DVD to mpg4 converter to play on iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jshort, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. jshort macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2009
    Hey guys.. for whatever reason I'm having the hardest time figuring out how to take a DVD.. convert it into a format that's compatible with iTunes and playable on my iPad.

    I've google'd it and tried the first few search results but haven't really found a program that works without having to purchase it.. any recommendations?
  2. azentropy macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2002
    Handbrake is free.
  3. ville macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    handbrake is free that is true, but you will need to mess around with the settings for a while, my best advice would be to download the cineXplayer, and you´ll be able to play any .avi, one of the easiest formats to convert to, and great quality.
  4. TheEvilDonut macrumors member


    Aug 18, 2009
    Ste-Marthe-sur-le-lac, Québec (CAN)
    Here's what I do to convert a DVD to iPad-format with Handbrake :

    1. Launch Handbrake
    2. Select DVD from SOURCE menu
    3. Select AppleTV setting
    4. Uncheck LARGE FILE SIZE checkbox
    5. Rip.

    All of my 41 movies were ripped that way with no problem.
  5. cfs123 macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2010
    I use handbrake but just wondering, how does one get the Video TS and VOB files to .AVI?
  6. ville macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    I use dvd fab, just rips it to .avi.... I said i preferred it to handbrake mostly because i can very easily change the quality setting (any setting works on the cineXplayer).

    Might just be me, but there are only a few movies which i want in 720, other i just, rip´em so they´ll take about 800/900mg...

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