Monday, November 7, 2011

Beginner's Guide to Managing Mobile Movies

Are you wondering how to put your movie collection on your brand-new smartphone or tablet for some on-the-go video goodness? Read this collection of how-tos to find out how to rip your DVDs and Blu-ray movies, convert them in HandBrake, and sync your iTunes purchases.


PCWorld - Watching a movie at home on your TV or home theater PC is a simple affair: Insert the disc or open the file, and you’re ready to go. If you’re a new tablet or smartphone owner, however, taking your movie collection with you isn’t quite so easy. After all, you don’t have an optical drive handy for your tablet, and mobile devices often don’t play nicely with video files unless you use the appropriate file format and resolution. But we’ve prepared this collection of how-tos that will walk you through some of the more complicated steps involved in getting movies from your DVDs to your portable gadgets.

First, we’ll show you how to rip your DVD and Blu-ray movies to your PC using HandBrake and MakeMKV, respectively, so you can leave your optical drives behind. Both applications are free, and will make your movies look every bit as good on your PC as they do on the big screen.            More