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Hi Scott:

Thanks. For $50 I decided to try out what Angie recommended, DVDFab. It gets around CSS by being 
published and sold in China! Downloaded it just fine and it already copied a DVD. As soon as I close 
the e-mail program, I'm going to see how well it crunches a movie down to iPod.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott Phillips" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2007 2:44 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] DVD video to iPod


---- I thought you were running a MAC, Tom, so perhaps this information
is a help...

-----Original Message-----
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Scott Phillips
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2007 12:00 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] DVD video to iPod

I have PC software that does this easily, even with 'protected' DVD's,
but they even say in the literature that to get around being sued over
it, they had to make it into two separate programs. It is a Cucsoft
product. It has worked perfectly for me. I know that you are running a
MAC, so I know that doesn't help you, but might be of interest to the
list....

-----Original Message-----
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Tom Fine
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2007 5:59 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] DVD video to iPod

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.
>
>
http://www.usbgear.com/USB-PRODUCT-DETAILS.cfm?sku=USBG-VD207&catid=&cat
s=
> 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.
>
> Rod
>
>>
>> -- Tom Fine
>>
>