How to convert DVD to TouchPad
HP has released their first Web OS Tablet - TouchPad. It comes with a 9.7" XGA capacitive, multi-touch screen with a lively 18-bit color, 1024x768 resolution display. This guide will show you how to convert DVD movies to HP TouchPad video, so that you can watch DVD video on your new tablet on the go.
Before we start to convert DVD to HP TouchPad we need to find out what video formats that can playback on the HP tablet. If you go to the official site of HP TouchPad you will see the TouchPad media formats supported
Audio formats: DRM-free MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV
Video formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264
If we can convert to DVD to MPEG-4 video files then we could watch it on TouchPad. But, there was another problem, almost all of commercial DVD are CSS protected (a technique that prevents DVD copy) so we need a software that can remove the protection and convert DVD to TouchPad video.
How to convert DVD movies to HP TouchPad
We are going to use professional DVD ripper software. It can convert both common DVD and CSS encrypted (rent or bought) DVD to audio and video formats, for playing DVD videos on HP TouchPad.
Tips: For Mac users, you can Download DVD Ripper for Mac.
Step 1: Load DVD videos
This program allows you to load 4 types of DVD data: 1. DVD Disk, just placed the DVD disc on your DVD-ROM the program will detect it automatically. 2. DVD ISO image file, you can launch ISO files in the daemon tools then load from the virtual DVD-ROM. 3. A DVD folder, if you save DVD folders on your harddisk, it often show as "Video_TS" "Audio_TS" folders. You may load it by hitting the "load DVD folders" button. 4. IFO file.
Step 2: Video output settings
Once you imported DVD videos into the program, just click the "Profile" drop-down list to choose the file format (MP4). "Common Video -> MP4 Video (AVC)". The program lists popular players (iPhone, iPod, Motorola Droid) for those who do not understand the video formats. Now, click the "Settings" button and set "Video Size" as 1024x768.
Almost all of DVD movies have several subtitles/language alternatives ( English, French, German), just pick up one you like. It's also possible to remove the subtitle by choosing "No Subtitle". You can join DVD chapters into one file.
Step 3: Start DVD conversion
Just click "Start" button to begin the DVD conversion. It will be finished with high quality. (Do not open other applications while DVD converting).
That it, we have converted DVD to TouchPad video with simple 3 steps. If you have DRM protected video or music and want to play on TouchPad you will need a DRM Converter.
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