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Xilisoft DVD to iPad Converter for Mac Review

Xili DVD to iPad Mac

Overall Rating : 9.5

  • Easy to Use :  9/10
  • Quality of Conversion : 9/10
  • Speed of Conversion :  10/10
  • Formats Converted :  9/10
  • Help/Support :  7/10

Product Details

Manufacturer : Xilisoft
Version : DVD Converter
Price : $35.95 USD

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The Xilisoft DVD to iPad Converter for Mac is the easiest way we have found to copy your DVD collection to your new iPad or iPad mini. It converts encrypted or homemade DVDs to iPad video and audio on your Mac directly. The default presets are the optimized settings for iPad/iPad mini with best video quality and sound effect, making the most of your iPad’s big screen and HD feature.

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Our Review of Xilisoft DVD to iPad Converter for Mac

Comprehensive is a good way to describe the Xilisoft DVD to iPad Converter for Mac. It’s got more format settings for your DVD rips than you’ll ever need for the iPad or iPad mini.

The conversion quality and speed are impressive and at par with the best Mac programs listed on iPadinTouch

Getting started with the software is easy and the instructions are displayed at the launch of the application. Three steps are all there is to convert the DVD file into the desired iPad video format or ripping the audio. The first step is completing the fields in the Profile section at the bottom of the main application window (the video format). Of course, the user can also choose the desired audio format to accompany the video file (at the top of the window).

In the right upper side of the application window you can see the details about the currently processing video file (video codec used, the standard, video size, bitrate, buffer size, framerate, audio codec).

So handling the application is not too difficult after deciding on the video format and locating it in the Profile options. To start the ripping, the little red button is used and for a better view on the chapters (or if you want to select only some of them) you can press the Show Chapters button (to the left of Rip button).

Some other settings you can make are the zoom (keep aspect ratio is the most recommended one) and the split (define the file size of the split, only if you want to split the movie). The application offers options to decide what to do after the ripping is finished: hibernate, shut down the system, exit program, no action, etc. so user can leave the application working and come back later to get the extraction completed.

The output quality is very high (video and audio), and the application brings the possibility of defining the segments to be extracted, video scenes, chapters, video effects, edit subtitles, and even adding watermarks to them. Those segments can be merged later is the user decides to.

Extraction (ripping) is performed at high speed, it supports batch and multithread process, by automatically detecting the user CPU features to get the maximum performance. The conversion quality and speed are impressive and at par with the best programs listed on iPadinTouch.


Main Interface

Pro’s and Con’s of Xilisoft DVD to iPad Converter for Mac

  • Convert DVD to iPad H.264 MP4 HD video on your Mac
  • Rip DVD to iPad music on Mac
  • Supports ripping DVD to multiple format files simultaneously
  • Splits a DVD title into several parts
  • Supports encrypted DVD ripping
  • Support multithreading and batch conversion
  • Very fast conversion
  • The DVD preview display is a little small

Key Features of Xilisoft DVD to iPad Converter for Mac

  • Rip DVD to iPad H.264 HD, H.264, MP4 and MPEG-4 videos.
  • Extract the original tracks from DVD movies and convert them into MP3, AAC and M4A music files compatible with iPad.
  • Rips multiple files at the same time in multi-threading mode.
  • Fully support multithreading and batch conversion, and provide you the highest file conversion speed possible.
  • Split one file into several ones by specified size or time automatically when ripping DVD.
  • Take advantage of the Bitrate Calculator tool to help you output file with desired file size.
  • Offers you a resizable player to preview movies and take snapshot anytime during preview.
  • Lots of general and advanced parameters can be adjusted freely: bitrate, codec, frame rate, sample rate, channel, etc
  • Preview DVD movie before converting and take a snapshot of desired DVD frames.
  • Support adding cover when output to M4A and AIFF formats.
  • Available in English, Japanese, German, Spanish, French and Chinese.

Format Compatibility for Xilisoft DVD to iPad Converter for Mac

  • DVD Input Formats:
    DVD-Video, DVD folder, DVD IFO File
  • Video Output Formats:
    MP4, H.264, HD H.264, MPEG-4
  • Audio Output Formats:
    MP3, AAC, M4A
  • Output Devices:
    iPad, iPad 2, new 3rd generation iPad, iPad 4, iPad mini

Tech Requirements for Xilisoft DVD to iPad Converter for Mac

  • Mac OS X v10.5 – 10.8, Mountain Lion support
  • Intel® processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 60MB free hard disk space for installation
  • Super VGA (800×600) resolution, 16-bit graphics card or higher
  • DVD-ROM drive