the Ripper? because i can't say i've heard of .Vow before. Thanks again. 22% ! and in a couple minutes, too!

rickick (author)thatdamnNathan2008-07-05

Videora because it may take some time but it gets the job done properly when you know how to use it. Oher programs are also not free of charge.

collard41 (author)rickick2008-12-05

videora is a good application but i wouldnt say it is the best.
look at my instructable here on how to use DVD shrink and another piece of software

yellowsushimustard (author)2008-09-30

i did everything your instructions say to do and i still get an IFO file and a VOB file what should i do?

open the .ifo file

ploofpixie (author)2008-09-06

does it work on the first nano

no it does not it has to be on a video nano to work except for the 3rd gereation nano

rickick (author)ploofpixie2008-09-07

if by the most recent version or nano that can support video then yes!! It works better than on the older video iPod (I find!)

tycoonman (author)2008-08-30

Nicee

tycoonman (author)tycoonman2008-08-31

Hey, great tutorial, but I think a better way is to you cuscof dvd to psp converter!

rickick (author)tycoonman2008-08-31

lol :)

ryneayers (author)2008-07-16

how long does it normally take

rickick (author)ryneayers2008-07-18

it may take a while it normally depends on how much CPU you use and how long your movie is. it could take anywhere from 5min-2hours

rickick (author)2008-07-05

SORRY I HAVE NOT BEEN ON FOR A WHILE TO AWNSER YOUR QUESTIONS I HAVE BEEN AWAY!!!!!!! MY APPAULOGIES!!!

bobshowers (author)2008-06-13

after its in mpeg4 format how do you get it on your ipod

a7xforlife (author)bobshowers2008-06-23

The newest version of videora will automaticly put it in itunes for you

rickick (author)a7xforlife2008-07-05

Importing is still the best way to make shure

rickick (author)bobshowers2008-07-05

You import it into itunes and then Drag it onto your ipod. If this does not work there may have been a pro blem with the conversion and the file may have been corrupted or it could be how old the version of you itunes is.

Bartboy (author)bobshowers2008-06-20

drag into Itunes

bobshowers (author)Bartboy2008-06-20

i tried that somethings wrong

gizmo_ult (author)bobshowers2008-06-21

for that keep it in your doc/video file that way it needs to stay in one spot so itunes knows where it is or else it will be a failed link

Bartboy (author)bobshowers2008-06-20

hmm then i dont know