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iPad is popular with many people around the world. HandBrake is widely accepted to convert DVDs or videos for iPhone, iPad, etc. But in most cases, the iPad profile can not address iPad users' needs. So, this article will show you how to do the handbrake preset for ipad and also indroduce the best HandBrake alternative DVD ripper software for those guys fed up with completed HandBrake settings.
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Apple Device - iPad

The iPad[1] is a tablet computer designed and developed by Apple. It is particularly marketed as a platform for the use of audio and visual media, with a 25 cm (9.7 in) liquid crystal display (1024 x 768 pixels) display. iPad is a perfect portable device to play back videos. However, it cannot play all types of videos and DVDs, unless you use a converter like HandBrake to convert them to iPad playable formats.

iPad supported videos include: H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.

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DVD/HD MPEG Video Converter - HandBrake 1.0.3 Released

Newest version HandBrake[2] 1.0.3 is available to download now. Since 0.9.4, HandBrake has a much improved compilation system, which allows easy 64-bit builds. 64-bit builds tend to perform approximately 10% better than their 32-bit. Though it added more than 1000 features, since released on Nov 23, 2009 (iPad was published on middle of next year), there was no HandBrake preset for specific iPad model (same as there is no handbrake preset for iphone 6s/SE). Since Apple has strict video encoding guidelines for its devices, like iPod, iPhone, as well as iPad, you can not convert a video onto iPad until add iPad preset settings into HandBrake. This article pays close attention about How to Create Handbrake iPad Preset Settings to Convert Video and DVD to Apple iPad?

Step-by-step Guide for Building HandBrake preset for iPad

Step 1, Open HandBrake folder: Hit Win+R, then paste %appdata%\Handbrake, and you will see two preset files in the folder: handbrake_presets.xml and user_presets.xml.

Find user_presets.xml to add HandBrake preset for iPad

Single click Mouse Right and open user_presets.xml with notepad.

Step 2, Delete all original content and replace the tags below, then save and close notepad.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<ArrayOfPresetxmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" >
   <Preset>
      <Name>(1024x768 H264):Excellent Quality</Name>
      <Query> -f mp4 -w 1280 -l 768 -e x264 -b 1300 -a 1 -E faac -6 stereo -R 48 -B 160 -D 0.0 -x ref=2:bframes=2:subq=6:mixed-refs=0:weightb=0:8x8dct=0:trellis=0 -v 1</Query>
      <PictureSettings>false</PictureSettings>
      <Version>0.9.4</Version>
   </Preset>
</ArrayOfPreset>

Step 3, reopen HandBrake, and you'll check the handbrake iPad preset in its Presets Windows.

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Now you can convert DVD/HD Videos onto iPad using HandBrake iPad preset. However, comparing with GUI (Graphical User Interface), machine language is much harder to understand and handle with (it is quite normal to encounter with unexpected crashing and breakdowns). Besides, rather than grabbling around to find the HandBrake preset settings for iPad (though you can download them anywhere, it must be a time-consuming labor), why don't you directly find a HandBrake alternative for converting your DVD/HD Videos onto iPad, iPhone, PSP, Xbox, etc?

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Related External Source

[1]: iPad - Apple - iPad - See the web, email, and photos like never before

[2]: HandBrake - Popular DVD/Video encoding software, open-sourced

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