This article here shows you the easy way to convert and rip Blu-ray to iPad Mini supported video formats so that you can play the 1080p Blu-ray movies on your iPad Mini on the go!
In order to play Blu-ray movies on iPad Mini, you need to convert Blu-ray to iPad Mini compatible video formats and then sync the result videos to iPad Mini via iTunes.
To achieve your goal smoothly, a Blu-ray Ripping tool is necessary. Here Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper (Currently on sale - 20% off during the Thanksgiving Specials) is highly recommended to help you rip Blu-ray yet DVD discs to a playable format by iPad Mini, the new iPad, iPad 2 and the original iPad. With it, you can effortlessly make your Blu-ray movies playable on iPad Mini in just a few click mouses. The equivalent Mac version is Blu-ray to iPad Mini Converter for Mac, which can transfer Blu-ray movies to iPad Mini on Mac OS X (Include Lion and Mountain Lion). Just download it now and follow the step-by-step guide below to copy Blu-ray movies to iPad Mini for smoothly playing.
How to Convert 1080p Blu-ray for play on iPad Mini
Note: This detailed guide uses Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper for Windows Screenshots. And for ripping Blu-ray discs, a BD driver is needed.
1. Add Blu-ray movies
Open the Blu-ray Ripper, insert the Blu-ray disc to the BD drive and then click "Blu-ray disc" icon to load Blu-ray movies. After the Blu-ray files are loaded, you can preview them on the right viewing window and take snapshots of your favorite movie scene.
2. Choose output format for iPad Mini
Click on "Format > iPad", you will find many profiles for iPad. Here "iPad Mini HD Video(*.mp4)" is highly recommended to you. The output videos could fit on iPad Mini perfectly.
Tips: If you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. Remember the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss. According to my experience, for watching videos on the iPad Mini, 720p with 1500~2500kbps is just all right.
3. Start to rip Blu-ray to iPad Mini
When you are satisfied with all the settings, you can click "Start" and let the software do the Blu-ray to iPad Mini MP4 Conversion.
4. Transfer Converted Videos to iPad Mini
When the conversion completes, you can transfer the result videos to new iPad Mini via iTunes, here's the way to go:
1) Launch the iTunes and connect iPad Mini to PC.
2) Choose "File – > Add File to Library…"
3) Drag the .mp4 file you want to the iPad icon.
In this way, you can view 1080p Blu-ray movies on iPad Mini on the go as you like. I don't think it could get much simpler (unless of course, Apple provides native support for Blu-Ray which doesn't seem likely).
P.S. If you have any problems about enjoying movies on iPad 2, the original iPad and the new iPad OR iPad Mini, just check out the iPad Video Specials Column to find solutions.
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