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Guide on Ripping & Putting Blu-ray movies on the iPod Touch 5


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Sep 5, 2011
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The iPod Touch 5's screen may not be huge, but it's definitely a little nicer for watching movies than the old screen. Consequently, you may want to rip some of your Blu-ray movies to take advantage of the extra screen estate. If so, you've come to the right place. In this article, I will show you how to put Blu-ray movies to iPod Touch 5 and what my software setup was. If this is something you're interested in doing, read this full guide below.

First, the most important piece of the equation is that you have a Blu-Ray Ripping software hooked to your Windows or Mac PC. Most of you are likely familiar with the excellent Handbrake for ripping standard Def DVDs, but while the latest version of the software has added SOME support for reading Blu-Ray folder structures, it cannot yet decrypt the Blu-Ray discs yet copy-protected DVD discs the way it can with regular DVDs, so you'll need to add an intermediate step. The software you'll need is called Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper (Currently on sale - 40% Off).

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Overall, the program can be used as an excellent Mac OS X/Windows Blu-ray to iPod Touch 5 Converter utility for ripping videos from Blu-rays (DVDs included) and saving them in various formats -- including MP4 files that are playable by the iPhone/iPod Touch. It has been updated to include the ability to generate iPod-Touch-5-compatible anamorphic video at its full size. It also has outputs for all the other iPod models, as well as the Apple TV, iPad and iPhone. (Alas, the fifth-gen iPhone isn't on the list, though any of the iPhone 4 preset outputs should work just fine.) Just download it and follow this quick guide for moving Blu-ray video to your iPod Touch 5.

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Guide: Converting Blu-rays for playback with iPod Touch 5

The user guide below uses Blu-ray Ripper for Windows (Windows 8 included) screenshots. The steps to convert Blu-ray to iPod Touch 5 on Mac (Mountain Lion included) are the same. Just make sure you've downloaded the right version according to your situation.

Step 1: Load Blu-ray movies. Insert the Blu-ray disc you want to rip into your BD drive and run the Blu-ray to iPod Touch Converter. Then click "Blu-ray disc" icon to add the Blu-ray videos (DVD, ISO/IFO, DVD Folders are also supported). All loaded Blu-ray files will be displayed on the source pane. As you can see, you can choose the chapters you'd like to rip.


Step 2: Specify output profiles. Click "Format" bar, you can easily find the optimized videos for iPod 5 under iPod > iPod Touch 4 H.264 HD 720P(*.mp4). The output videos could fit on the iPod Touch 5th Gen perfectly.


If you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. Keep in mind that bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.

Step 3: Start to convert Blu-ray to iPod Touch 5 MP4 videos. After all of preparations have been done, you can just click "Convert" button on the lower right side of this program.

After getting the converted movies files, you can transfer the converted Blu-ray videos to iPod Touch 5 via iTunes. If you don't know how to sync video files with iPod 5, just follow the steps to realize it:

1) Make sure you have install iTunes. If not, you can free download iTunes here at first. And launch the iTunes.
2) Connect iPod to PC.
3) Choose "File – > Add File to Library…"
4) Drag the .mp4 file you want to the iPod icon

So there you have it. Pretty simple. Now you can enjoy your Blu-ray movies with iPod Touch 5 anywhere and anytime you want.

Additional Information
If you would like to get a powerful all-in-one tool to convert videos, Blu-ray movies and DVDs to your Android, iPad, or other devices simultaneously saving time and effort, Pavtube’s integrated Video Converter Ultimate (Currently on sale - 20% Off) will be your best choice. If you are running a Mac OS X computer, iMedia Converter for Mac is your alternative choice.

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