Question: Can I stream DVD from Mac to iPad without using iTunes?
Answer: No. You can't actually stream a DVD from Mac to iPad. But, you can stream videos from Mac to iPad. That means, you need to rip DVD to MP4 videos first. The whole process requires 2 programs including Mac DVD to iPad Converter and Air Video.
Solution 1: Mac DVD to iPad Converter + Air Video
Mac DVD to iPad Converter helps you rip DVD to MP4, MOV format that can be easily read by iPad, iPod and iPhone. You can even watch&edit the ripped DVD on Mac. When we are talking ripping DVD, we mean copy the DVD date from the disc to Mac and then converted the copied DVD to a compatible format for using on Apple devices. So, it brings no harm to the original DVD.
After DVD ripping, you can use Air Video to steam the videos from Mac to iPad. Air Video can stream videos in almost any format to your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. You don't need to copy your videos to the device just to watch them.
Solution 2: Mac DVD to iPad Converter + iTunes
It's supposed that most Apple users are iTunes users with an iTunes account. So after ripping DVD with DVD to iPad converter, we can sync the DVD ripped to iPad via iTunes. In this case, you only need to download one program for watch DVD movies on iPad. And you get better experience when watch DVD movies on iPad with better video quality.
Solution 3: Mac DVD to iPad Converter + iCloud(Maybe later)
Apple recently provided free iCloud service for Apple users to store content in iCloud and automatically and wirelessly push it to all Apple devices. Though, iCloud is unable to store videos and movies right now, but it might be capable to do it later.
Convert DVD movies to iPad video and audio so as to upload DVD movies to iPad without problem.
If you have an iPad, you must want to transfer videos to Apple iPad for watching especially when you are going for a trip. If your videos are in avi format, please convert avi file to iPad before adding videos to iPad via iTunes. If your have a classical DVD, you can rip DVD movies to iPad.You can also download movies from torrent sites and import torrent files to iTunes and iPad.