Monday, August 20, 2007


Handbrake is a free video software program that allows you to import footage from a DVD and convert the video footage into the MPEG-4 format. It is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Handbrake will rip your DVD video footage to your computer and then encodes it in the MPEG-4 format so you can then transfer it to an iPod.

The program does not circumvent dvd video copy protection, but if you have your own DVD video that you made of family and friends, it will allow you to rip, encode and transfer this footage to your iPod.

Go to your favorite search engine and search for Handbrake if you wish to download the program.

Saturday, August 4, 2007


A MiniDVD is an 80 mm diameter disc that is used in many of the newer camcorders. When recording at standard DVD quality it will hold about 30 minutes of video footage which takes up 1.4GB of data. If the slow play mode is used the quality is equivalent to a VHS recording and a standard MiniDVD disc will then hold about 120 minutes of video. MiniDVDs can be played back in most consumer DVD players.

In most video editing programs, you can import the video footage from a MiniDVD by going to File:Import DVD.