Video Conversion help!!

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ramprakash.94, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2010
    I have a bunch of movies (DVD Rips) and some TV Shows that i want to watch on my iPad.
    I am new to the video conversion stuff. I've heard Handbrake is a good software to go with!
    So which is the best way to convert videos for it. Quality is the preference here, i don't mind the file size. Please Help!!!
  2. macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2010
    That answer is a mile wide. Depends on what you are looking for. You have already ripped the movies thus bypassing the encryption? Then most software packages that do ripping allow you to save it to a specific format. However if this is not true, then I suggest Catalyst3 for ripping DVD's into a iPad format. They have a free version, as well as a paid verions for 9.95. The bigest differance between the free version and paid is the speed of the ripping/conversions. The paid also has a bunch of options that you can fool with. However you said you were new, so I would suggest Catalyst3 for iPad.
  3. macrumors 65816

    Mark Booth

    Jan 16, 2008
    HandBrake is awesome and highly recommended. Thanks to its built-in presets, it's also easy to use. And did I mention it is free?

  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2010
    I know Handbrake is good, but I don't know how to convert videos for iPad!!
    Also I want to tag my movies with plot summary, cast, movie poster.....
    What should I do?
    Thanks in advance
  5. macrumors member

    Aug 2, 2010
    Helvetic Confederation
    Take people's advice: download handbrake and give it a go. Use the "Apple TV" preset, which seems to work for me. Import to iTunes by using "Add file to library" and then edit the metadata there. There may be ways to do this outside of iTunes, I don't know.

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