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What video formats do the video capable iPod models support?
All video capable iPod models have an upgradable firmware that enables support for future video formats and supported formats have changed over time.
For details on the music formats supported at the time of release of any particular iPod, please refer to the specs page for the model of interest.
The short answer is a long time.
According to the website, for example, it took 10 hours and 11 minutes to convert a full-length movie (1 hour and 42 minutes) from MPEG-4 format (625X352) to H.264 video (320x179) for display on the iPod 5G/video using a Power Macintosh G5/2.0 DP (PCI-X). This example did not include the time required to "rip" a DVD.
As more modern computers are faster, the time required has shrunk and will continue to shrink in the future, but it still is substantial nevertheless.
Unlike CDs, which are generally not copy-protected, ripping DVDs is more time consuming, complicated, and may be illegal depending on the laws in your country. Please be sure to verify that your particular use is legal where you reside.