Fast Tutorial for Ripping DVD to iPad for traveling

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Fast Tutorial for Ripping DVD to iPad for traveling

Postby Etan520 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:08 am

Fast Tutorial for Ripping DVD to iPad for traveling
Easy Way: Download/Put DVD movies to iPad for a trip

Summary: Follow the easy yet fast tutorial to learn how to rip and copy DVD movies to iPad / iPad 2 / iPad 3 for enjoying them when traveling.

How do kill the boring time during travel? Read a book? Or do something different-- Like surfing on the Internet through iPad or a smartphone? That's nice, but I have a brilliant idea with the tablet: watching DVD movies on iPad (including iPad 2 & iPad 3). Movies always help you pass the time easier. To help those who wanna get movies off DVD onto iPad for a journey, Below I will throw a quick tutorial up, guaranteed to show you a fast tutorial for ripping DVD to iPad videos.

In order to play DVD movies on iPad, we'll need to get some help from third-party software to convert DVD's to iPad compatible video formats (e.g. h.264 mp4). There are many programs out there that allow you to make copies of your DVDs and let you watch them the way you want to view them. Most of you are likely familiar with the excellent Handbrake for ripping standard Def DVDs, however, it cannot decrypt the commercial DVD discs (ie: Disney and other animated movies ) the way it can with regular DVDs. So you'll need to add an intermediate step.

If you're looking for ease of use, and don't mind spending $35 (they currently have a sale), I've had success using Pavtube's DVD Ripper to convert and rip DVD's yet ISO image files to iPad playable videos. I’ve found the quality to be excellent, and see no difference when compared to playing the discs themselves. The audio/video synchronization is very good, the size of the subtitles too. The time it takes to convert in this software is almost half that in other. Just free download it and follow the steps below to copy DVD movies to iPad.

Download the DVD Converter for iPad

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A simple guide of DVD to iPad h.264 mp4 conversion for trip:

Note: For Windows users, just follow the detailed guide to finish your work about encoding DVD to iPad, iPad 2 or iPad 3. For Mac users, you can follow the DVD Ripping to iPad on Mac to finish your work on Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Mac OS X Mountain Lion(10.8) etc.

1. Add DVD movies you want to the program

After download, install and run the excellent DVD to iPad Converter. Insert the DVD disc to your computer drive, and then navigate the DVD videos you want to convert. You can also import ISO file, IFO file or DVD folder.


2. Choose the output video format

By clicking "Format" bar, you can easily find the optimized video profiles for iPad / iPad 2 / iPad 3 under "iPad" category. To play DVD on iPad, 720*480 video size is enough due to the dvd movies' native resolution. So here I recommend you "iPad 3 (New iPad) HD Video(*.mp4)" as output.

Tips -

a. You can click "settings" button to set the video/audio parameters such as adjust video and audio birate, resolution, frame rate etc. The only thing to keep in mind is that the file size is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.

b. If you to watch DVD movies on iPad with subtitles, you can select the subtitle language you like from "Subtitles" options. Meanwhile, you are able to choose your master language of audio track from "Audio" option.

3. Start DVD to iPad conversion

After all the above settings, simply click "Start" button to start converting DVD to iPad video. Just wait for the converting process to be done. After that, find the converted videos in your output folder and transfer them to your iTunes library and sync your iPad. In this way, you can play DVD movies on iPad and enjoy them on the go when traveling.

If you have no idea about sync iTunes movies to iPad, follow a link here:

If you have some questions about enjoying movies on iPad 3 & iPad 2, you can check out Pavtube's iPad Video Specials Column to explore your options about how to watch movies online, watch apps to watch movies on iPad, how to transfer local movies to iPad, how to encode MKV/AVI/WMV to iPad, how to rip and copy Blu-ray and DVD movies to 1080p, 720p and 480p video to fit iPad viewing.

Useful Guides for Beginners to Enjoy Movies on iPad:

Get More iPad Movie and TV Apps from App Store

iPad Video Mirroring and Streaming

Turn DVD and Blu-ray into iPad Movies
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