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How to Convert DVD to iPod on Windows

We have talked about how to convert DVD to iPod on Mac, therefore, this article will focus on how to achieve this on Windows. Since there are so many video converters, I would like to take DVD to iPad Converter as an example. The whole article contains five steps.
1. Install DVD to iPad Converter
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2. Add DVD

Run Socusoft DVD to iPad Converter, click “Open DVD” button to import the DVD. You also can preview the video in the built-in mini player.

3. Customize output video parameters
(1)Choose the output format

Click ”Profile” box, choose the appropriate item in the “Apple iPod” list.
(2)Do some basic edition
I have talked about this aspect in details before, please refer to How to Do Some Basic Video Edition with DVD to iPad Converter.
(3)Choose the output file folder
Click the “Options” button to reset the output file folder for personal preference.

4. Start to convert
Click “Start Encode” button to start the DVD to iPod conversion.

5. Find the output video
After the conversion is completed absolutely, click the “Folder” button to find them. Then you can sync the converted DVD to iPod with iTunes.

You can enjoy DVD on your iPod wherever you go with the only five steps.

Rip DVD to iPad iPhone iPod Touch With HandBrake

If you looking for a DVD ripper that can convert DVDs to videos for playback on your iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Apple TV, HandBrake and Socusoft DVD to iPad Converter are two of the best software you may consider. This tutorial will walk you through the simple steps to use HandBrake to convert DVDs to iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch videos on Mac and Windows.

Step 1. Get HandBrake from its official site.

HandBrake is an open source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder. The current version is 0.9.5, available for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows from the HandBrake official website.

Step 2. Insert a DVD and start HandBrake

The app will automatically launch a dialog box when you inserted a DVD into your computer’s DVD drive and have you select the DVD mounted on your computer. HandBrake will scan the DVD for the titles. When the scan is complete, click on the box next to Title and from the pop-up menu that appears, choose the longest title. See bellow screen shot of HandBrake for Mac:

Rip DVD to iPad iPhone iPod with HandBrake for Mac

The HandBrake for Windows looks similar.

Rip DVD to iPad iPhone iPod with HandBrake for Windows

Step 3. Click the “Presets” menu and pick the preset that suits your needs the best.

You can find presets such as Universal, iPod, iPhone & iPod Touch, iPhone 4, iPad, AppleTV, AppleTV 2, Animation, Film, Television, PSP, PS3, Xbox 360, etc. These presets are optimized encoding settings for specific devices on which you want to play the videos.

Although you can fine-tune each aspect of the encoding, the handy presets makes it much easier.

Step 4. Click the “Encode Video” button ( on Windows) or Start button (on Mac) and wait for HandBrake rips the DVD to target video format.

Step 5. Import the ripped DVD movie into iTunes and sync to your iPad/ iPod Touch/iPhone, etc.

Now you know how to use HandBrake to convert DVDs to iPad/ iPod Touch/iPhone, etc.


  1. With HandBrake, you can tweak settings such as Deinterlacing, Audio, Subtitles, metadata, etc.
  2. You cannot trim the DVD movie to segments. It will convert the whole DVD to a single video which could waste you a lot of time if you only need to convert part of the movie.
  3. It cannot extract sound tracks from DVD as audio files.
  4. There are some options that can help you reduce size of ripped video files, for instance, you can go to the Video tab, then set Target size for the final output video, reduce average bitrate or reduce video quality by a percentage. Since you are going to watch the ripped DVD movies on portable players with much smaller screens, you probably do not really need anything with super high quality.
More iPad Video Conversion Guides

How to Rip DVD to iPad on your Mac?
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How to Convert DVD to iPod Touch/Nano/Classic on Mac

Step by step tutorial to convert DVD to iPod videos on Mac.

Socusoft DVD to iPad converter provides comprehensive video solutions for all your portable media players, for iPod users, you can convert DVD to iPod movies and convert all kinds of other video formats to iPod video in high quality with this powerful video tool.

For Windows users, please refer to: How to Convert DVD to iPod?

Step 1. Load DVD to the iPod video Converter.
Download and install DVD to iPad Converter for Mac here if not yet. Then insert your DVD into your DVD-ROM.
Start the video conversion tool, click the “Open DVD” button to load the DVD movie that you want to rip for your iPod. The longest track on the DVD is usually the main movie, pick up the longest track if you are going to convert the main DVD movie to iPod.

Step 2. Select Output Format for iPod Touch/Nano/Classic
iPods play MPEG-4 video files (.MP4). Go to the “Output” panel. Click the “Profile” drop-down list to choose the output format, select Apple iPod/iPad first, then you will get a sub-directory with all profiles. See bellow screen shot:

Convert DVD to iPod Touch Nano Classic on Mac
Pick the one suits your needs best, there are iPod (320*240) MPEG-4 Normal, iPod Video 2(640*480) MPEG-4 Normal, iPod Video 2(640*480) MPEG-4 Excellent, iPod Video 2(640*480) MPEG-4 Mini, iPod touch MPEG-4, iPod touch MPEG-4 480P, iPod touch MPEG-4 Extra, iPod touch MPEG-4 (480*320), iPod touch MPEG-4 (320*240), iPod touch MPEG-4 Wide Screen, Apple iPod Nano/Classic MPEG-4 Movie, iPod Video MPEG-4 Custom Movie, etc.

Step 3. Start Converting DVD to iPod on Mac
Click Convert Now button and wait for it to finish. The encoding may take a while depending on the length of the movie and the settings you chose.
Step 4. Put the Converted Video to your iPod
Connect your iPod and start iTunes, add the videos to iTunes library and Sync them to your iPod.

More Features of DVD to iPod Converter:

1. Convert DVD to iPod Video or Video file to iPod in One Click.
2.Compatible with iPod Touch, iPod Classic, iPod nano, etc.
3. High quality MP4 video in H.264 and MPEG-4 format. Support iPod to TV.
4. Select DVD Subtitle/Audio Track to your own language.
5. Easy video cropping, splitting, customizing video quality and size and much more before conversion.
6. This DVD to iPad converter is an all-inclusive video conversion tool, besides iPod serials (iPod Touch, iPod Classic, iPod nano), you can also convert DVD and videos to any other formats for more portable media players.

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