4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 10, 2012 9:06 PM by BruceMcF

    Which specific format must the videos be in?

      I use format factory to convert videos for the ipod touch, my droid phone, and now for the nook color. Format factory has several different versions of the mp4 format, and I have yet to find one that works for the NC. I can hear the audio, but never see the video. I have never had a single problem converting for the ipod or my droid phone. Has anyone else ran into this problem?

        • Re: Which specific format must the videos be in?

          Here's a more lengthy thread on the issue...


          The stone skinny is here are the acceptable formats...


          From the NOOKcolor FAQ:


          "Your NOOkcolor supports the following video file formats: 3gp, 3g2, mp4, m4v; MPEG-4 Simple Profile up to 854x480; H.263 up to 352x288; H.264 Baseline profile up to 854x480 

          Your NOOKcolor will not support the following video file formats: Flash (Flv/swf); Mov/qt; AVI; MKV; Xvid/divx; WMV / VC-1; H.264 Main and High profile; and videos with a resolution higher than 854x480"


          Check your video size, if it's over 854 the NC won't be able to play it, I had similar problems.  I use MPEG Streamclip, a free program that has a number of adjustable settings.  The MP4 with an H264 compressor works just fine for me.

          • Re: Which specific format must the videos be in?

            I just converted a video to mp4 file with Format Factory and it worked with Format Factory 2.60:


            Select All to MP4 under VIDEO


            Click Add File and select a video format you want to convert.


            Click Output Setting, click the box next to Default for Video Size, type 854x480, click OK, click Ok


            When you are back at the main screen, just click START and you connect your Nook and copy the converted video file you just did in the Video Folder on your Nook. 

            Go to Media and just tap the video.

            • Re: Which specific format must the videos be in?
              For video files that need converting, I've had good luck with RealPlayer. Use the iPod touch setup and edit the video resolution to 480 x 853 ... or if you worry about a precise 16x9 ratio, 477x848, but its not a difference I can see, just as DVDcatalyst noted.