Copying a film from DVD to iPad2

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  1. BrendanChandler

    BrendanChandler iPF Noob

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    I have just bought a film on DVD.
    How can I copy it to my iPad in a format that the iPad can play?

    Brendan
     
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    Use handbrake, it's free software for the PC/Mac that has presets for the iPad. Then drag the resulting file into iTunes and sync your iPad.

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    I tried that, and selected 'iPad'.
    It process the film and produced a 5.5Gb 'm4v' file which I believe is a format that Windows Media player cannot open.

    I then dragged and dropped the file into iTunes and synced my laptop.
    I used iTunes to play it on my computer and the screen was all screwed-up.

    I looked for it on the iPad but couldn't find it.

    I connected the iPad and dragged and dropped the file from the film section of Library
    When I tried to play it there, it also had a screwed up screen with rectangles of colour.

    My guess is that the m4v file is screwed up.
    Should I try a different program to make the m4v file and if so, any ideas which?

    Brendan
     
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    kies99 iPF Novice

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    I can never get Handbrake to work by itself. I use DVD Shrink to rip the video file from the DVD. I then use Handbrake to process that ripped video file and it works fine for me.
     
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    This is a better way to do it. The encoding time is reduced greatly if the DVD is on the HD.

    OP, Sounds like the DVD in question is copy protected.
     
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    BrendanChandler iPF Noob

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    And it worked perfectly and produced a much smaller file which runs on iPad.

    It all worked so well that I decided to do another of the DVD's that I own.
    This was a Swedish DVD. When I ran it on my PC it worked perfectly in English but when I converted it as above and ran it on my iPad2 it ran in Swedish.
    How can I get it to run in English on the iPad.

    Thanks guys.

    Brendan
     
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    dhewson777 iPad Addict

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    Either in DVD shrink or Handbrake you need to select the right language (for DVDs with multiple audio tracks/languages). More likely in Handbrake when setting up the job.
     
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    you need video converter which can convert files into the ipad format i have been using a tool that convert videos into ipad videos with good quality as well the name of the converter is bialosoft i guess you can google it!
     
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    Just to update, add the file to Handbrake, select the iPad preset. Under Output Settings, click the Audio tab and select the correct audio/language from the pull-down. Obviously in your case Handbrake defaulted to the Swedish version because it was the primary language on the disc.
     

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