DVD > seagate goflex satellite

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Ruffian829, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. Ruffian829 macrumors 6502

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    I just purchased a seagate goflex satellite HD to store movies and photos on for my iPad (I travel frequently).

    Almost all of my movies exist in DVD format. I don't have a TON that I want to store on the satellite but probably a fair few (maybe 50-100 eventually) and a few tv series. I have no idea how to get from the DVD to the HD.

    Is there a best way to get the DVDs from the DVD onto the satellite? I read a few threads that mention things like encoding or not and such but to be honest I'm not exactly sure what they all mean. I guess I'm looking for a fairly straight forward process to put the DVDs onto the satellite and watch in iPad format. Also I have an HDMI cord to hook the iPad to the tv so I can watch on the tv- IM not sure if that will effect the way ir resolution in which I want to "rip" the DVDs?

    I don't mind buying software to do this if I can get it through the app store (I have a gift card lol) otherwise a free option would be preferred (but not required if too much of a hassle).
     
  2. WesCole macrumors 6502a

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    Using handbrake is what I would do. You would just put your DVD in, open handbrake, select the iPad preset, and click start. Then, it would create a file that you can add to iTunes and sync with your iPad.

    There are a lot more features that handbrake offers, too. You would just need to experiment with them to see what all it can do.
     
  3. Ruffian829, Aug 20, 2012
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    Ruffian829 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you. From What I've been reading I'll need something like vlc too right?
    Will handbrake do tv shows/series as well?
     
  4. WesCole macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it will do TV shows, too. You might need to download VLC, too...I forgot about that...handbrake uses it for codecs and such.

    Also, I would recommend iFlicks for tagging TV show and movies with artwork, ratings, cast, description, etc.
     

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