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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by wallstreet123456, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. wallstreet123456

    wallstreet123456 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I am wanting to take a movie I have on DVD and put it on my droid to make the morning train comute a little nice.

    I found a product called Clone DVD mobile which I think will do this but do I need to download a program on the droid to view it?

    Are there any steps available for downloading files to the droid and how to view them?
     


  2. jackburnt

    jackburnt Android Enthusiast

    I recommend Handbrake. It does a wonderful job of converting videos/DVDs to MP4 files.
     
  3. wallstreet123456

    wallstreet123456 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Once they are converted how do I.

    1. get the file to the phone?

    2. What program on the phone will allow me to watch the film?
     
  4. jfe

    jfe Android Enthusiast

    Mount th SD card
    I created a folder called videos
    Open gallery, look for the videos folder and you should be able to see it in there
     
  5. wallstreet123456

    wallstreet123456 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Do I need to download some type of player to watch them?
     
  6. CobaltDragon

    CobaltDragon Well-Known Member

    no, it's built-in
     
  7. mswhite60

    mswhite60 Well-Known Member

  8. katahdin

    katahdin Member

    Follow-up ques:

    . I have several mp4 on the SD - but gallery doesn't display the file name - only the opening screen as the icon, so I get frustrated trying to find which one I want to watch.

    . One movie is gladiator which I never saw, so I settled in my airplane seat fired it up (after searching as above) but opening scenes is text history that is so small that I could not read it.

    Any solutions? TIA
     
  9. tallelf78

    tallelf78 Member

    anyone else get crazy battery life while watching videos? i was able to watch 2 full length films and my battery was still at 60% (all radios were turned off since i was on a plane)
     
  10. jfe

    jfe Android Enthusiast

    Drives me nuts that I cannot see the names

    As far as the video, this is the information I got on another forum on how to format your videos

    https://supportforums.motorola.com/thread/16659?tstart=0

    So far, I loaded Sleeping Beauty and Up (it's great to keep my daughter entertained) and they look great
     
  11. GorillaTheHutt

    GorillaTheHutt Well-Known Member

    for the first issue, you can use a file explorer like ASTRO File Manager to navigate to your video directory on your SD card, then watch the movies by clicking on them there.

    for the second issue, make sure when you encode videos for Droid, you use a high resolution encoding -- the droid supports up to 854 x 480, and the extra resolution might make it easier to see text. i've had no problem reading subtitles on some other movies i encoded...just make sure you aren't encoding to iPhone default resolution, which will be lower quality.

    i, too, have noticed the battery life is surprisingly long for video playback. On a cross-country flight I watched video for 3-4 hours and listened to music for 1-2 hours, and the battery was not even half gone!
     
  12. Bullitproof

    Bullitproof Lurker

    I use dvd catalyst for conversion and act1 player for playback. Catalyst is super fast but can use a lot of ur resources when converting. Act1 put all my files in easy to read folders like movies, youtube videos, etc.
     
  13. Bullitproof

    Bullitproof Lurker

    Not sure if handbrake does but dvd catalyst has a droid setting for conversion.
     

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