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How to Rip DVD movie and Convert video to iPod on Win and Mac

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As we know, DVD is VOB video, and DVD has CSS copyright protection. iPod supports only MP4 and H.264 video, if your video is not compatible with iPod, you can't add it into iTunes library and sync it to iPod for playback. So this step by step guide will teach you how to rip copyright DVD movie and convert any video on iPod on Windows and Mac. This guide works for all series of iPods including iPod Touch, iPod Nano, iPod Video and iPod Classic, etc.It includes five parts as follow index:

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Part1. How to convert and transfer DVD movie to iPodHow to rip and put copyright protected DVD movie to iPod?

Step 1.
Download the latest version of DVD Video to iPod Converter, and install it. You can learn more features about it by referring to here.


convert DVD to iPod

Regular DVD movie has several chapters, you can join them into one single mp4 video for iPod by clicking the “Merge into one file” on the main interface. This converter pro also supports selecting subtitle and Language.

Step 2.
Run the DVD to iPod Converter, insert your DVD into DVD-Rom, load the DVD movie by clicking 'Open DVD' button or choosing 'Open DVD' from 'File' drop down menu. One or several titles appear in the list.

Load DVD files

Step 3.
As usual, the longest title is the main file of the movie. You can remove the title you don't like to convert by unchecking the title. Select 'Subtitle', 'Audio Languages' to what you like. For advanced setting, you can click the button next to "Profile" to open the setting panel, you can custom the video quality and audio quality here. If you don't know much about the parameter, the defauly setting is OK for you, the quality is pretty good for playback on iPod.

Select iPod profile

Step 4.
To 'Output Folder', Enter the full pathname or choose the path where you want to save your video files by clicking the related button. And then click 'Convert' button to start the conversion. It would take about 30 minutes to convert a regular DVD movie.

transfer video to iPod

If you want to add the converted video to iPod through iTunes, please follow these steps:
1. locate the converted videos and drag them to iTunes library.
2. Plug in your iPod to computer, then iTunes will detect your iPod as a device.
3. Select your iPod device on the left panel of iTunes, click "Movies" tab, and check the videos you want to sync and click "Apply", that's all.


Part2. How to convert AVI WMV MPEG FLV MOV VOB DivX XviD MKV ASF to MP4 video for iPod Touch, iPod Nano, iPod Classic and iPod Video.

You can click the "Video to iPod" button to lunch the iPod movie converter, it supports all video formats including MKV, AVI, XviD, WMV (Windows Media Player Video), MPEG (limewire), MPG, FLV (Youtube), DAT (VCD), RM, RMVB (RealPlayer), MOV (QuickTime), ASF, etc. You can also use it to extract audio track from video to mp3 or aac for playback on iPod. The operation steps are similar with the DVD to iPod Converter, so I'm not repeat here.

convert video to ipod

After you finish the video conversion, you can drag the converted mp4 video into your iTunes library, then plug in your iPod and sync the iPod with iTunes, then the mp4 video will be transferred to iPod.

Related download 
* To convert RM/RMVB real media files to iPod, Maybe need to install Realplayer: 
http://www.real.com/freeplayer/?rppr=rnwk 
* To convert WMV, ASF to iPod, Maybe need to install Windows Media Player: 
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/default.mspx


Part3. How to rip protected DVD and convert video to iPod on Mac?

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