With more and more video types available to the audience on streaming sites and media players, people are no longer caged in the DVD players for their favourite movies and clips. In fact, there are many effective ways to download and transfer a DVD to your iPad, iPhone and more portable devices. And you can enjoy homemade or professional tutorial videos whenever you want. Now read this lead-in guide and learn how to do so.

Part 1. Rip DVD to iPad Video Formats with AVAide DVD Ripper

Even though iPad supports many video formats natively like MP4, MOV, M4V and more, you will find it difficult to play video files in AVI, WMV and DVD discs or folders directly. Thus, you can turn your DVD movies into locally supported formats by iPad and other popular portable devices using AVAide DVD Ripper.

Supported OS: Mac, Windows

AVAide DVD Ripper
  • Convert your DVD Disc/Folder/ISO files to over 300 popular formats.
  • Support 8K, 4K, HD videos for high-quality output.
  • Offer video editing tools to trim, crop, rotate and merge DVD videos.
  • Extract audio tracks and background music from DVDs without flaws.
  • Customize DVD videos on core parameters for easy playback.
  • Add subtitles, watermarks, filters and effects to enhance your videos.

How to Rip a DVD on Your Computer

Step 1Click the Drop-down icon behind Load DVD to select a DVD disc, folder, ISO or AVCHD files to load. Or you can click the central + icon or drag and drop your DVD file in the centre directly.


Step 2In the following window, you can view the basic information and details of the DVD. Then click the box following Rip All to and select the Device section. You can go through all formats compatible with iPad. Select your wanted one.

Choose Output Format

Step 3To further edit the ripped DVD before export, you can enter the Edit icon and feel free to rotate, crop, adjust the effect and filter, watermark, audio and subtitles. (Optional)

Edit Video

Step 4Select a path to save your creation and click the Rip All button to generate your ripped video.

Rip All iPad

Part 2. Transfer the Ripped DVD Videos to iPad

After you get a copied DVD, what you need to transfer the ripped content is the built-in iTunes app on iOS devices. It is the default file manager to synchronize various types of multimedia files among mobiles and computers. iTunes can read and transfer files in MP4, MP3, WAV, AIFF, M4A, AAC and so on easily.

Supported Device: Mac, Windows and iOS

Main Feature:

◆ Powerful management on DVD videos, music files, devices and so on.

◆ Apple-compatible backup services with iCloud.

◆ An easy-to-follow user interface.

◆ Free and open to Windows and Mac users on the desktop.

How to Transfer the Ripped DVD to iPad via iTunes

You can transfer the DVD videos on your PC/Mac to your iPad via iTunes with the following steps.

Step 1Launch iTunes on your computer. Then click the File button and enter Add File to Library. Select the copied DVD video in the list for import.

Add iTunes

After that, you can enter the Movies section and view the added video under the Library column.


Step 2To transfer and sync the video content from your computer, you can connect your iPad to it with a USB cable and check until you see the iPad's device name appear at the top left panel.

(If your iPad is not nearby, you can also connect with your iPhone or other iOS devices instead and use the iCloud backup for an easy transfer)


Step 3Enter the Movies section and tick the video content manually. Or you can open Summary and choose the ripped video under Options selectively. Then click the Apply button to complete the process.

Sync MV

Tips: After the USB connection, you can also transfer the ripped DVD videos (especially when you have more DVD files or others for transfer in the future) by visiting Summary > Options > Sync with this iPad over Wi-Fi and click the Sync button. This will help you save more time.

Part 3. FAQs of DVD Copying to iPad

How to copy a DVD in Windows 10?

You can download AVAide DVD Ripper on your Windows 11/10/8/7 and load your DVD Disc/Folder/ISO files. Then Select the output format for the copied DVD and export the creation easily.

Can I copy a DVD using Windows Media Player?

Yes. And you can launch Windows Media Player and open the Player Library. Click the Burn button and select the wanted DVD file and change the settings. Then you can tap Start to copy your DVD.

Why is it hard to copy a DVD?

Several factors can account for the complexity of DVD copying: content protection, commercial restrictions, external wear and tear, etc.


This page is a step-by-step guide to copy DVDs to iPad with transfer tips. We hope you can learn from the instructions and get a ripped DVD on your iPad easily.

By Bryan Simmonds on Jun 02, 2023

Best tool for ripping and converting DVD Disc/Folder/ISO image file into over various formats.

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