Greyson Chance

May 28, 2010

The video Greyson Chance played piano and sang Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi on YouTube is so hot that everyone begins to follow this cute 12 boy, who is qute alike Justin Bieber‘s style, cute boy,  I should say.

Check out the video whicn hit 21,649,829 views:

And Greyson Chance returns to The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday, May 26 for an exciting announcement and a performance.

He is a boy definitely love performance.

And I even see the competition between Greyson Chance and Justin Bieber now.

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Rip DVDs and Convert DVD Movies to Archos 7, Samsung monent for watching …

May 15, 2010

quoted from: http://www.prlog.org/10680497-rip-dvds-and-convert-dvd-movies-to-archos-7-samsung-monent-for-watching.html

I just bought a new Archos 7 few days ago, being at an idle end, i tried to put some movie DVDs i purchased to Archos 7 for watching, well, i did it finally. Then, i also succeed in converting DVDs to my sansung monent which just updated to android 2.1 .  I think watching DVD movies on portable devices is a cool thing, so i wrote this text about DVD to Archos 7 or Samsung moment for these guys who wanna do this but dont know how …

The Samsung moment’s specs: an 800MHz ARM 11 CPU (previous Android phones went with the ultra-common 528MHz Qualcomm CPU, except the Droid which has a spiffy Cortex CPU), a 3.2″ capacitive touch screen running at the same 320 x 480 resolution. Video format support is pretty slim with MPEG4, H.264 being the format of choice.

Archos 7’s Video and Audio: Video playback quality is excellent and the Archos automatically resizes and stretches video to fill the screen. It handles a very wide variety of formats including WMV, protected WMV and MPEG4 AVI out of the box. With the optional codecs it can handle 720p MPEG4, WMV HD, H.264 (unprotected iTunes video and podcast format), MPEG2 (DVD format) and AC3 5.1 sound. Audio is MP3, WMV OGG Vorbis and WAV out of the box with optional codecs for AAC, AAC+ and AC3 5.1 (you’ll have to use the DVR Station’s SPDIF output to render 5.1).

How to Rip DVDs and Convert DVD Movies to Archos 7, Samsung monent

Many people think that converting DVD to Samsung moment or Archos 7 is complex, in fact that was not the case. The key-point is a suitable DVD Converter. HandBrake is a free and good program to put DVD movie to Samsung moment or Archos 7, but its windows version doesn’t work that well, and it can do nothing about Protected commercial DVDs.

Hence, if you want serenity on your Samsung moment or Archos 7, you will need a best DVD ripping tool and get everything you need done for DVD movies to Samsung moment or Archos 7 , Daniusoft dvd ripper  is such an ideal choice and does do a great job of ripping any DVD video to Samsung moment or Archos 7.

4 steps to convert DVD movie to Archos 7, Samsung monent for watching

Step 1: Free download Daniusoft DVD Ripper, install and run it.

Step 2: You are allowed to load DVD Rom, DVD folders, ISO files and IFO files respectively.

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Step3: Select the suitable output format for Samsung moment or Archos 7. Click ‘Settings’ in the output settings area, you are allowed to customize the output parameters and specify output format and folder.

 You can also click the “settings” to change bit rate, resolution etc. following your preference.

Step 4: When settings done, click ’start’ button to transfer DVD to Samsung moment or Archos 7 , the conversion proceeds just fast and stably.

Drag the DVD movies already converted and sync to ur devices and poof!  and you can watch DVD on your Samsung or Archos 7 any time and any place.

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2010 Best DVD Ripping Software for Mac and PC – Free and Paid

May 6, 2010

About once a month, I am asked to convert an instructional DVD into a MindBites lesson series. Unfortunately, this is easier said then done. In order to get files off of a DVD, you have to rip them, a process that involves decrypting, converting and compressing. To do this, you need a special program called a DVD ripper. When used right, DVD rippers are a video editor’s best friend. They can convert .VOB_TS files (native DVD files) into multiple video formats such as MP4 and MOV, extract editable high-quality movie files as well as compress them into suitable web-optimized files. However, there are way too many on the market and most of them are not worth a rip. To be able to rip successfully, you must use a DVD ripper with fundamental features including ease of use, speed, multiple output options and customizable settings. This article helps to understand the features of a good DVD ripper and at the end reviews 2009’s best DVD ripping applications for MAC and PC.

Before we get started, though, it’s important to note that we only rip DVDs when we are asked to do so by someone that owns the rights to the DVD material (but unfortunately no longer has the original content files to upload as MindBites lessons). Ripping DVDs, in most cases, is a form of pirating digital content, which is something we take very seriously at MindBites. There are reasons you might need to rip content from a DVD, but please respect the rights of the owners of that content. They don’t steal things from you, so unless they’ve told you it’s okay, please don’t steal things from them.

1. Ease of use

If the program has a walloping amount of features but they are hidden behind a dysfunctional user experience design, then you’re better off without it. It looks good and sounds good, but you can’t understand how to use any of it. Don’t be fooled into buying a product that isn’t user-friendly. Always take advantage of a product’s trial period to determine if it fits your workflow.

2. Speed

Let’s face it–if it takes over an hour to rip an hour of footage off a DVD, then it is not ripping fast enough. Consider the following as a rule of thumb: the time it takes to rip a DVD should be half the time of the length of the DVD. I had this problem with Cinematize–it ripped beautifully, but took forever! If you’re ripping multiple DVDs, you want a tool that rips quality at a fast rate.

3. Video format&codec options

First, ask yourself where the final video is going to be viewed: on the web, on an electronic device, on TV or on a DVD? Each device uses different video format and codec compression settings. A video format is a file that contains digital information. A codec is a compressor/decompressor that codes digital information into a suitable file size for playback. For example, a DVD uses a semi-lossy video format called MPEG-2 while a computer monitor streams smaller MP4 or highly-compressed MOVs. A good DVD ripping application would have the ability to choose from several different video formats (MP4, MOV, AVI, & MPEG-2) and codec options (H.264, MPEG-4, WMV). Do not purchase a DVD ripper that cannot rip for different viewing devices.

4. Frame size resolution & aspect ratios

When ripping a DVD, usually it is best to use the current frame size and keep the original aspect ratio. However, for online playback, it is necessary to change the pixel aspect ratio to square (1.0) pixels from the TV NTSC standard rectangular (.9) pixels. Without these options, your ripped media might look stretched or distorted. Since most DVDs are ripped to be viewed on a computer device, a good DVD ripper should have these options for output.

5. Bitrate manipulation

This is the key to ripping high quality videos. Bitrate is the amount of information that is stored in one frame of video. A low bitrate creates small files that are highly compressed while a high bitrate creates large files that are less compressed. Rule of thumb: To rip a high quality video choose a high bitrate (1000-3000 kbps), to rip a low quality video choose a low bitrate (500-800 kbps). Most DVD rippers have video presets with attached bitrates, but most are without custom setttings to change video and audio bitrates. A good DVD ripper provides control over variable bitrates.

6. Media selectivity

This is a great option if only a portion of the DVD is going to be used. Most DVD rippers can selectively rip chapters but others can even go so far as to rip a section of a chapter. DVDxDV Pro (for MAC only) is a great tool for ripping specific timecodes but it’s jinky interface and junky application is not worth the time it takes to do it. But, definitely choose a DVD ripper that can at least rip selected chapters off a DVD versus the whole DVD.

7. Batch conversion support

Obviously, if the DVD allows for segmented ripping, then it should also offer a batch compression feature. If not, then another application should be considered. Roxio Toast (for MAC only) is wonderful for selecting or deselecting multiple chapters to convert. In one session, it can handle ripping a batch of chapters without having to rip one at a time.

8. Conversion diversity

Conversion diversity is the total range of video files that the software can accept and convert into another video format. An author once gave us a folder of .VOB_TS files which are the files found on an authored DVD. We had to find a DVD ripper that could also convert these .VOB media files into editable .MOV formats for our own use. Luckily for us, Toast can also convert .VOB_TS files into any video format necessary. Not all DVD rippers can convert files; this is definitely an asset of great DVD rippers that makes them superior to good ones.

9. Encryption/decryption capability

Today, this is almost a given; most DVD rippers can decrypt, convert and compress. But it used to be that two applications were necessary to rip a DVD: one to decrypt the copy protection and remove region codes, another to convert and shrink the media into a suitable format. Now, most DVD rippers do both but one should not assume; always double-check.

10. Picture deinterlacing, cropping & scaling

Most DVDs are interlaced for CRT TV viewing. Interlaced video is not correctly displayed on progressive scan monitors such as a computer monitor. On computer monitors, interlaced video displays zig-zag, comb-like lines during scenes with lots of movement. In order to get rid of the combing effect, the media needs to be deinterlaced. A good DVD ripper will have a deinterlacing option. Cropping and scaling features enable 16:9-to-4:3 video conversions. If a widescreen 16:9 DVD needs to play on a fullscreen 4:3 TV, this option can convert the image and elimnates the need to use another program.

A good DVD ripper will have most if not all of the features I listed above. There are a plethora of them out on the market, but only a few meet my standards. Here is a list of the DVD rippers that I think are the best DVD ripping software of 2009:

1. MPEG Stream Clip FREE! Both MAC and PC

The first ripping tool I ever used!; works well on both operating systems. And it’s free! It can rip and convert any DVD into any video format. I definitely recommend purchasing it above other programs. Only downside is that it does not rip uncompressed audio which means it has to render in Final Cut Pro and most non-linear editing programs.

2. Handbrake FREE! Both MAC and PC

If you’re into free stuff, then you’ll love Handbrake. It’s a great program for what it is–free. It also has a simple user interface that makes it very attractive to newbie rippers.

3. DVD Fab FREE! PC-only

Another free app with lots to love!

(Not as highly rated, but still usable DVD ripping software)

4. Daniusoft DVD Ripper ($39.95 PC-only)

This version DVD Ripper could not only rip DVD to AVI /MPEG/Xvid/ WMV and the other popular video formats , but also separate audio track from DVD file with stunning speed and amazing quality.

Besides affording to rip DVD to various output formats adapted for portable player as DVD to  iPad/iPod Nano 5g, android phone, Zune/Zune HD, iPhone/iPhone 3gs, PSP/PSP go, etc, this Best DVD Ripper software offers also video cropping, trimming, and effects editing functions to cater to customer’s professional need.

Cinematize $60/$130(Pro) MAC-only

FFMpegX FREE! MAC-only

DVDxDV Pro $25(old version)/$80 MAC-only

DVD Cloner $60 PC-only

DVD Decrypter FREE! PC-only

Hope this information was helpful and please feel free to share with our community what DVD rippers you fancy or don’t fancy so much (and why) by leaving a comment below!

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How to rip DVD to WMV/WMA file for Windows Media Player, Blackberry, PSP

April 19, 2010

Ripping DVD to WMV or WMA can be a lot harder than you’d think if you didn’t find a right DVD to windows media player tool. People may get the DVD ripped with audio out of sync, a slight stutter in the ripped video, a discernable jerking in the output video.

There are lots of ways to rip DVD to WMV/WMA, be it DVD Decrypter, which is open-source but needs you be kind of tech geek to get DVD movie to windows media player done, or HandBrake which you can’t limit the maximum bitrate causing some skipping on high action scenes. Those are freeware but not that satisfying, right?

That’s where we come in.

We need an easy-to-use DVD to WMV Ripper that fits for everyone, not only for advanced users but also for jackaroo. So when you want to play DVD to windows media player, DVD to windows movie maker, Blackberry, PSP or others multimedia players, you could convert DVD to other popular formats like WMV. Then you can share your DVD’s with your friends and family by uploading them to YouTube, FaceBook or MySpace.

In addition, if you wanna rip DVD audio track to WMA format when you run into fantastic background music while you’re watching DVD movies, you may be desired to rip DVD to WMA for your PSP, Zune, Xbox, Sony Walkman, Nokia, Windows Mobile, so Just dig in to rip DVD to WMA with easy steps as shown below.

Here’s how you get around this by following steps to convert DVD to WMV with Daniusoft DVD Ripper

Best DVD Ripping software

1: Load DVD, DVD folder, DVD ISO/IFO by clicking “Load DVD” button and it’s pull down button.

2. After loading DVD, select the video format you would like to convert to. If you need to rip DVD to WMV, just select Profile >Common Video > WMV-Windows Media Video (*wmv).

P.S. If you wanna extract background music from DVDs and convert to WMA files, Just Select profile “Convert to -> Common audio -> WMA-Windows Media Audio (*wma).

3. Click “Browse” button in output setting area, select a destination folder in the dialog box that opens, and then click OK.

4. After finishing the above settings, check the files needed to convert in the file list, and click “Start” button on the main interface, to start converting DVD movies to WMV for Blackberry, PSP, etc.

Additional video editing features you could take advantage of when you convert DVD to WMV:

  • Crop – Set the video zoom to 16:9/4:3/full screen.
  • Effect – Make special effect through brightness, contrast, saturation, built-in effects.
  • Watermark – Add text or pictures on the video.

Best DVD Ripping software -Effect Best DVD Ripping software -Watermark

Download this DVD to WMV Ripper immediately to enjoy its easy steps and fine quality. And you might also interest in the guide how to copy dvd to avi.

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How to view DVD movie on HTC Touch HD/Pro/Diamond/3G/Cruise

April 14, 2010
    convert DVD to HTC Touch

 

HTC is taking the lead in Windows Mobile and Android smartphones on Windows and Google’s platform. However, the video playback seems to be overlooked by HTC, so this tutorial will show you how to convert DVD to HTC Touch, Touch2, HD, HD2, Pro2, Pro, 3G, Diamond2, Cruise.

Whether you are already HTC Touch owners, or you are HTC Touch enthusiasts, willing be of the next HTC Touch holder, you would definitely not wanna miss the opportunity to play DVD movies on HTC Touch, making HTC phone a more powerful integrated media player.

play DVD movies on HTC Touch

Generally speaking, DVD purchased or rented always have copyright protections, So if you want to convert DVD to HTC, first you need a Best DVD Ripper to remove all the restrictions of DVD: CSS, Region, RCE, Sony ARccOS, PuppetLock, Daniusoft DVD to HTC touch converter can help you crack DVD protection and convert DVD to HTC Touch compatible video formats.

Free Download Daniusoft Best DVD Ripper software for HTC Touch, Touch2, HD, HD2, Pro, Pro2, 3G, Diamond2, Cruise.

Recommended video formats for converting DVD to HTC Touch

MP4 file would be the best video formats for HTC Touch compared to 3GP, WMV with better video quality. HTC Touch HD plays 800*448 fps, h.264, 24fps, 1.2 mbps files smoothly.

How to convert DVD to HTC Touch HD/Pro/Diamond/3G/Cruise

Since you don’t wanna miss you chance to watch your favorite movies such as Disney movie Up on HTC Touch, a DVD to HTC Touch converter is in need to convert DVD to HTC Touch for your enjoying.

convert DVD to HTC Touch

Daniusoft DVD Ripper is such a DVD to HTC Touch converter which can crack DVD protection, convert DVD to mp4 or other HTC Touch compatible video formats.

To play DVD movies on HTC Touch, what you need to do is only three steps:

Best DVD Ripper Software -Convert DVD to HTC Touch

Step 1: Load DVD files
Click Load DVD to load DVD Rom, DVD folders, ISO files and IFO files respectively.

Step 2: Customize output settings
Click Settings in the output settings area, you are allowed to customize the output parameters and specify output format and folder.

Step3: Start to convert DVD to HTC Touch
Click “Start” to start conversion. All the tasks of conversion will be finished at fast speed and high output quality.

This Daniusoft DVD Ripper can not only convert DVD to HTC Touch, Touch2, HD, HD2, Pro, Pro2, 3G, Diamond2, Cruise, it could also convert DVD to HTC Hero, Dream, Tattoo, Magic, Viva.

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Copy DVD to AVI for Xbox, Creative Zen, YouTube, Ubuntu Linux …

April 14, 2010

Quoted from: http://www.daniusoft.com/convertdvd/rip-dvd-to-avi.html

Since AVI is the most widely used video formats for DVD collection on computers and portable media player, you can Copy DVD to AVI on Xbox, Creative Zen, Ubuntu Linux, post AVI on MySpace, YouTube to share with friends, or you want to rip DVD to AVI video and email it around so everyone could watch your homemade DVD on their PC, this guide is going to show you how to rip dvd to avi for easy viewing, sharing and video editing.

Application necessary is a DVD to AVI Ripper – Daniusoft DVD Ripper software

How to Copy DVD to AVI for your DVD collection on PC and portable player ?

DVD to AVI Ripper

Step 1: Free download the DVD to AVI Program to rip DVD to AVI video.
Launch the DVD to AVI Ripper to load DVD files: Click “Load DVD” to find the DVD disc you want to convert. You can also click ‘Load File’ to add DVD/IFO from your hard disk.
*Tips: Ensure that you have sufficient space on hard drive to store the DVD in order to save your time when you rip DVD to AVI video.

Step 2: Select “Audio Video Interleaved Format (*avi)” as output format.
Select AVI format from the profile dropdown list. If you want to put the AVI file on your Sansa, Wii, Blackberry or other popular portable device, you can select an output format according to your device name.

Step 3: Start copy DVD to AVI
Hit “Start” let this smart DVD to AVI Ripper to do the rest for you! This DVD to AVI Software is fast and easy to use, and you should never concern the video quality after conversion.

When you had done copy DVD to AVI video, you can save DVD to AVI video on your PC, post avi on YouTube, MySpace, or you can edit them with this DVD to AVI Ripper to enjoy more fun with your video.

It can not only rip DVD to AVI but also a best dvd ripper enables you to copy DVD to avi video and almost all other video and audio formats, plus, it is a video editing program:

  • Crop – Set the video zoom to 16:9/4:3/full screen.
  • Effect – Make special effect through brightness, contrast, saturation, built-in effects.
  • Watermark – Add text or pictures on the video.

DVD to AVI Ripper software - Effect

DVD to AVI Ripper software - Watermark

The DVD to AVI Ripper mentioned above can do even more jobs than rip DVD to AVI video and all the popular media formats like M4V, WMV, ASF, MOV, MP4, FLV, VOB, HD(.trp; .ts), HD(.mp4; .wmv; .mpg; .mov; avi), etc. It supports most digital player like iPod, iPhone, PSP, PS3, Xbox, Wii, NDS, Sansa, Blackberry, Samsung, Sony Walkman, Nokia, Android, Mobile Phone, etc.

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How to encode and import DVDs to windows movie maker for edit…

March 22, 2010

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Need to convert DVD to Windows Movie Maker so you can edit DVD on Windows Movie Maker at the best quality? How exactly can you edit DVD video on Windows Movie Maker? Are you upsetting with importing DVD to windows movie maker? This guide is going to show you how to edit DVD movies on Windows Movie Maker with DVD to Windows Movie Maker Converter.

Windows Movie Maker is basic video creating/editing software introduced by Microsoft. It contains features like effects, transitions, titles/credits, audio track, timeline narration, and Auto Movie. However, it can only accept video files in format AVI, WMV, MPEG, etc. So, if you want to import your DVD to Windows Movie Maker, it is better for you to convert the DVD to WMV or AVI format enable in Windows Movie Maker first.

You can download Daniusoft Best DVD ripping software, install and run it. It is the DVD to Windows Movie Maker Converter which can help you rip DVD to AVI WMV and then you can import DVD to Windows movie maker. Then we can finish the conversion in 4 simple steps:

Best DVD ripping software - convert DVD to Windows Movie Maker

Step 1: Import DVD files to DVD to Windows Movie Maker Converter.
You can either click Add button to insert the files you want to convert, or easily drag & drop the DVD files into ‘Getting started’ table. You are allowed to load DVD Rom, DVD folders, ISO files or IFO files respectively.

Step 2: Customize output settings for Windows Movie Maker editing.
Click the “Convert to” drop-down menu to select AVI or WMV as output audio format; Also, you are allowed to customize the output parameters by clicking “Settings” button .Then click the “Target Path” button to find the destination folder for saving output AVI or WMV format, or the files will be saved as default. A regular DVD movie has multiple subtitles and audio tracks, and you can select the right one for you.

Step 3: Start conversion.
Click “Start” button on right bottom of the main interface, you are allowed to start convert DVD to windows movie maker WMV AVI. All the tasks of conversion will be finished at fast speed and high output quality.

Then go ahead with this DVD to Windows Movie Maker Converter to rip DVD to Windows Movie Maker so as to edit DVD video on Windows Movie Maker (*mswmm) and make your personal movies.

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Top 10 free video editing software program

March 22, 2010

Windows Free Media Editor. Its called Windows Movie Maker.
You must use IE to download this product as well, Open source browsers will not allow you to access the site I believe. Windows MovieMaker 2 is a capable little editor and ships free with virtually all new XP computers these days, with upgrades available on the Microsoft Website and other addons available as part of the Plus! package.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/moviemaker/default.mspx or
http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp

Blender
Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems.

Jashaka
The worlds first open source, hardware accelerate editing and effects system! Well worth to check it out.

Virtual dub
A powerful freeware video editor with lots of features, including a choice of compression codecs, splitting, addition of audio tracks. Excellent.

WAX
Wax is a high performance and flexible video compositing and special effects software. The idea for Wax is to be very general purpose and flexible in video compositing and effects, so that you can compose your dream video sequence with ease everytime.

Zwei-Stein
Zwei-Stein 3.01 is a freeware non-linear, non-destructive video compositing and editing system which offers many advanced features unavailable elsewhere.
With Zwei-Stein you can edit up to 256 video, audio and still image clips, each with up to 64 effects chained serially. Cropping, panning and custom effects are easy with automatic key frames.

ZS4 Video Editor
ZS4 Video Editor is video editing and compositing software which aims to provide media experts with a facility to combine a variety of media types (currently photos, videos and audio files) into one (or more) output file(s).

Avedit
It is a great tool to work with .AVI files. Regardless of small executable size, this avi editor offers you unlimited power of digital video processing. Some high-tech tricks included into AVIedit allows you to perform with ease and fun the many interesting things, like video warping, color restore, noise reduction and so on…

Avidemux
Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities.

SolveigMM AVI Trimmer
SolveigMM AVI Trimmer is a free video editor to allow you to AVI movie cut extremely fast and lossless. This freeware AVI editor software is small, smart, easy to use and involves no encoding/decoding processes. Video enthusiasts use AVI Trimmer to cut commercials, cut video files or edit video for YouTube. AVI Trimmer solves annoying out of sync problem. It operates with all known types of AVI including DV AVI type 1 and 2.

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Apple, Stop Making a jest of international people !

March 11, 2010

International people are those who travel a lot, or live between two different countries. This tends to happen a lot in Europe, and is just generally more and more common with the cheap price of travel these days. Indeed there were over 800m international tourist arrivals in 2006 – clearly not a trivial market.

Steve Jobs clearly doesn’t get out much, and the reason I say that is that Apple and Apple products are generally lousy at dealing with us international folk. Let’s examine why:

First, those DVD regions. Apple uses DVD drives that are impossible to unlock – you get 5 shots at changing the region and that’s it. Many of those drives have extra securty that stos you ripping DVD’s. Hence the DVD drives in all of my macs are essentially useless, as I have DVD’s from pretty much every region. I can’t rip them, so I put those DVD’s into folders so I don’t carry around plastic cases, which means I am equally clueless which region each DVD is from. If I can buy a $50 DVD player that can play anything, I’d expect my $4000 macbook pro to do the same. It doesn’t. Yes- I need to rip all my DVD’s for once and for all.

Secondly, the iPhone is tied to local providers. There is clearly huge demand for unlocked iPhones, something which any European could tell you as their market has been open for years. Instead Apple locked the iPhone to particular local providers, as Apple get significant revenue from them.

Next – the international roaming costs are prohibitively exensive – for making and receiving calls, for my foreign friends calling a NZ number from the USA when I am down the street and most of all, for data. At the moment international roaming (for data) is not viable on the iPhone, which renders it pretty pointless for global travellers.

Finally, Apple has split their company into country-based entities. While I think it is great that NZ finally gets Apple swag (except for the iPhone) at a similar time and price to the USA, I feel they Apple has a way to go towards treating customers as people, not as people with countries. Witness my email inbox from Apple from the last day:

my email

4 identical emails about the MacBook Air – one from Apple-USA, 2 from Apple-Asia and one from Apple-Europe. As someone that has used online Apple stores and iTunes in several locations, I am getting US, Australia, NZ and UK/South Africa directed emails.

Those emails went to three different email addresses.

I’ve had to use those different email addresses for my Apple dealings as each email address defaults to a particular country, and you cannot easily move countries. That’s really painful, as I’d love to buy things from, say, the Apple USA iTunes store that are not available in NZ, and I also want to buy things from the Australian store using my NZ credit card. I can kludge my way through the second, but the only way to buy from iTunes USA is to have a US-based credit card, or to pick up those iTunes gift cards next time you are in a USA Apple store.

So – what should Apple do for us internationals?

1: First and foremost, please move to DVD drives that are region free, or easy to hack. Let grey-market DVD-rippers provide the input to what we really want – Convert DVD to iTunes without the pain.

2: Offer the iPhone at two prices (as in Germany) – one tied to a carrier and one completely unlocked. Let us vote with our wallets, and support us if we want to roam the world swapping sim cards as we go.

3: Use your market power to demand reasonable data and voice roaming prices for your customers. If not then make it easy to use one of the third party solutions that are out there, or, again, just unlock that iPhones so that we can swap sim cards.

4: Move to being one firm, with single Apple and iTunes stores. The iTunes UK debacle should be a lesson that splitting by country is a thing of the past. Get global licenses for media as a matter of course. Be like Amazon – let me order from anywhere, use a credit card from anywhere and deliver to anywhere. Again like Amazon, be clever about where you deliver from, depending upon where I want the goods.

5: Above all, please keep making those fantastic products, and keep releasing them simultaneously across the world.

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Two Quick ways to Rip and transfer DVD’s to iTunes(9.0+) losslessly

March 5, 2010

Tag: DVD to iTunes

You must be wondering why you are not allowed to convert and import DVDs to iTunes as it seems not such a big challenge which Apple could not resolve. And once you rip DVD to iTunes, the DVD movies could be available within the whole Apple-line products: Windows and Mac iTunes library, Apple TV, iPod, iPhone, and even iPad(How to: DVD to iPad ).

DVD to iTunes Movie

Sounds like it is possible to make the best of both worlds, however, Apple is not likely to say yes, at least for the following three points:

1: The entertainment giant will kill every product that hurt their copyright protection, even if their position isn’t legally tenable, they could try to tie down Apple in expensive litigation.

2: Convert DVD to iTunes would not add up Apple’s financial interest, but only shrink the demand for its online iTunes Store. Apple could earn from $3 to $15 per click, depending if you rent or buy. So why not stay with the profits?

3: Because there are already so many freeware/shareware can do ripping DVD to iTunes.

Share 2 ways to convert and transfer DVD to iTunes for iPod and iPhone(3gs)

Part 1: Free to rip DVD to iTunes with VLC player

Step 1: Insert your DVD and run your VLC Player. When you click the media, the Open Media Window will pop up and you want to click on the Disc tab.

rip DVD to iTunes

Step 2: Check DVD to make sure the disc device field specifies to the optical drive with the DVD, and hit Convert/Save to start ripping.

Tips:
* Click “convert /save”, you are allowed to select a location for the ripped file.
* Remember to give the ripped file a name and a supported extension while you are browsing to the location

Advantage
* Free
* Nice interface
* Easy to use

Disadvantage
* Limited format
* Could only handle no copyright protected DVD
* Lower output video quality

Part 2 Convert DVD to iTunes with Daniusoft DVD to iTunes Converter

Daniusoft DVD Ripper is a nice DVD to iTunes Converter which can convert DVD to iTunes format and other video and audio formats fast and losslessly.

Free download Daniusoft DVD Ripper software , install and run it.

Best DVD Ripper

Step 1: Load DVD files, you will find all DVD titles be listed within 1 minute.

Step 2: Click Profile to choose .mp4 as the output format for iTunes. You are also allowed to customize frame rate, bit rate, resolution, encoder, etc in the settings.

Step 3: Hit “Start” to convert DVD to iTunes for your iPod and iPhone.

In case you wanna enjoy better DVD movies after conversion, you can use DVD to iTunes Converter as a video editing program:

Crop – Set the video zoom to 16:9/4:3/full screen.

Effect – Make special effect through brightness, contrast, saturation, built-in effects.

Watermark – Add text or pictures on the video.

Best DVD Ripper - Crop

Best DVD Ripper - Watermark

Advantage
* Supports both no copyright and copyright protected DVDs
* Supports various formats
* Utilize your multi-core CPU to speed up
* High output video quality
* Additional video editing including crop effect watermark, etc
* Design for feeling: “shut down computer

after finish conversion”.
* Easy to use

Disadvantage
* A shareware that spreads their products with trail version
* No Linux version.