What you will need:
- a dvd to avi ripper program (we used the free DVDx 2.3 off of
- an avi to mov (quicktime) program (we used the trial version of Xilisoft Video
- the new itunes 6.0 (free download from apple)
Load your DVD in DVDx
2.3 by choosing “OpenDVD Root” from the drop down menu and navigating to and selecting the VIDEO_TS file of
input settings for the dvd in DVDx 2.3. In
DVDx 2.3 you should choose the correct video track,
of audio, output frame rate, and subtitles in the
“Input Settings” menu.
the correct parameters in the “Output Settings” menu. Choose AVI, Export Settings resolution of 320x240,
choose a video codec (we used Cinepak), etc. and click “Apply”.
Now rip the
dvd by clicking on the red encode button on the bottom right.
This process may take quite a bit of time and disk space depending on the quality and length of the
video. Next launch Xilisoft Video Converter and choose “File > Add”. Navigate to the .avi file you just
created with DVDx 2.3. Now on the bottom left of the window choose “QuickTime Format (*.mov)”. Choose a
destination for the file you will create. Lastly, change the video size in the right hand column to 320x240 and click
the “Encode” button.
6 and choose “File > Add File to Library”.
Choose the .mov file you created in the last step.
Click on “Videos” in the left column and double click on your file to make sure the video works. Load it on
your shiny new iPod and voila!
HackADay reader Fred Bonatto for the tips.