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How to convert DVD video disc to iPod, iPod Touch, iPhone

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

First, you need to understand a little about the file structure of a DVD video disc. This file structure is the same for all commercial DVD movies or DVD Video discs of your own home movies. The main data files have a VOB extension, there are various types of VOB files and other files as well. A DVD contains many video clips, all of the video clips are streamed together in one big block. The VOB files on the disc is just a way to divide the block into 1GB files to be compatible with older operation systems like Windows 95, who has a file size limit.


For convert DVD to iPod, we only need focus on VOB files:
VIDEO_TS.VOB: The ‘Video [Title Set] Object file for VMG Menu’, it is the start of the disc.
VTS_01_0.VOB: ‘Video Object Set for Video Title Set Menu’, the first video and audio stream sequence to be played usually the on screen menu system.
VTS_01_1.VOB: The first ‘Video Title Object Set’ file, the main file containing the picture and audio streams. It is usually split into 2-9 files, each with ascending filenames; for example
and so on. No VOB file is to exceed 1GB in size, with a maximum total of 5 VOB files in sequence on a single layer disc (DVD 5) and no more than 9 on a dual layer disc (DVD 9).

A DVD can also include additional Video Title Sets that include VOB with ascending filenames such as VTS_02_1, VTS_03_1 and so on. These are usually the extra features that come with the title, such as documentaries and behind-the-scenes footage.

So, if you want convert the main movie to iPod, iPod Touch or iPhone, you just need add

files to iVideoBot Pro and keep them in order, select the Audio stream that you want to convert. Then check Join Videos Into One in Output Options pane, Profile use Low Quality is enough, if you have a powerful CPU, you can switch Video Codec to H264:

Now you can click Start Convert button to start converting, then you can add the MP4 file to your iTunes library and sync to your iPod, iPod Touch or iPhone.

iPod Video Converter Review

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Record some Free iPod Video Converter user review on
When new version released on, these reviews will be removed. So I record these reviews here:

iPod Video Convert Review 5 Star

“Simple to use and effective converter”
by wdzorro on July 12, 2009

Pros: Converts any video to ipod recognized video
Cons: None seen…
Summary: I was looking for a good converter that I could use to just put some short videos onr my daughter’s ipod. While I found a few nice ones, this was the first really good one I found that was also free.

Why spend $30-$50 on a program when this one does the job just as well, and doesn’t cost you a dime?

iPod Video Convert Review 4 Star

“Best of all I tried.”
by spartain on June 28, 2009

Pros: Easy to use. Uncomplicated. Saves last used settings. Free.
Cons: Preview screen at wrong aspect ratio. Insufficient explanations for the less technical. No screen crop feature.
Summary: I’ve been looking for a simple to use, good quality output iPod converter for someone who is a little impatient and doesn’t want to get into too many technicalities, and this proved to be the best in that regard. There is a choice of MPEG-4 or H264 codec, but I found the H264 codec produced the lower file size for the same quality, so use that. I set the video bitrate at 512kbps and audio at 64kbps (AAC codec) and it looked excellent on the iPod, as well as very watchable on the PC screen, despite the low resolution.

If only the program had a crop tool to remove the sides from widescreen format, I would have given it 5 stars.

I should add that this conversion to mp4 was from an .avi file. I never tried it directly from DVD vob format.

iPod Video Convert Review 5 Star

“Excellent Program”
by MorbidTish on May 24, 2009

Pros: Nice interface & very easy to use. Handles a wide variety of file types. Love the ability to batch convert & join files during conversion to a single output file. By far the best converter I’ve used, free or paid.
Cons: A bit of a CPU hog but otherwise nothing.

iPod Video Convert Review 4 Star

“Great Quality built to be in an iPod”
by darkknight23 on May 11, 2009

Pros: Great Quality, Easy to use, Variety of options, and free…
Cons: Uses a lot of CPU
Summary: At the end of the day it a great program to use.

iPod Video Convert Review 5 Star

“Better than Aigo’s iPod options.”
by MitsLanEvo8MR on May 4, 2009

Pros: You can choose how much CPU usage you want to use to convert videos.

Simple and easy.

It’s free! =D
Cons: 320×240 reso. for iPod Video came out more like 320×180. Sad =/
Summary: Simple layout of the program. Easy to use since it’s drag-and-drop. The movies I converted turned out crystal clear, but the 320×240 resolution for the iPod Video came out more like 320×180. Other than that it’s a very good program and i recommend it to everyone.

iPod Video Convert Review 5 Star

“Smooth and easy”
by Sedasa on May 4, 2009

Pros: Easy to use right off the bat. User interface simple to work with. Sound and video looks fine after conversion.
Cons: Takes a bit of time to convert a movie.
Summary: This is a free program that’ll convert your .avi films and shows to iPhone format simply, easily and reliably. Sure it takes a little time, but eh, go make a sandwich while you wait. You can’t beat the price and convenience.

iPod Video Convert Review 5 Star

“Greatest Ipod Converter”
by darkknight23 on May 2, 2009

Pros: Convert mostly every video file out there…
Cons: It uses your whole CPU
Summary: Still i great program to use for watching videos on your ipod or ipod touch or iphone

iPod Video Convert Review 5 Star

“Does as promised”
by winjeelcom on April 11, 2009

Pros: Got it converting quickly and easily; no fuss.
Cons: They should at least charge $1 for themselves. It’s a great program.
Summary: The first new program that I’ve for years that has worked flawlessly. A rare find. Thanks guys for doing a top job. :)

iPod Video Convert Review 5 Star

“Easy to use and works very quickly. Perfect results.”
by DavidUnderhill on January 26, 2009

Pros: Opens quickly. Easy to use. Converts quickly without problems. Perfect results.
Thank you CNET.
Cons: No so far.
Summary: It is easy to use and works extremely well.

iPod Video Convert Review 5 Star

“works fab, very fast, why buy software to do this”
by apw09 on January 22, 2009

Pros: very easy to use, transfers home movie or downloaded tv to you ipod quickly ( 1 hr ofr tv took 7 mins to transfer)
Cons: nothing, user screen looks bare vs purchased products but had all you need for free

iPod Video Convert Review 5 Star

“TWO WORDS: a dream!!”
by lilsiouxz on January 19, 2009

Pros: very easy to use. simple instructions. it allowed me to upload SEVERAL videos i’d had on my computer that were incompatible with my Ipod. i’m a very happy girl!!
Cons: none noticed so far.

iPod Video Convert Review 5 Star

“the best..!!”
by eyeswideopen07 on January 10, 2009

Pros: it was easy as 1-2-3!! thanks..!
Cons: oh, i have no complaint using this software. very, very helpful and so easy to use!

iPod Video Convert Review 4 Star

“Very easy to use”
by thor33 on December 30, 2008

Pros: Files converted have good quality
Cons: No cons yeat, i used to convert flv’s and mpeg to mp4 for iphone whitout problems.

iPod Video Convert Review 4 Star

“It works- what else can you want”
by philmud on December 26, 2008

Pros: Very fast and simple to use. Intuitive interface and you can drag and drop items into your conversion queue. There are also features to trim clips and also join them together. I have only tried a few videos but it works flawlessly so far.
Cons: None that I have encountered

iPod Video Convert Review 5 Star

“Works perfectly”
by wikedguy on December 19, 2008

Pros: Very easy to use
Works exactly as described
Relatively fast, doesn’t consume too much memory
Cons: Needs a make-over

iPod Video Convert Review 5 Star

“Very easy to use, works fantastic”
Pros: I searched for a program to put DVD’s on my Ipod and I found one. This program. It is very easy to use to program. Just click and convert!
Cons: Nothing yet!
Summary You browse to the CD and add the titles. You can preview them and make one mp4 of it.

iPod Video Convert Review 5 Star

“Really freeware, easy-to-use, simple video converter”
by gya_site on September 22, 2008
Pros: freeware, easy-to-use, converts VOB files to MP3, works for non-Apple devices as well
Cons: can’t write

Free iPod Video Converter new version released!

Monday, January 12th, 2009

I just released a new version of our free iPod Video Converter, the newest version is v 3.6.0 build 2732, you can download it here.
New feature include:
1. Upgrade video encoder engine to improve the performance.
2. Now it can convert videos that have no audio stream.
3. Estimate and display the target file size when changing the video/audio settings.
Free ipod video converter new feature 1
Please notice, the target size that displayed is an estimate of how big the final video will be. This is only an estimate. The final size could vary widely.

4. Set CPU usage limit when converting videos, you can set the CPU usage to low so that you are still able to work on your computer with other program although the encoding is in progress.
Free ipod video converter new feature 2

Special thanks to Andre Kuhn and Sana Kortex. Thank you for your great suggestions!