Get DVD to new iPad (2017) for Playback

Diana Joan

May 23, 2017 06:22 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Many people have a large DVD collection and there are still many great films to watch on DVDs. Getting your favourite movies from DVD to the new iPad (2017) for watching when travelling would be nice. But there's no DVD slot in the new iPad (2017). How to transfer DVD videos and watch them on new iPad (2017)? Well, we can copy DVD to PC in new iPad (2017) supported format video then sync the DVD rips to the new iPad (2017) with iTunes for viewing on the go.


We are going to:

A. Choose The Tool to Copy a DVD to Your Mac, then

B. Convert DVD to the new iPad (2017) Format, and then

C. Use iTunes to Sync DVD Backups to new iPad 2017.

A. Best DVD Ripper to Copy a DVD to Your Mac

The first steps to getting DVD videos to the new iPad (2017) is to copy DVD onto your Mac. But the process is hard cause that DVD discs, especially commerical DVDs have copy protection to prevent people from copying DVD to Mac. Fortunately, there is a software called DVD Ripper that can remove DVD copy protection and shift DVD formats.

Searched on Google, you will find that there are many DVD ripping tools on Mac. Pavtube BDMagic for Mac is such a DVD converter for mac that deserves to try. It can stumble over copy protection schemes and then convert DVD to new iPad 2017 supported H.264/MPEG4 encoded MP4, MOV, M4V video files. Transforming any DVD movie into a video format that is compatible with the new iPad 2017 is an easy task with the help of this tool, courtesy of an intuitive interface that provides you with fast access to its various functions.

With the help of this DVD to new iPad 2017 converter, users can personalize their DVD videos before converting them by adjusting video and audio encoder codec, bitrate, frame rate, sample rate, channel. It also gives you the possibility to configure 3D settings, crop, trim, merge and rotate clips, as well as apply text, video or image watermarks. The installation is easy and clear. You can download from the button below now.

B. How to Convert DVD to the new iPad (2017) Format?

It would be nice if you could simply rip the DVD to your Mac in the new iPad 2017 compatible video format and it was ready to go. 

1. Download BDMagic for Mac and install it. Insert the DVD into your DVD drive, then click the Disc button at the top-left to load the DVD disc videos into the DVD to iPad Ripper. If you want to rip DVD with forced subtitles, you can select one of your desired subtitle from "Subtitles" drop-down list, then Check "Forced subtitles" option besides "Subtitle".

load DVD

In addition, BDMagic for Mac is also a great Blu-ray Ripper for Mac which enables users to rip Blu-ray to iPad easily. If you also have some Blu-ray discs and want to transfer the Blu-ray videos to new iPad 2017 for watching, you just need to insert Blu-ray disc to optional drive and load Blu-ray movies into BDMagic for Mac.

2. When you load DVD discs into the ripping software, the program will read it and list all the chapters on the left. Then click "Format" to open the profile window. You can use the program to output iPad 2017 supported H.264 HD video or MPEG-4 video, here, we choose to output H.264 HD video as the screenshots below:

Output iPad Pro supported H.264 HD format

You can also directly choose to output iPad preset profile format for direct playback. As iPad 2017 has the same format compatibility as iPad Air, here, you can choose to output "iPad" > "iPad Air Full HD Video(*.mp4)".

Output iPad preset profile format

3. To get full digital enjoyment with new iPad (2017), you can click the “Settings” button to go to the “Profile Settings” interface to adjust video size, bitrate, frame rate and sample rate as you like. When all the setting is completed, go back to the main interface and hit right-bottom convert button to start to copy DVD to the new iPad(2017).

C. Add DVD Movies to new iPad 2017 with iTunes

After the conversion, you can locate the DVD rips in output folder. Then you can put the converted DVD video from your computer to new iPad 2017 with iTunes. Below are the detailed steps. (If you don't use iTunes, there are other ways to make you add media files to new iPad 2017 without iTunes)

1.) You need to install iTunes on your new iPad 2017 to synchronize to your Mac with iTunes. See Secrets of iTunes or ask at the Apple Store if you need help; you probably set this back when you bought your new iPad 2017.

2.) When you connect your new iPad 2017 to your Mac, click on its icon on the left side of iTunes.

3.) Click on "Movies" along the top bar in iTunes.

4.) Be sure "Sync Movies" is checked to copy your movies into your new iPad 2017.

The new iPad 2017 will only hold about as many movies as it is rated in GB. Therefore, a 64GB device might hold 64DVDs. This means that you probably won't be able to copy your entire DVD library to your new iPad 2017 at once, and you will have to select which movies you want at any one time.

5.) Check "Automatically include all" if your device has enough memory (look along the bottom for a bar graph), or don't check it and select below which movies you want recorded into your new iPad 2017.

6.) Click "Sync" at the bottom, and the movies will copy into your device. It will take a few minutes for each movie.

7.) You may select different movies or each of your devices at the "Movies" tab along the top.

8.) To change the movies on your device, connect your device, change the selections under the Movies tab, and hit Sync again. it will take a few minutes per new movie to copy them.

Top Best Video Player on the new iPad 2017

When ripped DVD to the new iPad 2017 supported video formats and transferred the video to iPad, you can use QuickTime to play the video on iPad 2017. Besides QuickTime, there are some other iPad video players you can try.

#1.OPlayer Lite

OPlayer Lite is currently one of the best video players for iPad. It has excellent support for almost all formats. There's an AC3 issue with the current version though. Still, a far better player than many others out there. The decoding can be particularly tricky with other apps but Oplayer appears to handle it quite good.

#2. PlayerXtreme Media Player

When it comes to watching movies or playing music on your iPad, you need some extraordinary media players to deliver the best! And PlayerXtreme seems to be the one. Whether the file is in MKV format or MP4, it plays all the videos and music files on your iPad or iPhone. 

#3. VLC

VLC is one of the widely used media player on Mac, desktops, mobile, and tablets. It is available for free for iPad as well. The best part about it is its user-friendly interface. You’ll not need more than 5 minutes to get used to this media player. 

While the definition of “best” differs from person to person based on their requirements and the features, nevertheless, the video player for iPad here collected are the most popular and trustworthy for you to watch your ripped DVD videos on the new iPad 2017.

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