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How to Convert VOB Files to the New iPad on Mac

Eddy emailed us about how to put VOB files ripped from a DVD on the new iPad with Mac? His kids wanna take their favourite videos on summer holidays.

Answer: VOB files are generally from ripped DVDs, including commercial DVD movies and non-commercial home DVDs. A VOB is essentially MPEG2 Program streams with audio, video, sub-picture and navigation data multiplexed. It is capable of being streamed across computers or to computers. DVD movies are stored in VOB files on DVDs. Besides VOB files, you’ll find IFO and BUP files inside the VIDEO_TS folders which contains the features of the DVD movie.

If they’re not commercial DVD,  you can use free MPEG Streamclip or Handbrake to encode the VOB Files in a DVD to a m4v file which plays well on the new iPad when loaded through iTunes.  But note that both MPEG Streamclip and Handbrake do not work with copy protected Dvd’s. For protected DVDs, you need 3rd-party converter software. From the best DVD to iPad Converters we reviewd, we recommend iSkysoft DVD to iPad Converter for Mac to convert VOB files to iPad format, which provide optimized presets for iPad so you don’t need to worry about the settings for your new iPad or iPad 2.

Here is how to convert VOB files to iPad format on Mac OS X

Step 1. Add VOB files to DVD to iPad Converter for Mac

Click the “Load DVD” button, and navigate to the DVD folder of the movie, select VIDEO_TS folder and click OK.

Step 2. Select iPad preset from format list

Choose iPad Video MP4 as output format from output format list and the resulting movie looks quite nice on iPad big screen.

Step 3. Hit convert to start VIDEO_TS to iPad conversion

Bingo! That’s it! When the conversion is done you can upload the output videos to your iPad or iPad 3G and enjoy it any time you like! This professional iSkysoft DVD to iPad Converter for Mac is specially design for Apple iPad, aiming to enable iPad users an exquisite experience of viewing HD videos on iPad’s widescreen.