Putting DVDs into iTunes?

macOS & Mac Apps
Hello, I am wanting to put some DVDs into iTunes then I can transfer them onto my iPod so I can watch them while on holiday later next month. Does anyone know of an accessible way to do this on the Mac? I've looked around for a few ways the sightred do it, and have found various ways so wanted to check here and see if anyone knows of an accessible way that works with VO. A couple of things to point out. Firstly, I did post something similar to this quite a while ago, however that was asking about how to do it on a PC, but this time I can do it on my Mac as before, I was trying to put them on my mum's iPad, which was synced with her library. Another thing, these DVDs are all legally purchased, and not copied. Thanks for any help.



Submitted by Siobhan on Sunday, March 23, 2014

Hi. Have you thought of importing the dvd using itunes and maybe it hsows up in your movies or videos section? That's what happened to a movie I bought from itunes. I haven't tried it with a dvd yet. I should. :)

Hi, Thanks for the suggestion, but it doesn't work like that. Putting a DVD is more complicated than a CD, unfortunately.

Submitted by John Muoio on Sunday, March 23, 2014

Hello Callum, First let me say I just downloaded this program so I am just starting to learn it. Search Applevis and you will find imfo on this program and podcasts to help get started. This is a free download. There is a Mac version and app. I have yet to get the app so I don't know if it is accessible, maybe anouther user can let us both know if it is, also I'm using it on a Windows machine so I don't know how diffrent it may be on a Mac to use. hope this helps. T.C. John

Submitted by DPinWI on Monday, March 24, 2014

John had the program, VLC Media Player, listed in the subject line.

Submitted by Siobhan on Monday, March 24, 2014

Thank you for that, nwo i feel dumb.

Submitted by DPinWI on Monday, March 24, 2014

I tried not to make it sound like I was calling you dumb. I was snickering just a little though. We've all had one of those days.

Submitted by John W. hess on Monday, March 24, 2014

Good morning if you are using a mack VLC along with Handbreak will allow you to rip the DVD to an M4V file and then it can be added to iTunes.

Submitted by John Muoio on Monday, March 24, 2014

So where do I start on myself. After I clicked submit i rereaded the post and said to myself. Self you should have inclueded the name of the program again.I will post any questions on the original VLC forum to help not start anouther forum. T.C. John

Submitted by Callum on Friday, April 4, 2014

Hi, Thanks for all your responses, however I've just downloaded VLC, and I've heard handbreak works quite well, but could someone give me instructions on how to put the DVDs into iTunes so we can watch them on our iPod or iPad. I've heard, also, that bypassing the copyright thing is also a struggle. thanks for any help, Callum