Guide to getting movies off of DVDs and onto Archos Child Pad for you Kids.
The Archos Child Pad is intended to bring a smile to the faces of kids and parents everywhere as Archos states. Its 7 inch touchscreen display makes it also a good player to watch movies. If you have got lot of DVD movies for your Kids and want to put the DVDs onto Archos Child Pad, now you can follow this simple guide to rip DVD movies to Archos Child Pad compatible videos for your Kids.
To get the work done, a 3rd-party software is needed. Most of you are likely familiar with the excellent Handbrake for ripping standard Def DVDs, however, it cannot yet decrypt the commercial DVD discs (ie: Disney and other animated movies) the way it can with regular DVDs, so you'll need to add an intermediate step. Here Pavtube DVD Ripping Program is highly recommended to help you easily backup and rip DVD to MP4 videos to play on Archos Child Pad. If you're using a Mac, please turn to Pavtube DVD Ripper for Mac. Now download and install the right version and check out the steps below to transfer DVD movies to Archos Child Pad.
Free Download DVD Ripper for Archos Child Pad:
(Download here if you using Mac 10.5 or 10.6)
Frankly, the program is very easy to use for editing and conversion. I've had success using it to convert DVDs to Archos Child Pad playable format and I've found the quality to be excellent, and see no difference when compared to playing the discs themselves. With it, you can not only rip video from DVD for Archos Child Pad, but also other portable media players like iPhone, iPad, iPod, HTC, Samsung, Microsoft Surface RT/Pro, PS Vita, Xbox 360, etc.
How to Convert DVD to Archos Child Pad supported video format
Note: The quick start guide below uses DVD Ripper for Windows screenshots. The way to do that in Mac (Lion and Mountain Lion) is the same.
Step 1: Run the software, click "Add DVD" icon to load your DVD disc files (DVD Disc/DVD ISO/IFO/DVD Folder).
Step 2: Click "Format" bar, you can easily find the optimized profiles for Archos Child Pad under "Archos > Archos ChildPad Video(*.avi)" which is specially designed for the Child Pad and supplies full-screen effect.
By click "settings" button, you can easily adjust the output parameters of the video. Remember the file size is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss.
Step 3: When all the settings are OK, hit "Convert" button the start ripping DVD to Archos Child Pad compatible MP4 videos.
Once the conversion completes, click "Open" to get the output movies. Now you're ready to transfer DVD movies to Archos ChildPad and your Kids can enjoy them anytime, anywhere.