Movie download to IPad help!!!

Taylor814ce

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Nov 20, 2013
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Just got me an iPad air and rMini.

I have netflix and Amazon prime acct. however I want to download few movies on to iPad for kids when on road. How do I go about down loading movies on to my iPad? What method do you use and recommend???

Thank you
 

Night Spring

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Jul 17, 2008
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To download movies to the iPad, you first of all need them in iTunes compatible format. You can get that by buying movies from iTunes Store, or by converting movies you already have -- the most recommended program for doing this is Handbrake.

Once you have movies in iTunes compatible format, you drag them into iTunes and sync them to your iPads.
 

Taylor814ce

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Nov 20, 2013
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Thank you.

Program handbrake is something you download to your computer?

You said movie i already have. Am i able to download netflix movies? Or is netflix only wifi stream?

Thank you
 

Night Spring

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Jul 17, 2008
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Thank you.

Program handbrake is something you download to your computer?

You said movie i already have. Am i able to download netflix movies? Or is netflix only wifi stream?

Thank you
Yes, handbrake is a program you download for your computer.

As the other poster said, Netflix is streaming only. But many people have movies they get from other sources, which they use Handbrake to convert to iTunes format. If you don't have movies already, the best thing is to buy them from iTunes Store.
 

thebiggfella

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Nov 30, 2013
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Just curious: is handbrake a one stop shop for ripping DVDs to an iPad compatible format?

I've downloaded the trail version of ********* DVD ripper which seems to do a decent job with only one step involved but to get the full version, it costs around £24.

I'm still thinking about which software to get for this function.
 

doasis23

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Aug 23, 2012
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To download movies to the iPad, you first of all need them in iTunes compatible format. You can get that by buying movies from iTunes Store, or by converting movies you already have -- the most recommended program for doing this is Handbrake.

Once you have movies in iTunes compatible format, you drag them into iTunes and sync them to your iPads.
That it was one way to do it but if you have the digital files already on your computer you can use the VLC app without converting.
 

Capt T

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Mar 20, 2010
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Just curious: is handbrake a one stop shop for ripping DVDs to an iPad compatible format?

I've downloaded the trail version of ********* DVD ripper which seems to do a decent job with only one step involved but to get the full version, it costs around £24.

I'm still thinking about which software to get for this function.
Depends on the DRM of the DVD. Some DVDs take an extra step or two to convert.
 

Woyzeck

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Nov 2, 2012
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I find it surprisingly cumbersome to transfer movies from the Mac to an iPad. I mean cm'on, why would I need to plug the iPad to the Mac and use iTunes for that ? Why no wireless solution like the Photostream ?
 

T'hain Esh Kelch

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Aug 5, 2001
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Just curious: is handbrake a one stop shop for ripping DVDs to an iPad compatible format?

I've downloaded the trail version of ********* DVD ripper which seems to do a decent job with only one step involved but to get the full version, it costs around £24.

I'm still thinking about which software to get for this function.
Yes. I never use anything other than Handbrake for "ripping" and converting my DVD's.