The Platinum version of DVDFAB does this and a whole lot more. I've
used it to shrink videos for both my daughter's iPod and my Palm PDA.
http://www.dvdfab.com Today is the last day of their special, so if you
decide this is the one, do it today. Only the Platinum version does the
I have used some other free programs also. You end up needing a couple
to do the job which can get time consuming. Since DVDFAB did it all, I
just bought it and have been happy I did.
Angie Dickinson Mickle
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
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Rod Stephens" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2007 6:57 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] DVD video to iPod
>> Tom Fine wrote:
>>> Hi All:
>>> Is there any relatively easy way to get DVD video onto my iPod? This
>>> isn't even a Hollywood movie, it's a dub of a U-Matic tape that I
>>> made myself. I Googled and found lots of text-line kind of stuff (ie
>>> made for people far more expert in computers than I). I have the full
>>> version of Quicktime, so as long as I can get the DVD video and audio
>>> to a format that Quicktime can handle, I can save it to iPod format
>>> in Quicktime.
>> This is the unit I suggested to my brother-in-law, and he has found it
>> works well to input video/audio into his desktop. It will do frame
>> captures as well. I'm probably going buy one in the near future,
>> too, since I've got some BetaMax, S-VHS and 3/4" that I want to make
>> into DVDs. I don't know enough about the input capability of an iPod,
>> but this unit has a USB output and generates MPEG4 which is the
>> highest video resolution currently available unless you want HighDef.
>> It has both standard composite (RCA) and S-Video inputs, and the
>> latter gives the best video quality when you're feeding from a deck
>> that has that kind of output. It has multiple uses for the future,
>> since the USB connection allows you to input audio as well as video
>> into any kind of computer. Also, the accompanying software may give
>> you more options to create a more professional end product.
>>> -- Tom Fine