This tutorial will walk you through the steps to convert DVD movies to iPod touch/nano/classic.
The software you will need is:
Clone2Go DVD to iPod Converter, with which you can
Convert DVD to iPod,
Convert video to iPod (AVI, WMV, ASF, 3GP, RM, RMVB, FLV, MKV, AVS, etc.),
Download YouTube video to iPod.
Note: If you are using a Mac, please go to: How to Convert DVD to iPod Touch/iPod Nano/iPod Classic on Mac?
In this guide, I'd like to focus on how to convert DVD movie to iPod using this DVD to iPod converter.
1. Download Clone2Go DVD to iPod Converter. Install and run it.
2. Click the "Open DVD" button to load the DVD movie. Alternatively, you can click "File -> Open DVD..." to import the DVD disc. After the DVD is imported, there will be a list of DVD titles showing in the program. Note: If your DVD movie is saved as a folder in your computer hard drive, you need to click the "Add Video" button to locate and import the movie.
3. Tick the longest DVD title from the list. Double click this title and you will preview the movie in the program.
4. Choose the most appropriate profile from the "Profile" drop-down list according to the brand of your iPod (iPod touch, iPod nano or iPod classic). Note: You can also customize a specific profile to meet your needs.
5. Click "Start Encode" to start to convert DVD movie to iPod video.
6. Add the output files to iTunes and sync them to your iPod.
The steps are quite simple. However, there are some useful tips and tricks we can take a look at while using this DVD to iPod converter to convert DVD movie to iPod.
Tip 1. Trim the video
Sometimes, we don't need the whole DVD movie for viewing on iPod. In this case, you can use the "Trim" function to get the exact clip from the movie. There are two methods to trim the video using Clone2Go DVD to iPod Converter. See the highlighted button NO. 2 shown in the graph above.
Tip 2. Choose "Audio Track" and "Subtitle"
A common DVD movie has several audio tracks and subtitles. If you want to modify the default audio track and subtitle to your favorite, this program can help you. Click the DVD title to make sure the "DVD Options" is not greyed out and then you can choose an available audio track and subtitle for the title. See the highlighted button NO. 4 shown in the graph above.
Tip 3. Merge all DVD chapters/titles into one file
Click the "Options" button on the main interface. In the pop-up dialog, navigate to "DVD" and tick "Do not separate a DVD video disc as titles". You will get a whole DVD movie rather than separate files. Of course, you need to make sure all DVD titles are selected.
Tip 4. Specify the output folder
Click the "Options" button on the main interface. In the "General" tab, you can specify the folder for the output file. For your convenience, the output file is easily available by clicking the "Folder" botton in the main interface after the encoding process.
Tip 5. Adjust the audio/video sync factor
Click the "Options" button on the main interface. Navigate to the "Video" tab and you can adjust the audio/video sync factor for the output video file.