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DVDs on your iPod

10/13/05 | by [mail] | Categories: computer/tech

iTunes 6 has no way to import a DVD into the library. But I found this guide for ripping a DVD to a format that you can import to iTunes, then sync with the iPod. The same site also has a guide for converting any downloaded video for the iPod using ffmpegX, another free program that I already have installed. So, a person could wait until the next day and download one of 5 shows from the music store at half of the normal tv resolution for $1.99, or they could use BitTorrent to start downloading almost any show on tv about an hour after it airs, and get it for free in High Definition, then use ffmpegX to convert it if they want to watch it on the iPod. Hmm. Not that I would bother with any of this when I can watch the show on my tv. The important thing is that it will be possible to take content you already have and put it on the iPod. Not easy, exactly, but possible.



Or for a little more you can puke on all this hype and get a portable tivo, with a bigger sreen, better output resolution, and (probably) more supported playback format. Mmmmmm!

Jared [Visitor]http://www.xanga.com/jaredjared10/13/05 @ 13:40
[Member]  http://www.brendoman.com/10/13/05 @ 14:31

doesn’t seem worth it to me, but I’m glad that competition is driving their prices lower.

nathan [Visitor]http://nairnsnews.blogspot.com10/14/05 @ 18:41

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