Burn a tv show DVD to iTunes and then new iPad?

solidsnake32292

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Hey guys,

So my girlfriend got me a few seasons of a show I like (Big Bang Theory) but its on DVD... So before I opened it I wanted to know of their is a way of burning it to iTunes and then copying them to my new iPad?

I would really appreciate it if I could get some help on doing this because I dont wanna open them and then find out I can't get it on my iPad because I'm at college and the only other way to watch it would be my MacBook pro but the iPad is much more convenient for me(AirPlay, HDTV, etc) so thanks a lot!!
 

erpetao

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Use a tool called handbrake. I used it today for the first time to do exactly that and it's perfect.
 

solidsnake32292

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So I have actually heard of HandBreak.. Is it free? And could I test it before I open the DVDs? How's does it for work a tv show does it make each episode separate in iTunes? And how's do I know what quality to make it? I have a 32gb iPad 3 4G Verizon.... So I don't really need it to be super HD since its just a tv show ya know..

Thanks!
 

brand

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I wanted to know of their is a way of burning it to iTunes and then copying them to my new iPad?
Just so you know burning is the act of writing data to an optical disc. What you are wanting to do is rip video from the disc, import it into iTunes and then sync it with your iPad.
 

solidsnake32292

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Haha yes rip is what I ment not burn... Will HandBreak work? And my previous questions as well... Thanks
 

184550

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So I have actually heard of HandBreak.. Is it free? And could I test it before I open the DVDs? How's does it for work a tv show does it make each episode separate in iTunes? And how's do I know what quality to make it? I have a 32gb iPad 3 4G Verizon.... So I don't really need it to be super HD since its just a tv show ya know..

Thanks!
The nice thing about RipIt is that it'll automatically locate and rip multiple episodes of a TV show from a single disc. RipIt also has preset video targets like Apple TV, iPhone and iPad.
 

solidsnake32292

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Oh wow ok and what about size? For a tv show how big would each episode be if it's about 21 min an episode?
 

solidsnake32292

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Oh and is "Rip It" free? I saw on the website it's free to download but there is also a $25 version so what is the difference? Thanks again!
 

184550

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Oh wow ok and what about size? For a tv show how big would each episode be if it's about 21 min an episode?
Depends on your target preset(s). An Apple TV file will obviously be bigger than an iPhone file.

Oh and is "Rip It" free? I saw on the website it's free to download but there is also a $25 version so what is the difference? Thanks again!
IIRC, you can rip five discs for free before being prompted to buy/ unlock the software.
 

solidsnake32292

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Ok great... So I will possibly try it out but is HandBreak free? I'm gonna have more than 5 disks to rip so maybe that mite be a better alternative not sure