Tom Fine wrote:
> Hi Rod:
> This is a good Plan B for sure. But I already recorded the video to a
> DVD, so I just want to "rip" the DVD onto my hard drive and then convert
> to iPod video with Quicktime.
> Just out of curiosity -- why aren't there a gizillion pieces of software
> to do this? Is it all because of Hollywood user-hostile copy
> restrictions? Are those restrictions placed on a DVD I record in my JVC
> machine? If so, is there a way I can turn them off? Sorry, showing
> glaring ignorance about the DVD format. I usually work in audio only.
> -- Tom Fine
There are plenty of programs - free, shareware and conventional - to rip
DVD to various formats. However, iPod video is relatively new, saddled
with DRM, and otherwise not a favorite on a Wintel box.
No doubt it will be included soon. For now, you may want to rip to
another format and convert with a program such as AVOne. By filing the
intermediate form, you will not have to reconvert if you want to put the
video into another format. (Rip to DivX AVI for example, but convert to
MPEG1 if you cannot easily burn a VCD from DivX.)
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