iPad and TV can not play DVD movies directly. To solve this issue, you need to convert a DVD into an Apple TV-compatible file first and then airplay the files for playback. Luckily, we are here to provide you the way and some tips for converting the files into an MP4 file.
I have a large DVD collection, and I like to take them on my iPad and TV. To convert my extensive range of DVD’s to digital. I did Google search the best DVD Ripper. I read a few online reviews and said Pavtube DVD Ripper was the best. So I tried it and I have successfully ripped to mpeg-4 mp4 format to watch on my ipad and on TV through Apple TV. After ripping the disc, I can basically enjoy movies and TV shows on my IOS device incluing iPhone 5, iPad and Apple TV. I have purchased Xilisoft Blu-Ray Ripper, but it rarely worked to produced a finished product. In conclusion, for ripping DVDs, I highly recommand you to try this top DVD Ripper for iPad/ATV from Pavtube.
Overall, the program provides an simple way to rip, convert and enjoy huge DVD collection of movies (including ISO image files) and concerts on Windows PC (Windows 8.1/8/7 supported). I’ve success using it to rip my DVDs to a playable format with iPad and ATV with high quality and fast speed. The equivalent Mac version is Pavtube DVD Ripper for Mac. Just download it now and follow the step-by-step guide below to copy DVD movies to iPad and Apple TV for smoothly playing.
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The quick start guide below uses the DVD Ripper screenshots. The way to ripping DVDs to iPad/ATV on Mavericks (10.9 included) is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version according to your computer operating system.
Step 1: Click “Load file” button to import your DVD movies to the nice DVD to iPad/ATV Converter.
P.S. Pavtube DVD Ripper can do with all kindes of DVD sources: protected and unprotected DVD Disc, DVD folder, DVD ISO and IFO file.
Step 2: Press the “Format” button, and go to “Apple TV” options to find “Apple TV H.264 (*.m4v)”. This format is best for playing on Apple TV.
Or you can select iPad > iPad HD Video(*.mp4) as the export format. The output videos could fit all iPad models with excellent quality. As you see, you can also select the optimized preset for your iPad model.
Tips 1: You can freely select the subtitles for your movies as you like from the Subtitles option.
Tips 2: You may also click “Settings” to set the Video/Audio Parameters like Size (resolution), bitrate, frame rate, etc to for iPad Mini according your own will. Remember the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.
Step 3: After everything is OK, click the big “Convert” button to start ripping DVDs to iPad/Apple TV MP4 videos.
Once the conversion completes, you can click “Open” to find the .m4v or mp4 videos which can be directly imported to your iPad and Apple TV. You can also airplay the video from Apple TV to other IOS devices via airplay.