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.

Previous articleGoat Milk Ice Cream
Next articleDivide and Conquer

Similar Articles



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Recent Posts


Most Popular

Super Mario Bros Wii – Mushroom Houses

I was wondering how to get all the matches in on the mushroom houses in Super Mario Bros Wii. Sure enough there are patterns...

Zipcode to City, State Excel Spreadsheet

I just decided to do this. I've been meaning to learn more about the vlookup function in Excel. I figured this one would be...

Community Service Letter Template

I’ve been asked on occasion by parents if their child can volunteer some hours in the non-profit organization I help out at. I guess...