Apple's line of digital media players includes several iPod models, including the iPod Classic, which features a high-capicity hard drive and a small LCD screen for video playback. Any movie or video file that can be opened in the iTunes program can also be transferred an played on an iPod Classic. The easiest way to put DVDs onto an iPod Classic is to use the Handbrake application to rip the DVD and convert it to a format compatible with iTunes.
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Things you need
- Mac or PC computer
- iTunes 8 or later
- iPod Classic
- iPod USB transfer cable
Go to the Handbrake website (see Resources below) and download the latest version of the application.
Launch the Handbrake program on your Mac or PC computer.
Insert a DVD into the disc drive of your computer.
Double-click on the DVD movie to select it as the video source.
Select "iPod" from the list of presets on the right side of the window.
Press the "Start" button at the top of the window to begin ripping the DVD to your computer's hard drive. Handbrake will create an MP4 file, which can be played on iTunes and the iPod Classic.
Open the iTunes application and import the MP4 file into your video library.
Plug the iPod Classic into your computer using an iPod USB transfer cable. The iPod Classic will begin syncing with your iTunes library, and the MP4 video file will automatically be transferred to your device.
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