1. mattb#AC's Avatar
    I've been searching and searching for a how-to on putting my digitized DVDs, and TiVo recordings onto my new HTC 8x Windows Phone 8 (WP8). I have finally figured it out!
    To move digitized DVDs to your phone:
    1. Use a ripper like WinXDVD to digitize your DVD as a "TITLE ONLY" DVD copy
    2. Convert the DVD copy, typically a .mpg file, to a valid .mp4 with a media converter such as Roxio Toast 10 (select the "XBOX 360" output type)
    3. Open iTunes and add the video file to the iTunes library. It may not show up in the iTunes application or it may appear in "TV Shows" so look around.
    4. Open the Windows Phone 8 sync application > click on the 'Movies & TV Shows' > make sure your video is checked and voila, you're done!


    To move TiVo recordings to your phone:
    Roxio Toast 10 has a Tivo downloader app within it's platinum package. I just download the .TIVO file and the convert it to XBOX360 format. Then add this file to iTunes library (it will appear under the TV Shows tab). Sync the phone and it will be available.
    03-15-2013 10:35 AM
  2. vormison's Avatar
    I'll give this a shot. I bought a movie and downloaded the "mobile" version (mp4) and it won't transfer to my WP. Thanks for the heads up.
    03-15-2013 10:42 AM
  3. Squatting Hen's Avatar
    In reply to digital copies - I do wish that if you selected the WMP version you could then put that on a WP. Sucks a little. I would like to skip the long way. I just always chose itunes since I can't do anything with it on my WP.
    dgr_874 likes this.
    03-15-2013 11:07 AM
  4. AliNSiddiqui's Avatar
    I've been searching and searching for a how-to on putting my digitized DVDs, and TiVo recordings onto my new HTC 8x Windows Phone 8 (WP8). I have finally figured it out!To move digitized DVDs to your phone:
    1. Use a ripper like WinXDVD to digitize your DVD as a "TITLE ONLY" DVD copy
    2. Convert the DVD copy, typically a .mpg file, to a valid .mp4 with a media converter such as Roxio Toast 10 (select the "XBOX 360" output type)
    3. Open iTunes and add the video file to the iTunes library. It may not show up in the iTunes application or it may appear in "TV Shows" so look around.
    4. Open the Windows Phone 8 sync application > click on the 'Movies & TV Shows' > make sure your video is checked and voila, you're done!

    To move TiVo recordings to your phone:Roxio Toast 10 has a Tivo downloader app within it's platinum package. I just download the .TIVO file and the convert it to XBOX360 format. Then add this file to iTunes library (it will appear under the TV Shows tab). Sync the phone and it will be available.
    Can't you just simply copy the mp4 via mass storage without using iTunes?
    03-16-2013 11:49 AM
  5. mattb#AC's Avatar
    The issue lies in finding the right video conversion. Evidently, even videos purchased on Zune's marketplace won't work on the phone. If you get the files converted properly, I don't see why it would matter if you used the sync application or drag and drop.
    03-17-2013 01:36 PM
  6. Hackalot's Avatar
    The best by far ripper I have used is AppGeeker DVD Ripper. Most DVD's I've been able to rip to my hard disk with this software. The program has options to convert videos for various of media devices including Windows Phones.
    i.e. Rip DVD to MP4
    It can rip DVD in direct stream mode ( as long as you snip between key frames) without any re compression.
    04-15-2013 03:16 AM
  7. Well Smiths's Avatar
    WinXDVD DVD Ripper seems not cheap, and the output video always become not so clear. I use iVideotool DVD ripper to convert the DVD/VOB to MP4. it's much more efficient then WinXDVD. here is the detailed guide: Vob to MP4 Mac - Convert VOB to MP4 easily with Vob to MP4 Converter Mac
    09-02-2013 10:59 AM
  8. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Yup, I just drag and drop mp4 files to my 920's video folder...
    09-02-2013 11:23 AM
  9. dorelse's Avatar
    I use DVD Catalyst 4, rip the DVD using their built in profiles (including Windows Phone 8 phones) and just move them on to a storage card.

    Its a 1 click & done process and I've been really happy with it.
    09-03-2013 08:24 PM
  10. Lee Nana's Avatar
    hi guys, many freeware also supports to rip/convert DVD .VOB video to mp4/avi/wmv formats which supports window phone. such as Handbrake, has both windows and mac version, completely free. have a try.
    10-09-2013 09:58 PM
  11. IzaacJ's Avatar
    I do all kinds of ripping/converting in FormatFactory. Been using it for years without problems. And its free :)
    Www.pcfreetime.com

    Sent from my RM-821_eu_france_267 using Tapatalk
    10-10-2013 09:34 PM
  12. T Moore's Avatar
    I put everything in a form Windows Move Maker can use and convert. It has a template for Windows Phone.
    Ripped movies, home video and recorded TV
    10-10-2013 09:38 PM
  13. lorenzoscott78's Avatar
    I am confused. I have movies in MP4 can I just copy them directly to the phone storage or the SD card storage?
    12-13-2013 01:02 PM
  14. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    Easy way:
    Rip to mp4 using handbrake, plug in via usb, copy to videos folder.

    wow you are doing it the hardway. :P
    12-13-2013 03:42 PM
  15. ratsttam's Avatar
    I just used Handbrake (under ubuntu, I could never get the video quality to look right under the windows version of it) and ripped the files with the default settings. They came out as .m4v, roughly 1gb per movie, and transferred and played without issue. Even remembered my place when I had to stop and went back to the video.
    12-13-2013 04:00 PM

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