Upload or download movies to your iPod touch and take them almost anywhere. There are three ways you can download content to your device: download it through the iTunes program installed on your computer; buy and download it directly to your device using the iTunes app; or convert DVDs to an iPod-friendly format and upload them to your iPod touch using iTunes.
Download Movie from iTunes
Open iTunes (see Resources).
Click the iTunes Store link on the left side of the iTunes program window.
Locate the movie you want to download. You can type the name of the movie into the "Search" window or you can browse for it under the "Movies" tab.
Click the "Buy" button next to the movie. The movie will start to download. It may take several minutes depending on your connection speed.
Connect the iPod touch to the computer using the USB cable that came with the device.
Click to select the iPod touch beneath "Devices" on the left side of the program window.
Click the "Movies" tab above the contents of your device on the right side of the program window to display a list of movies in the library available to sync with the iPod touch. Click to place a check mark next to the movie you just added to the library.
Click the "Sync" button in the lower-right corner of the iTunes program window. iTunes will transfer the movie to the iPod touch.
Click the "Eject" button to the right of the iPod touch beneath "Devices."
Unplug the device from the computer.
Download Movie Using iTunes App
Tap the iTunes app on the iPod touch.
Tap the "Search" button. Type the name of a movie in the "Search" box to search for it or tap the "Videos" button to browse for a movie.
Tap the movie you want to download.
Tap "Buy." A confirmation window opens asking for your iTunes password.
Enter your password. The movie begins downloading directly to the iPod touch. The download time will vary depending on your Internet connection.
Convert a DVD with HandBrake
Insert the DVD in the computer's optical drive.
Open HandBrake (see Resources).
Click the "Source" button in the upper-left corner of the HandBrake program window.
Select the optical disc drive with the DVD you want to convert. HandBrake will take a few minutes to analyze the file.
Enter a destination for the converted file in the "File" field beneath "Destination." Alternatively, click the "Browse" button to navigate to the location where the converted files should be saved.
Click the "iPhone & iPod touch" option beneath "Presets" on the right side of the program window. This ensures the program will output the files with the best settings for your iPod touch.
Click the "Start" button along the top of the program menu. HandBrake will start the conversion process, which may take more than an hour.
Click "File" and then click "Add File to Library." The "Add to Library" dialog box appears on the screen.
Navigate to the location where the converted DVD file is saved.
Select the converted file and click "Open." The file will be imported to the iTunes movie library.
Connect the iPod touch to the computer. The device will appear under "Devices" on the left side of the iTunes program window.
Click the name of the device. The contents of the iPod touch appears in the right side of the program window.
Click the "Movies" tab above the contents of the device on the right side of the program window to display a list of movies in the library available to sync with the device. Click to place a check mark next to the movie that was just added to the library.
Click the "Sync" button. The movie will be transferred to the iPod touch.
Click the "Eject" button after the sync is complete.
Unplug the iPod touch from the computer.
- Converted DVDs are for personal use only and should not be distributed.
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