As we all know, a DVD player/drive is needed to play a DVD disc. However, now that many portable devices like iPad, iPad Pro, iPhone X/8, Samsung Galaxy S9, HUAWEI Mate 20, Apple TV and more have entered our life, you may want to find a way to play your favorite DVD movies on these devices. A DVD converter or ripper like DVDFab DVD Ripper can help you convert DVDs to iPad 1/2/3/4, iPhone X/8/7/6/6S, Samsung Galaxy S9, HUAWEI Mate 20/20 Pro, Apple TV and more easily and quickly.

Some handheld game consoles like PSP, PS Vita and more also can be used to play digital videos, so you can also rip DVDs to videos for playback on these game consoles. With DVDFab DVD Ripper, you can choose to rip DVDs to PSP or PS Vita directly or to their supported video formats. Game consoles like PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One can play DVD discs themselves (see how to play DVDs on PS4), but there is one more way to play DVDs if you convert DVDs to PS3, Xbox One, etc.

Now let’s see the detailed steps of converting DVDs to iPad, iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, HUAWEI, Xbox 360, PS3 and more with DVDFab DVD Ripper.

Quick Reading Guide

1. Download and installation
2. How to use DVDFab DVD Ripper - rip DVDs to iPad, iPhone, Samsung, HUAWEI, Xbox One, PS4 and more
3. Advanced Settings
4. Editing tools

Download and installation

DVDFab DVD Ripper is one of the products/modules in DVDFab 12. So to use DVD Ripper to rip DVDs, you first need to download and install DVDFab 12 software program. There is no ad or bundled program in DVDFab 12 installer, so the installation is pretty easy.

Go to the download page and click the “Free Download” button to download the DVDFab 12 installer. For Windows users, it will recognize your operating system and help you download 32-bit version or 64-bit version accordingly.

Then find the downloaded installer and double click it to initiate the installation procedure. Then a small new window pops out. Click the “Click to Install” on the window, the installation will start immediately and install the DVDFab 12 to a default directory. However, before clicking the “Quick Installation”, you can click “Custom” to customize your installation: choose the installation directory, decide to create a desktop shortcut or not, check “Join User Experience Improvement Program” or not.

Then the next step is to wait the installation complete.

After the installation is complete, please click “Start DVDFab” to open DVDFab 12.

DVDFab DVD Ripper comes with a Full Trial version, a Free Version and a Paid version. If you are a new user, you can use the Full Trial version to rip 3 DVD discs, with all the features activated. The Free Version is limited and can be used to rip DVDs to MKV Passthrough and MP4.Free only. To rip DVDs to iPad, iPhone X, Samsung, Xbox 360 or other devices, you should use the Paid version rather than the Free Version. Both the Free Version and Paid Version require you to log into/authorize DVDFab 12.
To authorize DVDFab 12, please click on Menu button (down-triangle button) at the right top corner of DVDFab screen, find "Authorize" to put down your registered email and its password at Member Center.

Note: If you do not have an account please click Member Center to create one.

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Now let’s move to the next part to learn the detailed ripping process.

How to use DVDFab DVD Ripper - rip DVDs to iPad, iPhone, Samsung, HUAWEI, Xbox One, PS4 and more

Step 1: Load the DVD source

DVDFab DVD Ripper belongs to Ripper module, so please click the Ripper module.

Then please load the DVD source. DVDFab supports DVD discs, DVD ISO files and DVD folders. If the source is a DVD folder or ISO file, you can click the “+” button on the main interface or the “+ Add” icon next to the profile library to load it. If the source is a DVD disc, DVDFab will analyze the DVD disc automatically after you insert it to your optical drive.

Step 2: Choose the device

After the source is loaded in, you can go to the profile library by clicking the "choose other profile" tab in the profile selection box. There are many different device presets available, including Apple devices like iPad Pro, iPhone 6/7/8/10, Apple TV, etc., Samsung smartphones like Galaxy S9/S9+, Galaxy Tab S4, etc., HUAWEI phones like Mate 20, Mate X, P20, Nova 4, etc., game consoles like Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, etc. Here we choose to rip the DVD to iPad.

DVDFab DVD Ripper can output video formats like AVI, FLV, MKV, M2TS, TS, VOB, WMV and audio formats such as MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, and more. You can see these formats by clicking Format tab.

Step 3: Customize the video

When the DVD source is loaded in, the main movie title will be selected by default. So if you also want to rip other titles, please remember click the “Choose Other Titles” to choose all the titles you need. On the left of the option, you can choose the video quality you want.

Some other contents of the DVD movie are also selectable or editable. You can change the title name, select the chapters you want to keep, and check the audio tracks and subtitles you need. At the Subtitle part, you even can add external subtitles. The adding external subtitles feature is also available in Video Edit (Editor) panel, so we will talk it later in the “Editing tools” part of this article. The wrench icon that is before the Editor icon represents Advanced Settings. Since there are many options in Advanced Settings panel, we will introduce it in the next part “Advanced Settings”.

The small icon in front of the Advanced Settings is for preview. You can click it to check if you choose the right title.

Step 4: Select the output directory

Click the “folder” icon you can save the converted DVD movie to your computer. And later you can transfer it to your iPad or other devices in your way.

If you click the drop-down list box before the “folder” icon, you will the “Mobile Device” option. “Mobile Device” means you want DVDFab to transfer the converted file to your mobile device. If you choose that, DVDFab will help you transfer the output file to your iPad or other devices by DVDFab File Transfer. DVDFab will give you detailed transfer instructions then.
Here we will choose the “Mobile Device” option.

Step 5: Start ripping the DVD to iPad Pro, iPhone X, HUAWEI Mate, etc.

Click the “Start” button, DVDFab will start to rip the DVD to iPad Pro. On the window, you can see the detailed progress info, and tell DVDFab to do what when the task is done: “Do nothing”, “Exit program”, “Hibernate”, “Shut Down”.

The conversion is complete. Please click the “OK” button.

Step 6: Transfer the converted video to your device

transfer the converted video to your device

A new window pops out to tell you how to connect your device with DVDFab. DVDFab Remote needs to be installed on your device. Just scan the QR code to download and install the DVDFab Remote app on your iPad or other devices you are using.

scan the QR to download and install the remote app

Connect the Remote app with your DVDFab according to the instructions in the app.

connect the remote app

Then the DVDFab File Transfer comes out. Click the “Transfer” button DVDFab will transfer the converted video to your device. We do not have an iPad Pro at hand, so we use a MI 6 as the device. The steps to transfer the video to an iPad Pro are same. After the transfer is complete, you can find the video at Photos (Gallery) of your device.

Advanced Settings

Usually if you already choose a device profile at the profile library, you do not have to change the settings on Advanced Settings panel, because DVDFab would make the parameters like resolution, codec and more fit your device well. But you can also customize your settings according to your needs.

customize your settings

There are many parameters about the video and audio. At the “Video” part, you can choose the codec, Frame rate, Resolution, Encoding Method and more. And at the “Audio” part, you can change the Codec, Sample Rate, Channels, Bit Rate and Volume. If you do not know much about these parameters, you can leave them alone. The default settings would satisfy your needs.

there are many parameters about the video and audio

There is something you need to know at the “Subtitle” part. At this part, you can decide how the subtitles are displayed. If you choose “Direct render to video”, the subtitles will be burned into the image on the video pictures and cannot be turned on/off. If your option is “Remux into file”, the subtitles will be included in the video file and should be able to be turned on/off on a player. If you choose “Extract to idx/sub file”, the subtitles will be extracted into separate idx and sub files, which should be turned on/off also.

After choosing the mode you want, you can go back to the “Subtitle” part on the main interface to select the subtitles you want to keep.

Please do remember to click the “OK” button when all the settings are done.

Editing tools

editing tools

Click the “Video Edit (Editor)” icon on the main interface, you can go into the editing panel.

(1)    Add text watermark

add text watermark

Click the “Text” icon under the preview window, you can add text on the video. At the lower part of the panel, you can edit the text and set the font, word size, color and more.

(2)    Add image watermark

add image watermark

Click the “Image” icon, you will be able to add image watermark on the video. You can set the image transparency.

(3)    Add external subtitles

add external subtitles

Click the “Subtitle” tab, you can add external subtitles. After adding the subtitles, you can adjust the position of the subtitles, delay the subtitles to synchronize them with the video, and customize the font, word size and more.

(4)    Adjust video properties

adjust video properties

Click the “” icon you can set the video properties like Brightness, Contrast and Saturation.
On the above of the word Brightness, there are rotation options, which allow you rotate your video clockwise or counter clockwise.

(5)    Crop the video

crop the video

The next icon “” is for cropping the video. There are several different aspect ratios for you to choose. If you choose the “Customize” option, you can decide the distances to edges.

(6)    Trim the video