Thursday, July 21, 2011

Convert DVD to iTunes

How to Convert DVD to iTunes

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Most people own several DVDs that they would like to see on iTunes. However, for commercial reasons, Apple does not provide any means of ripping a DVD to iTunes. Therefore, the only recourse left to people is to use some other software to do the conversion. There are professional products in the market that will allow you to convert your DVD collection for viewing on iTunes.

You can easily rip your DVDs with a professional DVD ripper like Tipard iTunes. You will be able to convert DVDs without any loss in quality. Other features available are cropping of the black bar, appending effects to the DVD video, splitting the video, or merging multiple files and many more. This converter makes it possible for you to play your DVD collection through iTunes on your iPod Touch, iPhone4, iPad or other compatible portable players.

The operation of conversion is simple and can be performed by anyone, without technical knowledge. The software is available on two platforms, Windows and Mac, so both types of users can avail it. Linux users will need to use AVIDemux-2 and convert their DVDs to MP4 for watching on iTunes.

Windows users will initially need to download and install Tipard iTunes DVD Ripper on their system and run it. Clicking on 'Load DVD' will add the DVD Movies that you want to rip to iTunes. With this converter, it is possible to convert ISO files as well.

Next, you will have to select the output format. For converting and playing on iTunes, the format you will need is M4V, MP4 or MOV. Therefore, select MP4 from the 'Common Video'. Indicate the output folder where you want the converted file to be.

At this point, either you may want to convert the entire DVD without any further changes, or you may want to edit the video to get a customized iTunes video. The software has several powerful editing features that will make the editing a simple affair, and you can enjoy your self-produced video in your favorite iTunes in any of the portable devices.

However, if no further editing is required, then simply hit the 'Start' button to begin the conversion. Depending on how big your original DVD was, you may have to wait for a while before your converted file is ready.

Once the conversion is finished, you may check out the quality of your converted video file in any iPhone4, iPad or iPod Touch, playing iTunes. If you are satisfied, you may plan to store the video on your hard disk or burn it onto a DVD.

Convert MTS Video to iMovie

Tips to convert MTS Video to iMovie

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Mac computers are unable to import MTS video files that are generated by HD Camcorders. For a Mac computer to be able to import MTS video formats, it has to be running iMovie'09 on an Intel Dual Core or Core Duo Processor, which is a rare case for most users. Therefore, there is a need for a simple method to convert MTS to iMovie such that it is easily imported into a Mac.

Formats that are supported by iMovie include MP4, MPEG, MOV and DV. Therefore, for importing MTS video files, first you will need a converter that can convert MTS into one of the formats that iMovie can understand. With these converters, it is the matter of only a few steps to convert your MTS files into the proper format. Then you will be able to watch all your MTS files on creative zen, Apple TV, Blackberry, Gphone, iPhone, iPod and PSP.

Most video converters will allow you to convert your MTS files to iMovie formats, as well as other formats such as RM, MKV, RMVB, DivX, Xvid, AVI, 3G2 and WMV. This allows you the comfort of editing your videos from your HD camcorders with Premiere Pro, FCP, and FCE, including iMovie. The converters are intelligent enough to be loss-less, so you need not worry about losing any video quality.

For converting the MTS files, first you will have to use a good video converter of your liking. Install this on your Mac and run it. You may either use the drag and drop feature to add your MTS files or use the 'Add File' button to select the desired files, from the list of file types that will pop-up.

Select the output file format, one that is compatible with iMovie, such as the MP4. Now, the only other operation to be done is to click on the 'Convert' button, and your MTS files are converted. Select the MP4 files to be imported and click 'import' to watch them in iMovie.

On your Mac, iMovie can be used to edit, organize and share video clips from camcorders. It is a great application that can also stabilize and correct shaky video clips from your camcorder. As claimed, iMovie ought to be compatible with popular HD camcorders like JVC GZ-HD40, Sony DCR-SR47, Panasonic HDC-HS300 and Canon VIXIA HF200. However, this mostly does not happen, and there is no other alternative than to convert the MTS output from these camcorders to a format that iMovie does understand. If you want iMovie for Windows, go to