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DVD's and mp3 players

by sinrobin / November 19, 2006 9:38 AM PST

This is may seem like a silly question, but if I were to get an mp3 player that supported video, and i bought a dvd, would i have to have a dvd burner to put the dvd onto my player? I've read just about everything and havent figured out if you have to. I hope not because I wont be getting a dvd burner for quite some time. Thanks!

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You don't need a DVD Burner (RW/R+/-)
by stlouisarch89 / November 19, 2006 10:31 AM PST
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You do not need a DVD Burner to copy a Dvd movie to your IPOD. All you need is a DVD-ROM Player on your computer, a MP3/Media Player that supports Video Content, and a 3rd Party software computer for conversions and transfering.

If you were to get an Apple iPod Video Generation 5, then here's some good software.


If this program doesn't fit your needs, then here are a list of good freeware programs that allow you to do DVD to Ipod Conversions.


If your gonna get something else, you can easily "google" DVD to (Insert MP3/Media Player Name), and then search for some software. Most popular MP3/Media Players have a lot of good freeware/shareware 3RD Party Software for all of your needs. Just search around the internet. If you still need help, I'll be happy to give you some advice right here on cnet.com.

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You would have to break the drm on in order to do that.
by ktreb / November 19, 2006 10:44 AM PST
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You wouldn't need a dvd burner, but probably a lot of space on your hard drive. I think 1 hour of video is about 1GB. Unfortunately, in order to copy a copy-protected dvd onto your computer, you would have to break the drm (digital rights management), which is illegal. From what I've heard, it's fairly easy to do, but I don't know how to do it.

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DVD Decrypter would do it!
by stlouisarch89 / November 19, 2006 10:59 AM PST

It transfers DVD Movie Files to your hard drive in full quality. Then, just get a Free IPOP or other MP3 player Conversion software program that converts the movie file to a supported file format.

If you really want to put video's and such as DVD's on to the Device, might I suggest getting a Portable Media Player or a Portable DVR? The Archos AV500, AV700, 404, 504, and 604 Models all can record DVD Movies from your DVD Player, you can record TV shows or DVD movies directly into the Portable DVR Hard Drive from your external DVD Player system by using the DVR Station. I would suggest the AV500 or AV700 Models because they are cheaper, they include everything you need to start recording DVD's and files on to the device. The 404, 504, and 604 do not have a DVR Station supplied in the retail box, so you would have to get that aswell.

The Archos AV500 30gb is around $299.99 at Amazon.com.
The Archos AV700 40gb is around $299.99 at Amazon.com.

If you go this route, you won't have to worry about getting DVD to Media Player Conversion software. And most of these Portable DVR's can even be set up so you can record TV shows automatically and have it change channels with the IR Emitter. I highly suggest the AV500 and AV700 Models for what you want to do. SO MUCH EASIER!!!

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How to Record Movie DVD to Arhchos 604?
by muscanita / November 24, 2006 4:35 AM PST

Can I record movie DVD to Archos 604? Also how can I save a movie DVD in my pc hard drive then watch it later without putting the movie DVD in DVD drive again?

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