free ripping/converting program?
I tried to use my paid for Roxio software to convert some of my own DVDs to Ipad format, but no luck. It shows them as locked or protected, which is limp IMO. My old software program never did that. I'm done with Roxio, so where can I get some freeware and what format should I use for optimal viewing in the iPad? Thanks in advance.
- 05-13-2011, 05:49 PM #2
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I use Handbrake 64-bit along with VLC 64-bit to rip DVDs to MP4s that play on all the Apple devices I have (Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, iMac, MacBook).--
iPhone 4S Black 64GB (AT&T), iPad 3d gen+LTE 64GB (AT&T), MacBook Air i7 1.8GHz, Apple TV (2d & 3d generations)
- 05-16-2011, 02:41 PM #9
I needed a ripper/converter for blu-ray discs since I replaced most of my DVDs with blu-rays. I've been using a program called Blu-Ray Video Converter from PavTube. They have a free version you can download which works perfectly but puts a small watermark in the center of the video. The paid version eliminates the watermark. The free version also limits you to 3 full-disc copies. You get unlimited file copies which is probably what you'll want anyway as a full copy will take many hours and create a full DVD/blu-ray size folder. The single file ripper will let you rip just the main movie and eliminate the extras and will result in about a 1M mp4 file.
It's a very easy program to use once you figure out how to select the right file from the DVD/blu-ray. It has a preview window which helps tremendously for that. It has several iPad/iPhone/etc. conversion options depending on how high a quality you want. So far it's converted perfectly everything I've thrown at it. Every night I convert and load my latest TiVo files to my iPad to watch during my lunch break.
- 05-27-2011, 06:43 PM #11
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