11 Replies Latest reply: Dec 15, 2012 3:43 PM by tedstevenson Branched to a new discussion.
Cumby Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am wanting to use handbrake to convert and upload a dvd movie I own to itunes so I can sync it with an ipad. I have been told that handbrake will do this.  I have tried several DVDs but when I try to convert it, I see many different files, and cant figure out which one would be the full length movie.  When I choose any of these to convert, I get the following window window.

 

 

 

 

My imac is intel core 2 duo, so Im assuming it is 64 bit.  I have tried to download the VLC media player in 64 bit, but Im still getting the same window every time I try to convert any file.  What am I doing wrong? Help please.


iMac 8,1, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.66 GHz
  • Cumby Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ooop. Window doesnt seem to be showing up. Here is what it says:

     

    HandBrake could not find VLC or your VLC is incompatible (Note: 32 bit vlc is not compatible with 64 bit HandBrake and vice-versa).

     

    Please download and install VLC media player if you wish to read encrypted DVDs.

  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (92,450 points)

    Movies/tv shows that you buy on DVD are encrypted to stop you from doing this.  Breaking this encryption is illegal.

  • Cumby Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So I own the Movie, but cant view it on whatever media I want to. Nice! Then the only way to view movies on an ipad is to buy it again through itunes?

  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (40,720 points)

    Cumby wrote:

     

    So I own the Movie, but cant view it on whatever media I want to.

    Correct.  Not according to laws in most countries. In the US you are not even allowed to make a backup copy of a copy protected DVD.  A few vendors provide a means to get a computer friendly version as part of a normal DVD purchase, but unless they provide for that then yes, they do expect you to buy the movie again in a computer friendly format.  Thank your powerful media lobbyists and aquiescent lawmakers in Washington.

     

    You probably won't get more response to this topic.  Apple's terms of use for this site specifically prohibit assistence with copy protected media to the extent they will often simply remove the whole topic from the site if it just asks the question.

  • Cumby Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Let me guess, the same people that forced NetFlix to raise their rates.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,230 points)
    So I own the Movie,

    You don't "own" the movie. You own a physical copy which gives you a license to do certain things, none of which is make a copy. You also cannot repackage it and sell it as "Cumby's Greatest Movie Ever". If you "owned" the movie, you could do that.

     

    Let me guess, the same people that forced NetFlix to raise their rates.

    No one forced Netflix to do anything.

     

    Perhaps you should post in the Handbrake forums since the issue you are having is with Handbrake, not iTunes nor iPad nor your computer.

    Very likely your issue would have been solved yesterday.

  • Cumby Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I buy a movie to view it personally, not copy it to rip off the movie industry. No one buys a CD and then downloads the same album on Itunes so they can play it both on a cd player and ipod.

  • christopher rigby1 Level 4 Level 4 (2,085 points)

    Cumby wrote:

     

    I buy a movie to view it personally, not copy it to rip off the movie industry. No one buys a CD and then downloads the same album on Itunes so they can play it both on a cd player and ipod.

     

    The advice you've been given is technically correct. However, it's worth pointing out that in the UK this is regarded as a "grey area". For example, the Macworld magazine will readily give advice on the kind of question you've asked, but will preface their replies by stating what the law actually says, especially with regard to piracy and copyright; then they add that IF the operation is merely to "rip" a DVD you've already bought so you can play it on your own iPod, then (etc etc etc).

     

    FWIW, and in that context, you need to use Handbrake to convert the content to H.264 so it will play on iPods.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,230 points)

    "I buy a movie to view it personally, not copy it to rip off the movie industry."

     

    I understand.

     

    "No one buys a CD and then downloads the same album on Itunes so they can play it both on a cd player and ipod."

     

    Correct. But copying CDs to you computer was ruled legal in court cases.

    Breaking the encryption on commercial DVDs has been deemed illegal by the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act).

  • woodmeister50 Level 4 Level 4 (3,985 points)

    Breaking encryption on any media is against the law in

    most civilized countries in the world!!!!!

     

    You do not "own" the movie.  The movie studio does.

    What you purchase is a license to view that movie from that

    media only.  Read the fine print that is on the cover.

  • tedstevenson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This fact has been debated for a while now, and in australia and a few other countries if you own the dvd you can have a copy on your computer as long as you NEVER give a copy to anyone, and you must own the dvd if the dvd is given away the copy must be destroyed.