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How to Copy DVD to 2017 iPad for Free Playback

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In an age of digital media, most of us still have a rather large DVD collection, and while it is popular for Blu-Ray discs to come with a digital copy, most DVDs don't. This aricle show you how to watch the movies from DVD disc on 2017 iPad for free, actually, 3 methods included.

Most DVDs are bogged down with copy protection, and the way the DVD stores the video (the "format") isn't the way an iPad is expecting it to be stored, the iPad (2017) requires the video to be in MP4 format to be readable, in a word, it difficult to copy the DVD to the 2017 iPad directly.

The first step to getting a DVD to your 2017 iPad is to get it onto your PC. However, this is harder than it sounds because of the copy protection on the DVD. In order to convert a DVD to an iPad-compatible MP4 format, you will need a program that can overcome these issues. Here Brorsoft DVD Ripper is one of your best choice.

Not only will Brorsoft convert the DVD to an MP4 file, it also comes with presets to optimize the DVD for your 2017 iPad. You can also convert DVD for your iPhone, AppleTV or other formats. You can even tinker with it to create your own specific format for the video, such as cropping it more towards the top of the screen or using a different video codec.

How to rip DVD to MP4 with Brorsoft


The trail-before-purchase version availabel for you, the watermark is the only limitation between the trial version and full version. Here in this article, Windows version screenshots were taken as example, the Mac version shares the same steps, just keep in mind you have download the right version, Windows platform .exe files cannot be installed on macOS – and vice versa.

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1. Add DVD movies

Click disc icon to select and import the DVD files you want to rip to this program. Loaded files can be previewed in the right viewing window.

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2. Choose MP4 format

Just click "Format" and choose "Common Video-H.264 Baseline Profile Video(*.mp4)" as below.

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Tip: You can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish.

3. Tap the convert button and start DVD to MP4 conversion.

When all settings are done, select the location for your movie in the Output Folder menu box, simply click the "Start" button to begin the conversion.

After the conversion finishes, you can click "Open" to locate the converted DVD movies.

How to Watch ripped DVD movies on 2017 iPad


You can copy the video to your 2017 iPad by syncing it in iTunes.

When you plug your iPad into your PC and launch iTunes, you not only have the ability to sync your apps, you can sync music and movies (ripped DVD save as MP4 format) too.

You can also use Home Sharing to stream it to your iPad.

Home Sharing allows you to stream your music, movies (ripped DVD save as MP4 format) and TV shows from iTunes on your PC to your iPad or iPhone. This is a great way to save precious storage space on your 2017 iPad.

You can also use a cloud storage service like Dropbox to store the movie.

Most cloud storage apps will allow you to view the video on your 2017 iPad through the app. Similar to Home Sharing, this will save space on your 2017 iPad, but movies (ripped DVD save as MP4 format) can take up quite a bit of space, so if you are on a free plan, this option may only be a good one for a single movie.

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