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Converting a dvd to itunes / video ipod


Jessicamh88

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:blink: Jesica may not need help but I sure do.

 

I just got my first iMac along with Toast and AppleTV, and am trying to get some of my DVDs onto iTunes.

 

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

If these are commercial DVDs they will have encryption that prevents copying. You'll need to go to ripdifferent.com to learn how to deal with that.

 

If you have a non-encrypted VIDEO_TS folder on the hard drive or a non-encrypted video DVD, here are the steps:

 

Either insert the video DVD or place the VIDEO_TS folder on the desktop (or inside your Movies folder and not inside any other folder).

 

Open Toast and choose DVD video as the format in the Video window.

 

Choose DVD with the top button in the Toast Media Browser. Wait a couple seconds for the DVD to show up in the browser's window. Now click on the lower button to go to either the titles or chapter level of the DVD (whichever it is that you want). In the browser window select any titles (or chapters) you want and either drag them to the Video window or press the + button. Toast extracts the MPEG video from the source and writes it to the Roxio Converted Items folder that's in you Documents folder.

 

Next, click on the extracted videos in the Video window to select them. Now click the Export button to export the video to the format you want.

 

If the source had multiple soundtracks, after selecting it in the video window click the Edit button. In the window that appears the Audio description becomes a button where you can select your preferred audio track.

 

When you quit Toast the converted items folder is automatically emptied. If you don't want this to happen you need to change Toast's Preferences.

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What kind of video? Is it from a video DVD, VIDEO_TS, AVI, QuickTime movie or something else? Generally the answer is to add the video to the Toast Video window with DVD video selected as the format. Select the video in that window and click the Export button. There you'll see various export options. However, if the source is a non-encrypted video DVD or VIDEO_TS you must first extract the MPEG video by using the Toast Media Browser. Instructions are in Toast Help or I can describe the steps if you are still having trouble.

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The instructions in the manual aren't as detailed as you instructions. Thank you very much for putting a little more detail in this thread about how to export for IPOD video.

 

I followed the instructions and exported a DVD program using Toast 8. I used the "best" quality export option. It took a VERY long time to export but finally the video program showed up in iTunes, however, when I played the video only the first 14 seconds of an hour and 13 minutes total time played. The elapsed counter kept running but the picture froze and the audio quit.

 

Has anyone ever experienced?

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The instructions in the manual aren't as detailed as you instructions. Thank you very much for putting a little more detail in this thread about how to export for IPOD video.

 

I followed the instructions and exported a DVD program using Toast 8. I used the "best" quality export option. It took a VERY long time to export but finally the video program showed up in iTunes, however, when I played the video only the first 14 seconds of an hour and 13 minutes total time played. The elapsed counter kept running but the picture froze and the audio quit.

 

Has anyone ever experienced?

I'm sorry this happened after such a long process. A likely possibility is that the MPEG video has timecode breaks To check and fix this you need the freeware application MPEG Streamclip. To view MPEG video with Streamclip you also need Apple's QuickTime MPEG2 Playback Component which is available for download at the online Apple Store for about $20.

 

The process is to open the extracted MPEG that's in the Converted Items folder with Streamclip, choose Fix Timecode Breaks from the Edit menu and then choose Convert to MPEG from the File menu. Use the MPEG saved by Streamclip in place of the one extracted by Toast.

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