Wanna sync and play commercial DVD movies on iPad (including the new iPad/iPad 4/iPad Mini/the original iPad)? Just follow the tutorial to learn how to decrypt and convert commercial DVD to iPad supported video formats on both Mac (Mountain Lion) and Windows.
There are five variants of the iPad: the original, the iPad 2, the third generation, the fourth generation, and the iPad mini. Throw in the iPad tablets' robust battery life and obvious portability, the iPad is really a top-notch on-the-go entertainment device for movie and TV watching.
Of course, most of you are not about play iTunes' ridiculous prices to watch movies and TV shows you already own on commercial DVDs. Instead, you'll need just rip those DVD discs to an iPad-friendly format. In order to help those who wanna get movies from their commercial DVDs to iPad Mini, iPad 4, the new iPad, iPad 2 or the first iPad for playback, so I throw this quick tutorial up.
Most of you are likely familiar with the excellent Handbrake for ripping standard Def DVDs, but keep in mind that that program can't rip copy-protected commercial DVDs without a third-party add-on, so you'll need to add an intermediate step. The software highly recommended here is called Pavtube DVD to iPad Converter. Normally $35, it's available for 30% discount (currently $24.5 only) if you choose this option on its Thanksgiving Special Giveaways.
Overall, the program is easy to use for editing and conversion and makes great quality copies of the copy-protected DVDs. It can help you easily decrypt and convert the commercial DVD files into iPad yet iTunes, Apple TV, iPhone compatible video formats with highl quality in fast ecoding speed. The audio/video synchronization is very good, the size of the subtitles too. Besides, you can crop the black bars, add special video effects, split or merge videos, etc. as you like with the built-in editor. Just get it and rip videos from DVD disc to iPad supported videos for playback on your iPad 4, iPad Mini, New iPad, iPad 2, the original iPad and other Apple devices etc. in just a few mouse clicks! The equivalent Mac version is Pavtube DVD to iPad Converter Mac. Now just download the program and follow th steps below to get your work done.
Download DVD to iPad Ripper:
How to Rip commercial DVD to iPad highly compatible video formats
Note: For Windows (including Windows 8) users, just follow the detailed guide to complete your conversion. The way to transfer DVD movies to iPad in Mac (Mountain Lion) is the same. Just make sure you've downloaded the right version.
1. Import DVD to the program
After launching the best DVD Ripper for iPad, click on "DVD icon" to add DVD Movies or ISO files that you want to rip to iPad. You are free to preview the DVD files on the right and take snapshots of the movie scenes. You can click the Edit button to edit the DVD movies via the powerful editing functions like crop, rotate, trim, add video effects, etc.
2. Select the output format
After the loading of DVD files, choose the output format and output folder. To copy DVD files to iPad, you can choose the output format as M4V, MP4 or MOV from Common Video, which are highly supported by iPad tablets. The software have iPad-specific profiles. Click "Format", you can easily find the "iPad" category from which you can see different iPad presets as following:
For instance, if you wanna to rip a DVD for playback with iPad Mini, you can choose "iPad Mini HD Video(*.mp4". For the new iPad, "iPad 3 (New iPad) HD Video(*.mp4)" is highly recommended to you. (Alas, the fourth-gen iPad isn't on the list, though any of the new iPad outputs should work just fine.)
If you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. I find 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.
3. Start converting commercial DVD movies to iPad
After the above steps, just click "Convert" to start conversion. The converting speed depends on the file size of DVD movies. When the conversion completes, you can import the videos to your iTunes library and transfer them to your iPad Mini, the fourth-generation iPad, New iPad, iPad 2 or the original iPad and enjoy them anytime and anywhere you like.
Tips: Before conversion, you can choose the subtitles and audio track for the target video on the main interface.
Not an iPad user? Converter also supports "common" video formats like MOV, M4V, and MP4, so you should be able to create files compatible with your iPod, iPhone, Android tablet and phone, Blackberry playbook, HP TouchPad, and other devices.