“I have a couple DVDs that I have saved as ISO files on Mac HDD, how do I rip the DVD ISOs to be played back on my new Apple iPad mini tablet? As far as I can see, the iPad mini plays MP4 (like iPhone does), but what’s the best setting for conversion? I would like to keep best possible quality!”
For those who wanna watch DVD movies on iPad mini but have no idea how to set best encoding settings, refer to iPad mini supported file type below:
- H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 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
To maintain best possible quality when ripping DVD/DVD ISO/IFO to iPad mini on Mac, download Pavtube Mac DVD ISO Ripper (trial) and follow the below guide to custom 720x480 DVD video to 1024x768 that fits iPad mini screen best. This Mac ISO DVD Ripper could not only rip DVD to iPad mini, but also convert DVD movie from ISO/IFO and compress DVD ISO/DVD folder into iPad mini optimized H.264 videos. It also let you exports video with flexible settings when converting ISO to iPad mini video. Learn more about Pavtube Mac DVD ISO Ripper. If you’re running Windows, get DVD to iPad mini Converter for PC.
How to Convert DVD/ISO/IFO/VIDEO_TS folder to iPad mini
Step 1. Click “ISO/IFO” icon to load DVD movie from DVD ISO image.
Step 2. Select subtitle and audio for converting DVD ISO to iPad mini. When the DVD ISO is loaded, you can select subtitles and audio track (English, French, German, Spanish…) for each chapter.
Step 3. Set iPad mini friendly video format with best quality. Click the “Format” bar, and choose an “iPad>> iPad HD Video(*.mp4) format” for DVD ISO to iPad mini conversion.
To get best viewing experience on iPad mini, click “Settings” and use the following recommended video format and settings for iPad mini:
Bitrate (kbps): 4000
Frame Rate (fps): 24
Sample Rate (hz):44,100
This format compresses a 100min DVD movie to around 3GB and meanwhile maintains very good picture quality. If you want smaller file size, set bitrate down to 2500 or 3000. But keep in mind that this also results in lower quality.
Step 4. Start converting DVD ISO to iPad mini compatible video. Click the “Convert” button at bottom right and this iPad mini DVD Ripper will get everything done for you.
Step 5. After conversion you can click the "Open" button to find the converted files. Connect iPad mini to Mac and copy converted DVD movies to iPad mini from Mac HDD. Here’s a guide for transferring movies to iPad mini.
Now do you have Blu-rays and 1080p HD videos that you’d like to put on iPad mini? If yes, take a look at the iMedia Converter, which converts MKV, AVI, WMV, MPEG, TS, TiVo, DVD and even Blu-ray Disc to iPad compatible video.