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How to Watch DVD on iPad, iPad Mini or iPad Pro

By Tony Moton

August 30, 2018

iPad including iPad mini and iPad pro, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. is a popular line of tablet computers which allows you to watch videos, take photos, play music and perform Internet functions such as web-browsing and emailing. iPad like a computer but is as convenient as mobile phone. However, iPad is not a computer, for example you can't play DVD on iPad. Well, though iPad can't play DVD, you can watch DVD videos on iPad. Here are the two best methods for you.


Part 1. Method One: Convert DVD to iPad Supported Formats

To watch DVD on iPad, iPad Mini or iPad Pro, you can convert DVD to iPad supported formats such as MP4 with a professional DVD ripper like TuneFab DVD Ripper which is the best tool for ripping and watching DVD movies. It can convert the DVD movies to iPad supported formats including MP4, M4V and MOV with up to 6X faster ripping speed than other DVD converters. With TuneFab DVD Ripper, it's easy to convert DVD to iPad supported formats, just follow the below steps.

TuneFab DVD Ripper

Step 1. Download and Register the Program

First of all, click the download button below to downloadTuneFab DVD Ripper on your PC.

Then install and launch the program. To convert the whole DVD videos, you need to register the program. Because with an unregistered version, you can only convert no more than 5 minutes of the DVD files. Therefore to remove the limitation, you need to click the "Purchase" button to purchase the program. After that, enter the registration code you received and e-mail address on the pop-up window, click the "Register" button. Then you can enjoy using the program without any limitation.


Step 2. Load DVD Files

Before loading DVD files, don't forget to insert DVD into your computer DVD driver, then click the "Load Disc" button to read your DVD contents.

Load DVD Files

Step 3. Adjust Output Settings

To select the output format, you need to click "settings" button on the bottom of the main interface, then you can choose the output format from the Apple iPad menu.

Select Output Format

To change Output folder, click "General" button on the "Preferences" interface,and then choose "Browse" option of "Output Folder" to change your Output Folder.

Change Output Folder

Step 4. Start Converting

Finally, click the "Convert" button on the bottom right corner to convert. It won't take a long time to convert as TuneFab DVD Ripper is 6X faster than other DVD converters.



Part 2. Method Two: Watch DVD on iPad without Converting

Well, converting is an easy method to watch DVD on iPad, but you may worry about losing some DVD information during conversion. Then how to watch DVD on iPad without converting? The second method is to record DVD videos. As for screen recorder, I recommended you to download TuneFab Screen Recorder. TuneFab Screen Recorder is the most powerful tool for screen capturing and audio recording, which enables you record screen activity, streaming videos and audios easily. Here is the step-by-step guide for watching DVD on iPad with TuneFab Screen Recorder.

Step 1. Download and Register TuneFab Screen Recorder

To download TuneFab Screen Recorder, you need to click on the button below.

When you open the program, then you will see a pop-up window as below which shows you the limitation of trial version. For example, you could only save 3 minutes of files which are more than 3 minutes. Therefore, to save the whole files, you should register the program.

How to register?

First you need to click on "Purchase" button at the bottom right corner to purchase. Then click on "Register" button and enter the activation code. At last click on "Register" button.


Step 2. Select Recording Area on the Computer

As TuneFab Screen Recorder records screen and audios, so to record DVD videos, you need to click on "Screen Recorder" option on the interface.Next, you need to select recording area, there are two options for you including "Full screen" and "Custom".

Select Recording Area

Step 3. Select Recording Inputs

Select "System Audio" and turn off "Microphone" to avoid the noise around you will lower the quality.

Select Recording Inputs

Step 4. Change Setting

First, change location of uutput files and screenshots. You can click on the gear button and choose "General" to change output folder. In the setting menu, you can also reset the hotkeys by choosing "Shortcuts". Especially when you select full screen as recording area, then you need to operate by pressing hotkeys.

After that, select output format. You are free to select output formats like WMV or MP4, video codec, video quality and set audio preferences.

Change Settings

Step 5. Record the Desktop Screen

At last, insert the DVD into the computer DVD driver. Then when you start to play the DVD video, click on the "REC" button or press hotkeys to start recording. To stop recording, click on the "stop" button or press hotkeys, then don't forget to save the files by clicking on "Save" on the lower right corner.

Preview Recorded Video

ALSO READ: How to Record Online Videos on Mac and Windows

Part 3. How to Copy Videos to iPad Step by Step

After converting DVD to iPad supported format or recording DVD videos, you need to copy the videos to iPad, iPad mini or iPad Pro so that you can watch DVD on these devices. The simple way is using iTunes to import the converted videos to iPad. See the guide as below.

Step 1. Connect your iPad to computer via a cable..

Step 2. Launch iTunes and select the converted videos that you want to import to iPad

Step 3. Drag and drop the converted videos to your iPad directly.

Step 4. The progress bar shows you how long it will take to import the converted videos to iPad. Just wait a little time.

After finish importing, you can enjoying watching DVD videos on your iPad, iPad mini or iPad pro.

Import Converted Videos to iPad

The two best ways to watch DVD on iPad are shown as above. You can choose either converting DVD or recording DVD in your need or you can try both ways and find which way is better for you. Actually, except for iPad, both of the programs can help you rip DVD on Android Tablet. But don't forget to download TuneFab DVD Ripper or TuneFab Screen Recorder before converting DVD to your devices.

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