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How to Rip and Convert DVD to iPad on Mac?

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 iPad? Well look no further—all you need is a piece of DVD ripper software and to follow a few steps.

Step One: Install the software on Mac(Mountain Lion support)

In order to rip a DVD to iPad, you’ll need to install iSkysoft DVD Ripper for Mac ((Selected as best value in the DVD to iPad converter reviews). If you have a Mac with a Core 2 Duo or later processor, make sure to get the 64-bit version of the software. It will speed up your ripping times over the 32-bit version. If you have a Windows PC, please check how to play DVD on iPad.

Step Two: Insert a DVD and pick what to rip

Now insert your DVD(commercial DVD movie or DVD-R) into your Mac’s DVD drive and launch iSkysoft DVD Ripper. Click load button to add your DVD. The default setting only read main feature of the DVD movie for conversion, without DVD menu and the movie just starts playing right away. If you want to import the whole DVD, go to “Preference” and select “All titles” from “Load Contents in a DVD” dropdown list under Advanced tab.

Step Three: Choose a preset

iSkysoft DVD Ripper includes handy presets that make it much easier. Simply click device icon, there you’ll find Universal, Apple devices including iPad, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV; Apple Software like iMovie, Final Cut Pro; and a variety of players like Xbox 360, PSP, PS3, Nintento Wii, Walkman, Creative Zen, Sandisk Sansa, etc.

If you want to watch your movie on the new iPad, for example, choose iPad for the best quality settings that will work on that device. The same goes for other devices, based on their playback restrictions. The Universal preset is helpful if you want a file that will work on all current popular devices.

Step Four: Tweak your settings

Once you’ve picked your preset, there are a few settings you might want to pay extra attention to, depending on your specific needs.

Split or trim DVD movie: Many TV shows you’ll find on DVD have block borders. To overcome this, you can remove unwanted backdrops, black borders or emphasize a particular focal point by cropping the DVD movies. You can split a DVD movie into chapters or capture the videos clips you need.

Apply effects: Adding effects is a great way to adjust video effects, such as brightness, contrast and saturation, adding effects like Gray, Emboss, Negative or Old Film style.

Subtitles: If your movie is in a foreign language, or you have a hearing impairment and need to read the closed captions when you watch, iSkysoft DVD Ripper’s Subtitles tab is the place to look. You can select which subtitles you want to include in your ripped file. You can even convert without subtitle.

Step Five: Rip and Sync to iPad

Click the “Convert” button to start DVD ripping and then you can just go out for a walk or take a nap. After conversion, you can easily sync to iPad with iTunes and enjoy movies anytime.