Did you get a new iPad, iPhone or iPod for Christmas? Congrats! But your new gadget isn’t any good without some content. You could go to the iTunes Store and buy a bunch of movies and TV shows, but you probably already have a DVD collection and chances are Santa put a few in your stocking yesterday anyway.
The good news is, Apple’s portable video players and the Apple TV can handle a variety of video file formats including:
- H.264 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
- MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
The bad news is, how the hell do you convert a DVD into one of those techno-mumbo-jumbo files listed above? Don’y worry, MethodShop.com has a tutorial that will show you how to convert your new DVDs into video files compatible with your iPad, iPhone or iPod. We’ll even show you how to do it using a FREE program called Handbrake.
Here’s the link to the tutorial:
How To Convert Your DVDs to iPad, iPhone, iPod or Apple TV