iPad Ripping Blu-ray to iPad 4th gen

Discussion in 'iPad' started by kingofkind, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. kingofkind macrumors member

    May 30, 2011
    I'm about to graduate here this semester and am going to purchase the 4th gen Ipad before I do or get it as a graduation gift. I have about 20-25 bluray movies and a couple blurays of some tv shows that I own that I would like to put on the Ipad. Has anyone here done this with an ipad with retina display? Ive found tutorials online, but it seems like all the ones I come across are for the pre-retina ipads. I just want to know If ripping it to the full 1080p is possible, how big the file size is and what programs you use?

  2. Speedy Gonzalez macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2012
    Alligator Bayou
    yes you can backup your blurays with dvdfab blu-ray ripper is free to try for one month so you will have enough time to get all your movies backed up

    if you are using intel HD-3000-4000 set encode and recode to intel quicksync it takes 13 min to rip the whole disk to your hard drive on iPad1080PH264 format and the size is from 6 to 9 GB depending on the movie

    if you plan on putting those movies on your iPad I recommend the 64GB version but if you just want to stream them from the PC with air video any size is fine
  3. unibility macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2012
    Yes it is possible. I rip my blu-ray collection for us on my Mac Pro, MacBook Pro retina, MacBook Air, iPad 3, iPad mini and iPhone 5.

    I use a program called MakeMKV for MAC. It's really simple. When the file is finished ripping, I use HandBrake and convert them to M4V because iTunes does not accept MKV files. But once finished it works on in iTunes and use can sync it with any device.
  4. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

    Jun 7, 2011
    As expalined above, you'll want to use the MakeMKV + HandBrake combo.

    1, come to the Apple TV forum ( http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=100 ) here, where a LOT of threads are dedicated to these questions, unlike here.

    2, HandBrake doesn't properly convert native Blu-Ray subtitles: all it can do is burn in the topmost one in the source MKV and that's all. Therefore, if you want to convert more than one subtitle track, let me know and I look up the URL of the thread here at MacRumors where I've posted a full tutorial on properly converting these subs - outside HB.
  5. MarkG21 macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2010
    ditto on the MakeMKV + Handbrake combo.

    Also, you'll need an external blu ray reader or writer drive.
  6. D.T. macrumors G3


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    FYI, MKV is just a container spec, so the enclosed video/audio streams may not need to be recoded (via Handbrake) ... the file may simply need to be remuxed to a compatible container format (and the superfluous meta data like subtitles omitted). This is assuming you don't actually want to re-encode to a different bitrate, resolutions, etc.!

    Just mentioning this because it +much+ faster (90-120 seconds for ~2 hour HD movie) ... my preferred utility is Subler (which also can add meta-data manually or automated).

  7. dazz87 macrumors 65816

    Sep 24, 2007
    Why do you want to do a full rip 1to1 rip which will be 25-40GB per movie........dude it's a 9 inch screen....smh
  8. OTACORB macrumors 65816


    Jun 21, 2009
    Central, Louisiana
    You have clearly not used DVDFab, depending on the length of the movie a 1080p rip will come in well under 5gb and looks GREAT not only on the iPad 3/4, but Apple TV.
  9. dazz87 macrumors 65816

    Sep 24, 2007
    I used dvdfab for all my rip but they are full rip. yeah a 5gb rip should look good on a 9 inch screen, hell a 700MB rip should also look good on the ipad. OP was asking for a full rip not compress
  10. kingofkind thread starter macrumors member

    May 30, 2011
    Well i was asking if you could keep it at 1080p, yet compress the file to be around 5-7gb or so. I dont want to put a bunch of movies on there, I just want to be able to swap in hi-def movies when im in the mood to watch a movie or a couple episodes when im traveling or have some down time.
  11. Anti-Lucifer macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2012
    I would rip from bluray to the standard 1080p. Size doesn't really matter for home theatre setup. For mobile, I'd compress the 1080p down to 720p or less. Since viewing on my ipad 3, I can tell the compression quality so you don't want to compress too much. But then you will have to ask yourself is the movie worth it? I'd like to watch prometheus in the highest quality possible on the go on my iPad 3 but I don't need the same quality watching "free willy".

    I'd rip to max quality so I can share on my ATV, then if I need to bring it with me on my iPad, I'd compress the 1080p rip into a 720p or lesser resolution. And even less if need be to watch on my iphone 5.
  12. unibility macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2012
    why go through all the trouble of compressing for all your devices? all my media content are 1080 and works well on my iPad 3, iPad mini and iPhone 5.
  13. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

    Jun 7, 2011
    5 GB is a bit too low. Use less compression. Prolly the best is 7-9 Gbytes for a two-hour movie.
  14. lsquare macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2010
    I'm not sure if I understand you. How do I add the blu-ray subtitles to the MKV container?
  15. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

    Jun 7, 2011
    MakeMKV automatically adds them. However, you'll need to convert them to VobSubs or you'l need to OCR them unless you use It's Playing, which displays native BD subs.

    See my writeup at http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1469630 : post #22 and #23.
  16. lsquare macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2010
    Are there any cons to converting the Blu-ray texts into a different format? I believe what you listed is a DVD subtitle format.
  17. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

    Jun 7, 2011
    To VobSub: nope.

    To anything textual: possible OCR errors (and the take OCR / proofreading takes).

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