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How to convert DVD to iPod

Aimersoft DVD to iPod Converter is a powerful yet easy-to-use convert DVD to iPod, transfer DVD to iPod, copy DVD to iPod, put DVD movies on your iPod software that can convert your DVD to iPod video MP4 (MPEG-4) H.264 and transfer DVD to iPod audio MP3 and M4A formats with excellent quality and super fast conversion speed!

Unlike other transfer DVD to iPod software, the DVD to iPod converter has a powerful iPod transport manager that lets you directly and easily transfer DVD movies to iPod video without iTunes. With this great convert DVD to your iPod software, you can also copy your music videos, movies and TV shows from iPod to computer for backup.

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This guide will show you how to convert your DVD to iPod format MP4 and the easy way to put DVD movies on your iPod. After these simple jobs, you can joyfully enjoy your DVD movies on the iPod.

Step1. Please download Aimersoft DVD to iPod Converter, install and run it.

Step2. Load DVD file
Please click "Load DVD" button or directly click the “File -> Load DVD folder” in the main interface, then select your DVD-ROM in the pop-up window and press the "OK" button. You also can click “Load File” button to import IFO file from your computer hard disk.

Step3. Select the chapters you want to convert
You can convert your whole DVD by highlighting the title which contains the whole episodes of DVD, such as the title 01 in the following screenshot. Or if you like, you can select certain chapters to convert: Press the little button before “Check All” on the interface to find all the chapters in the file.

This software fully supports all kinds of DVD, such as regular DVD movie and DVD MTV. DVD MTV will have several titles, so you can select the desire MTV to convert.

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Step4. Select the output iPod Video format, Subtitle and Audio

  • Format: Click the “Format” combo-box on the interface, the result of setting will be shown on the list, select iPod Video MPEG-4 (*.mp4), you will get output format iPod MP4.
  • Subtitle: Regular DVD movie usually has several subtitles, like English, French, German, etc. You can select anyone according to your need. You also can select “No Subtitle”
  • Audio: Select Audio it the same as select Subtitle.

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Note: This software fully supports Gen5 and Gen5.5 iPod Video, and the Gen5.5 iPod supports up to 640*480 resolution, if you want to get better image quality, you can select iPod Video2 (640*480) MPEG-4 Excellent (*.mp4), this will take longer time to convert DVD, but the image quality is perfect, also fit for watching on TV.
This software embeds two encoders XviD & H.264. H.264 takes longer time to convert DVD, but provides better quality and small file size.

After all things done, click “Start” to start conversion.

Step5. Add video to iPod
If you want to add video to iPod with iTunes, follow these steps: Open iTunes, drag the converted video file to your iTunes library, connect your iPod to computer, then click iTunes "File -> Sync iPod", done. If you don't have iTunes, you can download it free from Apple Official Site.

If you do not want to use iTunes to add video, you can use the free iPod Copy Manager provides by the convert DVD to iPod, put DVD on iPod software; it can help you transfer the converted video to iPod directly without iTunes. Just connect your iPod to computer, click “Tools” -> “iPod Copy Manager”, then you will see a pop up window (See the figure below), the left pane is the video and music list on your computer, the right pane is the file list on your iPod (you also can copy files from iPod to computer, it’s useful if your computer crashes or you lose iTunes library), select the files you want to sync and click the right arrow button to finish the transfer. If you want to know more about iPod Copy Manager, you can visit here.

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This software provides basic DVD edit functions such as trim DVD, crop DVD and combine DVD chapters.
After you load the DVD file. If you want to cut the black edges of the DVD movie, you can click the “Crop” button, and then you will see a pop up windows (See the figure below). There is a frame in dashed line around the movie video; you can drag it to cut the black edges.

More over, you can click the Crop drop-down list to select a Crop model you prefer, for example: “Cut off top and bottom black edges”. You can even type the number in the box to cut off black border accurately.

If you want to combine several DVD chapters into one file, on the main interface, there is a check box “Merge into one file”, select it, then you will only get one output file instead of several files by chapters.

If you want to snatch pictures from DVD, while you previewing the DVD movie, there will be a small camera icon below the preview window, click it when you want to snacth the picture, it supports output picture as JPEG or BMP format.

You can click the “Effect” button and customize the brightness, saturation, contrast, volume, etc (See the figure below). You can even apply special effects such as “Emboss”, “Negative”, “Old film” and “Gray” by selecting an effect from drop-down list.

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If you just want several chapters of the DVD, you can just select the chapters you want to convert (you can preview the DVD clip before converting it). Or you can click “Trim” button to open the trim panel, drag the trim bar to set start time and end time to convert a clip from your movie. You can also type the exact time values in the Set Start Time field and Set End Time field to trim video.


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