I have been checking out various DVD converters, and the only way to see if/how they would play on iPad was to load them into iTunes and sync. Well, that left me with a bunch of trash until I found the one I wanted.
I deleted the unwanted movies from iTunes; I've deleted the files from my computer. However, they appear to be alive and well on iPad from the previous syncs. If I can avoid a restore, I'd like to; I have a lot of other things going on (like my books) and "special" things in Settings (that make things work better) that would be real annoying to restore.
I was kinda surprised that the iPad doesn't show up as an external storage device; my iPods did, so I could change things in them. Not so with iPad.