12 Replies Latest reply on Aug 7, 2013 8:45 PM by Swamprat

    download movies onto the tablet

      Can you download movies onto the nook tablet to watch when you are in an airplane? Just got my nook yesterday and signed up for Netflix but that only streams through wifi.  How do I get an actual movie file onto the Nook?

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          irish1010 wrote:

          Can you download movies onto the nook tablet to watch when you are in an airplane? Just got my nook yesterday and signed up for Netflix but that only streams through wifi.  How do I get an actual movie file onto the Nook?


          Yes, you can watch movies on the tablet without being connected to wifi.  Since B&N currently only allows you to use 1GB of storage on the device itself for your own content (which, it seems, will change in March), you'll want to purchase an SD card.  If your interested in having several movies to choose from, I suggest at least a 16GB SD card.  I'm able to get seven movies into that space and have some leftover space for other content. 

           

          The MovieGallery app (on the B&N app website) works really well for organizing and playing your movies once their on your tablet.  The same developer has also created a PC program called DVDCatalyst to get your own DVD movies into the correct format and size for the nook tablet.  I highly recommend both of them. 

           

          After you have a movie in the correct format, you can just upload it to the SD card installed in your nook.

           

           

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            I use DVD Catalyst (as previously suggested in this Book Club), and I am very happy with this.  I am not a computer or technology geek - so if I am able to use this software, ANYONE can use it.  :smileyvery-happy:

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              If you want to put movies onto your tablet, you have to download a dvd ripper to help do this.

              http://www.freedvdrippermac.net/

               

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                BruceMcF

                For windows, Real player supports video downloads and video conversion. I have not tried it with a Nook Tablet, but it should be simpler, since the hardware video support is better than on the Nook Color. The Nook Color needs it to be done in the iPod Touch video format and the resolution adjusted to 873 by 480 ... converting a Youtube (or other flash video) download for Tablet, the basic 720p MP4 conversion seems like it ought to work (or 1024x576, or 873x480 for widescreen ~ 768x576, 640x480 for SD screen ~ if you are concerned about filesize).

                 

                That would be done on the PC, and then sideloaded to the tablet ~ either copy it over with the USB, put it into a DropBox folder and download it from there, or copy it onto a micro-SD card and play if from there.

                 

                I don't (yet) have an NT to experiment on to say the precise settings to use: I have an NC, and the more limited video capabilities makes the process a bit less forgicing. So download and convert a short Youtube clip first to see that it works. Also, when converting to MP4, avoid anything that says "high quality profile" ~ it sounds nice, but it will limit the number of devices that can play the MP4.

                 

                As far as commercial video downloads, a reasonable thing for B&N to do, when roll out their Android app for Nook Video, would be to also upload it to their Nook app store for Nook Tablets to be able to use. But until then, the easiest ways to get video to download onto the Nook Tablet is along the lines of ripping your DVDs for a digital copy (the video converter already discussed in this thread) and Youtube and other flash video downloads.

                 

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                  WHERE DO YOU 'FIND' YOUR VIDEOS AFTER DOWNLOADING? I COPIED SOME VIDEOS FROM MY COMPUTER (.FLV FILES) TO THE NOOK VIA USB, COPIED THEM TO THE SD CARD VIDEO FOLDER. THERE IN THERE, IF I GO TO THE 'PLAY MOVIES & TV' ICON THEN PERSONAL VIDEOS NOTHING APPEARS

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                      Swamprat

                      The Nooks will only play videos in MP4.format and you will need to convert your videos to that format with the appropriate resolution, frame rate, etc.  I'm not familiar with the FLV format, but my first suggestion would be to check out DVD Catalyst (www.tools4movies.com) - the website doesn't mention the FLV format, but the developer is very responsive and participates in these discussions.  There is a free trial version available.