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How to Convert DVD to iTunes (Step by Step)

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dvd to itunes ripperWatching out favorite DVD movies on iPad, iPhone, iPod while on the go is very convenient and enjoyable. However, iTunes dos not support the DVD format, so you have to convert DVD to video formats supported by iTunes, for example MP4 or MOV. How to do it?

To import DVD movies to iTunes you should use some DVD to iTunes ripper software (look for free download options). In case you use Mac OS, you should copy DVDs to iTunes on Mac. The conversion can be completed in 3 simple steps:

  1. Click “Load DVD” and select the DVD files you want to convert.
  2. Click Profile to choose the iTunes supported video format. In the settings you can also customize bit rate, frame rate, encoder, resolution etc.
  3. To convert chosen DVD to the appropriate video format, for example .MP4, click “Start”.

Aimersoft is DVD to iTunes ripper, an ideal tool to convert DVD files to iTunes compatible formats. Also, this software has some special features like cropping the black bars, splitting or merging videos etc.

If you want to rip non-protected DVDs to iTunes, you can do it for free with VLC software. First of all, download and install VLC on your computer. Copyright protected DVD movies cannot be handled by VLC and the video quality would not be good enough. So, if you want to convert some protected DVD movies, you have to do it with some DVD ripper software. So, here are the steps for using VLC media player:

  1. Insert your DVD to the hard drive and launch VLC media player. Then, click Media>Open Disc and the window is going to pop up. Select the disc device you are about to rip.
  2. Check your DVD to ensure the disc device field has been specified to the optical drive with your DVD and then select the MP4 as the output format.
  3. Click Save/Convert to start the ripping process.
  4. After the conversion is completed, open iTunes and transfer the ripped DVD files to the iTunes library and sync them to your device (iPhone, iPod, iPad)
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