DVD Viewing on iPad

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  1. jcurl

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    I'm sure this has been asked and answered many times but I've searched and can't find it.

    I have both an iPad 1 and 2 and run iTunes on both a WinXP and Win7.

    What I need to know is, can I take a hard copy DVD that I have and somehow load it and view it on my IPad? I assume that I'll have to load it in my iTunes library and then sync it. Is such athing possible?

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  2. Gabriel1

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    Yes, you'll need a programme like Handbrake (its free) downloaded on your computer, this has presets for the iPad conversion. Then you can drag the resultant file into iTunes for syncing to your iPad.

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  3. The_teacher

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    Instead of converting using handbrake use avplayerhd in the app store - just add the files through iTunes and it's much quicker.
     
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    This app won't work with DVDs,you will have to use handbrake as recommended.
     
  5. Castalba

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    But does this Handbrake application preserve the quality of DVD video?
     
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    I don't think so... I don't know if I am using the wrong settings or something, but the quality is not as good as DVD.


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  7. AQ_OC

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    Yes. Effectively it does, but you have to reencode and compress, so you are in effect lowering the quality to get the file size smaller. The notion is to do it in such a way that you won't notice the slightly lower quality of the reencoded video file. Note that many DVDs are close to 9GB in size (or over 5 or 6GB)...if you want to pack that down to fit on an iPad, then you have to give up something. The same thing goes with Blu-ray, many of which are upwards of 30GB in size. If you pack that down to less than 2GB, then you are losing some quality. But on a 10-inch screen, you can suffer some slight loss without serious impact to visual quality.
     
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    You surely do not know how to use the application if you believe this.
     
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    I like simple so I use Daniusoft DVD to MP4 Converter. I insert the DVD and it converts it to mp4. The only choice I have made is to use closed captioning or not. I've used it well over a hundred times and it has been flawless.

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  10. The_teacher

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    Actually it will work with dvds, im sorry you are misinformed and have not had the opportunity to use avplayer hd. What needs to be done first is use anydvd to crack any possible protection issues, then rip the dvd using dvd shrink. Ive done it numerous times and loaded the video files(vob, avi) through the app in itunes. Handbrake is a waste of time, trust me quality is perfect rip.
     

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