Rip DVD to iPad

1. Can I Play a DVD on My iPad?

In the digital age, it's essential to adapt and learn how to convert physical media into digital formats for convenience and portability. Whether you're looking to preserve your favorite movies or simply want your DVD collection at your fingertips wherever you go, converting DVDs for iPad use is a good solution. 

The iPad is an incredibly versatile device with its high-resolution screen and portability, which provides a fantastic viewing experience for all kinds of media content. However, you cannot directly play a DVD on an iPad because iPads do not have built-in built-in DVD-ROM or DVD player.

In order to watch DVD videos on your iPad, you will need to first convert the DVD into a digital format  supported by iOS devices and then transfer it to your iPad for better playback.

2. How to Rip DVD to iPad with 3 Simple Clicks?

Based on overall performance and user reviews, here recommends the best DVD to iPad converter, DVDFab DVD Ripper. Due to its constant update, this program has been gaining increasing popularity for years. First, let’s get a quick glance over its trump card.

DVDFab DVD Ripper

DVDFab DVD Ripper

This DVD Ripping Software allows you to rip and convert any DVD / ISO file / Folder to any video & audio format playable on iPad, mobile device, media player, or home theatre.
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Main Features of DVDFab DVD Ripper

Available on: Windows 7/8/10/11 & MacOS


  • Support the latest-released protected DVDs with RC, RCE, UOPs, etc.
  • Rip DVD to iPad format and other popular video or audio formats
  • Customize output via Advanced Settings and built-in Video Editor
  • Super-fast DVD to iPad conversion supported by GPU HW acceleration
  • Work with AI-powered video enhancer to upscale video from 480p to 1080p
  • Offer a lifetime-free but simplified version - DVDFab HD Decrypter - that can rip most encrypted DVD to MP4 or MKV format only.

What makes DVDFab DVD Ripper stand out is that it can rip DVD to iPad formats while upscaling video resolution from 480p to 1080p by working with the world’s first complete AI upscaling software, DVDFab Enlarger AI. Thus, it’s unnecessary to feel depressed in the poor quality of the ripped DVD videos. 

How to Rip DVD to iPad with DVDFab DVD Ripper

Step 1: Launch DVDFab DVD to iPad Converter and load source DVD

Download DVDFab 12 and choose the Ripper module. Insert DVD into the computer (external) optical drive and DVDFab will auto-recognize and load it. If your DVD source is ISO file or folder, tab ‘+Add’ button or simply drag & drop ISO/folder onto the main UI.

Rip DVD to iPad

Step 2: Choose one profile and customize the output video

After loading the source, you can customize the output video as you want. Here, you are free to rip the entire or part of the DVD movie by clicking "Choose other titles". You can also select chapters, audio tracks, and subtitles, or even add external subtitles.

Rip DVD to iPad

Then click "Choose other profile" to go to the profile library. You can click "Device" or "Apple" to find your iPad device as the output profile directly. As you can see, DVDFab support to rip dvd to multiple iPad devices, including iPad, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad mini, etc.

Rip DVD to iPad

You can also click "Format" or "Video" to rip your DVD to MP4 or other output format supported by your iPad. If you also want to upscale video from 480p to 1080p while ripping DVD to iPad formats, just choose Enlarger AI and select a format as the output. 

Rip DVD to iPad

Then go to "Advanced Settings" to set parameters for output video and audio. Just follow your heart to choose your wanted output quality.

Rip DVD to iPad

If you want to edit the output video, go to the built-in "Video Editor" (Pen icon) pane. Here you can trim, crop, and merge clips, add watermarks or subtitles to the video, or adjust its brightness, contrast, and saturation.

Rip DVD to iPad

Step 3: Start DVD to iPad conversion

Then choose the ourput directory. You can save the output video file on your computer HDD or Mobile Device, or directly upload it onto social networks, like YouTube. Once done, hit the Start button to rip DVD to iPad with lightning-fast speed created by GPU hardware acceleration technologies and multi-core processors. The whole DVD to iPad conversion process will be displayed on the progress bar.

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3. How to Transfer Converted DVD Movies to iPad?

After ripping DVDs to iPad-supported video formats, you need to transfer the converted video files to the iPad. Here are three simple solutions for your option:

Solution 1: USB cable

Connect your iPad to the computer via a USB cable, and transfer the converted video files on HDD to the iPad. This is the quickest and most direct way.

Solution 2: DVDFab File Transfer

Note that DVDFab File Transfer is a cost-free and easy-to-use tool working with DVDFab Remote, DVD Ripper, Blu-ray Ripper, UHD Ripper, and Video Converter to transfer converted MP4 video files from computer HDD to smartphones and tablets automatically and wirelessly.

Rip DVD to iPad:Solution 2: DVDFab File Transfer

Step 1: Download and install DVDFab Transfer, and choose ‘Utilities>File Transfer.

When you choose the output as Mobile in the Ripper and Converter modules, DVDFab File Transfer window will appear automatically after the DVD to iPad conversion task completes. Once you want to transfer the videos already saved your computer HDD, just click ‘Utilities>File Transfer’ to launch the program, and click the ‘Add’ button at the top right corner to load your desired videos.

Step 2: Connect your iPad with DVDFab via DVDFab Remote.

Click the Transfer button to start the transfer process. Once done, your video files will be saved on the Gallery, Photo or Movies folder of your iPad.

Solution 3: iTunes

Note that iTunes is the default media management application, developed by Apple Inc, designed for synchronizing all sorts of media files including videos, movies, music, apps to iPad, and other iOS devices.

Rip DVD to iPad:Solution 3: iTunes

Step 1: Download, install iTunes, and launch the app, go to File>Add File to Library.

Step 2: Navigate to the converted DVD to USB and iPad video (say MOV, MP4) files saved on HDD. Then all the loaded video files will appear under the Movies>Home Videos on the iTunes app.

Step 3: Now connect your iPad to your computer via USB cable. Then choose the add vides on iTunes and synchronize them with your iPad.

Final Thought

Now you have known how to rip DVD to iPad video format with the best DVD Ripper for Mac and Windows with high speed and quality, and mastered how to transfer DVD video format to iPad in different ways. Next time when you are asked how to transfer DVDs to iPad, remember the above-mentioned solutions.