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So you’like to buy a new iPad Mini and want to stock it with movies from your DVD library. You can, provided you have the right tools and some time to kill. With free software and this tutorial, you can copy almost any DVD in your library to your iPad Mini for on-the-go viewing. Let’s get ripping.
What You’ll Need

A DVD Drive
A DVD that you own or DVD file folder on your computer
DVD to iPad Ripper software like Handbrake (free).
Handbrake is not available for ripping commercial DVDs. Alternatively, the web page …

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Apple has announced in their OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion will be released today(July 25th). Mountain Lion brings even more of the iPad and iOS experience back to the Mac. It will be available in the Mac App Store for $19.99 to all Snow Leopard and Lion users. If you newly update to Mac OS 10.8, you may get such kind of problems: your Handbrake just has been locking up in the scanning portion when trying to convert DVD or videos to iPad MP4 format.
Handbrake broken in 10.8 Mountain Lion?
Yeah,currently …

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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 …

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Reader Machel Chan recently posted us this question:
I am trying Handbrake for putting some video recordings onto my iPad. There is no option at present for selecting iPad profile for the output format.  Have you used Handbrake successfully for an iPad?  I would appreciate knowing what profile settings you used ? Thank you.

Well, the short answer is this: you can use Apple TV preset for playback on iPad or Apple TV, or use iPhone & iPod touch preset if you want to play output videos on …

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With its ever expanding catalog of movies and TV shows, the iTunes Store is a great place to stock up on video content for an iPad. But why spend your hard-earned money there when you already have a vast collection of DVDs, iMovies, and other video files at your fingertips? With the help of best DVD to iPad converter and iPad video converter software, you can convert these videos into iPad-compatible files.
Rip movie DVDs
Let’s say that you purchased a movie on DVD, and that you want to convert it to …

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You may have 1080P videos on your computer, but the iPad can’t play them—in fact, iTunes won’t even let you copy them to the iPad! The easiest solution? Downrez them to 720P.
If you watch content in widescreen and want to maximize storage, you can save some disk space by using an application like Handbrake or iPad Video Converter to transcode your videos into the largest 16:9 resolution the iPad’s XGA screen natively supports: 1024 by 576 pixels.
That’ll save you roughly—and I do mean “roughly”, …