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Support Playing my DVDs on my HTC Desire

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bradshawa, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. bradshawa

    bradshawa New Member
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    Hi All,

    1st post so please be gentle.

    I have a load of DVDs and am going on holiday with my HTC Desire. I want to be able to play them on the phone, but the file format is all in VOB files.

    I tried to convert them to MP4 with a free converter, but it stalled. Are they protected by something, and do I need to convert all the separate VOB files? Is there a dummies guide of how to do this?

    Thanks,
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  2. sitlet

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    Try Handbrake to convert them.
     
  3. mrmojoz

    mrmojoz Well-Known Member
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    You may need to strip security before converting to MP4.
     
  4. Shofar

    Shofar Well-Known Member
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    Try RockyPlayer. It is great and plays all kinds of files.
     
  5. Shofar

    Shofar Well-Known Member
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    Sorry make that RockPlayer.
     
  6. partridge

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    You can google the settings for Handbrake so the resulting video fits the screen, etc You might need different software to rip the DVD (for your own personal use of course), but it is possible. I would google it though
     
  7. Red_Avatar

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    Haha it's funny seeing these replies. You're confusing the poor guy folks!

    What you'll need:

    - a DVD rip program to move the DVD content to your hard drive while removing the protection (DVDShrink does this I believe)

    - a program to convert said data (VOB files) to a format the Desire will properly play back (e.g. NOT MKV files)

    - a program to play this file format on your Android.

    Rockplayer does the job, mp4 is a good choice for file format to convert to, and Handbrake is pretty easy to do the converting.

    I'm still testing the best format and bitrate - I converte a 720p movie this morning to 816x480 and it mostly plays back very smoothly at only 1.2GB for a 2 hour movie so it's a great deal.
     
  8. partridge

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    You don't need rockplayer if you set up Handbrake correctly, it will output a Desire friendly file
     
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