I want to convert a movie so i can put it in my iPad - Need a quick answer!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Nevzorus, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. Nevzorus macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    #1
    The title says it all! I have a Windows Computer.

    I really hope someone can help me, i want something that converts really fast and that doesn't take 3-4 hours.
     
  2. Vege-Taco macrumors member

    Vege-Taco

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2010
    Location:
    Arizona
    #3
    ^^^ This
     
  3. Nevzorus thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
  4. LAnMarc macrumors member

    LAnMarc

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Location:
    Adelaide South Australia
    #6
    Get an app that plays the video format you have; eg VLC, Azul are two that I use.
     
  5. kaielement macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2010
    #7
    Depends on the specs on your computer. My old pos computer would take 3-4 hours but my new MacBook Air takes less then an hour.
     
  6. Vege-Taco macrumors member

    Vege-Taco

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2010
    Location:
    Arizona
    #8
    You're talking about analyzing 4GB of video and then compressing it down to 1/4 of the original size. That is a LOT of computational voodoo going on there... It will take time and there is no way around it short of HUGE bucks for hardware and software.

    ----------

    If you don't compress it, it will convert MUCH faster. Then you'll basically just be decrypting the video and packing it into a single file at the same size and quality of the original.

    The less compression you use, the faster the rip will run.
     
  7. Nevzorus thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    #9
    Wow.. it says that i have to wait 8 hours

    ----------

    How do i know that i didn't compress it?
     
  8. PortableLover macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2012
    Location:
    england
    #10
    If you have itunes on your computer, simply install another video playing app, which plays various formats. flexplayer is one good app. You can then, simply connect your ipad to your computer and then from itunes, transfer the video file to the app.
     
  9. Nevzorus thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    #11
    I don't want it in an app, i want to have it in videos so i can watch it whenever i want without an internet connection since my iPad will be Wi-fi.
     
  10. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
    Location:
    New Jersey
    #12
    Handbrake. About one hour or so for an hour long movie on my i5 Dual Core 2010 MBP.
     
  11. Nevzorus thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    #13
    Harry Potter and the deathly hallows part 2, sitting here since a long time. It's only gone up to 5 percent
     
  12. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

    mobilehaathi

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2008
    Location:
    The Anthropocene
    #14
    Staring at it won't help. Go have a coffee/beer or two.
     
  13. Nevzorus thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    #15
    Screw this, converting sucks! Thanks everyone. :) I'm going to sleep now!
     
  14. My name is Alex macrumors regular

    My name is Alex

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Location:
    Gold Coast, Australia
    #16
    Try AVplayerHD its a buck on the app store and you just drag and drop from inside iTunes.
     
  15. Nevzorus thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    #17
    I want to try this actually, but i don't buy apps. Is there a free good app where i can watch the movie without an internet connection?
     
  16. Capt T macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2010
    #18
    Just let handbrake run overnight. Check it in the morning.
     
  17. seong macrumors 65816

    seong

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2010
    #19
    Handbrake FTW!
    You can't go wrong with Handbrake. It's been my companion ever since I had my first iPod Touch, all the way to my new iPad.
    Like others have said, run it overnight, with some queues if you need to, and it will be done!
     
  18. Cobster macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2011
    Location:
    Denmark
    #20
    Magic DVD Ripper - buy it... works faster...

    ---Edit----
    Oh... you don´t buy stuff... well - your loss...
     
  19. blueroom macrumors 603

    blueroom

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    #21
    Elgato makes a hardware dongle for H.264 encoding.

    What we really need is an encoder that uses the H.264 hardware encoder in the modern HD3000/4000 chipset & CPU combos.
     
  20. seong macrumors 65816

    seong

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2010
    #22
    Oopsy daisy, didn't see this post. Sorry about that.
    Anyways, to answer your question.... I haven't seen a good app that can stream movies via wifi in home network. Instead, I bought an app called 'Videostream.' It works quite nicely. Yes, it's a paid app, but you get what you pay for :D
     
  21. gngan macrumors 68000

    gngan

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Location:
    MacWorld
    #23
    Just JB and get VLC then watch it there. No encoding needed. You don't even need internet connection to watch it.
     
  22. dchao macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    #24
    Why don't you answer OP's question?

    OP is trying to rip a Harry Potter and the deathly hallows DVD. and then want to have it stored in iPad so he/she can watch it whenever. But OP doesn't want to wait for the ripping and conversion.

    My vote goes to handbrake and let it run overnight as well. Because MPEG4/H.264 is the native encoding format for iPad.
     
  23. Nevzorus thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    #25
    Thanks everyone! :) My posts were confusing :/

    Why, WHY is every answer in every thread "jailbreak"? I don't WANT TO!!
     

Share This Page