How To: Convert or rip DVD movies to iPod
This tutorial shows how you can convert or rip a DVD movie into iPod format using Avex DVD to iPod Converter.
- Mac users should try DVD to iPod Converter for Mac
Step 1: Start the software
Begin by launching Avex DVD to iPod Converter.
Step 2: Load the DVD
Put the DVD disc in your DVD drive, then press and hold the Shift key to stop Windows launching the default DVD player. When the disc is loaded, click Open DVD. This will open a dialog box like this.
Select the DVD drive. You should see a folder named VIDEO_TS in the root folder of the DVD. You can click on this, or just the DVD itself, then click OK. The DVD will begin to play and you should see the menu appear on the preview screen.
Step 3: Start the movie
Using the mouse, select what you want to record from the DVD menu. If the menu has options to select subtitles or a different language soundtrack, you can select these, and they will be recorded when the DVD is converted. If the DVD contains several chapters or episodes, you can select the one you want to record. The movie will then begin to play.
Step 4: Start the recording
To start the recording, click Convert. A bar will appear at the top of the preview screen to show that the software is now recording. The speed of playback will change and the sound will stop. The speed of conversion will depend on how powerful your computer is.
Step 5: Uploading the movie to your iPod
When the recording is finished, Avex DVD to iPod Converter will display a message showing the location of the output file, with instructions on how to upload it to your iPod using iTunes.