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jla93
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movies on nook

When I was looking at the nook display at a b&n store a few months ago someone told me that you could watch movies on the nook, but there isn't anything about being able to watch movies on the nook webpage. Can you watch movies on one or not?

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ABthree
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Re: movies on nook

 


jla93 wrote:

When I was looking at the nook display at a b&n store a few months ago someone told me that you could watch movies on the nook, but there isn't anything about being able to watch movies on the nook webpage. Can you watch movies on one or not?


 

 

No, you cannot, and I don't expect that will ever be possible.  The e-ink display is static, as you can see when you turn a page.  It can't be adapted to continuous motion.

 

The Nook is a dedicated device for reading text, not a general purpose tablet computer.  It doesn't have the processing or memory resources for an intensive application like that.

 

Sorry if you're disappointed.  I hope it wasn't a B&N employee who dropped that misinformation bomb on you!  :smileysurprised:

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Sir-Nooks-A-Lot
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Re: movies on nook

No, you cannot. However, you can read the books that a lot of films are based on (Like Shutter Island) and find out that they are better than the films!! :smileywink:

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Re: movies on nook

Nook has no flashplayer abilities; its primary function is that of an eReader...If you want to watch movies on an eReader go with iPad.  Nook's browser is primative, which considering the device's function, is all right with me.  Sir-Nooks-A-Lot is right about the books being better than the movies most of the time,too.  :smileywink: 

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lurbani
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Re: movies on nook

I was told the same thing regarding nookcolor, at a B&N store by a B&N employee.  I was told that the movies had to be in MP4 format, that nookcolor could not play Flash movies.  This was one of the reasons I bought nookcolor.

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Re: movies on nook

This thread was posted before the launch of Nookcolor. Comparing the two eReaders is like comparing apples to oranges.  They are both fruit, but each has its own functions.  Yes, the Nookcolor can play MP4 videos, but the quality isn't going to be the greatest.  Nookcolor may be getting Flash in the future, but please remember that Nook's primary function was originally that of an eReader.  It won't wash the dishes and sort the mail like an iPad.  (Steps off soapbox.) :smileytongue:

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Re: movies on nook

Sometimes it's better to do your own research. If you wanted to watch movies, maybe you should have bought a tablet that supports Flash, like the "Pan Digital, Velocity Micro Cruze, iPad. Customers that want the Nook color want a dedicated reader with the few extras and the ability to purchase wirelessly . I'm sorry you were mislead . Before, I let my husband know I wanted to upgrade my Nook 3G to the color, I really did my research. I went on to these boards, spoke to the sales people ( since the product is so new, they really couldn't answer all my questions ) then I read every review I could on line and looked at video from electronic trade shows. There are so many ways to get information these days. Then My friend got one for herself and I loved it......If we want to watch movies we have our Lap tops, itouch and TV's so the Nook color is perfect for my needs.:smileyhappy: As I LOVE to read !

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Re: movies on nook

I disagree that the quality is lacking on the NookColor videos. My husband put a bunch of my favorite dvd's on a microSD card using DVD Catalyst and they look GLORIOUS! The quality of the video is jaw-dropping, seriously. Need headphones though cuz the audio is pretty quiet.

 

Mainly I still use the NC for books, and don't even read magazines on it as often as I thought I would, but it's still fun to have the movies on it for when I'm trapped somewhere boring for a long time & don't feel like reading.

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Re: movies on nook

A simple fact:  Movies play exceptionally well on the NookColor.  There are some challenges to converting movies to the format required (.mp4), and different challenges to converting Flash movies into that format, but both can be done, and the resulting movie-viewing is excellent.  I agree that headphones are a must, if you are to hear the audio well.  I purchased the NookColor specifically to have a device on which to read books and watch movies, and it is exceeding my expectations.  

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Re: movies on nook

 


lurbani wrote:

I was told the same thing regarding nookcolor, at a B&N store by a B&N employee.  I was told that the movies had to be in MP4 format, that nookcolor could not play Flash movies.  This was one of the reasons I bought nookcolor.


 

So basically you purchased a product with an important feature in mind without checking to see if it had that feature?

 

What am I missing here?

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Re: movies on nook

 


AlanNJ wrote:

 


lurbani wrote:

I was told the same thing regarding nookcolor, at a B&N store by a B&N employee.  I was told that the movies had to be in MP4 format, that nookcolor could not play Flash movies.  This was one of the reasons I bought nookcolor.


 

So basically you purchased a product with an important feature in mind without checking to see if it had that feature?

 

What am I missing here?


You are missing the fact that he is telling the original poster that in fact it does work, and what format to use.  lurbani just missed the fact that the post was 6 months ago and the orignal poster was talking about the nook classic, not the nook color.

 

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Re: movies on nook

Hi,

I'm new to the world according to Nook. 8') and received a Color Nook for Christmas (yes, my family let me open my gift early).  I used a program and converted my movie into the right format to view on my color Nook and it is great.

 

I also loaded photo graphs and showed them to my students at school.  It's a great way for me to share and not have to use my computer.

 

Hope you get yours working.

 

Sarah

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Re: movies on nook

Hi

 

Can you tell me what program to use to convert to the MP4 ? I just got my Nook color and I'd love to try it, thanks so much :smileyhappy:

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Re: movies on nook

you can use the realplayer converter to change format to mp4. I've used it for quicktime vids and it works great!

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Re: movies on nook

I use handbrake to convert to mp4's for my nook.  The quality is quite good but I use high-quality source files (720p).  Handbrake has the benefit of being free.

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lissmiss
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Re: movies on nook

I've converted my movies to mp4 format and they still won't play.  Any idea as to why?  They are on my microSD card.

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Mosier42
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Re: movies on nook

Wander over to the NookColor forums for specifics on video and formats. If you have an mp4 and it still doesn't play I would check the frame size. The NookColor can only play video if it is under 854 pixels wide.
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Re: movies on nook

I've tried several times to click on the color discussion and each time I get brought back to this one. I don't see anyway to get there. Any suggestions? I have both Nooks but I'm using my color at the moment.

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Re: movies on nook

Just tried clicking on the link for the NookColor Discussion forum in JosienJoe's message - worked fine for me . .

 

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