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Handbrake for Windows

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meyerhaus

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Anybody used this yet with a 60gb 5G? I am sick of downloading stuff, but will do it if it helps.
 

mluhring

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I downloaded this yesterday and it seems to work really well. The CLI seems to be the only way to make a proper ipod video right now.

Here is a page with info that helped me out.

randompage.org/articles/2005/12/18/ripping-dvds-for-your-ipod-video
 

mluhring

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Handbrake has a beta version for windows that seems to work well and is certainly as fast a videora without the problems with ipod firmware 1.1. I have converted two dvds and both work great on my ipod. I am running firmware version 1.1 on my 5G 60GB.

handbrake.m0k.org is were you can get the windows beta.
 

skywalk423

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I tried this as well and it produced H.264 videos that played perfectly on firmware 1.1. The only thing that didn't work for me was 2-pass H.264 encoding ("-2" flag, crashed out before it could start the encode). With a little more work, this could be a great FREE alternative to QuickTime Pro for 1.1 users.
 

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porschedude said:
There are other DVD rippers, handbrake probably isn't the best. Unless you have a mac. Hehehehe, suckers.
hmmm, due to a hardware failure I'm forced to temporarily use my laptop. I find the 2 software (eg DVD decrypter+videora) solution much more cumbersome than handbrake. Sure, it's faster, but I set handbrake going before I head to bed, and wake up in the morning and copy it to my pod - that's more than I can watch in 24 hours anyway.

With the PC solution, you have to come back and tweak halfway through, and clean up VOB files etc at the end.

Yay for handbrake on the PC!

joan
 
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