Format of movies

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  1. Stripad

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    What format of movies does the iPad/iTunes use?

    I recently ripped a DVD as an avi file but cannot seem to convert to the correct format for use through iTunes
     
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    apple.com/ipad/specs

     
  3. Hasty

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    Originally the format of movies was critical as the only player was the version of quicktime used by the iPad. Now there are a number of video apps like VLC and xplayer which can play formats other than mp4.
    Best free video converter is Handbrake for Mac and PC.

    You should also look at streaming apps such as Zumocast and AirVideo which can convert on the fly and work very well. The great thing is that they give you access to all your movies without destroying your iPad's storage.
     
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    Exactly Right

    I use handbreak to rip my movies, then just put them in iTunes.
     
  5. IvanLasston

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    I too use handbrake to encode the movies. Just select Apple Universal then it will play on a Touch, Apple TV, and Ipad.
     
  6. jimt29

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    Check out Daniusoft DVD to Ipad Converter.

    I've been using it for a few months and really like it.
     

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