I just downloaded Handbrake yesterday. I'ill check the settings. Just to get a comparrison, I downloaded a TV show from the iTunes store. It worked fine. Now I am going to compare the two to see what is different.^^ you probably converted the movie with the wrong settings. there's a maximum data rate size and resolution the iPhone/iPod uses and if you go above it, those movies can't be played.
The newly released handbrake 0.9 has better presets for iPhone now as well.
That monster machine should easily do a 2 hour movie in less than 30 minutes.anyone know if the new version of handbrake offers support for existing avi files?
Running parallels on my macbook I installed videora and it gave me an eta of around 1hr 30min to complete...I actually aborted as I wanted to sleep and I don't trust my macbook with the charger plugged in without supervision after some horror stories...but anyway I digress. Just wondered if it would be quicker doing this natively on the mac os instead- would be a nice test.
I do have an absolute monster of a machine at the office so could possibly utilise videora on this to see how quick it can get.....its dual-core dual processor with each core running at 2992mhz with 4 gig of mem - think it would breeze through it like a hot knife through butter!
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.
This guide was composed by Phillip Torrone of Hackszine.
Dual cores make all the differance. It will take maybe 30 minutes to rip that DVD.Must be doing something wrong.
On a Macbook 1.67 G4 1.5 memory
ETA to rip a 1:45 min DVD ..... 7 hours?
Started the process and 45 min into it .... the status bar was maybe 10% done.
Guess I need to go to wifey's G5 dual huh?