DVD to iPad 3

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    I use Handbrake which is free and time-wise is around 1:1

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    Thx for your quick answer, but I´ve trouble which "setting" I should use for iPad 3. I´m using HandBrake for pc
    //Peter
     
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    Yes I think so too. But how get it smaller?
     
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    For Handbrake, use the iPad preset. I believe there is only one. Make sure you have the most current version.
     
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    I have the most current version of Handbrake. I just encoded a twelve minute segment of a DVD that I own. It took forty-five minutes to complete. It produced a one gig file. But looking at that twelve minute clip on my iPad via my GoFlex Satellite Wifi drive, beautiful! Well worth the processing time.

    I'm going to try the Pavtube software that you linked. I want to see if that produces anything better than Handbrake and if I can save some time in the process.
     
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    You have to edit the original file by splitting it into several parts before performing the conversion using any of the converters mentioned.
     
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    Why? And not only that, what tool would you use?

    Encoding time is going to depend on the original file and the processing power of your PC/Mac. Running other processes at the same time will slow down the encoding. A pentium chip will take longer than an i5 chip, for example.
     
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    A video editing software can do the splitting. I'm use to a pc, so as an example I could use MovieMaker to split the file. Another which might be able to do it is the free converter "FreeMake video converter". IMHO showing with a split video compared to a long single video is better.
     
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    I still cannot see the benefit of splitting the file though. It should not make a difference to the encoding time, in fact, it has taken you extra time to split it and then for the software to join it back together.
     
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    Going from 4.5GB to 6.37GB is a bit strange. You might want to post a message in their forum section and ask for assistance. Unless you are using a 15 year old computer, 10 hours also seems a bit off.

    You might want to give DVD Catalyst 4 a shot. I have a guide for how to use it with the iPad3 here:

    http://www.ipadforums.net/dvd-catalyst/79710-dvd-ipad3-quick-easy.html

    Movies from DVD should end up around 1-2GB in size (depending on the length of the movie) and if you are using a recent computer, it should run at at least 2-3x real time and if you are using a quad-core system, it will be quite a bit faster than that.

    The guide above covers just about everything, so it looks quite long, but here is a brief idea of how it works:



     
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    What I'm suggesting is to split the file but not join the result into one. So instead of having one big movie file you will have several smaller sized files. Yes I agree it is really time consuming to do this. It is an option if the file under consideration is too large.

    I have'nt really converted a very large file like 4.7 Gb into another format and observed the effect when played. The largest that I have converted is 3.5 Gb. And if I choose it to be for Ipad 3 playing the movie stuttered in some portion. However, if I chose Ipad 1 the playing is ok.
     
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    Splitting isn't needed. I'm not sure about the exact size, but I have had movies on it (from Bluray) that were over 8GB in size, so the size isn't an issue.

    It does make it easier to test different settings though.
     
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    How long, may I ask, did it take you to convert the 8 Gb movie to Ipad 3 format? According to OP, 4.7 Gb needs 10 hours.
     

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