Mac Tutorial: How To Put DVDs on the iPhone

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  1. chris

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    How To Put DVDs on the iPhone: A handy tutorial created by Phillip Torone at Hackszine.

    HandBrake is a GPL'd multi-platform, multithreaded DVD to MPEG-4 ripper/converter - it's super easy to rip the DVDs you have and put them on the new iPhone - they look great and are about 1 GB each, here's how... First, get HandBrake - Link. There are also PC versions of HandBrake, it might work about the same way.





    Install it, run it. Pop the DVD in. Pick the DVD volume. Choose your settings, I use the defaults usually.



    It takes about 30 min or so, it runs fine in the background.





    Drag the MP4 file it makes in to iTunes, in videos tab in iTunes for the iPhone select the movie, click Sync.






    The video is in the videos section. iPod / Videos.



    It looks and sounds great!



    NOTE: This is intended only for personal use with your purchased DVD's and not for the commercial distribution.
     
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    is there one for the PC?
     
  3. chris

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    Handbrake is available for PC also.:cool:
     
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    One addendum. If you are converting TV shows, then you might want to convert each episode. Otherwise, it could get unruly to track down episodes.
     
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    hey chris i found these settings depending on source of movie

    432 x 320 from fullscreen
    480 x 272 from widescreen

    now is there any way to make file smaller in size because movies are almost
    a gig


    thanks
     
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    awsome thanks
    thats soem really useful information especially with the pic.

    all these other threads bout iPhone dvd... just read read read..../..
     
  7. jackieblue

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    As if there are lots of DVD to iPhone converter. What about Nidesoft? I use it now.
     
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    Okay, I'm trying Handbrake on a Windows XP. I'm having trouble under "Destination". It allows me to browse for the folder, but I can't select it. I'm not really good with computers, but if someone could help me, I'd appreciate it.
     
  9. theraker007

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    Im on vista, im following the instructions exactly with my wedding crashers dvd.. and everytime i click encode video, the little dos thing comes up and then the message saying encoding complete comes up like 5 seconds later and nothings happened.

    anyone know whats going on?
     
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    same thing happening to me. im so frustrated
    the source i click on the dvd, and it wouldn't do anything. it would just leave it blank and wont work
    its like i cant choose my source of dvd, because it wouldn't work.
    anyone have the same problem?
     
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    Yup same thing is happening to me. I dunno what the problem is either...damn

    What's another program out there that can put DVD's on the iPhone that's actually decent?
     
  12. chris

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    I'm assuming your on a PC. If so, please check out the new Official DVD to iPhone for PC users discussion. I believe it's Videora that you'll want.
     
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    bump! no solutions?
     
  14. Lazarus

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    hey i use Videora and it's great but is it possible to get a widescreen DVD to show full screen on the iPhone? and please don't say double tap the screen to zoom in because it's still widescreen view
     
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    What program are all you mac users using to convert already downloaded movies to iPhone?
     
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    Handbrake is the program. It's a perfect combination: free and awesome. Tutorial at the top of this thread.
     
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    I have handbrake, but it won't convert .avi files, which I already have about 30 movies, to the correct codec.. It just rips, or converts already downloaded movies..

    What specific files does it do?
     
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    30 minutes, eh? Perhaps it takes 30 minutes on a dual-core G5 cheese grater.

    On my lowly G4 QuickSilver, one can expect to loiter about for an hour and a half for a one-hour DVD file.


    Is there something faster for us Mac types?


    .....sT
     
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    You're pretty much stuffed I'm afraid.

    There's a physical limit on how fast you can read the DVD, and then process the data.

    No software is going to help with that problem :(
     
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    36 minutes to convert a 1hr 51minute movie on my MacBook Pro using handbrake. Not bad at all, I'm not big on watching movies on my iPhone but I have a few musicals that will sound awesome on this.
     

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