How to Play DVD Movies on the Plane, Boat or Train

There are some cases we collected from our users who have the needs of playing DVD movies on the plane, boat or train

– I ripped a DVD to MP4,so I can put the DVD files onto a thumb drive to be able to play on a plane while traveling so I do not have to carry the DVD drive.

– I want to transfer my ripped DVD moves from my computer to my iPad. How do I do that? Can you give me specific detailed instruction so I can play the movies on the boat this Sunday?

Yes, the simple and nimble access to realize playing movies on a plane/train/boat trip is to prepare movies on your mobile devices by converting DVD movies to iPad/iPhone/Android videos with accepted formats. You can rip your existing DVDs to Android (Google Nexus 7, Amazon Kindle Fire, Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, Lenovo Pad, etc.), DVD to iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S, iPad 4, iPad Mini, iPod Touch, Apple TV, DVD to Sony PSP, PS3, Xperia, Nokia, Blackberry, or rip DVD to USB and so on.

A freeware called Handbrake can do the work for you. Just insert your DVD disc into the computer optical drive and then start up Handbrake, then follow the instructions to finish the further conversion works: (HandBrake 0.10.1 Alternative-Convert DVD on Winwods 10 easy and fast)

Free download address of Handbrake:

Tips, You should know that Handbrake doesn’t decrypt DVD movies!

But if your DVD disc are commercial ones, instead of Handbrake, you need a program to assist you to complete the task. Pavtube DVDAid (Get Mac version can be your good alternative to remove copy protection from commercial DVD movies, and this software provides various output formats.

Pavtube DVDAid is a professional DVD ripping software, which could backup DVD and convert DVD to various video and audio formats for playback, including MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI, WMV, MP3, AAC, etc to let you enjoy DVD movies on any mobile device like iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, etc. With excellent video/audio quality for playback, you can watch your favorite DVD movie on your favorite mobile devices anywhere, anytime. Along with multiple practical bonus features like video editor, DVDAid is capable of improving your DVD movie experience without location or time limitations. It  Surprisingly it adds H.265/HEVC as output video format in order to satisfy users who ask for high video quality.

Thanks of Thanksgiving Day is coming, Pavtube offers up to 40% discount for Pavtube DVDAid (More sales information please kindly follow: 2015 Thanksgiving day Promotion). Free get the software at below and follow the steps to rip/copy DVD movies to portable devices for watching it on the Plane, Boat or Train.


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How to rip/copy DVD movies to portable devices

Step 1: Load DVD files with optical DVD drive.

Run the program, insert DVD into your computer’s DVD optical drive, and from the “File” drop-down menu, select “Load from disc” to add DVD disc to the program.

Step 2: Pick output file format.

Click “Format” drop-down bar, select playable format by choosing “HD Video” > “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” as the output file format.



a. Choosing the output format is depends on your output device, if you want to watch those movies from other devices, selected your device supports format from “Format” drop-down bar.

b. Click “Settings” to pop out “Profile Settings” window, set output video codec, size, bitrate, frame rate and audio codec, sample rate, bitrate and channels according to your own needs.

Step 3: Start the final ripping process

Back to the main interface, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to carry out the conversion process.

After the conversion, hit the “Open output folder” on the main interface to get the converted DVD files from the program. Then transfer the ripped movie to your portable device that you can enjoy your travel time with those movies.

Notes: Can We Power on Mobile Devices on the Plane in Fly Mode?

As we know that using cell phones or other portable devices on the plane will produce electromagnetic interference, which may greatly lead to failures of aeronautical navigation equipment and automatic pilot system. But is it legal to use a phone in Fly Mode on the airplane?

We are suggest you to switching to Fly Mode, because mobile users can still check address book, read existing messages, listen to the music, play offline games or watch videos without signal interrupting, which is also able to save some power. But please first follow the instruction and ask for the permission of the on-site air hostess or other working staff on the plane. Hope you’ll have a nice trip.

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