A step by step guide about how to rip, convert and put DVD Movies to iPhone 4S on Mac
With the new iPhone 4S on hand, do you want to put your put DVD movies on it? Since the iPhone 4S has a 3.5-inch retina display, movies will do look great on the new device, and it's a lot easier to carry around than a laptop or portable DVD player.
Everyone's favorite free open-source DVD ripper, HandBrake, can extract video from unprotected DVDs as well as from Video_TS folders and individual VOB files. If you were prescient enough to implant chapter markers in your video project when you first created it, HandBrake can extract specific chapters or groups of chapters. On the commercial side of things, Roxio's $40 Crunch and Toast Titanium 10 can also convert Video_TS folders, though you can't extract scenes from them. Well, my favorite tool is $29 iFunia DVD to iPhone 4 Converter for Mac. It helps you easily convert both encrypted and unencrypted DVDs to iPhone 4S supported formats with perfect quality on Mac OS. You don't need to know about video formats or settings to convert DVD to iPhone - just run the iFunia DVD to iPhone 4 converter for Mac, open DVD, select a ready-made preset, and hit Start. Here are the easy steps.
Things You'll Need
An iPhone 4S
A DVD movie you want to copy
iTunes 6 or later
QuickTime 7.0.4 or later
Free space on your hard drive
Step 1 Launch iFunia DVD to iPhone 4S Converter and load your DVD
Now get your DVD disc and insert it. Then run iFunia DVD to iPhone 4S Converter on your Mac and click the big button "Add DVD" to load your DVD disk, you may see the name of DVD Movie disk if you insert DVD disk before running this DVD ripper tool (see the image below to have an idea). This may take up to a minute or two depending on the contents of the DVD and the speed of your optical drive.
Step 2 Output Settings for iPhone 4S
In the Destination-Setup section of the interface, choose the right preset for your iPhone device in the "Output Format" drop-down menu. You can also change the output settings to make the video look the best on iPhone. Here I set the output video format to 'iPhone MPEG-4 (640*480) Video (*.mp4)', Video Codec as 'H.264', Resolution as '640*480', Bitrate as '768', Frame Rate as '30', Audio Codec as 'AAC' by default. Remember that the output file size mostly depends on the Bitrate you set. Larger Bitrate, larger file size.
Step 3 Convert DVD to iPhone 4S on Mac and Transfer/Sync to iTunes
Now you may click the big button "Start" to begin converting DVD movies onto your hard disk. The Convert progress bar shows you how much of the convert process is completed. Please note the ripping time will depend on several variables including: the duration of the video file, the speed of your computer, what other activity your computer is currently doing, the codec you selected (H264 or MP4) and the bitrate you set.
After conversion, you can minimize the DVD to iPhone converter's window. Then attach your iPhone to the computer and sync it with iTunes. Check the option "Automatically sync songs and videos to my iPhone" so your music and video from the iTunes library will automatically snyc to your iPhone.
Tips & Tricks
Tip 1: You can select any subtitle and audio track on DVD for ripping to iPhone MP4 video.
Tip 2: You can do simple editing like trimming, cropping, adding special effects and watermark to video by clicking "Edit". Real-time preview provided while editing.
Tip 3: With batch conversion supported, you can append many tasks at one time and iFunia iPhone Video Converter for Mac will convert them one by one for saving your time.
Tip 4: You can preview the video by selecting the video and clicking Play in the preview pane. You can also take snapshot and save them as jpg, bmp file while preview.
Now that you’ve converted the DVD video into a usable iPhone 4S ready-format, you can do what you like with it. Pull it into iMovie and create e-mail, Web, YouTube, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4-compatible versions of it and share it with the world. After all, it’s your video!