iPad is the latest innovative product developed by Apple which is similar to the older (and smaller) iPod Touch and iPhone. We can use iPad to browse the Internet, load and stream media, send emails, read e-book, listen music, watch movies, etc. We can also get a lot of music and video content from iTunes store. The pain is, we have to pay for every song or movies we buy. Even today, getting video content is still a bit of a challenge. That's where this tutorial comes in: if you already have a bundle of DVD movies, this step-by-step guide will show you how to rip and convert DVD to iPad on Mac (Snow Leopard included) so that you can watch your favorite DVD movies on iPad and iPad 2.
Note: If you are using Windows and want to rip DVD movies to iPad, you can refer to DVD Ripper for Windows.
Then, just insert your favorite DVD on the DVD-ROM and load your DVD files to DVD Ripper for Mac through "Load DVD". Alternatively, you can hit "Load IFO" to import IFO files. In a minute, your DVD files will be listed at the main panel. There you can learn your original video duration and trimmed video duration if you have trimmed your DVD movies.
Select "iPad" from the output formats list in "format" drop-down list. Go to "Output" to set the output directory to save the converted files. You can also adjust other settings such as video quality, audio track, Bitrates, aspect ratio, brightness, contrast, saturation, etc.
When the settings are done, click the "Start" button to start to convert DVD movies for play on iPad on Mac. And then the program will automatically start the conversion. When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" to locate the file in your hard drive. If you don't want to wait around during the conversion, the Mac DVD Ripping Software can switch off the computer automatically when the conversion is done.
That's it. Now, you have your DVD movies ripped to your iPad on Mac. Just connect iPad with Mac via USB cable, open iTunes, and snyc your movies to iPad.
Here is the video tutorial on how to convert DVD to iPad supported video formats on Mac: