Newbie here. I tried to search for an answer to my question, but was not able to find it.
I have the Nexus 7 and would like to add some movies to my tablet. That I can view when I am traveling.
How do I do this? Do I need Flash to view movies?
If I get a membership to Netflix, can I download movies to my Nexus 7 or can I only live stream?
Anyway to watch/download movies to the Nexus off Amazon Prime?
I decided to get the Nexus 7 instead of the Kindkle Fire HD. I've been told I made the right decision. HA!
I do have DirectTV at home, can I see this on the Nexus 7?
Thank you in advance for all your help!!!
- 12-16-2012, 10:55 PM #2
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Netflix is for streaming. You'll have to go into the play store and purchase movies. In order to view DirecTV shows you have to download the app. Another method but I don't want to go into to much detail you have to know about ripping movies that you own.
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- 12-16-2012, 10:56 PM #3
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You can only stream movies from Netflix. There is no dedicated app for viewing Prime video, but I believe that by installing a browser that supports flash and then side loading flash, you can watch Prime videos through that browser.
I only have the 16gb Nexus 7, so I bought a USB OTG cable that let's me connect my flash drive to my nexus 7. I can then watch movies (offline) on the n7 that are stored on the flash drive.
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- 12-16-2012, 11:36 PM #5
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Or, if you don't actually own the movie but want to buy it and watch it offline, I'm pretty sure you can physically buy (rather than rent) movies from the Google Play Store, then have the option to stream them or to download them to your device. You can delete the movie and re-download it at any time I believe.
Many Blu-Ray movies come with a digital copy, which you can download onto your computer and again drag-and-drop directly into your N7 or to a flash drive.
If you want to use the flash drive, you need to first buy something like this: Amazon.com: T & S Electronics Micro USB OTG Cable - Google Nexus 7, Xoom, Samsung Galaxy, Iconia A510, Toshiba Excite 305, & more. LIFETIME WARRANTY!: Computers & Accessories
Then, in order to actually view the content of your flash drive, you need to download an App such as this:Droid DNA by HTC
Nexus 7 16GB
- 12-17-2012, 12:20 AM #6
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The Google Play store is the "official" way to purchase or rent movies on the Nexus 7. When you purchase or rent from Google Play, you can Pin a movie (the thumbtack icon) and it will download and save to the Nexus 7 for watching while offline. Rentals are a couple dollars though, more than a traditional movie store. But for nontech savy, it may be the best option.
In a better world we shouldn't have to pay double for using Netflix then renting movies elsewhere just so we can watch offline, and not spend extra.
Last edited by dralezero; 12-17-2012 at 01:03 AM.
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- 12-17-2012, 03:20 PM #9
Didn't DVD Fab go to a monthly subscription deal? I bought the full version a few years back, and the next time I built a new system and went to install, it wouldn't work with my key code. Went to their site and was told I would have to subscribe to use my already paid for, non OEM, full version of the software. That's when I first found dvd dycripter. Kind of anti anyone who steals my cash you know....
So is it free to use now? If so, will it still shrink and/or convert?
- 12-17-2012, 03:31 PM #10
I was using several free programs that were built on top of DVD Decrypter, but I started to run into problems constantly and a friend told me about DVDFab. They update their Decrypter everytime there is a new release with a new scheme. That is the only downside is that you have to keep up with the latest release (about every two weeks).
- 12-18-2012, 01:19 PM #11
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I have used a number of these and at the moment I really like "Freemake" - it does the decrypting on the fly [at least for the dvd's I"ve tried so far], converts to the format of your choice, etc all with just the push of the "button". reasonably fast on my now-aging Pentium 4 lab mule - spitting out 720p mp4's for my laptop and nexus...
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I like it...
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