Q: If I was to buy movies on my iPod what format are they in? Can one transfer the movie or show to computer and view it and then transfer it to DVD and play in a DVD player with HD TV? If so what software would you use to do it?
A: Movies for iPod use are in the MP4 format. Whilst there are plenty of programs that will take various movie formats and convert them to MP4 for use on an iPod there are fewer that will do the job the other way. Try Free DVD Creator. You can also have a look at Aimersoft DVD Creator, though this isn’t free (it costs US$35.95), there’s a good tutorial to guide you through the conversion along with download links for the program at http://bit.ly/hFgPZq. However, commercial movie files are likely to include DRM which will prevent them from being copied.
Originally featured in PCU140