Best Free Software To Rip DVDs For Use On iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by -iKris-, May 1, 2010.

  1. -iKris- macrumors regular

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    Is there any good free software to rip my DVDs so I can put them on my PC and stream them via Air Video? I think I remember a discussion here about a free one that worked well, but I can't find it anywhere...
     
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  3. Scuba-EMT macrumors regular

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    Try http://www.iskysoft.net/

    It has presets for the IPad and will not only rip DVDs, but convert video files. I stumbled across it when looking for something to convert the .MTS files from my Sony HD camcorder into .MOV files for e-mailing to family who are all Mac users. The quality is stunning, I haves ripped over 30 titles to date and have about 5 of them on my IPad 3G 64gb right now.

    Cheers
     
  4. HiRez macrumors 603

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    The OP specifically asked about free software, it's even in the thread title. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Hemoo macrumors member

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    I'm using iskysoft too & it work great but it's not free though,,
    BTW, sorry if it's of the topic, but what is your converting setting for ipad? with default setting the file size almost 4X times the original size??
     
  6. Scuba-EMT macrumors regular

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    Yes I know the OP asked for free, I've been reading for over 45 years now (sorry I couldn't resist).

    As too the second question, I am using the built In IPad setting.

    I tried Handbrake and was satisfied with the video quality, so I tried the paid program. I was simply was offering a suggestion, the OP can try both a choose the program that fulfills his need.

    Off my soapbox...

    Cheers,
     
  7. sracer macrumors 603

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    Iskysoft is just one of the literally 100's of such apps that take a free encoder and wrap a ui around. There is nothing inherently unique about the encoder that would render video encodes faster or higher quality than the free ones. But some people feel better paying for something. ;)
     
  8. wombat888 macrumors 6502a

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    If you want to stick with free ...

    Handbrake
    Handbrake
    a hundred times Handbrake
     
  9. dXTC macrumors 68020

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    ^^^^ Make that one hundred and one.

    Handbrake FTW. It'll also convert most non-DVD video files.
     
  10. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Care to suggest the best settings for the iPad? And/or settings that will give the best iPad experience, but sort of future proof?
     

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