The following describes how DVDRemaster can be used to convert a DVD so it can be watched on video iPod, iPod touch or iPhone. We will cover the following topics:
Before starting this tutorial, make sure you have the following items available:
On a DVD, the video content is found in the VIDEO_TS folder. If you plan on experimenting with the different settings available in DVDRemaster, it is recommended to copy this folder and its contents to your hard disk before beginning the conversion. Since hard disks are much faster than DVD drives, having a local copy on your hard disk will increase the speed of the conversion and save you from reading it again from the much slower DVD drive.
To make a local copy, simply drag and drop the VIDEO_TS folder from the DVD to your Desktop. Note that this will fail if the DVD is encrypted.
Once you are ready, launch DVDRemaster and click on Source. You will then be prompted to choose the VIDEO_TS folder containing your movie. If you made a local copy earlier, simply select the VIDEO_TS folder on your hard disk. Otherwise, select the one on the DVD. You can change the destination folder simply by clicking on Destination and choosing a different folder.
Now that you have selected the source and destination folders, you are only a few easy steps away from having a movie viewable on your video iPod or iPhone. First, make sure you are in the export mode by selecting the Export tab. Then, from the Format drop-down list select iPod/iPhone. Depending on your intention you can select among the following presets from the Presets drop-down list:
If you require increased control over the settings, you can create custom presets by clicking on the Configure button.
Next, for each video track you can select which audio track to use by simply clicking in the Audio column for a given video track and selecting from the list of available audio tracks. You can perform the same task for subtitles using the Subtitle column. In the Pro edition, you can also select which tracks to convert using the check boxes. The Standard edition simply converts everything.
That's it! You are now ready to click on the Start button in the upper right-hand corner.
DVDRemaster then creates a folder in your destination folder in which it stores all the converted movies. A movie is created for each video track you choose to convert. These movies can be played in QuickTime Player or dragged on top of iTunes if you wish to import them in your movie library. Depending on the settings, iTunes will make another copy of the movies imported to the iTunes library. In this case, you can safely delete the original movie after it has been imported in order to save space on your hard disk. Once it is in your iTunes library, simply synchronize your device and enjoy your movie!