Sunday, September 12, 2010

How to convert and rip DVD movies to iPad, iPod, iPhone for playback

These days many people are asking how to get the videos on their DVD library onto their iPod, iPad or iPhone. With nearly everyone in the developed world have more than one Apple media device on which you play videos—a click wheel iPod, iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, people are losing patience with media that plays on only one kind of device. Chief among that media is the commercial movie DVD. If you want to rip a DVD you own or encode a video on your hard drive just once—for all your Apple devices—what’s the best option? In this article I present one of options - Aneesoft DVD Ripper Pro for converting these DVDs to a format playable on your iPad, iPod, and iPhone.

Well, someone maybe put Handbrake forward. Yep, HandBrake is a powerful tool, however, it limited in converting to only MPEG-4 and MKV files. If you need to convert to other devices support formats such as AVI, MOV, FLV, DIVX, XVID, WMV, 3GP, WMA etc, for your Xbox, PSP, 3GP, or upload to YouTube, Google Video, it will be useless to looking forward to help from HandBrake. Fortunately, Aneesoft DVD Ripper Pro fills the blank left by HandBrake. Besides rip DVD to MPEG-4, DVD to MKV, Aneesoft DVD Ripper Pro can also rip to almost all popular formats such as AVI, MOV, FLV, DIVX, XVID, WMV, 3GP, WMA, RM, and HD etc. Compare to Handbrake, it's more easy to use with distinct interface, easy to understand, easy to set yourself. Moreover, if you want to edit your videos to be more personalized, like crop, trim, merge, add watermark, set special effect to your videos, Aneesoft will be your great choice. Here will walk you through convert and rip DVD movies to iPad, iPod, iPhone step by step like following.

Things you’ll need
1. Apple media device - iPod, iPad, iPhone
2. Aneesoft DVD Ripper Pro
3. DVD video files

Step1. Run Aneesoft DVD Ripper Pro and load DVD disk to convert
Download and install Aneesoft DVD Ripper Pro on your PC, launch setup and follow instructions on screen. Then run the DVD Ripper Pro in the following main widow, click "Load..." button on the toolbar to add videos that you want to convert to Apple media device video formats.

Step2. Edit your video file (optional): crop, trim, add effects, add watermark and deinterlace
Trim Video:
This Aneesoft DVD Ripper Pro allows you to trim your video, so you can capture your favorite video clips. Select the video you want to edit, and then click the "Edit" button on the top. An Edit window will be prompted. Click the Start Point and End Point to keep your favourite parts of video in Aneesoft DVD Ripper Pro.

Crop Video:
To watch your movies in full screen, you may crop videos to remove the black edges around your video with this DVD to iPod Converter. Click "Crop" tab to open the Crop Video window, and then check the "Enable Crop" option box. There are two methods available to crop your video: crop by a adjusting the crop frame and crop by setting the crop values. After you select an output aspect ratio and finish the crop, you can preview the final visual effect on the right "Output Preview" in real-time.

Set Effect:
If you want to adjust the video effect of your movie, you can click the "Effect" tab and then check "Enable Effect" option box. Drag each effect adjustment slider to set the video brightness and contrast. You can also choose a special effect from the Effect drop-down list to apply to your movie.

Add Watermark:
If you want to add watermark on your video, you can click "Watermark" tab and then check "Enable Effect" option box. You may add Text or Image watermark onto your video. If you want to add Text watermark for your video, click the Color or Font button to set the color and font your text. Drag and drop the text to anywhere you want. If you want to add image watermark, just check the Image option and select the image you want to add as watermark.

To remove the DVD movies black sides, just click the "Deinterlace" tab and then check "Enable Deinterlace" box, set up the Start time and End time.

Step3. Output Setup
Choose the most suitable output settings you want.

Step4. Start ripping and converting DVD
Finally, click the big "Start" button to start converting DVD. The Convert progress bar shows you how much of the convert process is completed.

* Batch conversion. Aneesoft DVD Ripper Pro support for multi-core processing, multithreading and batch conversion, you can convert multiple files easily and quickly.
* Rip DVD movies to HD video formats(HD AVI, HD WMV, HD FLV, HD MOV, HD MP4, etc) made easy with this great DVD ripper.
*Extract DVD soundtrack to any audio format. Aneesoft DVD Ripper Pro can convert/extract DVD soundtrack to any audio format, including AAC, MP3, M4A, WAV, WMA, etc.
* Preview and capture snapshots from DVD movies. You can preview your source video before you begin the conversion. While you're playing back the DVD movie in Aneesoft DVD Ripper Pro, you also can capture some screenshots from the DVD movies.
* The version used in this article is based on Windows, if you are a MAC user, then please refer to Aneesoft DVD Ripper Pro for MAC .

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