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How do I go about putting movies on a microsd card for my phone?

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  1. Jaredd

    Jaredd Member

    I was curious as to how I would do this. I'm a bit clueless when it comes to different file formats and transferring things.

    Specifically I need help on what type of file formats the movies should be in (I haven't yet put them on my computer.), how to put them on the microsd card, and how to access them on my phone.

    It's a 8GB microsd card and the phone is a Samsung Galaxy s2 skyrocket if that matters. Any help is appreciated! :)

  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    i have used handbrake to convert dvd's into other formats before. here is the guide i have used before as well:Handbrake Tutorial - How to Rip DVD and Convert Video with Handbrake on Windows PC

    and as far as transfering the movies.........connect your phone to the pc via usb. there should be an option to use the phone as usb storage(sorry i do not have this phone, so i can't be too specific). a window should pop up on your pc. move the file over to the sd card. your phone should be able to see it. just either use a file manager to open it or use whatever video app you want to view it. i think even google's play movies should be able to see it.
  3. RedNeck-LQ

    RedNeck-LQ Guest

    In case you have android 3.0+ or higher, USB mass storage was dropped in favor of MTP. You will need to use an MTP client to transfer music like windows media player for exxample.
  4. xmr405o

    xmr405o Well-Known Member

    I use DVD catalyst for movie converting on my pc. It has preset formats for specific phones or Android in general. Then I use MX player to play them but that might not be a necessity.

    As for transferring, most of the time I just take out my sd card from my phone and plug it directly to my computer. It's a habit of mine because I'm so use to it.

    Btw- I'm gonna move this to the Android media sub forum. I hope that's ok. If not, let me know and I'll move it back. I'll send you a PM with the new location.

    Have a good one!
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  5. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Well-Known Member

    Plug your droid into your PC, enable file sharing, make sure it’s showing as a drive on the PC. Then you can move whatever you want on or off the SD card.

    As for movie format issues, that’s another story, one I gave up on long ago.
  6. loo1

    loo1 New Member

    to open it or use whatever video app you want to view it. i think even google's play movies should be able to see it.
  7. 13ilgal

    13ilgal Well-Known Member

    After your movies are converted, you can also move them by popping your USB card into an adapter (many of the microSD cards come with adapters that are the size of a standard SD card). If you have an SD card reader on your computer (most computers today have these), just placed the card in the reader and drag the movies to the desired location.
  8. dvdcatalyst

    dvdcatalyst Well-Known Member

    Your phone is capable of playing H264 MP4 video files, with AAC audio using the build-in Gallery app. For other formats such as MKV, AVI etc, you will need to use a player from the Play Store, such as Dice, MX, Rock etc.

    You can use a card-reader to copy movies from your computer to your memorycard, which will work the same way as you would copy files to a USB stick, or, you can connect your phone (with the card in it) to your computer with the USB cable, and it should show up in "My Computer" as a media device.

    If you select it there, it should show the internal memory location, as well as the memorycard, and you can just drag and drop your videos over to it.

    On your phone, either use the Gallery app, which will find your movies, or use a file-browser such as Astro/ES File Explorer to browse your phone's files and folders, and from there, just tap on them to play them.
  9. itsallgood

    itsallgood Well-Known Member

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  11. Jaredd

    Jaredd Member

    This is a really late reply, but thanks for the help everyone! :)
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  12. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    no worries mate. can you give us an update? i would like to know on what you settled with or what worked for you. it might help others who stuble upon your thread.


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