Convert DVD to iPad Air Video on Mac

The iPad Air is Apple’s fifth generation iPad tablet computer. It features a thinner design that is only 7.5 millimeters thick and a smaller bezel similar to the iPad mini. The iPad Air still uses the same 9.7-inch Retina display as the previous iPad model. It comes with the redesigned iOS 7 and is equipped with the 64-bit Apple A7 processor and a M7 coprocessor. It was announced on October 22, 2013 and will be released on November 1, 2013.

The 2048-by-1536 resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi), the 9.4-by-6.6-by-0.29 (in) dimension, plus the Retina display make iPad Air an ideal portable device for watching HD movies. And the iTunes Store offers a huge amount of great movies and TV shows which can be purchased and downloaded for watching on the iPad Air. However, if you have some DVD discs on the shelf, or you happen to own the discs of the movies or TV episodes you are going to purchase in iTunes Store, there is no reason to pay for them once again in order to enjoy them on your iPad Air.

The iPad Air doesn’t have a DVD disc drive. So obviously, you cannot insert the DVD movie disc into the iPad Air for viewing just as a common computer. In order to play a DVD movie on iPad Air, you do need to turn to a third-party program, with which you can get the DVD ripped and converted to iPad compatible video with ease. Then you just sync the generated video files to your iPad Air with iTunes. To get this done, the only tool you need is DVD to iPad Converter for Mac. It can easily convert DVD to iPad compatible MP4 video files with excellent output video quality.

Now let me walk you through the steps to convert DVD to iPad video on Mac using DVD to iPad Converter for Mac.

1. Download DVD to iPad Converter

Download DVD to iPad Converter and install it to your Mac.

This DVD to iPad Converter works with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.7 Lion, 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks

2. Load DVD

Insert the DVD disc into your Mac and launch the DVD to iPad Converter application. Click menu File -> Load DVD to add the DVD movies. Then you can preview the loaded files, take snapshots and choose subtitles and audio tracks as you like.

DVD to iPad Converter for Mac Mavericks

3. Choose output video format

Click the small icon beside a video clip to choose an iPad supported video format. Simply select Apple Devices > iPad to get MP4 video with optimized settings for iPad Air.

convert DVD to iPad Air video on Mac

4. Start to convert DVD to iPad Air video

After all the settings, click the convert button to start to convert DVD to iPad Air video.

5. Transfer output video to iPad Air

Connect your iPad Air to the Mac via a USB cable. Launch iTunes and add the output video to the library. Then you just transfer the converted video files to your iPad Air with the sync of iTunes.

Video formats supported by iPad Air: H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Audio formats supported by iPad Air: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV