Featured »

February 25, 2015 – 8:38 pm | 2,299 views

I’m loving how things like ginger and turmeric powder are showing up in natural groceries. I find this phenomena interesting because I’ve been consuming these items in their natural form for years. In fact, I …

Read the full story »
Food

Recipes, tools, techniques, and quick tips to help you work a kitchen like a pro.

Leadership

Leadership tools and techniques that I find interesting and useful (mainly the ones that work).

Music

Instrument and accessory reviews, tips, scales, practice sheets, and music.

Projects

Everyday project management tools to help my life run smooth and my personal projects.

Technology

Cool tech stuff that I find out there and things I find will help you go through your day.

Home » Technology, Tools

Handbrake.fr

Submitted by on May 21, 2009 – 11:59 pm 2 Comments | 2,543 views
handbrake-logo

handbrake-logoWhen the iPhone and video iPods came out a friend of mine was asking me about how to copy movies so they work on them.  My initial response was to buy the movies from iTunes.  I got the same look when I told someone I bought a Windows 95 license.  After doing some research, I found a couple of burners out there but none of them were very Mac OS X friendly.

Then I found HandBrake: http://handbrake.fr/.

This application is really easy to use.  You pop in your DVD, click the settings you want to burn for (Apple TV, iPhone, iPod, PSP, etc…) and click start.  In a few minutes or so you’ll have a video ready for any of your portable devices.  So now what?  The kids can watch their movies without draining my battery life on my laptop (this is a huge plus).

The quality is good.  I’ve only been burning movies for the iPhone.  When I play them on the iPhone it works out great.  When I play it through iTunes, the sound quality is a little on the low end but again, I burned it specifically for the iPhone.  I’m sure if I adjust the settings I can get better sound out of it.

Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Tags:

2 Comments »

Leave a comment

Add your comment below. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> 

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar