I could not even use my normal Blu-ray software (TMT3)to play Avatar. Had to use Powerdvd
Dvdfab has never failed me.
Occasionally you will find a dvd that handbrake hangs up on (example: Transporter 3) but it may not do it for every user. I haven't found a fix for those few dvds it does give errors on though. Also, for the one who asked, you DO indeed need a decrypter to make videos from copy-protected dvds.
Absolutely useless - only runs on Win O/S
I took a m2ts from a Blu-ray, clipped it, and played it on the iPad. It also worked on 720p video from my camera. These are actually quite nice programs for the $27.95 DVD/Video file bundle.
The blu-ray would actually look better as you can rip it up to 720p resolution, but as you say, for space purposes you might be better off just using the lesser resolution. The normal dvd version is only going to be 480p.
why not try Pavtube Blu-ray ripper?
I have been using pavtube, backup my Blu-rays and DVDs or playback on my hdtv. the point is this Blu-ray ripper can rip Blu-ray and DVD, and now, Pavtube has upgraded its products,
What's new(you can find it in their official website ):
about convert Blu-ray and DVD to iPad, I searched in Pavtube, I found this guide: http://www.pavtube.com/ipad-ipod-iphone-tools/convert-blu-ray-and-standard-dvd-movies-with-ipad.htmlApril 16, 2010 (v3.6) - Added the Title Mode for view Blu-ray movie and enable users to switch between File Mode and Title Mode.
Added the option of one-click Full Disk Copy, enabling users to make 1:1 copy of Blu-ray disc and DVD (works 3 times only for trial version).
Added support for Blu-ray disc of MKB v17.
Added support to iPad, including three more optimized formats.
Last, about DVD to iPad,
follow the optimal settings to get excellent playback quality.
Frame rate: 30fps
Sample rate: 48khz