In the Video section, set Quality to Average bitrate and enter 400. This can be as high as 768, but unless you squint you probably won¡¯t see much difference. Higher bitrate = higher quality video = larger file size.
For Bitrate, you can keep the default of 128, or select a rate up to 160. Higher rate = higher audio quality = larger file size.
Close the Picture Settings dialog and click Rip. Encoding time depends on the speed of your Mac, the length of the movie, and whether you selected 2-pass encoding. Handbrake will display a progress bar, as shown in Figure 12.
Run iTunes. Find the .mp4 file that Handbrake created and drag it into your iTunes library, or select Add to Library¡ from the File menu and select the encoded movie.
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HOW TO Rip DVD Movies To Your iPod Using Free Software
Insert a DVD of your choice. If DVD Player opens, quit it.
Run Handbrake. Select Detected volume,
Click Open. Handbrake will detect all the titles on the DVD. If you¡¯re ripping a movie, just select the longest title in the list.
If you¡¯re ripping a TV show or something with multiple episodes on one disc, then select the episode you want
In the Destination section, set File Format to MP4 file
Set Codecs to MPEG-4 Video / AAC Audio,
A previous version of this guide suggested using the ¡°AVC/H.264 Video¡± codec, but that does not work because the video iPod can not play the H.264 files that Handbrake produces.
I have first-hand reports that the MPEG-4 Video codec works correctly. As an added bonus, MPEG-4 encoding is much faster.
For File, enter the full pathname where you want to save your movie