How are you watching movies?Support

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  1. BoozeRob

    BoozeRob Well-Known Member

    What about movies downloaded from iTunes or Amazon? will they work on the Xoom or will DRM kill it?

  2. blozout

    blozout Well-Known Member

    i bet the itunes movie downloads will work. dont know anything about the amazon digital downloads though.
  3. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Well-Known Member

    iTunes uses a DRM called fairplay that's only supported on "iDevices". However, it's possible to rid your files of that menace after which they play just fine on the Xoom. I was playing Dark Knight last night and that's an iTunes digital copy in mp4 format. (h.264 video, aac and ac3 audio tracks...assuming the xoom is defaulting to aac).
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  4. billrosenblatt

    billrosenblatt Active Member

    Has anyone tried downloading movies from the Blockbuster Android app to the Xoom? Does it work?

    - bill.
  5. reiththestud

    reiththestud Well-Known Member

    Wow, thank you so much. Now I don't have to connect my EVO anymore to my computer. Lifesaver, that's what you are. Lifesaver
  6. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Well-Known Member

    If I try to install it from the web market, it tells me it's not compatible with the Xoom. Were you able to get this installed?
  7. zetroc

    zetroc Well-Known Member

    I would like to know how people are watching movies on their XOOM?

    Are you:

    -Purchasing them and then stripping the DRM?
    -Use a legal way (kind of like iTunes and such) to purchase movies and watch them on your XOOM.
    -Loading them on you XOOM via USB and using a 3rd party video player (which?).
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  8. BoozeRob

    BoozeRob Well-Known Member

    Does the second option exist?
  9. zetroc

    zetroc Well-Known Member

    That's part of the reason why I posted that... to find out :-D
  10. StreakTheQuad

    StreakTheQuad Well-Known Member

    1 and 3. Act1 video player
  11. dbldwn02

    dbldwn02 Active Member

    I would like to know as well. I'm coming from the archos line of tablets and they have the best format support...hands down! You would think, for $800 they would be able to beat the $300 archos tablet. Not trying to start a war though. Just saying it would be nice.
  12. blozout

    blozout Well-Known Member

    I suppose you could DL them directly to the Xoom from scene sites like and and avoid the entire middle process. Not that I would do something like that ;)

    Also: using Rockplayer Universal for playback.
  13. PaulG1488

    PaulG1488 Guest

    I watch movies that I put into .avi format and I watch them with rockplayer 1.6.3 universal and I get no issues at all
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  14. Cincybearcatfan

    Cincybearcatfan Well-Known Member

    I have about 30 movies ripped and on my Xoom. I did sign up for a trial version of Playon and Netflix. Allegedly that should work until we get a true Android Netflix app. I couldn't get them (my laptop and my Xoom) to connect last night. I'm going to try it with my desktop and Xoom tonight. Ill post back with my success rate. Has anyone else tried this and have it working?
  15. jcash3

    jcash3 Well-Known Member

    I'll have to give .avi a try. I think that my movies a formatted as .m4v
  16. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Well-Known Member

    I use iTunes digital copy files (and as marctronixx said, we'll not discuss how that happens) with the built in player and haven't had any problems. I've also converted some of my own files using Handbrake 0.95 using the iPhone 4 profile (yea, yea) and those work fine, as well. The iPad profile gave me stuttering issues. So yea, we need some hardware accelerated codecs on this thing but once we have that I suspect we can create 720p files and not have any problem. That's what I'm waiting for...the ability to play my show recordings (mkv's created with VRD) on the Xoom. VLC is in the works, as well. I wonder if they'll use hardware acceleration for Tegra 2 devices...
  17. superflybribri

    superflybribri Well-Known Member

    I have a bunch of movies and television shows that I have ripped onto a Windows Home Server and I am probably going to install the trial of PlayOn to see if that will stream over all of my videos wherever I may be so that I do not have to download them onto the Xoom before I go anywhere.

    Unfortunately I do not have my Xoom yet as I ordered it with the 25% discount and those have not shipped yet. I could test it on my Motorola Droid but I figured that I would just wait until the Xoom comes.

    Also for anyone that does have and use PlayOn, is there a way to download a local media file that you are sharing onto a device like the Xoom or Droid. Like for example, lets say I am at the airport and realize that I forgot to sync a movie, can I access my PlayOn media files remotely through 3G and then download them to the device instead of streaming as I will be loosing the 3G connection once I enter the air?
  18. Bo_Droid

    Bo_Droid New Member

    I'm using skifta and rockplayer on the xoom to watch .avi's from my HP mediasmart windows home server, no problems.:)
  19. Tech Addiction

    Tech Addiction Well-Known Member

    Anyone know what the best format to rip them too in order to fill the screen? I have all of my movies ripped using DVD Fab to my hard drive. Just wondering what the best format is and resolution.
  20. mueron2000

    mueron2000 Active Member

    Ok so I am admittedly not the biggest technology whiz so here is my story. I purchsed this dvdcat software in an attempt to convert a digital copy which I have on itunes so I can watch it on my xoom. What happened was it created five files in a folders totaling around 70mb. The movie as actually 2000mb or something like that. So what did I do wrong?
  21. daddyd302

    daddyd302 Well-Known Member

    It's best if you email him at if you need help. I had an issue with my copy not working and he emailed me back within 24 hours.

    I'll try to help you if I can but I'm no expert. I do think that it only works on dvd, I'm not sure on digital copies. I know there are a few files when I rip mine and I simply chose the big file and ignore the others. I think they are dvd extras, so I didn't add them.
  22. papermonkey01

    papermonkey01 Well-Known Member

    Yes I've used it on my EVO and ipod and it works well. Some bandwidth/buffering slowdowns but it wont yet work on the zoom. It did take some work with my router, firewall and antivirus (I'm using bit defender and a dlink) to get it up but it works great since
  23. papermonkey01

    papermonkey01 Well-Known Member

    Mp4 is usually a safe bet as it should work on all digital media toys (I.e. iPod/pad, android phone/tablet)
  24. J7NY

    J7NY New Member

    Alright, so I have tried a bunch of different things trying to get video up and running on my Xoom and am beginging to get really frustrated. I have been able to convert my .Tivo files over, but thats about it.

    I have a Mac, so that has limited some of the programs I can use. I'm looking to do two things, to either convert some of the movies I own to a watchable format and/or conver some of the files I purchased through iTunes over to a watchable format. Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Feel free to PM if you prefer.

    Hopefully I don't have to return this sucker, because otherwise I love it.
  25. StreakTheQuad

    StreakTheQuad Well-Known Member

    Try using handbrake. It works for both macs and pcs and its free!

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