Ok, I admit it, I am a geek... and so for a 'geek project' this holiday I went and 'ripped' a bunch of DVDs into the iPhone/iTouch format. I travel alot, and this way I can have a bunch of videos to watch on the plane with me all the time.
I watched a couple of movies on my older iPod... but the screen was pretty small. Since I started using an iPhone, I've found watching movies on the bigger screen wasn't bad, wasn't bad at all.
I thought they also might worked on the smaller iPod screens... but alas, the Joe tried it he found all he got was an error message.
I had up to 7 laptops and two Macintosh comptuers all ripping at the same time in order to work through this project. I used software from http://slysoft.com for the ripping on the Windows machines and 'Handbrake' on the Macintoshs. Handbrake was a bit slower, but did a easier job when a single DVD had multiple episodes (like on the series)So here is a little graphical look, as well as a listing of the Movies I've completed already. Perhaps I'll get some more added in the future as well.
I also added a bunch of 'Series' - mostly from the BBC to this iPhone format as well:
- Agatha Christie Mysteries- 10
- Cadfael Mysteries - 12
- Extras - 17
- Firefly - 21
- Foyle's War -8
- Homicide - 14
- Horatio Hornblower - 8
- Robin Hood - 13
- Sherlock Holmes - 40
- Star Trek - Enterprise - 75
- The Office - UK Version - 6