This article will guide you how to two methods to rip and copy protected DVD movies to plain mp4 videos for playback on iPad Air on Mac 10.9 Mavericks.
Ever since the release of Apple iPad Air, it arouse the most interest in the whole world. Never a tablet as well as the previous iPad could be as light as this. The large screen display (up to 9.7inch LED-backlit IPS display), high-resolution screen. The most important thing is iPad Air only weights 1 pound, which makes iPad Air so handy and absolutely perfect for watching movies.
But iPad Air doesn't have a built-in DVD-ROM or DVD player, which means you couldn't directly play DVD movies on iPad Air. Now I will take away the complexity and shows you how to easily convert your DVDs to digital files that are fully compatible with the iPad Air.
Method one- With AirVideo (with wifi connection)
There are third-party apps that allow you to do this—one of the most popular ones right now is AirVideo. First, you use third-party software to rip (convert) your DVDs to files that are stored on a computer in your home. Then, after purchasing and installing the AirVideo app on your iPad (and a matching application on your home computer—the home computer software is free, by the way), you log in with a username and password, and AirVideo connects to your home computer via the Internet and plays a movie on your iPad screen. The movie isn't actually stored on your iPad, so it takes up no storage space—a nice benefit to using AirVideo.
But AirVideo does require an Internet connection, so if your iPad Air isn't finding a WiFi signal (or 3G signal) at a particular location, there'll be no movie watching for you.
The quality of the image is also an issue—when you rip your DVDs, often the software reduces the image quality to save on file size. If you override it and rip the DVD with the highest quality, AirVideo can often stutter and pause as it downloads the large video over a WiFi or 3G connection.
AirVideo is nice, and I've used it for a while…but no more. I've now found a much better way to watch my movies with almost no loss of quality and absolutely no pausing/stuttering of the image.
This process isn't any big secret—the steps to do it can be found all over the Internet. But it's a multipart process, and much of the online explanations are either overly technical or not complete.
Method two - With Pavtube DVDAid for Mac (Easy way for Mavericks users)
At first, you may consider using free software to copy DVD to iPad Air, such as Handbrake, but freeware is mostly less user-friendly or comes with ads. Instead, many users would rather a simple tool to rip and convert DVD. Pavtube DVD to iPad Air Converter for Mac to remove disc encryption, to transcode DVD to iPad Air friendly format on Mac (Mac 10.9 Mavericks supported). This Mac iPad Air DVD Converter is just such kind of easy-to-use program to help you do the conversion in a few clicks. The windows version is DVD to iPad Air Converter.
All you need to do is:
- Choose preset
- Click and go! It's just as simple as that.
If you have any requirements of outputting 3D (Anaglyph, T/P, SBS) or keeping multiple audio tracks/subtitles, you are suggested to try this Blu-ray/DVD to iPad Air Converter Pro for Mac.
Tutorials: Copyr DVD to compatible MP4 format for iPad Air on Mac 10.9 Mavericks
1. Run this Pavtube DVDAid for Mac; load disc.
Click the top left icon, you can choose to import DVD from ROM, DVD folder or DVD ISO/IFO. It will check the main title by default; moreover, ISO files could also be recognized automatically so that you no longer need to run virtual drive to mount it.
2. Choose format.
Click "Format" drop-down list and choose "iPad>iPad Air Full HD Video(*.mp4)" as the compatible MP4 preset with best video quality. Or you can choose other presets if you don't need 1080p videos.
3. Start Conversion.
You can hit the big red "Convert" to start converting DVD to iPad Air MP4 on Mac 10.9 Mavericks with best video settings. After the conversion, click "Open output folder" in the conversion window, or "Open" in main interface to quick locate the converted video.
After getting the converted movies files, you can transfer them to new iPad Air via iTunes. If you don't know how to put and play movie onto new iPad Air , just follow the steps to realize it:
1) Make sure you have install iTunes. If not, you can free download iTunes here at first. And launch the iTunes.
2) Connect iPad Air to Mac.
3) Choose "File –> Add File to Library…"
4) Drag the .mp4 file you want to the iPad Air icon
So there you have it. Prette simple. Now, you can enjoy and view DVD movies on iPad Air anytime everywhere for great digital fun.
If you are Windows user, refer the steps to rip DVD to iPad Air for playback.