Problem trying to rip DVD to ipod

I am having problems trying to rip DVDs into MP4 format for my ipod.

I use Cucosoft, which works great for storebought DVDs.

But, I also have an extensive collection of homemade DVDs, in DVD-RW format, that I created using my Pioneer DVD recorder.

Cucosoft doesn’t recognize any of my homemade ones. I get an error message that says it can’t find the DVD disc.

I have also tried
PQ DVD to ipod video suite
dvdxsoft DVD to ipod converter
aimersoft DVD to ipod converter
ImTOO DVD to ipod converter 4
WinX DVD ripper

None of them work with any of my homemade DVDs.

The homemade DVDs consist of 2 files on the disc–

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

You need to finalise the DVD-RW’s first.

Unfortunately, that didn’t work.

I got an error message in the program that said–


File format error.

And an email opened up in my email program–

AVS Video Converter 5.6 - Unregistered

************* AVS Video Converter Error Report *************

Error Description



File format error.

OS Version Info

Windows XP 5.1 Service Pack 2


I might have found the solution to my problem.

None of my software likes DVD-RW. But, when I tried recording something with a DVD+R disc, it liked it.

On the one hand, YEAH!!!

On the other hand, I have so much DVD-RW that will have to first be converted to DVD+R. DOH!!!

What kind of software do you used to make your homemake DVDs?

No software.

Just a DVD recorder and a TV.

Why not use handbrake to convert to mp4 for ipod?

:flower: Thank you , I have download it at
It works very good , now I can convert my dvd and video onto my ipod .
I am very glad .

Thank you any way .