Are you loading up your iPad with movies from iTunes or ripped yourself?

Kendo

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Since the resolution of the iPad 2 isn't a retina display, I think DVD rips will play just fine. But now I'm wondering what to do for the iPad 3.

For the movies you have on your current iPad, are they HD movies purchased from iTunes or did you convert them yourself? What is the best way to convert? Buy a Blu-ray burner? Do you download the movies off torrents and simply rip them to AAC format?
 

dukeblue91

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Most of mine are ripped from DVD's but some I did buy from iTunes.
But I can't keep all of them on the iPad as I have almost 2 TB full.
 

Gorion

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I watch movies/shows from iTunes.

I really hope that Apple allows streaming to iTunes in the future though. The problem that I have with watching movies/tv shows on my iPad (even through Home Sharing) is that I will eventually run out of space. Being able to re-download items through iCould is a good step forward though..
 

maclook

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Depends...are you a cop? :p

I use Handbrake to convert downloaded 720p movies to the AppleTV 2 preset. Maybe I'll start going the 1080p route, though 720p has looked great on my big TVs and they're so much smaller in size compared to 1080p files. IMO, it's not unethical to download a movie if you own the blu ray. You can't use your Mac to rip one so you only have so many choices.
 

Emoo

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Most of my digital movies and shows are from rips of my dvd collection. I don't want to pay twice — and sometimes twice as much — for something I already own. I play DVD quality on fullscreen on my laptop, and since the iPad display is smaller and I've watched DVD content on my mom's iPad happily, I don't see it bothering me any.

So basically, I'll be loading mostly my personal DVD rips.
 

sartios

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I use Air Video to stream my 1080p / 720p content from my iMac to my iPhone 4s now, and will do the same with my iPad 3 when it gets released.
 

paulisme

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Depends...are you a cop? :p

I use Handbrake to convert downloaded 720p movies to the AppleTV 2 preset. Maybe I'll start going the 1080p route, though 720p has looked great on my big TVs and they're so much smaller in size compared to 1080p files. IMO, it's not unethical to download a movie if you own the blu ray. You can't use your Mac to rip one so you only have so many choices.
Of course you can rip Blu-rays with a Mac. It's discussed in the Apple TV forum daily.
 

DeusInvictus7

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Most of my movies that I have in iTunes are my own, but I've been making them for my Apple TV, not the iPad. I've been building my digital movie library with all my Blu-Rays that I own, converting them to a high bit-rate 720p file. But I have kept all the full Blu-Ray MKV files just in case a new Apple TV comes out, which looks like it is. So most likely I'll be queing a bunch of my movies again to make 1080p versions of them. We'll see.
 

bdodds1985

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I was really thinking about this lately. Because I just found handbrake and kind of want a new iPad to carry around instead of always having my MBP. So if it is available before the 15th I might order one and try converting movies onto it. I never download movies from itunes, but that's because I have other means of getting them.