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Convert DVD to iPod for Mac OS Users
In spite of the small screen, iPod is probably the easiest and perfect portable tool to watch videos. And one big source of videos are the DVD movies you own. To put your DVD movies on iPod, you will need a conversion tool. The majority of iPod conversion tools are for Windows OS, and if you OS is Mac, you will need a special converter for Mac users. Wondershare DVD to iPod converter for Mac is a professional yet easy to use Mac DVD to iPod converter designed for Mac OS users. And it is also rich in movie editing options. To convert DVD to iPod on your Mac OS, you can download Wondershare DVD to iPod Converter for Mac first, and following the steps below to put a DVD movie on your iPod:
Step 1: Import DVD Movies
1.Click the Load DVD button, select the folder of your DVD movie, and click OK. If the movie is on your disc drive, you can just select the drive and click OK.
2.Or click the Load IFO button, open the folder of your DVD movie, and you will find two folders in it: AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS. Open the VIDEO_TS folder, select all the IFO files, and then click OK.
3.After the movie is imported, you can see all the chapters and titles in it, and then you can check the ones you want to convert. If you want to convert the whole movie, you can just keep all the titles or chapters checked.
Step 2: Output Settings
1.Before conversion, there are a few settings you should make:
2.Select the iPod Video format from the Format drop-down list (Besides DVD to iPod video conversion, it can even rip DVD audio to iPod).
3.Click the Settings button to set encoding settings including video resolution, frame rate, bit rate and video encoder, audio encoding settings including sample rate, channel, bit rate and audio encoder.
4.Name each title/chapter in the Output Filename field, and select the subtitle and audio track for the titles/chapters.
5.Note: You can check the “Merger into one file” option to join all the selected DVD titles/chapters into one file instead of creating a separated file for each title/chapter.
Click the Start button to start the conversion. And now you can just go talk a walk and wait till the conversion is completed. After that, you can just transfer the created files to your iPod with iTunes.
Tip 1: Trim Movie
If you just want to convert a clip from your DVD movie, you can click the Trim icon to capture a clip. In the Trim window, you can trim the length of the current title/chapter by either dragging the Start Time and End Time sliders or setting the time parameters in each corresponding field.
Tip 2: Crop Video
If you DVD video has black sides, you can use this Crop function to remove them. Click the Crop icon to open the Crop window, and set the crop area by dragging the crop frame or setting the four crop parameters (Top, Bottom, Left and Right).
Tip 3: Movie Effect
If you are not content with the original effect, you can click the Effect icon to set the video brightness, contrast, saturation, and audio volume. You can also choose to apply a special effect to your movie video from effects including Gray, Emboss and Negative.
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