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Jul 26, 2007
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I am pretty sure one of you knows how to do this. I just bought a new DVD. How do I get it onto my iPhone? Is there a way to burn it to my iMac and then convert it to a iPhone movie file?

Please help as I wanna put 3 movies on iPhone before long trip this weekend!

THANKS!
 

Mark Booth

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I am pretty sure one of you knows how to do this. I just bought a new DVD. How do I get it onto my iPhone? Is there a way to burn it to my iMac and then convert it to a iPhone movie file?

Please help as I wanna put 3 movies on iPhone before long trip this weekend!

THANKS!
Simple process! Get Handbrake, a freeware DVD ripping program. With it, and the proper settings, you can rip a DVD's main feature to your hard drive and then add the file to iTunes for sync with your iPhone. My recommended settings within Handbrake for an iPod Video/iPhone compatible mp4 video file are:

Output settings:
File Format: MP4 file
Codecs: AVC/H.264 Video/AAC Audio
Create chapter markers: Yes (checked)

Video:
Framerate (fps) Same as source
Encoder: x264 (h.264 iPod)
Average bitrate (kbps): 1000

Picture Settings (click the button):
Width: 480
Height: The height will automatically be adjusted to the correct aspect when you set the Width
All other settings in the picture settings pane are left as is (do not change them)

Audio & Subtitles:
Track 1: English (AC3) (5.1 ch)
Track 2: None
Track 1 Mix: Stereo
Sample Rate (Hz): 44.1
Bitrate (kpbs) 128
Subtitles: None

You can experiment with lower bitrates to make the file smaller. But 1,000 average makes a nice looking file that isn't too big. For instance, the movie Cars ends up as a 942 MB file with the above settings.

Please be aware that this is only legal if you are ripping a DVD that you actually own. And, of course, it would also be illegal to share the resulting file with anyone that does not also OWN the DVD.

Lastly.... Ripping a movie like this can take quite a bit of time, depending on your Mac. If your iMac is a new Core 2 Duo model then it shouldn't be too bad. Maybe an hour to an hour and a half. Slower models will take significantly longer.

Mark
 
Jul 26, 2007
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Thanks

This is great feedback. Thank you for extremely detailed description on how to do this. I will provide feedback on how it works out for me. God I am LOVING my iPhone.
 

gijohn

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Question ..... Using Handbrake - how long does it take rip a DVD movie (maybe 90-100 minutes) to the iPhone?
 

gijohn

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Read the sticky ... duh ...... 30 minutes. Going to give it a shot this afternoon during football!
 

gijohn

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First tried Handbrake on my G4 Macbook. Too slow

I've now tried on my G5 Dual 2 GHz - 2.5 MB of memory.

This is a 1 hour, 45 min DVD, Using Handbrake 0.9 and iPhone presets
Average fps ... about 8.6 to 9.2. ETA when it started .... 4h28 min. And looking at the status bar after 10 minutes .... I believe it. Help?
 

vinnie420

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Oct 9, 2008
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It's not working for me!

Simple process! Get Handbrake, a freeware DVD ripping program. With it, and the proper settings, you can rip a DVD's main feature to your hard drive and then add the file to iTunes for sync with your iPhone. My recommended settings within Handbrake for an iPod Video/iPhone compatible mp4 video file are:

Output settings:
File Format: MP4 file
Codecs: AVC/H.264 Video/AAC Audio
Create chapter markers: Yes (checked)

Video:
Framerate (fps) Same as source
Encoder: x264 (h.264 iPod)
Average bitrate (kbps): 1000

Picture Settings (click the button):
Width: 480
Height: The height will automatically be adjusted to the correct aspect when you set the Width
All other settings in the picture settings pane are left as is (do not change them)

Audio & Subtitles:
Track 1: English (AC3) (5.1 ch)
Track 2: None
Track 1 Mix: Stereo
Sample Rate (Hz): 44.1
Bitrate (kpbs) 128
Subtitles: None

You can experiment with lower bitrates to make the file smaller. But 1,000 average makes a nice looking file that isn't too big. For instance, the movie Cars ends up as a 942 MB file with the above settings.

Please be aware that this is only legal if you are ripping a DVD that you actually own. And, of course, it would also be illegal to share the resulting file with anyone that does not also OWN the DVD.

Lastly.... Ripping a movie like this can take quite a bit of time, depending on your Mac. If your iMac is a new Core 2 Duo model then it shouldn't be too bad. Maybe an hour to an hour and a half. Slower models will take significantly longer.

Mark
Hey I tried downloading this handbrake thing and ripped the DVD to my desktop and now i'm trying to sync it to my iPhone and it keeps telling me that this movie cannot be copied to my phone bc it cannot view it....Anybody know what to do?
thanks
 

vinnie420

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Oct 9, 2008
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What format is the video file in? It should be in mp4 and then move it into your iTunes and if both of those are done it should sync.
yes i burned it with handbrake and it says it's in mp4 format. Maybe the particular DVD i chose doesn't work with the iPhone?! I don't know. I'm trying it again with a different DVD it just sucks cause its taking forever! If you have any suggestions please let me know. thanks
 
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The Apple Store :)
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yes i burned it with handbrake and it says it's in mp4 format. Maybe the particular DVD i chose doesn't work with the iPhone?! I don't know. I'm trying it again with a different DVD it just sucks cause its taking forever! If you have any suggestions please let me know. thanks
There should be no diff between dvds, but the file could have possibly become corrupted somehow. Also, do you have enough space on your iPhone to store the file? That's another consideration...
 

Henshin

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Can I use Handbrake for my PC? I want to try to rip a DVD to my iPhone. Thanks
There's a donateware that's elegant and simple. XviD4PSP rips all formats (DVD, AVI, RMVB, MKV, MOV, basically everything) up to 720 horizontal resolution MP4s in either XviD (fast encode) or x264 (quality) codec. It's absolutely free, and you can convert not only to iPhone, but every system under the sun.