Easy way to Convert DVD movies for iPad on Mac and Windows

oposky2006July 20, 2010

So you just brought an iPad and want to play movies with it from your DVD collection. There is no doubt the 9.7-inch high-resolution display makes iPad perfect for watching DVD movies, TV shows, music videos, and more. However, when it comes to DVD playback on iPad, the DVD ripping task is inevitable. This tutorial will show you an easy way to make DVD movies playable on iPad with Pavtube DVD to iPad Converter. Go to find a step-by-step guide as below(For Mac: DVD to iPad Converter for Mac):

Before we start, let us have a look at iPad supported file formats:

Video formats supported:

- H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;

- MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;

- Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Audio formats supported:

HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

Well, let’s start.

Step 1: Load DVD files

You can load DVD files through clicking “DVD Rom”, “DVD Folder”, or “IFO/ISO”. Each title of the movie are checked after loaded, generally speaking, the one with the longest duration time would be the main movie, you can right click on a file to “Uncheck All” and then tick off the one you needed.

Step 2: Select subtitle and audio track

Click on the pull down menu of “Subtitle” and “Audio” respectively to select your needed subtitle and audio track.

Step 3: Select output format for iPad

Click on the dropdown list at the end of “Format”, and then select “iPad”, after that you will see there are totally three profiles available for iPad. You can choose one according to your own needs. Here I select “iPad Video MPEG-4 (*.mp4)” as an example.

Step 4: Click “Settings” button to set optimal settings

Follow the optimal settings to get excellent playback quality.


Codec: h264

Size: 640*480

Bitrate: 2500kbps

Frame rate: 30fps


Codec: aac

Sample rate: 48khz

Bitrate: 160kbps

Channels: Stereo

Step 5: Click “Convert” button to start dvd ripping for iPad

Once finished, you can get the output files for iPad via clicking “Open” button with ease.

Learn more: Make DVD movies playable on iPad

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7


    Bookmark   July 20, 2010 at 10:47AM
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Thanks for posting this up
I've been using AppGeeker Mac DVD Ripper for a while now. it converts DVD to anything (avi, mov, mkv, mpg, mp4, etc.) with the minimize loss of video quality.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2013 at 11:51PM
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