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Movies on your Nexus One?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by RayKinStL, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. RayKinStL

    RayKinStL Well-Known Member
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    Im curious what methods you guys use to take a DVD and turn it into a playable video on your Nexus One, start to finish. Please be sure to include all steps and links to any and all software you use.

    Thanks!

    Also, any opinions on the best video players for the Nexus One?
     

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  2. Air Force One

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    DVD Shrink

    Handbrake

    Google both of those.

    DVD Shrink rips the DVD, and Handbrake converts it for use on your mobile device.

    place dvd in pc drive

    open dvd shrink

    click open disk

    click reauthor after analysis has completed

    select file to rip

    click backup

    open handbrake

    select file to convert

    select formats

    select target destination

    select start

    when finished drag and drop movie on to your Nexus



    as for video players, I bought Act One. It allows you to change brightness settings and aspect ratio on the fly and I love it. Costs one or two bucks cannot remember. hope this helps
     
  3. mi_canuck

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    i use handbrake... works great... use the iphone settings and the results are great
     
  4. theartfullodger

    theartfullodger Well-Known Member
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    Use k9 & handbrake (both under Linux/Ubuntu..)

    As suggested use the iPhone settings - BUT I'd suggest winding the image size up to 800x480 (or whatever fits within that) as you really really can see the difference in quality of image on a converted DVD between iPhone settings and higher pixels, even to 62yr old eyes..

    Mind you the file sizes are, as you'd expect, bigger: The classic trade off, quality vs. quantity..


    Cheers!

    Lodger
     
  5. mi_canuck

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    i've done the conversion... 720x480, or whatever aspect ratio the movie was it to fit within the 800x480 Nexus screen, and some movies end up not playing... the image difference between that and the standard iphone settings is minimal, and the size is way smaller if you just leave it on the iphone settings... works for me... but hey, people can experiment to see what works best for them...
     
  6. club968

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    put DVD into drive

    open android converter

    set nexus one as converting option

    open DVD and select file to convert

    copy converted file to nexus one via USB cable
     
  7. Buck Shot

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    I bought Inglorious Basterds on blu ray and it came with a digital copy. I copied it to my hard drive and attempted to use handbrake to convert to mp4. I select file, choose destination and format And click start. It stars to convert then an error message comes on saying windows has closed this program unexpectedly. I've tried several times And unistalled the program. Please help as I wud love movies on my N1.
     
  8. macprv

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    i use dvd catalyst (from tool4movies.com).. just put the disc in the dvd drive, open the program, choose "nexus one" preloaded settings... and let it run
     
  9. newman1022

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    i just ran into this same problem! does anyone have a fix yet? or another FREE solution? thanks!
     
  10. Teknologic

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    Anyone use DoubleTwist? Grab a movie, drag to your phone icon and it gets converted and put in your videos folder.
     
  11. padrone00

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    From what I have been reading, at this time it is safe to say that a person cannot watch a "digital copy" movie on their android based phone? I know that you can rip and convert a movie to play on the phone, but I am referring to the legit digital copy that comes with DVD movies that you buy in the store.
     
  12. Mostly Harmless

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    +1, DVD Shrink, Handbrake, Act 1 Video.

    Does anyone know if a higher resolution movie eats up more power then a low resolution movie?
     
  13. ianken

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    But the N1 supports higher res. So use the iphone profile but up the resolution of the encode. Other than that, it works great.
     
  14. QrafTee

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    I would imagine it does slightly as it does for PCs--higher resolution, more work to be done.
     
  15. mi_canuck

    mi_canuck Well-Known Member
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    probably not as the video gets scaled to whatever the screen can produce... all the same... but since the file size is larger, might require a bit more processing power to actually read/play the file... nothing to do with resolution, as the screen dictates that, it's not variable - ie. 800x480 output, no matter what the input res of the flick is...
     
  16. Junglist

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    I use Doubletwist, I have the entire first and second season of the Boondocks on there and Season 2 of the Chappelle's Show
     
  17. mobilemike01

    mobilemike01 Well-Known Member
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    Digital copies are DRM protected so you wont be able to encode them.
     
  18. padrone00

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    I know that digital copies are locked up, but they are also designed to be put onto a portable device (i.e. my Eris) and enjoyed, especially since I paid for it.
     
  19. 1fastyfz

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    I couldnt get the converter to do copyrighted movies
     
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