Solved [HELP] Transferring DVDs to iPod. How to, and is it legal

Hewlett-packard / Hp g62 notebook pc
August 8, 2012 at 11:57:46
Specs: Windows 7, 2.266 GHz / 2933 MB
I really need a quick answer on this, I currently want to transfer some DVDs to my ipod but i do not know if it is legal or not.
If it is legal then how do i go about transferring them?
I am transferring Friends and Scrubs DVDs
I live in the UK, U.S laws and UK laws differ

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August 9, 2012 at 07:22:36
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Supposedly it's not legal but I take up issues with this. Your not trying to redistrbute it or profite from it so I don't see why it should be illegal to view the DVD on a different device than your TV.

Have a look at Handbrake. It's a conversion software that has presets tailored to idevices. It may not work though if the disc is copy protected but it's free and worth a try.

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August 13, 2012 at 08:45:01
I've used Handbrake on the Mac for over a year for exactly this purpose and it works great. In fact you can set the compression levels higher for use on an iPod nano and get 4 or 5 movies onto a 4G iPod and still have room for a little music, which is what I do for our kids for long trips in the car.

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August 13, 2012 at 15:49:12
I use it all the time as well, works great for converting TIVO files into usable video for my iPad.

Hey kunmerpark, have you ever tried converting a copy protected DVD? Just wondering if you ran into any issues, I haven't tried it yet.

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August 28, 2012 at 08:20:19
HandBrake 0.9.2 ( - DVD to AVI/MPEG-4 converter - incorporates many major and exciting changes-including full support for the AppleTV Take 2 and the latest iPhone/iPod Touch firmware. Mac users take note: this release is only compatible with Mac OS X Leopard, 10.5.
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