In 2017, Apple refreshes the iPad Pro line by replacing the 9.7-inch model with a new 10.5-inch version, while retaining the 12.9-inch original. The upgrading in screen display and internal specifications such as a new wide color P3 display, faster CPU performance, extended battery life make the movie watching experience on the tablet more comfortable and convenient than before. For DVD collectors who travel a lot, those 2 iPad Pro 2017 models (two-in-one laptop-tablet hybrid devices) can be the best travel companion for them. The following article will show you how to get DVD movies played on iPad Pro 2017.
Solutions to play DVD movies on iPad Pro 2017
Like its previous iPad model, the iPad Pro 2017 offers no built-in DVD drive for reading the data stored on DVD disc. Although you can hook an external DVD drive to iPad Pro 2017, however, there are no internal or external DVD player available for the iPad Pro 2017 to playback the DVD disc. The good news is that you can rip the DVD movies into iPad Pro 2017 playable digital file formats with DVD Ripper software and then sync the converted DVD movies to iPad Pro 2017 via iTunes.
Rip DVD for new iPad Pro 2017
Most DVDs are bogged down with copy protection, making it difficult to copy the DVD to the iPad Pro 2017. In order to convert DVD to iPad Pro 2017 compatible digital file format, you will need a powerful DVD Ripper program that can bypass the DVD copy protection.
Although there are many free DVD Ripper on the market, however, you may find that some of them such as DVD Shrink lacks the ability to bypass the newer copy protection schemes, others like DVD Decrypter doesn’t offer the have the compression and ability to strip out extras. There are still some programs that can only work on Windows or Mac platform.
Fortunately, here comes Pavtube DVDAid, a cross-platform DVD Ripper tool that’s available on both Windows and Mac platform. The program can powerfully bypass all the DVD copy protection and region codec in the background and then you can freely rip the non-protected DVD movies into iPad Pro 2017 readable video and audio file formats below:
– H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AACLC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio or Dolby Audio up to 1008 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo or multichannel audio, in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
- MPEG4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AACLC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio or Dolby Audio up to 1008 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo or multichannel audio, in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
As the maximum resolution of DVD movies is 1920×1080, therefore, it would be much ideal for you to rip DVD into H.264 HD MP4 to achieve a better output quality. You can also adjust output profile parameters in the program’s “Profile Settings” such as video bit rate, frame rate and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels, etc to make them fit with iPad Pro 2017.
Adjust output video aspect ratio
The HD DVD movies use an aspect ratio of 16:9, it may not match with the display screen aspect ratio of your iPad Pro 2017 (which display video with aspect ratio of 4:3), then there be black bars around the video when viewing the produced video on iPad Pro 2017, then it would be essential for you to change the output video aspect ratio from 16:9 to 4:3 with the “Crop” function in the program’s editing window to let it fit with the new iPad 2017 display aspect ratio.
Pavtube DVDAid is available on Windows 10, 8.1, 8 and 7. It is accompanied by an up-to-date Mac version – Pavtube DVDAid for Mac for macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra.
How to Rip and Play DVD Movies on iPad Pro 2017?
Step 1: Import DVD Movies.
Download, install and run this DVD ripper. You can load DVD by clicking “File” > “Load from disc”. Or load DVD Folder by clicking “File” > “Load from folder” or load DVD IFO/ISO image by clicking “File” > “Load IFO/ISO”.
Step 2: Define the output format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, here, it would be much ideal for you to choose “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “Common Video” main category.
Step 3: Adjust output profile parameters.
click “Settings” on the main interface to adjust output profile settings to make them fit with your iPad Pro 2017, you can set the output video codec as “h264″, audio codec as “aac”, video frame rate as “30fps”, video file resolution as “1280*720″, video bit rate as 2.5Mbps, audio sample rate as 48000hz, audio bit rate as 160000bps to make them fit with iPad Pro 2017 best playback settings. If you choose to output to stereo audio or Dolby Audio, please set audio bit rate as 1008000bps and sample rate as 48000Hz.
Step 4: Adjust output video aspect ratio.
Go the “Crop” tab in the “Video Editor” Window, switch to the “Advanced Mode”. To change output video aspect ratio, there are several aspect ratios for you to choose from, including 16:10, 16:9, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, and 2:1, here, just choose iPad accepted 4:3 aspect ratio. Once you select the “Display aspect ratio”, the “green crop frame” will keep this ratio to crop video and you are able to preview the final effect in real time. If you want to keep the same aspect ratio in your final output files, do remember to set the Video “Size (pix)” in “Settings” section as the same ratio as display aspect ratio.
Step 5: Begin the conversion process.
After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the ripping process from DVD to iPad Pro 2017 best compatible video, audio format, resolution, aspect ratio, frame rate, bit rate, etc conversion process.
When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files.
How to view converted video on iPad Pro 2017?
Now that you have your favorite DVD movies on your PC or Mac in the right format, how do you view them on your iPad Pro 2017?
The good news is that there are several options for you to watch the video on iPad Pro 2017, including a couple that will save space on your iPad.
You can copy the video to your iPad Pro 2017 by syncing it in iTunes. Just plug your iPad into your PC and launch iTunes, you can sync the movies to iPad via iTunes.
You can also use Home Sharing to stream it to your iPad. Home Sharing allows you to stream your music, movies 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 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 iPad through the app. Similar to Home Sharing, this will save space on your iPad, but movies 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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