Monday, August 27, 2012

Easiest & Free way to Rip a DVD to iPad, iPhone

Fantastic and easy instructions per

How to rip a DVD with HandBrake

"Looking to liberate the movies in your DVD collection from the confines of their plastic-and-metal prison so you can enjoy them on your iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Apple TV? Well look no further—all you need is some free software and to follow a few steps."

Basically this is what you'll do:
  1. Install HandBrake (free software) and VLC Media Player (also free software).
  2. Put your DVD in the DVD drive and in HandBrake select it ("Source").
  3. Select your device on the right: 
    • iPad
    • iPod
    • iPhone
    • iPod Touch
    • AppleTV
    • Android
  4. I like to "Preview" (you can do that via the Preview button on the same toolbar where you selected "Source").
  5. If looks good, select "Start" and let it rip!
Now you can watch it on your computer. You'll need to then sync your iPad with your computer in order to view the movie on the iPad. Note to watch any movie on your iPad, select the Video app (NOT the iTunes app!)

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  1. Nice. i think DO NOT buy the commercial applications, they are usually allways just trying to make som easy money, some even steel open-source code, and make their own buggy versions, of otherwhise free programs.

  2. nice to see this post. yes, i always using handbrake to rip my dvd videos to my ipad 2, the playing quality is great.


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