How to Download and Add DVD collection to my iPad Air (2) for watching?

Nowadays iPad Air 2 is one of the most popular portable multimedia devices. It is a perfect tool not only for listening to music but also for watching your favorite DVD collection on iPad Air 2. In fact, all the new features indicate that iPad Air 2 is one of the greatest devices to play movies. It has the 9.7-inch display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, thinner design, upgraded 64-bit A8X chip (40% faster CPU than iPad Air) leading to much better performance running on iOS 8.1.

Download and Add DVD collection to iPad Air

Though iPad Air 2 support many video formats playback, DVD is still not allowed directly played on iPad Air 2. But for most outdoor enthusiasts, they would like to take the DVD movies with them outside. And Apple doesn’t seem to load a DVD-ROM on the new iPad Air 2, which are still the issues with many DVD collectors since DVDs takes a lot of space and are nit-pick at portable players. So it’s urgent to save the end file as something that isn’t too large and make it compatible with the iPad Air 2.

To be frank, it is necessary to take advantage of a professional DVD ripper to make DVD to iPad Air 2 conversion more effortlessly. You may rely on Handbrake for DVD to iPad Air 2 ripping. But the upshot is disappointing as most DVDs are bogged down with copy protection which Handbrake cannot handle, not to mention the relatively backward devices support. Aimersoft DVD to iPad Air 2 Ripper, the top-notch, safe, easy-to-use and user-friendly DVD ripping software, enables you to quickly convert any DVDs (even latest protected commercial DVDs) to almost all popular Apple devices, such as DVD to iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, DVD to iPhone 6/6 plus, iPhone 5s/5c, and delivers high video/audio quality. The versatile editing tools and adjustable parameters are provided to meet the needs of advance option settings.

Well, ahead of DVD to iPad Air 2 conversion, let’s have a glimpse of the new iPad Air 2 supported video formats:

  • H.264: Resolution up to 1080p, 60 frames per seconds; High Profile level 4.2; AAC-LC audio, bitrate up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo; .m4v, .mp4, .mov file formats.
  • MPEG-4: Resolution of 640 X 480, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile; AAC-LC audio, bitrate up to 160 Kbps, 48 kHz, stereo audio; .m4v, .mp4, .mov file formats.
  • Motion JPEG: Resolution of 1280 X 720, 30 frames per second; audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio, .avi file format.

Now, download the nice DVD to iPad Air 2 Ripper and follow the steps to convert DVD to iPad Air 2 friendly formats on PC/Mac.


Guide: How to Rip DVD movies to iPad Air 2?

Step 1: Load DVD Movies or DVD Folder.

Insert DVD disc into DVD Driver. Click “Load DVD” button to select Load DVD Disc. Actually this DVD Ripper Platinum can load two other DVD sources: DVD folder and IFO file in your hard drive.

After you add your movie, you can choose any titles or chapters that you want to convert by ticking the check boxes before them.

Step 2. Choose iPad Air preset as the output format

Choose your iPad model from the Apple devices output preset as the output format, which will remove all the incompatibility issue for you. Note that you can customize the settings for the output by specifying format and destination folder.

Step 3. Start the DVD to iPad Air 2 conversion

Select an output folder for the converted file and then click the “Start” button to begin the conversion. All the conversion tasks will be done at fast speed and you will get a high output quality. You can choose to shut down your computer or open the output folder after conversion, so you don’t have to sit before your computer waiting for the conversion to finish. It is the easiest and common way to convert only needing 3 simple steps.

When the conversion is done, you will need to proceed with several extra steps below to copy DVD to iPad Air 2 on your computer.

Part One. How to add movies to iTunes library from computer?

Before the transfer, make sure the two followings:

  • Install iTunes on your PC or Mac.
  • Make sure your movies are in iTunes supported video formats: MP4, M4V or MOV.

Now let’s get started.

1. Launch iTunes on your computer.

2. Click “Add File to Library…” on iTunes.


Click the menu icon in the top left corner on iTunes, then choose “Add File to Library…”. Select the movies (one or more) and click “Open”.

3. Check the added movies.

Switch to “Movies” category, you will find the movies loaded to iTunes library on your Windows (or Mac).


In case you wanna add movies to iTunes library without copying them, you can click the top-left corner menu, choose “Preferences”, head to “Advanced” and uncheck the “Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library” box. As you see below, you can also change the path of iTunes media folder.


As long as the movies (or other media) added to iTunes, you are able to use iTunes to sync movies to your iPad Air 2 as well as iOS device via the apple USB cable. Similarly, you can also follow this step to add music files to your iTunes library.

Part Two. How to add movies from iTunes to iPad Air 2?

1. Connect iPad Air 2 to your computer via Apple USB cable;

2. Launch iTunes and sync movies to your iPad Air via iTunes.

If you want to copy DVD to iPad Air on your computer without iTunes, please visit my previous article.

All in all, the latest iPad Air 2 will surely deliver even better movie enjoyment experience.

This article is a bit long, but thanks for your reading.

Editor’s Recommendation:

Sharon Li

A fan for video streaming. :-)

5 thoughts on “How to Download and Add DVD collection to my iPad Air (2) for watching?

  • March 31, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    With it, I settle my problem in just a few mouse clicks! Now I can easily watch my DVD movies on my portable iPad Air 2.

    • June 26, 2015 at 10:57 am

      I love backing up my DVD library, and being able to put movies onto my iPads/iPhones for traveling, and other uses. So easy!

  • May 12, 2015 at 3:25 am

    Aimersoft DVD Ripper provides me the simplest way to rip and copy a disney DVD to Huld 2 tablet for my kids. All I do is to slip the disc to DVD tray and select what chapters I want to copy and DVD Copy does the rest. After ten minutes or so, I get an exact copy of DVD movie.

    • June 26, 2015 at 4:02 pm

      I bought this DVD ripper tool one months ago. And I used it to convert many DVD disk to mp4, m4v for playing on my ipad air 2. I am happy and feel amazing when I use it.

  • June 26, 2015 at 5:58 am

    This is a universal DVD converter which can rip and convert even latest DVDs to all popular video/audio file formats for my ipad. And video effects can be personalized freely.


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