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Hi Angie:

This is definitely the answer. Thanks. One-step DVD copying, DVD to hard drive and DVD to iPod 
conversions. And, the copied DVD disc played just fine in the car, which is great because I never 
like taking my original DVD media (nor Cd for that matter) in a car environment, which is pretty 
toxic to stamped/pressed 5" discs.

Program set up and runs just fine on my Dell 5150 type PC. Copies DVD's from the DVD-ROM drive to 
the DVDRW drive and also using just the DVDRW drive, to the hard drive first. Crunches to MP4 for 
the iPod at about 4x speed. Seems to shut down cleanly and didn't leave any data-remnants to mess 
with CD burning software (Roxio).

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Angie Dickinson Mickle" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2007 12:05 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] DVD video to iPod


> Tom,
>
> 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 iPod 
> videos.
>
> 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
> Avocado Productions
> Arvada, CO
> www.avocadoproductions.com
> 800-246-3811
>
>
> 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.
>>>
>>> http://www.usbgear.com/USB-PRODUCT-DETAILS.cfm?sku=USBG-VD207&catid=&cats=
>>> 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
>>>>
>>>
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