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Old 12-16-06, 05:55 PM
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IPod question about movie downloads???

How do you do it? It is not as simple as ripping music or does it only work with certain DVDs or what? I'm unable to find out anything from the various search engines and the manual SUCKS!!!
Thanks for your help guys and gals!!!
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Old 12-16-06, 06:00 PM
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The legal way to do it is to buy them from the iTunes Store.

Otherwise, http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=401647
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Old 12-16-06, 06:02 PM
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I believe the problem is that DVDs are encrypted and cracking that encryption is illegal according to the DMCA. So you would only be able to copy the ones that aren't encrypted and they're few and far between.

If this discussion veers into providing methods of downloading movies that is in violation of the DMCA I'll be forced to close the thread.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Salty
The legal way to do it is to buy them from the iTunes Store.

Otherwise, http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=401647
Thank you, Mr. Salty.
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Old 12-20-06, 12:10 AM
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Sorry guys!!! In no way did I mean to imply that I wanted to steal movies and put them on my IPod. I simply wanted to find instructions on how I could "rip" a copy of a DVD that I own and watch it on my IPod like I do with "ripping" music off of a CD that I own to be able to listen to it on my IPod. I think the answer is that with DVD encryptions we are not able to do this and the only way to watch a movie is to go by the slim selction that is available on ITunes. However, I've also seen programs in the store that would allow you to do this, but I don't know if that was pirating software or just junk. I was wondering if someone has used any of this, or any other ideas, or do I have to resort to just what ITunes offers.
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Old 12-20-06, 12:21 AM
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You obviously don't get it.

You can't legally "rip" a copy of a DVD that you own. Period.

Read up on the DMCA and its implications concerning DVDs if you have some time.
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Old 12-20-06, 08:24 AM
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If I've got a DVD of something like the church Christmas play, where DMCA isn't an issue... is it possible to transfer that video to an iPod? If so, what's involved with converting the video?

Similarly, if I've got things in DivX, MOV, AVI, MPEG, etc., can each of these be transfered?
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Old 12-20-06, 08:31 AM
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One method that is legal is to pull video off of a Tivo. Record a movie or show and suck it down to your computer and place it on the iPod.
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Old 12-20-06, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Dead
If I've got a DVD of something like the church Christmas play, where DMCA isn't an issue... is it possible to transfer that video to an iPod? If so, what's involved with converting the video?

Similarly, if I've got things in DivX, MOV, AVI, MPEG, etc., can each of these be transfered?
You haven't specified your platform. But on my iMac, I can easily convert any video format to iPod mp4 and slide it over.

I'm not sure about DVDs.
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Old 12-20-06, 09:08 AM
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You haven't specified your platform. But on my iMac, I can easily convert any video format to iPod mp4 and slide it over.

I'm not sure about DVDs.
It's would be Windows, but you've at least given me a start... I'll need to convert to mp4. That's more than I knew an hour ago.

Is this conversion built-in with the Mac, or is it software that you bought?

With content from the Tivo, does that require conversion or is it already mp4?
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Old 12-20-06, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Dead
It's would be Windows, but you've at least given me a start... I'll need to convert to mp4. That's more than I knew an hour ago.

Is this conversion built-in with the Mac, or is it software that you bought?

With content from the Tivo, does that require conversion or is it already mp4?
No. I use ffmpegx which is just a collection of open source unix tools wrapped in a GUI. Its freeware. I'm sure there are similar Windows utilities.

Tivo content requires decryption (legal) using Tivo's software (TivoDesktop). You can either use free tools to convert into an MPG and then into MP4 OR you can purchase Tivo Desktop Pro and have it do it for you.
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On second thought, the easiest way is probably to purchase Quicktime Pro. It has an export option "Movie for iPod."
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Old 12-20-06, 11:10 AM
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On second thought, the easiest way is probably to purchase Quicktime Pro. It has an export option "Movie for iPod."
Cool, I'll have to look at that.
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