Rip DVD to MP4 for sync to iPhone 3GS
A step by step guide about how to rip DVD movies to MP4 and transfer/sync to iPhone 3GS
Want to watch your favorite movies on your iPhone 3G or new iPhone 3GS? Well, the iTunes Store offers thousands of movies. But why not start with your own DVD collection? A professional DVD to iPhone Converter for Mac can help you easily convert both encrypted and unencrypted DVDs to iPhone supported formats with perfect quality on Mac OS. In fact, in this tutorial we'll explain how to convert a DVD and sync to iPhone format in just a few clicks. You don't need to know about video formats or settings to convert DVD to iPhone - just run the DVD to iPhone converter for Mac, open DVD, select a ready-made preset, and hit Start. Here are the easy steps.
Things You'll Need
- An iPhone, iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS
- A DVD movie you want to copy
- DVD to iPhone ripping software for Mac OS
- iTunes 6 or later
- QuickTime 7.0.4 or later
- Free space on your hard drive
Step 1 Download DVD to iPhone Converter for Mac
Step 2 Launch the software and load your DVD
Now get your DVD disc and insert it. Then run iFunia DVD to iPhone Converter on your Mac and click the big button "Load..." to load your DVD disk, you may see the name of DVD Movie disk if you insert DVD disk before running this DVD ripper tool (see the image below to have an idea). This may take up to a minute or two depending on the contents of the DVD and the speed of your optical drive.
Step 3 Select the titles you'd like to convert
A movie DVD usually has several titles. However, only the first title is the content of DVD movie ( you may recognize it from the 'Length', see the image below), the other titles are the theatrical trailers. You may un-check the options not to convert these useless titles. Just check the first title option and convert all chapters of DVD movie content to one whole video file.
The shorter titles on the DVD are usually the video backgrounds used in the DVD menu screens and DVD extras like movie trailers. Unless you are a graphic artist, you probably don't want to convert these titles.
Step 4 Choose your iPhone preset
In the Destination-Setup section of the interface, choose the right preset for your iPhone device in the Convert-to drop-down menu. You can also change the output settings to make the video look the best on iPhone. Here I set the output video format to 'iPhone MPEG-4 (640*480) Video (*.mp4)', Video Codec as 'H.264', Resolution as '640*480', Bitrate as '768', Frame Rate as '30', Audio Codec as 'AAC' by default. Remember that the output file size mostly depends on the Bitrate you set. Larger Bitrate, larger file size.
Step 5 Start converting DVD movies
Now you may click the big button "Start" to begin converting DVD movies onto your hard disk. The Convert progress bar shows you how much of the convert process is completed. The longer your movie and the larger its Bitrate, the longer the convert will take. The ripping time will depend on several variables including: the duration of the video file, the speed of your computer, what other activity your computer is currently doing, the codec you selected (H264 or MP4) and the bitrate you set.
Step 6 Transfer/Sync video to the iPhone
Minimize the iPhone video converter's window. Then attach your iPhone to the computer and sync it with iTunes. If you're connecting your iPhone for the first time, you'll need to name it, and choose how you'd like to manage your music and video. Check the option "Automatically sync songs and videos to my iPhone" so your music and video from the iTunes library will automatically snyc to your iPhone. The sync may take a few minutes. When syncing is done, eject your iPhone and take your movies with you. To play the newly converted movie on your iPhone, click iPhone Main Menu > Videos and then choose Movies. Read the detailed guide from here.
Tips & Tricks
Tip 1: You can select any subtitle and audio track on DVD for ripping to iPhone MP4 video.
Tip 2: You can do simple editing like trimming, cropping, adding special effects and watermark to video by clicking "Edit". Real-time preview provided while editing.
Tip 3: With batch conversion supported, you can append many tasks at one time and iFunia iPhone Video Converter for Mac will convert them one by one for saving your time.
Tip 4: You can preview the video by selecting the video and clicking Play in the preview pane. You can also take snapshot and save them as jpg, bmp file while preview.