With iOS 5 and iCloud, Apple’s iPad 2 is dramatically thinner and boasts front and rear cameras, a faster processor (Dual-Core A5 chip). The display is the same 9.7-inch, 1024 x 768 panel as on the first iPad, with an oleophobic coating for easier fingerprint removal, and 132ppi resolution. An IPS display with LED backlighting, it’s still among the best on current tablets, though the resolution falls short of the 1280 x 800 panels we’re seeing on Android Honeycomb tablets like Motorola’s XOOM and Asus Transformer. Still, viewing angles are very broad, and no matter whether you’re viewing in landscape or portrait orientation, or even completely upside-down, there’s no discoloration or ghosting as can be the case with cheaper screens. These features are amazing for us enjoying movies on iPad 2.
Besides starting the fun right away with iTunes to instantly stream/watch HD movies and popular TV shows, we can also enrich our digital entertainment on iPad 2 by downloading and copying 1080p Blu-ray movies to iPad 2. This article will talk about how to transfer Blu-rays to iPad 2 by ripping/converting Blu-ray HD movies to the Apple Tablet under Mac OS X Lion. Besides, I also share something about how to get full-screen playback.
First of all, the most important piece of the equation is that you have a Blu-ray ripping software hooked to your Mac. There are many programs out there that allow you to make copies of your Blu-rays and let you watch them the way you want to view them. When it comes to getting the raw content of a Blu-ray disc onto your iPad 2, Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper for Mac is about as good as it gets. The program an ideal tool to help you fast convert Blu-ray even DVD to iPad 2 compatible video formats with high quality. Besides, you can crop the black bars, add special video effects, split or merge videos, etc. as you like with the built-in editor. Just get it and rip Blu-rays to iTunes supported videos for playback on your iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch, etc. in just a few mouse clicks! The equivalent Windows version is Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper. Just get the right one according to your situation.
Free download Blu-ray to iPad 2 Converter:
The easy way to rip Blu-ray to iPad 2 highly compatible video formats with full-screen effect on Mac OS X Lion.
1. Import Blu-ray to the program.
Run the top Blu-ray Ripper for iPad 2 on your Mac, and load your Blu-ray files into this application. (Make sure a Blu-ray Drive hooked to your Mac)
2. Select the output format and get the best video quality for iPad 2
Choose iPad 2 video format by clicking “Format > iPad > iPad (HD)Video H.264/MPEG-4 (*.mp4)”.
All the four options provided by the decoding software are able to help you get the converted Blu-ray and DVD movies at good quality. Below is the best format settings per my experience: (Click “Settings” button to set the video/audio parameters for the best iPad movie format)
Resolution- 1280×720 (HD)
Sampling rate- 44.1khz
The supported resolution of iPad 2 goes up to 1080p, though video playback and most apps never break out of 720p. For watching videos on iPad 2, 720p with 1500~2000kbps is just all right. I find that bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.
Note: To convert Blu-ray movies for iPad 2 with your preferred subtitle or audio track, you can select any subtitle or soundtrack from your source BD files with the options “Subtitle” and “Audio”.
3. Start converting Blu-ray to iPad 2 on Mac OS X Lion
After the above steps, just click “Convert” to start conversion.
Once the conversion completes, transfer/sync the result videos to iPad 2 via iTunes. So there you have it. Pretty simple! Now you can experience and view 1080p HD Blu-ray movies on iPad 2 or play the 1080p HD movies with iPad 2 on HD TV via HDMI as you like. Enjoy it!