It is very easy to transfer DVD movies and video files to iPod and iPhone. You just need to get a software tool to convert the DVD movies and video files to the video/audio format your iPod/iPhone recognizes. A perfect choice is Clone2Go DVD to iPod Converter, which combines three main features into one program: 1) Rip DVD's to iPod, 2) Convert videos to iPod, 3) Download YouTubes videos to iPod. Plus, it supports all kinds of iPod/iPhone players including iPod touch, iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod video, iPod shuffle, 3G iPhone, etc.
After you get the output iPod/iPhone compatible video/audio files from your DVD movies or video files with this DVD to iPod Converter, you just add the video/audio files to your iTunes and then drag them to your iPod/iPhone with the sync of iTunes Library. Here is the step by step guide: How to convert DVD and video to iPod.
However, suppose you had to reinstall the operating system or iTunes on a computer after a crash, you may want to transfer the music and video collections back to the computer from iPod or iPhone. Or you just want to backup the music and video files from your iPod or iPhone to your computer hard drive. Don't worry, there are lots of freewares tools designed for copying media files from iPod/iPhone to PC. So, I'd like to introduces several handy iPod/iPhone to PC tools below:
YamiPod ( Mac OS X, Windows, Linux )
YamiPod is a freeware application to efficiently manage your iPod under Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. It can be run directly from your iPod and needs no installation.
Main features: 1) mp3 and AAC files can be copied to/from iPod, 2) read/write access to mp3 id3 and AAC infos, 3) built in music player, 4) remove duplicated tracks, 5)PC to iPod synchronization, 6) multiple iPods support.
Pod to PC ( Windows )
Pod To PC is a free software program to transfer data from any kind of iPod or iPhone to a computer. It supports all generations of the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPod Video, iPod Nano, iPod and iPod Shuffle making it an universal tool to transfer data from those mobile devices to a PC.
Main features: 1) works with all iPods and iPhone, 2) recover music from your iPod, 3) preview music and videos, 4) easy automatic transfer, 5) complete playlist recovery, 6) prevents duplicate transfers, 7) recover your track ratings and more.
iDump ( Windows )
iDump will allow you to copy your songs from your iPod to a PC. Connect your iPod and run iDump and you'll have access to all your songs, select the songs you want to transfer then pick a destination directory and how you would like your songs to be named. And then sit back and copy all the selected songs to the PC.
Floola ( Win, Mac, Linux )
Floola is a freeware application to efficiently manage your iPod or your Motorola mobile phone (any model supporting iTunes except iPhone and iPod touch). It's a standalone application that can be run directly from your iPod and needs no installation under Linux (any GTK2 distro), Mac OS X (10.3.9 or newer!) and Windows (98 or newer, including Vista).
Main features: 1) move audio and video to/from iPod, 2) manage and import/export playlists, 3) last.fm support, 4) multi-lingual, 5) lyrics and podcasts support, 6) search files, 7) iPod troubleshooting, 8) manage notes, 9) sync files between PC and iPod.
Sharepod ( Win )
SharePod 3 is a lightweight music management program for your iPod. You can copy music and videos between your iPod and computers usually without having to install anything on the computer.
Main features: 1) move files to/from iPod, 2) built-in music player, 3) search, 4) create winamp-style playlists, 5) network file sharing (office, college, etc.), 6) built-in music player and more.
Ephpod ( Win )
EphPod is a full-featured, easy-to-use Windows application that connects with Apple's iPod. With a FireWire card and EphPod on a PC, it takes under 30 minutes to transfer 1,000 songs to an iPod. In addition, EphPod supports standard WinAmp (.M3U) playlists, includes powerful playlist creation features, and will synchronize an entire music collection with one click. It imports Microsoft Outlook contacts, in addition to allowing users to create and edit their own contacts. EphPod can also download the latest news, weather, e-books, and movie listings to an iPod.
Main features: 1) ultra-fast song transfer, 2) powerful playlist creation features, 3) one click sync, 4) winamp support, 5) bunch of extras (news, weather, movie listings, etc.).