I use CineXPLAYER, just download movies to computer like normal and the load onto ipad. App has how-to on how to load them. Just sync ipad with computer, click on apps scroll down select CineXPLAYER then click add and locate movies to add. This app plays almost every format. I had VLC player which i have on my netbook but its restricted on what formats it will play. Pay the couple bucks for CineXPLAYER, well worth it.
you just need to get a ipad transfer help you transfer movies, music, TV shows, audiobooks, and photos between iPod/iPhone 4/iPad and iTunes/computer
OK, still a little confused. can I convert a DVD movie, bought from a store, so it can be played on the ipad? I know I can do video files, but not sure I understand the possibility of DVD's.
Second, what format is best for converting to, size and quality?
Yes you can, just remember that there are two steps for converting a DVD to a file for your iPad.
DISCLAIMER - I am giving this advice assuming that you own the DVD's that you are looking to take movies from, legitimate backups from DVD's that you own is one thing, ripping copies from DVD's that you dont (i.e rental copies) is another and I personally do not condone that!.
Note that there are also several ways of doing this but this is my preferred way (and its also free)
First is you have to remove or bypass the Digital Rights Management (DRM) that is on the disk that stops you from ripping a copy, there are several programs you can buy to do this like Slysoft AnyDVD, however my favourite is the free program DVD43
Its free, and it automatically runs in the background when you put a disk in so you just need to install and forget! However note that it only works on 32bit windows so you will have to check if you have this on your PC
Second, you have to rip and convert the DVD into an iPad friendly file, for this I use Handbrake
Again, free and it also has several pre-sets for files so you dont have to understand what you are doing, just select the pre-set and away you go! My faourite is "universal" because although it produces a larger file, it works with the iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple TV ect...
Once you do this once you'll see how easy it is, however note that it does take some time to convert depending on the power of your PC! Once handbrake is done then just go find it in the output folder and drag and drop into iTunes and iTunes will do the rest
Hope this helps!
what I've started doing is buying "triple play" blu rays. (or double play DVD's) this gives you a free digital copy with the blu-ray/DVD which you download from itunes, pretty cool!
and they only cost a fraction more than just a single blu-ray/DVD
I use Daniusoft conversion software for "store-bought" movies/DVDs and Format Factory for other video files.
Both work great.
The OP may have heard the answer he was looking for but I did not. I searched hoping to find an alternative to iTunes because for some reason iTunes doesn't have the movie that I want. They have the soundtrack for sale, but no mention of the movie (The Tourist - Johnny Depp/Angelina Jolie). Anyone know where I can download it from? (P.S. it was released Dec 10)
Netflix says they have "The Tourist"
(But it is not out on DVD yet)
Yeah, but you can only watch it "live" (streaming). You can't download it and watch it on the plane.
Originally Posted by 1991-C4
You can if you fly on Delta. They offer WiFi on board and it is FREE during the holidays! How cool is that?