How To Convert DVDs To Play On Your Ipod…

December 16, 2009

If you want to convert your dvds to play on your ipod the first thing that comes to mind is a free option.    And yes,  there are free dvd to ipod converters available.  the only problem with them is… They do not work well.  They will convert video and dvds with content you have burning off your computer to play on the ipod.  But, they will not convert dvd with Hollywood movies on them to play on your ipod.

The reason these will not convert Hollywood dvds to play on your ipod is because of the encryption with in them.   Movies have very large budgets to produce and the also have very large budgets to make sure they are not burned and to other dvds or other devices and pirated.   Hollywood want to make sure you are paying full price when you watch their moves.

But there is a way…

Some converters – the higher end ones with a budget behind them.  Have made dvd to ipod converters that CAN convert just about any dvd to play on your ipod.  The way they do this is with software that cracks the encryption of Hollywood dvds and makes it possible to burn them on other dvds or transfer them to your ipod.

Is This Legal you ask?  I’m no lawyer and don’t quote me on this and I make no guarantees they are.   But, from my understanding.. If you purchase a dvd you are allowed to do what every you like with it as long as you do not reproduce that content to sell to others.

So, if you are not planning on making a profit from burning that DVD, you can convert it to play on your ipod legally.  once again, consult real legal advice before doing this.

Which DVD converter should I use?

That’s a fantastic question.   The reason being is because most dvd to ipod converters will not convert Hollywood dvds.  They may try and make it look like they can with pictures of scenes from Hollywood dvds, but the sad truth is… those pictures are a lie made up to sell you on their un worthy product!

If you want to convert Hollywood DVDs you have to do the research – And no, free dvd to ipod converters cannot do this.  Trust me, I’ve wasted a lot of time trying to find one that can.  To convert dvd to play on your ipod, you have read real user reviews and see if those users were able to do it.

The best resource iv’e found is  That website has comments about specific dvd to ipod  converters by users who have been able to convert their dvds.

So, the moral of this story… To convert DVDs to play on your ipod, don’t waste your time with free products.  Read dvd to ipod reviews here and choose one that USERs have had a good experience.   Or if you like, you can go with one I ended up purchased – Cucusoft. click that link to read more about it.


Why I hate Free DVD to ipod converters…

December 16, 2009

The reason I hate free dvd to ipod converters is because when I wanted to convert a dvd to play on my ipod the first thing I read was about a free converter.  This converter claimed is was made by a group of programmers who have a reputation for building software like this and that they strongly believe their software is the very best for this type of conversion.

Well… It’s not!

2 hours later after a tedious install and a nightmarish user experience I was finally set up to convert my first dvd.

Than… it said my DVD was encrypted and it cannot convert this dvd!   Well.. All dvds are encrypted!  All

except the ones that no one wants to watch that is!   What do they think, I’m going to sit down and enjoy watching my fathers 3rd wedding!!!  Of course not.  But that was the only non sense that this self pro claimed “high class” dvd to ipod converter was able to convert!

All other dvds with real movies on them have encryption.  And this company wasted their time building one that can’t convert those types of movies.  And.. to make it worse, they than preached about how their converter was the best… How dare them!

Ok, enough ranting.  That is why I hate free dvd to ipod converts.  They claimed everything. Even that they are better than dvd converters that work.  Once you actually try to use them, they are nothing but a 2 hour disappointment.

Do yourself a favor and stay away from those.

Questions about converting DVD to Play on Ipods?

December 16, 2009

The most popular question…

How do I convert DVDs to play on the Ipod?

You can not convert dvds with Hollywood movies on them to play on your ipod with free software.   I recommend you read real user reviews of dvd to ipod converters (click that link) to find the software that is proven to convert any dvd to play on ipods.

Is DVD to ipod converter software easy to use?

If you get the right kind it is.   With the right software the process is extremely simple.  They basically guide you through each step in the conversion process and make sure do not mess it up alone the way.  I’m pretty sure a 5 year old can do this.

On the other hand, free software is not so easy.  I tried to convert one dvd to play on my ipod – without paying for good software.  It took me an hour to figure out how to use it, than finally it told it is in capable of converting this dvd because of the encryption- I was bummed.  Do yourself a favor and go with a quality dvd to ipod converter the first time.  You won’t be disappointed.

What DVDs can you Convert to play on your ipod?

You can convert everything.  If you have quality software, like Cucusoft (The one I use.) you can convert the kitchen sink to paly on your ipod – well, not literally, but what every dvd you want to paly on your ipod, you can.

That includes downloaded vides, Dvd that have been encrypted so there not able to be copied – which includes most movies on dvds.  These all can be converter with Good software.

Will a dvd to ipod converter work on my Iphone.

Of course it will. The best DVD to ipod converters are made for all apple products that are and hand held and have a screen.

Other question?

Please ask them at the bottom of this page.  I will do my best to answer them.  And, if your hesitate about posting, don’t be!  All your questions make this site a better place for everyone and I appreciate it.