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bobchicago
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DVD Converter

Hi.  Just got my NC (HSN frenzy) and I would like to burn some DVD movies in order to enjoy the beautiful screen.  What is the best converter and what does it cost?

Thanks.

Gonna enjoy it here....

Bob

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TigerShawk
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Re: DVD Converter

I use Handbrake (freeware) to compress DVD's.  If they are commerically protected, you'll have to use a program that strips protection first, and I don't know that this forum allows me to say what that program is.  There are some free software out there that can do it though.

 

 

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phoneboy
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Re: DVD Converter

Search  dvdcatalyst on these boards

 

$10, simple to dwnload/install. Covert DVDs in a few clicks, Not heard of 1 complaint about this SW on the boards.

 

The Guy that wrote the program frequents these boards and is quick to respond to questions. 

 

:smileyhappy:

 

 

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my9cats
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Re: DVD Converter


bobchicago wrote:

Hi.  Just got my NC (HSN frenzy) and I would like to burn some DVD movies in order to enjoy the beautiful screen.  What is the best converter and what does it cost?

Thanks.

Gonna enjoy it here....

Bob


Bob, I use the DVD Catylyst. A lot of NC posters, myself included, use it and are very happy with it. 

Right now it is $10. The creator is online here and VERY helpful and quick to respond to any problem or questions asked.

 

Check out the BN NC technical support site http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/NOOKcolor-Technical-Support/bd-p/NOOKcolortechnicalsupport

 

 

 

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deemure
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Re: DVD Converter

If you have a windows pc, I strongly recommend dvd catalyst for ten bucks. Mitch is the creator of it, is a member here, a NOOKcolor owner, and gives great support for the product. It is basically one button conversion and easy to use. Well worth ten bucks. Just do a search about it on the forums here to see what people say.
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deemure
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Re: DVD Converter

We all must have been posting at the same time. LOL.
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phoneboy
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Re: DVD Converter

 


deemure wrote:
We all must have been posting at the same time. LOL.

:smileyvery-happy:

 

 

 

That says alot about DVDcatalyst eh?   :smileywink:

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mister-j
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Re: DVD Converter

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Another vote for DVDcatalyst.  I'm not very tech savvy and had no problems getting several movies on my NC.  I liked the fact that it has settings for the Nook Color.  I would suggest putting them on an SD card as they are larger files.

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dvt88
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Re: DVD Converter

Where do you get DVDcatalyst?
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phoneboy
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dvt88 wrote:
Where do you get DVDcatalyst?

http://www.tools4movies.com/

 

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Re: DVD Converter

If you own a Mac you're SOL with DVDcatalyst, but there are plenty of other programs out there (I use RipIt, which is a bit pricier but works spectacularly).

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phoneboy
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Re: DVD Converter

 


flyingtoastr wrote:

If you own a Mac you're SOL with DVDcatalyst, but there are plenty of other programs out there (I use RipIt, which is a bit pricier but works spectacularly).


 

Handbrake reported to work on MAC.

 

 

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dvt88
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Re: DVD Converter

Thanks phoneboy, you guys make it easy. Where else can you get so much Help? I'm going to Talladega for 5 days of Nascar racing and wanted to have some movies on my nook for the kids.THANKS!!
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Re: DVD Converter

 


phoneboy wrote:

 


flyingtoastr wrote:

If you own a Mac you're SOL with DVDcatalyst, but there are plenty of other programs out there (I use RipIt, which is a bit pricier but works spectacularly).


 

Handbrake reported to work on MAC.

 

 


True, you can use Handbrake in conjunction with VLC to get videos off a DVD, but it requires a lot more fanangling with the files on the DVD (since you have to know exactly which movie file on the DVD you're targeting). I just use RipIt to remove and compress the video and then Handbrake to convert it for optimal NOOKcolor viewing pleasure.

 

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my9cats
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dvt88 wrote:
Thanks phoneboy, you guys make it easy. Where else can you get so much Help? I'm going to Talladega for 5 days of Nascar racing and wanted to have some movies on my nook for the kids.THANKS!!

Great idea.

When I travel I no longer lug the laptop or netbook.

My NC has it all: books, music, movies, internet, email, small, light, and it fits

in my purse!

Doesn't get better than this.

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maryk0407
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Re: DVD Converter

I tried Handbrake and had trouble with it.  Bought Catalyst for $10 and it worked flawlessly -- very easy set up and worth every penny.

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normysmom
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Re: DVD Converter

I have been ripping DVDs with DVD Catalyst 4 for the past week.  Best $10 spent yet...it even has NookColor pre-sets so that you don't have to mess with settings before converting the DVD.  Super easy!

Nothing like a fire, a cat and a good Nook!
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dvt88
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Re: DVD Converter

my9cats: that's what I was Thinking! No laptop no netbook, this Nookcolor is great. Its about a 8 hour drive for us, I have a inverter for my power source. Its great.
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DrWho453
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Re: DVD Converter

I love the DVD Catalyst program. Not only can you convert DVDs but you can also convert video files. I sometimes take videos with my Camera (.MOV files) or find other videos that I need to convert to play on the NC. Now with DVD Catalyst, I have an all-in-one program and don't have to keep track of which programs to use to convert the videos.

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