Saturday, September 25, 2010

How to rip and convert DVD movies to iPod touch

Apple unveiled the 4th generation iPod touch on September 1, 2010. It adds an improved chip, a better display, and two cameras. So, most iPod touch users like to play music and watch movies on this beautiful handset. But as a big Apple fans, I think the best news is that iPod Touch 4 supports 720p HD video which can make us enjoying more high-quality movies with our iPod touch, however, there is a minor issue here, the device does not support all formats of videos. Ok, below I will tell you how to rip and convert DVD movies to your iPod touch step by step.

Things you'll need
1. Your iPod touch
2. Aneesoft DVD Ripper Pro (Free for download trial version)
3. DVD video files

Step 1: Download & install Aneesoft DVD Ripper Pro Win
Aneesoft DVD Ripper Pro Win can help you ripping DVD movie to iPod touch straight with high video quality, so that you can enjoy movies on your iPod touch anywhere and anytime. In addition, Aneesoft DVD Ripper Pro Win also can help you converting DVD movies to iPad, iPhone, PSP, Apple TV, BlackBerry, Zune, Xbox 360 and more.

Step 2: Run Aneesoft DVD Ripper Pro Win and load DVD movies
Insert your DVD movie into your DVD drive, run Aneesoft DVD Ripper Pro Win, and click "Load" to locate the DVD movies you want to add. This may take up to a minute or two depending on the contents of the DVD and the speed of your optical drive.

Step 3: Output Setting
In the Destination-Setup section of the interface, choose the right preset for your iPod touch device in the Convert-to drop-down list. Remember that the output file size mostly depends on the bitrate you set. Larger bitrate, larger file size.

Step 4: 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. If you're using the evaluation version of Aneesoft DVD Ripper Pro Win, it will only convert the first five minutes of your movies. You need to register it as a full-version to remove this limitation.

Tips about editing DVD Movies to make perfect video with Aneesoft DVD Ripper Pro Win
Tip 1: Crop Video
To watch your movies in full screen, you may crop videos to remove the black edges around your video with Aneesoft DVD Ripper Pro Win. Click "Crop" tab to open the Crop Video window, then check the "Enable Crop" option box.

Tip 2: 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.

Tip 3: 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.

Technical Specifications
* DVD files: All commercial & homemade DVD movies.
* IPod touch supported video formats: M4V, MP4, and MOV.
* IPod touch supported audio formats: MP3, AAC/M4A, Protected AAC, AIFF, WAV, Audible audiobook, and Apple Lossless.
* System requirements: Windows XP (SP2 or later), Windows Vista, Windows 7, if you runs MAC system, please download the MAC version here.


Monday, September 20, 2010

How to convert video and edit movie to iPod touch for MAC

The 4th-Gen iPod touch arrives on Sep.1 with many new features that bring it even closer to the iPhone 4. For starters, there are front and rear cameras that let you make FaceTime video calls over a Wi-Fi connection. Moreover, there's a sweet high-resolution 3.5-inch Retina display that nearly matches the screen on the iPhone 4.

But a lot of friends will meet some troubles when running their new iPod Touch, expecially for those who are not familiar to any of the devices by Apple at all. The biggest challenge that they faced may be to figure out how to convert videos to MP4 Format so they can run on their iPod touch. Ok, if you have many video files ready for iPod Touch on your MAC computer, but have no idea on how to transfer them to the handset, this page will help. You'll be able to bring your movies anywhere and have fun at any time, only after four simple steps.

Things you'll need
1. Aneesoft video converter for MAC (Free for download trial version)
2. Your iPod touch
3. Video files

Step1. Download & install Aneesoft Video Converter Pro for MAC
Head over to Aneesoft homepage and download the Video Converter Pro for MAC program, next step is to install the program on MAC. That software can help you convert video to WMV/ AVI/ MOV/ MP4/ FLV/ MPEG and iPad, iPhone 4, iPod, PSP, Apple TV and more easily.
Notice: If you are using Windows OS and want to convert video to iPod, you can refer to Aneesoft video converter Pro .

Step2. Run the Aneesoft Video Converter Pro for MAC and add videos
Now run the MAC Video Converter Pro and click the big button "Add..." to add videos from your hard disk, you may add as many videos as you want to convert. Only the titles you checked will be converted.

Step3. Set output setting
Click the "Convert to" to select iPod format from the drop-down list. This Video Converter Pro for MAC provides lots of profiles sorted by various popular devices, You can easily find the right format you want.

You can also adjust the professional settings like resolution, bit rate, codec to optimize the output quality for your device.

Step4. Start to convert Videos on Mac
After choosing the format, click "Start" button to start the conversion. The multi-threading and batch processing ensures you the super high conversion speed even if you convert multiple video files at the same time.

Tips& Tricks
Tip1: Edit & merge videos: trim, crop, add effect, add watermark. With Aneesoft Video Converter Pro for Mac, you may set movie brightness, contrast, saturation, apply special effects and even add watermark to personalize your video clips before conversion. You also can merge multiple video into one for output.
Tip2: You can preview the status of converting from the progress bar and set the actions after conversion. You can also take snapshot and save them as jpg, bmp file while preview. Tip3: HD video converting, can convert HD video between HD AVI, HD MPEG-4 AVC, HD QuickTime MOV, HD WMV, HD FLV, HD MPEG-2, HD ASF, etc.
Tip4: Supports Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard or Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard on iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, etc.