"I own a couple of commercial DVDs and would like to rip the movies I have on DVDs to place on my new iPad. So anyone who knows how to rip DVD movies to iPad on Mac without having to buy them in the iTunes store again?"
Generally speaking, it's hard to give a definition whether is legal or illegal to rip DVDs your own to your iPad. Personally, I really don't think it is illegal to backup your purchased DVDs to the new iPad in case of theft, loss or damage. Consumers have a right to copy a DVD for their own use—say, for backing it up to another disk or perhaps watching it on another device, such as an iPad or iPod.
Well, plenty of tools can be found on the Internet that makes it reasonably easy to rip and backup DVDs. In this article, I'll show you how to rip and backup DVDs on Mac step by step using Enolsoft DVD to iPad Converter for Mac.
Why rip DVD movies to iPad video formats
- Simplify entertainment on the go! Rip/convert CSS protected and encrypted DVDs to iPad supported video formats for playback on iPad.
- Saves money for you! The iPad videos ripped from DVDs can be playback on iPad without having to buy then in the iTunes store.
- Backup your DVD movies into your iTunes library. All your favorite DVD movies can be stored safely in your iTunes library, and you can easily sync them to many Apple Devices.
With Enolsoft DVD to iPad Converter for Mac - a handy Mac DVD to iPad converter - you can convert DVD to iPad compatible formats with just one click. You don't need to know about video formats or settings - just run the program, open DVD, select a ready-made preset, and hit Start. Here are the easy steps.
Step-by-step guides for ripping DVD to iPad on Mac
Step 1. Download Enolsoft Mac DVD to iPad Converter and import DVD files
Free download and install Enolsoft DVD to iPad Converter for Mac. Insert DVD disc into DVD drive, and click the "Load" icon to load in DVD movies from DVD disc, DVD folder or IFO files.
Step 2. Select iPad supported output formats
In the output directory section, click the "Convert to" column and sliding the mouse over "iPad" to select a most suitable iPad video/audio formats from the drop-down list. Some of the most popular iPad output video formats includes:
iPad (720p) H.264 QuickTime Video(*.mov)
iPad (Wide Screen) MPEG-4 Video(*.mp4)
iPad (720p) H.264 iTunes Video (*.m4v)
iPad (Wide Screen) MPEG-4 QuickTime Video (*.mov)
Step 3. Set iPad video and audio output parameters on Mac
Click the gear-like icon to customize the output iPad video and audio parameters like Codec, Resolution, Bitrate, Frame Rate, Sample Rate, Channel. But notice that, larger Bitrate, larger output file size.
Step 4. Start converting DVD to iPad on Mac
Click the big button "Start" to start ripping DVD to iPad on Mac. If you'd like to automatically close your Mac when the progress is completed, just tick the box "Shutdown when done" and leave it alone.
Tips: Before start converting DVD to iPad on Mac, you can also edit your DVD movies by crop, trim, add watermark and special effects with Enolsoft DVD to iPad Converter for Mac's built-in video editing tools.
Step 5: Transfer DVD to iPad
Once the DVD to iPad conversion is complete, attach your iPad to your Mac and sync it with iTunes. Drag and drop the DVD videos converted by Enolsoft DVD to iPad Converter for Mac into iTunes library for syncing to your iPad.