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DVDs on a nightshift

Postby artychris » Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:27 am



I'm not the best at this modern technology stuff...

What's the best way to put a DVD on to my tablet so I can watch it at work?

My laptop runs windows 8, and my tablet is an android nexus... I'm assuming I'll need to download something on to my laptop, but I've no idea what to use!

(I'm asking as its a quiet nightshift here, and I've just got 4 Bill Malone DVDs sat at home to watch!)

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Re: DVDs on a nightshift

Postby RobPotts » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:32 pm

Hi

I would recommend airdroid as the app on your tablet. Been a while since I've used but when you open it up on your tablet you will get a ip number, copy it to a browser on your pc and you should be able to add files and remove files, just drag and drop.

You will however need to convert your vids to mp3. I would recommend handbreak DVD rip (it's free) never used it on Windows so open to other suggestions.

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Re: DVDs on a nightshift

Postby artychris » Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:20 am

Exactly what I wanted! Thanks Rob!

I'll put hand break on the Laptop over the weekend :)

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Re: DVDs on a nightshift

Postby magicdiscoman » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:24 am

handbrake works fine on windows, bit fiddly at the start but fine.

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Re: DVDs on a nightshift

Postby Dan Q » Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:44 pm

RobPotts wrote:You will however need to convert your vids to mp3


Suspect you mean MPEG4, sometimes referred to by its file extension of "mp4". Or possibly MPEG2. MP3 is an audio format, not a video format!

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Re: DVDs on a nightshift

Postby RobPotts » Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:47 pm

very good point Dan, I knew it wasn't right, just couldn't think

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Re: DVDs on a nightshift

Postby Mandrake » Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:38 pm

Whichever way you load vids on to a Nexus you'll be using up a lot of memory space.

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Re: DVDs on a nightshift

Postby artychris » Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:33 am

Mandrake wrote:Whichever way you load vids on to a Nexus you'll be using up a lot of memory space.


Yes, I can see this being a problem...

Its a bit late now as I have this Nexus, but what tablet should I have got???

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Re: DVDs on a nightshift

Postby Mandrake » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:34 am

I have a Nexus 7 but the older one which has more memory than the newer ones. It all depends on what sort of money you want to spend but my Nexus does all that I want as long as I delete files when I'm done with them.

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Re: DVDs on a nightshift

Postby Lady of Mystery » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:17 am

You can save your videos up to OneDrive and play them through the browser. That works nicely with my tablet and my phone.

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