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  1. Lucky Armpit

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    I've got a Galaxy tab 10.1 32 GB model. I am trying to rip DVDs into a format that the Tab will support so I can watch movies on it. I am using software called Foxreal DVD Ripper (trial version first) and it has "profiles" designed for the Galaxy Tab. It rips the movie (U571 in this example) into an .mp4 file. I have transferred the file to the Tab with no problem but it won't play with the stock video player. "Sorry, this video type cannot be played." I downloaded Rockplayer and it gave me the same error. It shouldn't be this hard.... what the heck am I doing wrong?
     

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    I've had problems with simple videos that should play.

    My only solution was to download mobo player, and use it for all my video playback.
     
  3. Lucky Armpit

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    Mobo player? I'll have to try that. What I'm trying to say, however, is that getting DVDs to the Tab seems to be more complicated than it needs to be. I tried ripping the aforementioned DVD again and transferred it to the Tab, again. This time it played no problem. Weird... maybe there was something wrong with the first few rips? Anyway, the quality of the Foxreal default Samsung Galaxy Tab settings was pretty good. I ripped it again using HD settings and also formatting it for 1280 x 720 to see which is better as far as size/quality/time goes. I connected it to the computer this time via USB as while the wireless transfer was nice, it was too slow.
     
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    Can you download VLC and install it on your Tab? VLC can play .mp4 video with no problem.
     
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    Im not sure about ripping DVD's, but for my movie files I convert them using HandBrake with the High Profile preset and they play just fine on the stock player for me.

    HandBrake
     
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    + 1 for handbrake
     
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    as far as I know, there is no VLC player for android. (but i'd love to see it)

    VideoLAN - VLC media player for Android
     
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    I use .mp4 and play them with mvideoplayer
     
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    Thanks for the replies. It must have been the rips themselves as I re-did them and they play fine. I've been using Foxreal DVD Ripper and it seems to be more feature-rich than Any DVD Converter. I tried the 1280 x 720 setting and the movie size ended up being +4.5 GB... the computer would say "5 secs remaining" for transfer both wireless and wired and never finish. I figured the file size was too big for Android to handle so I gave up on that one. The happy medium seems to be the Foxreal Samsung Galaxy Tab HD setting which is a good balance between file size and quality.

    I tried Handbrake, but it won't rip DVDs on the fly without a decoder. DVD43 finally makes a 64-bit decoder, but it's not compatible with Handbrake. I have Windows 7 64-bit or I'd use Handbrake with the DVD43 32-bit plugin.
     
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    I use anydvd and clone DVD mobile. Kinda on the pricy side but they do updates frequently. Clone DVD mobile will convert to whatever format you want. Been using it for years with no Problem. Check it out at slysoft.com
     
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    yep. +1.
     
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    I use "Quick Media Converter Next Generation" to convert files to watch on my Galaxy tab 10.1. Personally I have 2 files on the computer, 1 marked "Movies" and the other marked "Converted Movies".

    The program is free and can convert movies in to many different forms for watching on phones, tablets, pc, etc.

    I leave the program in easy mode. Drop and drag the movie I want to convert. Click on the format I want to use. I have been using Xvid 16:9 for galaxay tab 10.1, the movies look great! Towards the middle at the bottom, you can direct it in to it's own folder. Then click the button next to it and it starts the conversion.

    I have used this program to convert movies for my kids to watch on their phones. Very handy!
     
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    I have only used it on an Android phone but "rockplayer" plays just about every format going. Not sure how well it will work on a tablet.
     

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