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Subject: Watching videos on the Nook Color
Date Posted: 7/18/2011 8:28 PM ET
Member Since: 1/8/2007
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Well, we are going on a long road trip for vacation this year, so I decided to try converting some DVDs to digital to watch on my Nook rather than hauling around a DVD player and disks. 

I started by purchasing DVD Catalyst  for $10, mainly because I didn't want to have to hash out file types and sizes and whatnot. This interface has defaults for most major electronic equipment, so it's pretty foolproof. You can get resolutions and file types on the Nook Color support forums if you want to convert manually with another software. 

I then copied the files to an SDHC card that I have installed on my Nook. These files can be really large, particularly if you choose high resolution. It turned out to be about 500 MB per hour of viewing for the high definition setting. Sideloaded the movies using the DVD Catalyst software and manually using standard file transfer.

How did it turn out? Fantastic! My son watched "Monsters Inc."  yesterday (1.5 hours) and it used about 20-25% of the battery power.

So there you have it, if anyone was interested.

Last Edited on: 7/18/11 8:29 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 7/18/2011 8:45 PM ET
Member Since: 10/7/2007
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Wow  Thanks!  I been thinking of getting a Tablet [again LOL]  I couldnt figure out How to get my movies on it!  I going to give this a try!!

Date Posted: 7/18/2011 10:48 PM ET
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You're welcome! 

One thing: The software I suggested will not work on purchased digial copies. But it will convert standard DVD format. Some DVD's require a bit of work to determine which file to convert, though. There's a good explanation of that on the software web site.