How to Watch and Transfer Movies to Your iPhone, iPod, or iPad from a DVD

Once people buy their Apple Device, people at one once want to try the unique 'Retina Display' of their new device. Watching movies and other videos can be tons of fun watching them on either iPhone, iPod, or iPad. Usually, new users get stuck on the part when you have to sync or transfer movies or videos from your computer to your Apple Device. Keep reading and you will find out how to get movies onto your Apple Device in just a few simple steps.

To begin with, you will need two downloadable software:

  • Handbrake, this will be used to rip (convert) your DVD format into a format that is playable on your iDevice. 
  • VLC, this is just a simple and ordinary media player but Handbrake might have to use VLC under certain circumstances, so to avoid any trouble download it anyway. 

Step 1:

In this step you will need to rip the DVD into MP4, one of the formats that Apple Devices use. Put in the DVD into your computer, if anything opens up then close it, otherwise, move on. Open Handbrake. You will see the files on the DVD. Find a file called 'VIDEO_TS' select this folder, don't go into it. Then press open. 
Handbrake will then briefly scan for all the titles in the 'Source' section. Select which title or movie you want and choose its chapters as well. 

Step 2:

Press the 'Toggle Presets' button on the top right of the screen. A pop under menu will open, select iPhone from there. From there select 'Audio and Subtitles'. Choose the language and the subtitles you want to listen and read in the movie later, because once you choose it you will not be able to change these settings later through your Apple Device. Make sure that you choose where you want to save the file, and select the green Start icon. Now Handbrake will start ripping your movie into the selected destination. This might take a while. 

Step 3:

Once the whole ripping is done and your movie is saved in your specified folder, you are ready to shift the movie into iTunes. Just select and drag the MP4 file from your computer into iTunes. The transfer will occur and you can then view your movie in iTunes. You can then edit it's name, genre etc. from there. 

Step 4:

Now it's time for you to put the movie into your Apple Device. Select your device from the left sidebar in iTunes and scroll down. There, you will see a box, select the movie you want to transfer from there. Select it and then press apply at the bottom. iTunes will start copying the movie into your iPhone, and later you can find the movie inside your iPhone in the library. 

There you go, now sit back and enjoy watching movies on your iDevice. If you need any additional help, comment below, or if it works perfectly leave a comment below so that we know that we helped you!


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