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getting dvds I own on to iPad

Discussion in 'iPad FAQ' started by SheerLuckHolmes, Mar 13, 2011.

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    I have some exercise DVDs I own & use regularly by playing them in my Apple laptop. I would really like to get them onto my iPad. This would allow me to just prop up my iPad and exercise along with the program without hauling along the laptop and all the discs.

    How would I get these DVDs onto my Ipad?

    Thanks for much for your help.
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    Personally, the quick free easy method i use is to rip the dvd to my hard drive first using DVD SHRINK , then convert to ipad format, via about 2 buttons, using HAND BRAKE.
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    Those are all good but do require a little effort. I have all of them but I chose to buy Pocket DVD (PQ DVD). It's not free but works every time and is easy to self learn with no fuss. It even works on "locked" DVDs. And will send directly to the iTunes video section for syncing. I first used them for their DVD-to-Palm Treo software. So they have been around for awhile.
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    The link I posted is free. Dvd shrink wont bypass current encryption methods on the dvd.
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    i'm yet to have any issues.
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    They don't have the software for iPad, just iPod on their website. What are you actually using?
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    Cucusoft

    works great.
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    In all fairness I am yet to find any method that takes less than and hour to convert a DVD to iPad!!
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    You're probably not going to find a faster method.

    A typical movie on DVD is 4-5 + Gig and you're crunching it down to about 1 Gig. That much work while maintaining quality takes time.
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    This is a great topic for me, i have been thinking of transfering my dvd movies to my laptop and now i know how to transfer movies to mu ipad. Many thanks

    Sent from my iPad using iPF, using iOS 4.3.2
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    I use DVDfab and it has had an update that it now has a tap to convert to iPad format and when the movie is done you drop and drag the movie right into iTunes and sync the movie to you iPad. Easy, simple and good quality

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