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Q: I’m trying to encode a TV series from its original DVD into iPod-compatible video files using HandBrake. Is it possible to not have to manually reconfigure and restart the process for each individual episode?

- Anonymous

A: Sure. HandBrake’s relatively new “Queue” feature enables this. To use it, set up the first episode, and then click the “Enable Queue” checkbox at the bottom of the window, and click “Add to Queue.” Then, change the Title and Chapter to the next episode, change the output filename, and click “Add to Queue” again, and so on. When you’ve accumulated the entire DVD’s worth of files, click “Start.”

This is a great feature for encoding TV series, but at the time of this writing, it’s got at least one major bug: you’ll also need to manually reset the output video resolution in the Picture Settings menu each time you add an episode to the queue. This is the only relevant option we’ve found that isn’t properly “remembered” between additions to the queue, but it’s important enough that you’re likely to end up with a batch of files wherein only the first one will transfer to the iPod, if you’re not aware of it.

For our full tutorial on creating iPod-compatible videos using HandBrake, see our Complete Guide to Converting DVDs to iPod Format (Mac). A similar tutorial for the PC is available here.

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Comments

1

FYI:
Workaround for flat listing of tracks in Playlist

In the first question, the answer stated, “Note that although this would only give you a flat listing of tracks,...”

There is a simple workaround to this.
Actually there are two:

If you are *sharing* your playlist to other computers, you will be able to Browse the playlist as normal on the remote computer.

However if you want to browse the playlist locally, just put the playlist in its own sub-folder.

eg. if your playlist is called “Composers”, just make a folder called “Composers” (or whatever) and put it there.  Now when you click on this *FOLDER* (not the playlist itself) you will be able to browse by artist/album/genre etc.

cheers
DukeTogo

Posted by DukeTogo on March 25, 2006 at 5:49 AM (PDT)

2

i just got an ipod nano, and i went through the the cd and downloaded what i needed too. so then, i was downloading songs from cd onto the itunes thing, and after downloading 81 songs, every single song skipped. and i`m almost positive it`s not because of my cd. is it because my computer? or maybe the whole itunes thing? please let me know, it`s really bugging me. thanks you.

Posted by spam1718 on March 26, 2006 at 2:38 PM (PDT)

3

I’ve started using Windows to transfer data to my ipod, can i use Mac to add songs without deleting any of the songs? My ipod setting is on manual. Or vice versa?

Posted by kellyjugo on March 28, 2006 at 8:00 PM (PDT)

4

kellyjugo - Mac computers can read a Windows formatted iPod, so yes, you can add songs to the iPod from your Mac without the songs on the iPod being deleted in the process.

Posted by Audrey McGirt on March 29, 2006 at 7:56 AM (PDT)

5

where would i buy a ipod pillow?

Posted by MrsShoe on March 29, 2006 at 8:49 AM (PDT)

6

This is a very specific question, i need to know which is the best option for iPod connection in:


a) SEAT’s Ibiza 06 with it’s OE Grundig Pre-Wired Aura/Beta/Integrated Climate Controls.

b) SEAT’s Ibiza 06 with it’s OE Grundig Sound System 5201.

c) How can I use the steering wheel controls with an Alpine Head Unit with auxiliary input or Full Speed Interface for iPod in a SEAT’s Ibiza 06 with it’s OE Grundig Pre-Wired Aura/Beta/Integrated Climate Controls.

Posted by cesar_uribe on March 29, 2006 at 7:45 PM (PDT)

7

is there anyway you can sort tracks alphabetically within a folder.  I have a lot of singles tracks in a file called “Singles” and would like to see them alphabetically.  Thanks

Posted by hugbearoz on April 1, 2006 at 5:19 PM (PDT)

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