Using iTunes to put movies on iPad

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  1. azonie

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    New at iPad but understand there is way to load movies I have on DVD to iTunes then can add and remove to iPad.
    Anyone got instructions on uploading to iTunes and sync with iPad.

    DVD can be 4 or 5 GB how much space will it take up on iPad?
     
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    iPad is not really designed to hold large files like those from a dvd movie and I don't think there is any software for the iPad to play dvd movies (I could be wrong, just my guess). For my large video files I use an iPad app called Air Playit. You d/l this to your iPad then d/l the Air Playit server app to your computer. It streams the video files to your iPad.
     
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    Use something like Handbrake to reencode the movies into much smaller files. Then transfer and play on iPad.
     
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    Spot on, there is a preset in HandBrake (which is free for both the PC and Mac) specifically for the iPad.

    EDIT: I forgot the second part of your question, once converted in HandBrake, drag the resultant file into iTunes (on a Mac just drop it on the iTunes icon, I assume it's the same on a PC) then when you sync the movie should transfer across to your iPad, if it doesn't open iTunes and click on the videos tab to alter the sync settings.

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    On a PC, you have to add the file. At least that is how I do it. Then drag the movie from MOVIES onto your iPad.
     

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