Wednesday, January 06, 2010

How to Convert DVD to iTunes Format on Mac OS X

The following step by step tutorial is going to show you how to rip DVDs to iTunes format, convert DVD to iTunes friendly video/audio format on Mac OS X and transfer DVD movies to iTunes library for syncing to iPod, iPhone, Apple TV using Clone2Go DVD to iTunes Converter for Mac.

Step 1. Import DVD Movie

Download the latest version of Clone2Go DVD to iTunes Converter for Mac, install and run it. ( free download )

Click the "Open DVD" button to load the DVD movie you are going to transfer to your iTunes library. After the movie is imported, there is a list showing each DVD chapter/title. From the table, you can know about the Name, Duration, Video Size, etc about the DVD movie.

Rip DVD to iTunes Format on Mac

Note: Check out the longest DVD chapter/title, which is usually the main content of the DVD movie.

Step 2. Choose Output Format

Go to the "Output" panel. Click the "Profile" drop-down list to choose the output format. To convert DVD to iTunes friendly video/audio format on Mac, choose the "Apple iPod", "Apple iPhone" or "Apple TV" category. For example, if you want to convert DVD for playback on your iPod Touch, just choose "Apple iPod" in the drop-down list. From the subcategory, choose "iPod Touch MPEG-4" and you will get the output video in iTunes friendly format ready for syncing to your iPod Touch.

Rip DVD to iTunes Format on Mac

Step 3. Start Converting DVD to iTunes on Mac

After making all necessary settings, click the "Convert Now" button to start to convert DVD to iTunes format on Mac.

There are a few Tips and Tricks while using this DVD to iTunes Converter for Mac to rip DVDs to iTunes format for syncing to iPod, iPhone or Apple TV.

Tips 1. Trim DVD Title or Chapter

If you only want part of the DVD movie for viewing on your iPod, iPhone or Apple TV, you can trim the DVD movie in either of the following two ways:

Method 1. Specify the "Start Time" and "Stop Time" under the manager panel within the accuracy of second.

Method 2. Trim the movie while previewing it. You can click the "Trim Begin" and "Trim End" buttons to get the certain part of the movie/video while playing it back.

Tips 2. Customize Profile

If you fail to find the most appropriate output format from the "Profile" list for your player, you can click the "Customize..." button next to it to customize a profile. In the following "Profile Settings" Window, you can adjust Video Size, Frame Rate, Encoder, Bitrate; Audio Sample Rate, Channels, Encoder, Bitrate, etc to meet your specific needs.

Rip DVD to iTunes Format on Mac

Tips 3. Select DVD Subtitle/Audio Track

A common DVD movie has several DVD subtitles and audio tracks. You can select any available DVD Audio Track and Subtitle to convert. Just extend the "DVD Audio" and "DVD Subtitle" drop-down menu and choose your favorite audio track and subtitle.

Note: If you want to remove DVD subtitle, just select "None" from the drop-down list. Likewise, if you want to rip DVD without audio, you just choose "None" from the "DVD Audio" menu.

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