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How do I put DVD Movies on my Tab?

Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:37 PM (#1) User is offline   bmcduffy 

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Hello Everyone. I'm new to the forum and have had my GT 2 7.0 for a couple of weeks now. One of the best devices I have owned!

I have searched everywhere for the answer to my question (including this entire site)and I can't seem to find what I am looking for. My question is:

How do I put movies on my tablet if I want to do it from my laptop or PC? I have several from my collection that I ripped to use on my droid phone using an awesome program called "DVDtoDroid". It works great for my phone. It saves them in MP4 video format. When I try to view them on my tablet it won't run them.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance and have a great weekend!
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:55 AM (#2) User is offline   BrianG 

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I personally bought a copy of DVDFab (expensive but an awesome program) and one of the features it has is to convert DVDs to formats suitable for a whole bunch of devices. I use the "Kindle Fire" profile (seeing as how it has a similar size screen and is android) and the movies look very nice. Takes about 10 minutes to convert an entire DVD movie to an MP4 using a i7 CPU and the resulting filesize is around 900MB to 1GB per hour. However, all my DVDs are stored as ISO files (with menus, special features, FBI warnings, etc stripped out) on my media server, so ripping from an actual disc will probably take a little longer.

If you want a free program to do the conversion, I'm sure someone here will have other suggestions.
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:51 AM (#3) User is offline   MaylonTRD 

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I use DVD catalyst which I think I paid $10 for it. Use that program to convert them. It couldn't be any easier, you don't even have to select an extension, you just select which device you're converting it for (i.e. galaxy tab). On the tablet side I use moboplayer to play them off of the micro sd card. I'm not tech savvy at all but it was very easy to use.
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:40 AM (#4) User is offline   J_T 

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Try another player. Moboplayer or MX player are both good.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:46 AM (#5) User is offline   bmcduffy 

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Thank you everyone for your help so far. Why is it that my standard MP4 video files don't work. I will try the players you suggested. I just can't understand why my android tablet won't play movies that work fine on my android phone.
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:42 AM (#6) User is offline   BrianG 

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I have no idea why they wouldn't work. It's gotta be something with how they were encoded, but you'd think if they work on an android phone, they would work on a tablet with a pretty new OS build.
In the meantime, try the Daroon Player (it's in the google play store). This thing plays just about anything, even raw DVD ISO files streamed from my media center PC. Actually, when playing raw ISO files, the audio is not in sync with the video (have to play with some settings to see if I can fix this), but if I stream any of my MP4 files the same way, they work fine.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:49 PM (#7) User is offline   bmcduffy 

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Thanks everyone. Problem solved! I downloaded Daroon and MX player and they both work great. I am now able to use my entire library of Movies that I made with DVDtoDroid. I quess I got so tied up trying to play them with my Tablets default player that I got side tracked with all the format conversion steps instead of simply loading something that can play them in the original format. Daroon and MX rock! Thanks again for everything.
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