What movie format will iPad 2 play? How to convert a movie compatible to iPad/iPad 2 movie format without buying the movie with itunes. We're talking about ripping a movie directly from the DVD. We hope you will find the answer listed below.


What movie format will iPad/iPad 2 play?

So, most iPad/iPad 2 users like to watch movies on this beautiful handset. However, according to iPad's official page, there are many technical specifications as follows for iPad movie format:

Movie Format: MP4, MOV, M4V
Movie Size: up to 1280 by 720
Movie Framerate: up to 30fps
Movie Bitrate: up to 1.5Mbps for H.264, or 2.5Mbps for MPEG-4
Audio: AAC up to 160Kbps, 48kHz

H.264: A standard for video compression; known as MPEG-4 Part 10, or MPEG-4 AVC (for Advanced Video Coding); the latest block-oriented motion-compensation-based codec standard developed by the ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG) together with the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG).

MPEG-4: A collection of methods defining compression of audio and visual (AV) digital data; introduced in late 1998 and designated a standard for a group of audio and video coding formats and related technology agreed upon by the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) under the formal standard ISO/IEC 14496; uses of MPEG-4 include compression of AV data for web (streaming media) and CD distribution, voice (telephone, videophone) and broadcast television applications.

MP4: Movie or video clip that uses MPEG-4 compression, a standard developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG); commonly used for sharing video files on the Internet.

MOV: Common multimedia format often used for saving movies and other video files; uses a proprietary compression algorithm developed by Apple Computer; compatible with both Macintosh and Windows platforms.

M4V: MPEG-4 file extension used for videos downloaded from the Apple iTunes store; includes music videos, TV episodes, and full-length movies; similar to a .MP4 file, but may be copy-protected using Apple's FairPlay DRM copyright protection.

How to convert a movie compatible to iPad/iPad 2 movie format?

For this reason, if you have an iPad/iPad 2 and want to play movies on it, you need to convert the movie with correct settings first. Well, there are a number of ways to do this, one of these programs is called the iFunia DVD to iPad movie format Converter. It's an easy-to-use program that takes DVDs and converts movies to iPad format to make them playable on the video iPad. This guide tells you how to get movies from your DVDs onto iPad/iPad 2 using iFunia DVD to iPad Converter.

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Step 1 Load movies to the DVD to iPad Converter for Mac

Now get your DVD disc and insert it. Then run iFunia DVD to iPad movie format converter on your Mac and click the Media Browser icon at the upper right corner to load DVD via Media Browser.


Step 2 Select iPad/iPad 2 preset from output format list

In the Destination-Setup section of the interface, choose the right preset for your iPad device in the "Output Format" drop-down menu. Here I set the output video format to 'iPad MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4)'. In the settings window, the parametres of movie going to be gennerated will be set automatically according to iPad's video requirements. However, you can access more configurations and change them if you like to customize the iPad/iPad 2 movie.

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Step 3 Hit Start to DVD to iPad/iPad 2conversion on OS X

Bingo! That’s it! When the conversion is done you can copy the output DVD movies to your iPad and enjoy it comfortably on a cozy sofa!