22 Replies Latest reply on Jun 21, 2013 3:27 PM by simrick

    How to get movies on NOOK color?

      Can anyone explain how I can get movies onto my nook?

        • Re: How to get movies on NOOK color?
          BN_Cece

          Hi sadelikta38, Using the custom microUSB cable provided with your NOOK Color, connect your NOOK Color to your computer.

          NOTE: Use only the microUSB cable provided with your NOOK Color. Using any other cable might damage your NOOK Color.

          When you connect your NOOK Color to your personal computer, your NOOK Color will appear as a new removable drive on your personal computer. Drag the files you want to transfer onto this drive.

          To organize the files, open the NOOK Color drive. You'll see several folders on your NOOK Color. Move your personal files in the My Files folder. Within the folder, you can sort files into these folders:
          - Books
          - Documents
          - Magazines
          - Music
          - Newspapers
          - Pictures
          - Videos
          - Wallpapers

          You should place Microsoft Office files, .txt files, and PDFs in the Documents folders.
          You should place your music, such as MP3 files, in the Music folder.
          You should place your pictures, such as .jpg and .png files, in the Photos folder.
          When you have finished arranging files, eject the NOOK Color drive from your personal computer. Disconnect the NOOK Color microUSB cable.

           

          Your NOOK Color 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 NOOK Color 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 854x4

            • Re: How to get movies on NOOK color?

              How do you find out what format the movie/video is?

               

              • Re: How to get movies on NOOK tablet

                I converted a movie to MP4 format using a converter software, however when I try to drag it/ move it to the nook tablet, I get a message saying there is not enough space.  However, I have added a 32gb sd card to the nook so there should be plenty of space.

                 

                Any ideas what to do?

                 

                  • Re: How to get movies on NOOK tablet
                    BeachCatFan

                    centex wrote:

                    I converted a movie to MP4 format using a converter software, however when I try to drag it/ move it to the nook tablet, I get a message saying there is not enough space.  However, I have added a 32gb sd card to the nook so there should be plenty of space.

                     

                    Any ideas what to do?

                     


                    Were you trying to drag it to the NOOK or to the SD card itself? Make sure it's the SD card. When I did it, I got the "not enough space" message, too, until I moved it to my 32gb n2a card.

                      • Re: How to get movies on NOOK tablet

                        I tried to drag it to the card, while in the nook, and still get a message that there is not enough space.  There is plenty of space even though it keeps giving me the same message.

                         

                         

                          • Re: How to get movies on NOOK tablet
                            BeachCatFan

                            centex wrote:

                            I tried to drag it to the card, while in the nook, and still get a message that there is not enough space.  There is plenty of space even though it keeps giving me the same message.

                             

                             


                            Why not try taking it out of the NOOK and putting it into your computer and installing the movie file that way?

                              • Re: How to get movies on NOOK tablet
                                seacitylady

                                That would be my suggestion as well. Movies take up a huge amount of room. Many are so bad I don't want to watch them more then once anyway. I know Netflix stinks but best to stick to streaming video to Nook. Don't know if the program suggested here would let you burn the computer file to DVD. Paid version of Nero can do this & overcome CP issue but it's $70.

                                 

                                I have a couple of travel videos I downloaded from the library. Would like to keep these for future reference as they expire in 7 days. They are sitting in Overdrive Media Console. Are in WMA format which not acceptable to Nook & won't burn to DVD in unpaid versions Nero or Roxio which can't handle DVD & does not recognize this format. (However both do a good job on music CDs even if CP is present)Video file is copy protected. Don't want to mess with the library file but could I copy the file to another folder & use DVD Catlyst & convert to send to Nook OR leave as it & burn to a DVD? Would rather burn to DVD as I think I will still have to deal with 7 day expiration if sent to Nook. 

                                 

                                If anyone knows, please post.  

                                  • Re: How to get movies on NOOK tablet
                                    j-andersonjma

                                    To quote DVDCatalyst:

                                     

                                    These so-called "Digital Copies" that you get with some Bluray & DVD movies (or the ones some memorycard companies give away) are DRM-protected, meaning that a device and the file needs to be activated and connected to eachother in order for it to play. The NOOKcolor doesn't have this activation system. The same goes for movies you can purchase/rent from iTunes.

                                     

                                    In general, unless you have an Apple device or play them on your computer, "Digital Copies" are pretty much useless.

                                     

                                     

                          • Re: How to get movies on NOOK color?
                            Hi. I've got a 32GB Class 4 Transcend Micro SD card with adapter that I would like to use to put some movies on to watch on the Nook Color. I put the card+adapter into my W8 computer, and it sees the card all right and 29GB are free. However, when I try to copy a 5.6GB movie to it, I get an error that the file is too large and there's not enough space on the card. But there's 29GB free! Any ideas? Thanks.
                          • Re: How to get movies on NOOK color?

                            From the FAQs:

                             

                            Your NOOK Color 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 NOOK Color 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

                             

                            It looks like our best options are: MPEG-4 Simple Profile up to 854x480, and .264 Baseline profile up to 854x480.

                             

                            There are many converters available that will allow you to "rip" a video file from a DVD.  Freemake ( http://www.freemake.com/ ) is completely free and will not nag you.  Once, you've created the file, now you just "sideload" it onto your NOOKcolor.

                             

                            I'll come up with some more detailed instructions and post them here. 

                            • Re: How to get movies on NOOK color?

                              sadelikta38 wrote:

                              Can anyone explain how I can get movies onto my nook?


                              If you have dvds from your personal collection or from the library, you can transfer them onto your NC.  Go to www.tools4movies  .  For $10, well worth the price, you can download Catalylst 4+ software onto your computer.  Then put the dvd  you want into your computer and follow the catalyst instructions

                               

                              Thanks to Phoneboy on this forum, I did this a couple of weeks ago, and it worked out beautifully... I have a bunch of tv shows on my NC from my dvds..  Have fun...

                              • Re: How to get movies on NOOK color?
                                Alex Garcia
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                                • Re: How to get movies on NOOK color?

                                  I use a "Handbrake" which is available as a free download at http://handbrake.fr/.  This person was nice enought to outline how to do in this thread - http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/nook-color-technical/5531-how-using-handbrake-convert-video-nook-color.html.  Works great!

                                  • Re: How to get movies on NOOK color?

                                    Don't be offended by rude posters.... 

                                     

                                    I myself use Dvdcatalyst.  It is converter for dummies.  You just drag your video files to it or insert your dvd in a drive.  It then looks at it, converts it and helps you put it on your NC.  I have used Handbrake, and while a nice program, it isn't quite as easy to use.  The former is well worth the 10 bucks...

                                     

                                    Terry

                                    • Re: How to get movies on NOOK color?
                                      My vote is for DVD Catalyst. I have used it on my basic NC, then my auto-nootered NC and now on my gingerbread Enhanced NC. It is easy to use and the support is enviable. The only movies I couldn't adapt were some of the newer Harry Potter films. Another suggestion, if you can, also purchase the movie viewer (I can't remember the name) that comes from the same company. You will think that you've bought an Ipad when watching your movies.
                                        • Re: How to get movies on NOOK color?

                                           


                                          gaming_grandma wrote:
                                          My vote is for DVD Catalyst. I have used it on my basic NC, then my auto-nootered NC and now on my gingerbread Enhanced NC. It is easy to use and the support is enviable. The only movies I couldn't adapt were some of the newer Harry Potter films. Another suggestion, if you can, also purchase the movie viewer (I can't remember the name) that comes from the same company. You will think that you've bought an Ipad when watching your movies.

                                          The newer Harry Potter ones should work fine in the latest versions. Last week, I picked up the big box, and ran them all through that using 4.0.2.7.

                                           

                                          The other app, MovieGallery, is currently only available on gingerbread-nooks (android market) but since it is Tuesday, B&N is testing apps again, so hopefully today it will be available for non-rooted nooks as well.