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Free Way to Rip DVD to iPad on Mac

We have talked about how to convert DVD to iPad with DVD to iPad Converter. But it’s not free. For anybody that doesn’t want to download and pay for a DVD ripper app, there is a much better way to achieve the same results. This article will show you a free way to rip DVD to iPad in general instead of step by step.

Both VLC Media Player and Handbrake are necessary. And the two programs are totally free. VLC is used to play and save the DVD data to a file, and Handbrake can convert it to a compressed video format compatible with iPad.

Before ripping DVD to iPad, you’d better get familiar with the two programs separately. Therefore, this method is fit for those people who have some knowledge of video conversion. There are lots of output video settings, but “H.264 video” and “AAC audio” are the recommended formats in Handbrake.

As seen from the screen grab below, HandBrake is really a capable video encoder. It can support many input video resources, such as the ripped DVD file saved with VLC Player, and convert them to the desired output formats. There are lots of options for video, audio, and even some detailed information such as creating movie chapters. You can customize the output video parameters, e.g. video format (i.e. H.264 Main Profile), quality (i.e. the bit-rate), advanced options like 2-pass encoding.

Apparently, this free method is much more complicated and takes longer time, but it could produce better quality of output video because the two programs have analyzed the source video twice and can make quite appropriate decisions on how to convert it. What’s more, you can take this method to rip CSS encrypted DVDs as well.

After the conversion is completed successfully, you should sync converted video to iPad with iTunes.

As the proverb saying “every coin has two sides”, this method is free, but the conversion is much too complicated. Although it is more convenient to use DVD to iPad Converter, the program is not free. You can choose any method in accordance with personal preference.

How to share iPhone4 3G network with Wifi only iPad 2?

Suppose that you have a WIFI only iPad2, Can you access the internet even if there isn’t a Wi-Fi network?
The answer is positive, if you have a 3G iPhone4 as well. One of the new features of iOS 4.3 is the personal Hotspot. The Personal Hotspot update included in March’s iOS 4.3 update turns a 3G iPhone4 into a portable wireless router which can share its Internet connection with other devices.

Here is the guide about how to share iPhone4 3G network with Wifi only iPad 2.
1. Turn on the iPhone 4 Personal Hotspot in the Settings. Then you can set a password for the hotspot.
2. iPad2 can detect the iphone4 hotspot automatically, and you need to select it and input the password.
That’s all.  Enjoy it.

iOS hotspot feature  from

Get online in more places.
You can bring Wi-Fi with you here and there,such as On the street, at airport, at the park. Download iOS 4.3 on your iPhone4.If you can’t access to Wi-Fi but in 3G territory, with Personal Hotspot and sharing your cellular data connection with your Mac, PC, iPad, or other Wi-Fi capable device. You can share your connection with at most five devices for once over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB — with at most three of those connections using Wi-Fi.4 Every connection is password protected and secure. And it’s power friendly, too. iPhone detects when your Personal Hotspot is no longer in use and turns it off to save battery.

You may also be interested interest in:
1> fantastic photo slideshow on iPad2
If you have lots of photos on your iPad, and you would like to share them with your family and friends on HDTV, on Facebook, YouTube, etc. please check out the greatest iPad slideshow app by clicking here.

Photo Gallery on iPad:

iPad Photo Gallery Viewer App:

2> Enjoying DVD on iPad2
DVD to iPad converter for Windows:              DVD to iPad converter for Mac:

To watch DVD movie on iPad, you need to convert DVD to iPad video files firstly.
The download website both for Mac & Windows:

How to Transfer You tube Videos to iTunes

ITunes plays a very important role in syncing videos to iPad or other Apple devices. This passage will focus on how to transfer You tube videos to iTunes.

Step1: Download and install iTunes player
Apple’s Official Website:

Step2. Transfer You tube video to iTunes

Run iTunes, Click “File “, choose “Add File to Library” in the list, and then find the downloaded You tube video and add it to iTunes library.

Step3: Play the You tube video
Click “Movies” in “LIBRARY” section, and you will see the added video.

Tips: If you don’t have You tube video at hand, you can download You tube videos with Socusoft DVD to iPad converter for free. Please refer to Download Videos on YouTube with the DVD to iPad Converter on Mac. There is a step by step explanation.

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