How to Rip DVDs to iTunes for Free

How to Rip DVDs to iTunes for Free. Want to watch movies from your own DVD library on your iPod? With Instant Handbrake, free software for Mac OSX, you can easily make any DVD into an iTunes-compatible movie.

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Rip DVDs to iTunes for Free

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Launch Instant Handbrake.

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Select your DVD source.

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Insert your DVD. You many need to stop the auto-play.

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Hit "Continue" in Instant Handbrake. It will begin to scan your DVD.

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Select the file you want to convert. For full-length movies, this will be the file with the longest duration. For DVDs of TV Shows, please refer to the "Tips" section.

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Select where you want the converted files to be saved to. It's a good idea to save it to your "Movies" folder in Mac OSX.

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For the rest of the options on this screen, select H.264 for the "File Format," and for the "Picture Format" select "Original." This will preserve the picture format (wide or full screen) that's on the DVD.

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Hit "Convert." The movie will now be converted and saved to the folder you indicated in step six.

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Launch iTunes.

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Navigate to the folder your movie is saved in and drag the MP4 file into the iTunes Movie Folder.

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Hook up your iPod and sync up - or if you manually transfer from iTunes to your iPod, drag the movie on to your iPod. Now you're ready to enjoy your movie on the go!