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Old 11-16-2011, 09:58 AM
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I did a couple of quick searches but some of the results were a bit old and I'm not sure if they're out of date at all.

So I've got some DVD's (some of them newer Disney studio releases, in case that matters re: decryption) that I'd like to be able to put on an ipad for a car trip. I kind of plan on using a windows vista laptop as the staging area and as longer term storage on its larger hard drive.

I'm thinking DVD Shrink or AnyDVD might do the trick to get the DVD onto the laptop in an itunes format (m4a I believe?), and then it should be pretty straightforward to get it from the laptop onto itunes on the ipad from there.

Anyone have any thoughts on the type of software to use (hopefully free), whether or not I need to dig into specific settings to get decent quality audio/video on both the laptop and ipad, or maybe even a step by step method to walk me through this? I swear I tried this once and managed to get the file onto the laptop but then the quality wasn't very good (certainly not even standard DVD good) and that I couldn't even get the chapters to work right... Any help is greatly appreciated.

If you have comments on bluray, those are welcome too. Although my main issue is just with standard DVD's... for now.

To curtail any issues, these are my DVD's and I don't plan on sharing them or selling them, etc.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:04 AM
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my advice may be out of date.. I used to rip DVDs for my iPod but haven't done it in a couple years. I used to use DVD Decrypter to rip the DVD into a .ISO file, and then used Videora iPod converter to turn it into a file readable by and formatted to my iPod. Add the files to your iTunes library, and Bob's your uncle

Pretty sure there's an old thread or two on exactly how to do the steps. Also, it's all freeware. Good luck.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:09 AM
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Download VLC and Handbrake (both free). Set Handbrake to the Apple Universal preset. Grab a cup of coffee. When done, drag mp4 files to iTunes. Sync iPad.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:19 AM
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Download VLC and Handbrake (both free). Set Handbrake to the Apple Universal preset. Grab a cup of coffee. When done, drag mp4 files to iTunes. Sync iPad.
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Handbrake
This is what I'm talking about, thanks!

I think Handbrake was the one I used previously, if it's the one that has a pineapple (for some reason) as it's windows icon. I can't imagine I didn't use the default settings, not sure why I would have had chapter issues. I'll give it a shot again. VLC is a media player and decryptor, right? Does that just run in the background or do I have to tell Handbrake to use it somehow? Stupid question: I'm not going to have to use VLC to view these unless I want to right?

This will take a while for good quatlity right, as it will burn at essentially real play time?
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I thought that's what I was saying, exactly. One day I (or people like me) will be thought of exactly as you and I think of racists in the deep south.
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I put the whole cob in my mouth and suck the kernels right off in one swift motion.
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What 6-year-old boy didn't occasionally stick his junk between his legs during bathtime just to say, "Look, Mommy, I'm a girl!" as a joke?
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:29 AM
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The disney DVD uses a newer type of copy protection. I am not sure if Handbrake can do the job.
I would recommend DVDfab for ripping. it will rip disney dvd for sure. It also can encode the movie to an format that ipad can play. It cost money tho.

Forget to mention that DVDfab also do Blurays....

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Old 11-16-2011, 11:44 AM
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Is there a way to get DVDs ripped so that the DVD menus will work? I have some disks that contain education material where the DVD menu is used to move between sections.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:46 AM
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DVDfab can backup the menu as well. I think DVD shrink can also backup the menu, and it is free.

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Old 11-16-2011, 12:06 PM
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Does Handbrake not do the menu?

Also, how much $ we talkin for DVDfab?
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Originally Posted by Scars View Post
Outside the context of my faith, I am not intolerant of you ... If anything here, you're being a bit of a bigot towards me.
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Originally Posted by Descalzo View Post
I thought that's what I was saying, exactly. One day I (or people like me) will be thought of exactly as you and I think of racists in the deep south.
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Originally Posted by Ginormous76 View Post
I put the whole cob in my mouth and suck the kernels right off in one swift motion.
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What 6-year-old boy didn't occasionally stick his junk between his legs during bathtime just to say, "Look, Mommy, I'm a girl!" as a joke?
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I can see having a discussion about magic potions vs. pharmaceuticals in a chemistry class. I think that's a good idea.
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I got a free DVDfab trial over the weekend and it wouldn't do a Disney DVD from like 7 years ago. Neither would DVD Shrink.
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