Tipard is a newly formed software company that set out to make audio and video tools for the Mac market. Since demand for Windows software still outweighs Mac they designated an area to convert their software into supporting Windows users. One of their more successful products is their DVD to iPad Converter software which is now available for the Windows 7 audience. If you are a iPad only user then Tipard offers you all the features you would need for a video converter made specifically for your device. With its blazing fast converting speed alone with superb video quality, Tipard DVD to iPad Converter should be a tool in your arsenal.
As in typical software of its type, Tipard includes the necessary video formatting, cropping, editing, splitting, ripping tools that you need for basic video manipulation. One bonus that Tipard offers over the others is the ability to extract just the audio portion of the video which is useful for extracting soundtracks in movies or music from videos.
Users can adjust the video resolution in the advanced options screen to completely control the final video output. This is useful if you want to keep your video file sizes to a minimum and to transfer as many movies as possible to your iPad. If you have a stack of DVD movies that you don’t want to take to Wal-Mart and spending $2 for each conversion, why not do it yourself and save the headache of having to wait at the store. Tipard allows you to do the same converting right from home on your PC.
Another feature I found useful was the ability to combine multiple video files into one project. This is useful if you want to rip and entire DVD movie and then put the extras, trailers, and the full length movie into one video file. Why would someone do this? Personally I don’t see a need but it’s there if you wanted to.
- Load DVD – Choose this option if you have a DVD movie you want to rip and convert into MP4 or M4V formats (which is what your iPad supports)
- Effect – This tab will allow you to manipulate the video segments you choose. Lighten/Darken the video, add a color enhancer, add a custom watermark, and add or remove subtitles.
- Trim – This option allows you to cut, split, or merge video clips.
- Crop – Think the video screen is too big? Well crop it off and zero in on the section you want to focus on.
As you can see there is a preview window which will show you what video clip you are currently working on and allow you to preview it before sending it to the converter for processing.
Tipard is a great one trick pony if your ultimate goal is to work with video for the iPad only. A better recommendation is to use an all around DVD/Video converter which not only support converting video for the iPad but also for any video format and video playback device you have including for Windows and Mac.
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