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What Are the Options When Converting DVDs for iPad

By now, as an Apple head, you must be having tons of videos in your iPad device. You play these little clips on your iPad. What if you want to rip these videos to a DVD or encode it to your hard drive for full time usage?

Here are the available options:

• Encode your videos for the least capable devices so that you never want to encode for them again.
• OR, you can go for a “more-than-once” encode option.

Encode once

The Apple video camp is broken down into two different categories. You have an iPad, iPod and all iPhones in one category. Then you have the iPhone 4 that supports its own frame rates by default. Same goes for the iPad as well.

So, if you’re making attempts to transfer video files from the second group to any member of the first group, you won’t be able to do it. The files that you’re trying to transfer have high resolution and high bit rate, so it’s not possible.

This is where you can encode a second copy of that video with a lower bitrate and low resolution. This way, your iPod or iPhone 3 series devices will be able to play them without any issues.
Encode twice

The second method is to encode your videos separately. It is a little hectic, but it ensures quality for individual devices. You can encode your videos for the iPod and the iPhone 3 series in a separate folder. Likewise, you can also encode your videos for the iPad and the iPhone 4 in a different folder.

At this point, you have the additional option of going for 3rd party applications to encode those videos. You can download Handbrake, Allok converter or any other popular video converter that crunches the video files into a playable format.