How to rip DVD to iPod videos on Mac

Read the step-by-step guide to learn how to convert DVD movies to iPod videos.

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The formats iPod support are MPEG-4 or H.264 video file at 320×240 resolution. The fifth generation iPods will not accept video at resolutions higher than 320×240 so you usually need to convert your video. A typical DVD movie will take up about 500 to 700 Megs when converted.Take whatever DVD sources you have and rip it to an iPod; you need a professional converter to help you to do this. There are plenty of such converters you can find on the market, but the quality different. The one we recommend is Aneesoft DVD to iPod Converter for Mac, compared to others, this soft has rapid conversion speed, high output quality, what's more, it is quite easy to use, to a novice, this is the most suitable converter. It will walk you through everything step by step like following.

Things you’ll need
1. Aneesoft DVD to iPod Converter for Mac (Free for download trial version)
2. DVD video files

Step 1: Download & install

Download the free trial version, launch setup and follow instructions on screen.

Step 2: Load DVD disk to convert

Load your favourite DVD by clicking "Add DVD" button.

Step 3: Edit your video file (optional): crop, trim, add effects, add watermark

Trim Video:

Click the "Edit" button on the top to go Edit window. Click the Start Point and End Point to keep your favourite parts of video.

Crop Video:

Click "Crop" tab to check the "Enable Crop" option box to crop your video frame and select output aspect ratio.

Set Effect:

Click the "Effect" tab and then check "Enable Effect" option box to set the video brightness and contrast. You can also choose a special effect to apply to your movie.

Add Watermark:

Click "Watermark" tab and then check "Enable Effect" option box to add Text or Image watermark onto your video.

Step 4: Output Setup

Select a profile for your iPod.

Step 5: Start converting

Click "Start" button and convert the movie from dvd to ipod video format.