I am wondering if there is a DVD player available for the Ipad? -from discussions.apple
Is there a External DVD drive that I can hook up to my Ipad? -from techsupportforum
Let me answer your questions. Firstly, there is No DVD player for iPad currently available for directly watch DVD movies on iPad. Secondly, there is No external USB DVD drive for iPad DVD playback. All of these because iPad has no DVD slot so that DVD won't play directly on iPad unless you view digital copies of DVD on iPad after DVD conversion.
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Part 1: Play DVD on iPad Without DVD Player for iPad
As there is no DVD player for iPad, the best way to watch DVD on iPad is to rip DVD to iPad supported formats. This requires you to fall back on a solid iPad DVD ripper, such as MacX DVD Ripper Pro. It's designed to help you rip and copy DVD to iPads (iPad Pro, iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, etc.) with MP4, MOV, M4V (H264/MPEG-4) formats in 1080p, 720p HD no quality loss & 5X real time speed. Thus, you can watch DVD movies on iPad anytime anywhere you want without format restriction.
Here are easy steps about how to rip DVD to iPad for playing on iPad Pro/Air etc.
Step 1: Import DVD Disc or DVD Folder or ISO image.
To rip DVD to iPad, the first step is to load DVD movie. This iPad DVD ripper accepts three forms as input formats, DVD disc, DVD folder and ISO image.
Step 2: Select Output Format from "to iPad Video".
On the pop-up windows, pick out "Apple Device" > "to iPad Video" > 9.7-inch iPad Pro; iPad Mini 4; iPad Air 2 all here standby.
Step 3: Choose the Destination Folder.
Attention shifts to "Browse" button to opt for a target folder to save the output DVD files.
Step 4: Begin to Rip DVD to iPad Device.
Part 2: Play DVD on iPad After DVD Movie Recording to Computer
This method might be rarely known by people, but it's really a nice choice to view DVD movies on iPad without iPad DVD player. That is: record DVD movies to computer with a screen recorder Mac and then transfer the DVD movies to iPad with no quality sacrificing.
To record DVD movies to computer, you need a on-screen movie recorder - MacX Video Converter Pro, which enables you to 1:1 record DVD movies to computer in HD when you play DVDs on computer. And after DVD movie recording is over, you can also choose to convert recorded DVD movies to iPad supported MP4 MOV M4V formats and then transfer recorded DVD movies to iPad without any third party help. All the process can be finished in two parts: record and convert.
How to Record DVD Movies on Computer and Transfer DVD Movie to iPad iOS
Step 1: Click "Screen Recorder" button.
Step 2: Adjust Capture Settings.
Here you're suggested to set the DVD movie capture settings, including "Keep full screen" or "Record region"; adjust frame rate, audio device, target folder, count down, etc.
And in a bid to ensure the recorded DVD audio is kept originally, it's advisable for you not to adjust the audio settings lest the unexpected heightened volume would hurt your hearing.
Step 3: Start Record DVD Movies on Screen.
Click "Start Record" button and this screen HD video recorder will begin to record DVD movies on screen when count down turns to be zero.
Step 4: Convert Recorded DVD Movies to iPad iOS.
After the DVD movie recording is accomplished, you can apply this screen recorder to convert the recorded DVD movies to iPad iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod and more Apple device profiles offered).
Actually, the two ways to transfer DVD movies to iPad, each has its own merits. The 1st way is more easy to handle, just a click away and then you can play DVD movies on iPad with 480p or 576p without DVD player for iPad. The 2nd one is a little bit more complicated, record & convert, two steps. But when you record DVD movies on screen, the output quality of DVD movie is much higher, HD 720p or 1080p, which is more suitable for Retina display iPad.
Part 3: FAQs about DVD Player for Mac
Q1: Can I connect my external DVD drive to my iPad USB-C port for playing DVD?
A1: No. No optical drives are supported on iOS devices. There are no built-in drivers for any optical drives and they simply use too much power that iPad cannot handle.
Q2: How can I watch a DVD on my iPad with converting?
A2: AirPlay is a nice option. You can just connect your iPad and computer with the same wifi. Play the DVD disc on your computer and then select the AirPlay option to streaming the playing DVD to your iPad.