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    I have purchased a movie and one season of a tv series thru Samsung Hub and d/l to my Galaxy note 10.1 2014 Edition, for an upcoming trip with no WiFi. Now I am having memorie issues. Can I move them to the SD card and how do I do that? They are not in MY FILES. They only show up if you open the Hub and view VIDEOS. THank you!
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    I am a newbie, so bear with my answer. I have found out that all the downloaded movies and music that you purchase has some kind of copyright. What I do is buy movie DVDs, and Music CDs, then I covert them over and put them on my sd card on my 2014 and Note 3..This works for me, and I don't have to put up with complications with something I paid for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cehowardNote3 View Post
    I am a newbie, so bear with my answer. I have found out that all the downloaded movies and music that you purchase has some kind of copyright. What I do is buy movie DVDs, and Music CDs, then I covert them over and put them on my sd card on my 2014 and Note 3..This works for me, and I don't have to put up with complications with something I paid for.
    What do you use to convert it and are they from Samsung hub?
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    The short answer (and you will not like it) is "No, you can't move purchased content to an SD Card". Sorry, that's the facts of life (unless you're rooted and have a memory-allocation-fooling hack installed).

    Due to licensing restrictions, all movies downloaded from Samsung Hub cannot be moved to external storage; it has to remain in your phone's internal memory.

    The suggestion that you 'rip' your movies from DVD/BluRay (illegal if you don't own the disc in the first place...) does not download the movies from the Hub, but rather makes a copy of a physical disc and converts it to a video file you can move around and watch anywhere, provided the file has no DRM restrictions and the device you're using has the right codec to play the file.
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    this is the main reason I returned my 16GB and purchased the 32GB version. Samsung doesn't tell you that you can't put these copyrighted materials on an external SC card. So far no one has come up with a way, that I've read, of converting them and moving them to the SD card. They definitely can't be downloaded directly to the SD card.
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    thanks for the replies, and you're right, not what I wanted to hear. I did post this on another message board and a member told me I could use any file manager app... Total Commander or ES File Explorer, which only confuses me even more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monicakm View Post
    this is the main reason I returned my 16GB and purchased the 32GB version. Samsung doesn't tell you that you can't put these copyrighted materials on an external SC card. So far no one has come up with a way, that I've read, of converting them and moving them to the SD card. They definitely can't be downloaded directly to the SD card.
    They do... it's in the ToS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Svenson View Post
    thanks for the replies, and you're right, not what I wanted to hear. I did post this on another message board and a member told me I could use any file manager app... Total Commander or ES File Explorer, which only confuses me even more.
    That user probably was referring to moving 'side loaded' movie files, or movies that you had in your computer, for instance, and moved to your phone. These files CAN be moved around to wherever you want, but movies downloaded directly from Samsung Hub (and to the best of my knowledge, Google Movies as well) are downloaded and encoded so that they are read from your phone's internal memory.

    Now, strictly speaking, you COULD move those large files into an SD card, provided you find out which randomly coded filename the Hub gave them and where they are stored, but in the end, those movies would become unplayable since the Hub will look for them in its default, internal-memory folder and to be able to view them again you'd have to move the files back to where they were originally.
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    Thanks... I really appreciate your help even if its not what I wanted to hear. Now to figure out what to do. I really want a few things to watch on our trip and silly me thought the SD card was the way to go. I don't know how to get movies or tv shows onto it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Svenson View Post
    Thanks... I really appreciate your help even if its not what I wanted to hear. Now to figure out what to do. I really want a few things to watch on our trip and silly me thought the SD card was the way to go. I don't know how to get movies or tv shows onto it!

    The best "above board" way, would be as mentioned above, would be to buy the physical dvd's and convert them to digital files. If you have a fast and unlimited home internet, there are easy, albeit slightly "below board" ;-) ways to download just about anything you want. If you want more info you can PM me.
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    Default Re: Moving downloaded movies to SD card

    I have a Note 8.0 16gb and because there is not enough room internally for the movie I downloaded from Samsung it asked me if I wanted to put on SD card. I of course said yes. So it is possible to save to sd card, if you don't have the space. I have two movies currently on sd card.
    I also have the Note 10.1 2014 and am hoping I can take the sd card out of the note 8 and put in the note 10 to watch. Haven't tried yet.
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    Good luck with that! That is the main reason I made sure I got 32 gb memory going. I have about 20 or more of my favorite movies and of music on both my Notes. I use my CDs and my dvds. Still got plenty of room left too. I stay away from the downloaded stuff. Too many complications. I got 64gb so cards
    on both notes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpookDroid View Post
    They do... it's in the ToS
    That is why people pirate movies, TV shows, etc. Why jump through a bunch of hoops to consume media you purchased if it is easier to pirate? Not that I am condoning that behavior.
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    I dont have any purchased movies from Samsung Hub or Playstore and can't try if this works. But anyone who had, give it a try and confirm if this works or not?
    Go into My Files - Settings - Check Show Hidden Files. Then go to .samsungvideohub folder - contents - "whatever movie downloaded here" and try to move/copy it to extsdcard.

    I did tried with free Helicopter.pvy and it works. But since .pvy is DRM copyright protected file and can only play with the device that used to purchased with. If want to play it with other devices and need to convert .pvy file and remove DRM. There are converters that can do it and if needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Woo1 View Post
    I dont have any purchased movies from Samsung Hub or Playstore and can't try if this works. But anyone who had, give it a try and confirm if this works or not?
    Go into My Files - Settings - Check Show Hidden Files. Then go to .samsungvideohub folder - contents - "whatever movie downloaded here" and try to move/copy it to extsdcard.

    I did tried with free Helicopter.pvy and it works. But since .pvy is DRM copyright protected file and can only play with the device that used to purchased with. If want to play it with other devices and need to convert .pvy file and remove DRM. There are converters that can do it and if needed.
    John Woo!

    NAILED IT!

    so you CAN infact move samsung donwloaded content to an external sd card AND play them from the card without being on a wifi connection. This is a pretty big deal, never before acknowledged and confirmed.

    You have to as said to show the hidden .samsungvideo folder. Once you can see it, the video names are clear in the subfolder. Once you move them to an ext. sd, you have to use the Samsung video player to play them, and you have to navigate to My Video > personal > ext sd (and any sub folder from there)


    Very cool update.

    Now because of the DRM it can only play on the device it was dl'd from, but I don't think that's much of a problem for many just looking for a way to store a library of content

    Thank you John Woo for uncovering the obvious that I and others somehow missed

    But once you get there you can tap the desired video and it plays!
    Im a Teldy a TEchnical oLDY . My love of the telephone started in 1952, when I got to talk to my grandma as seen in my avatar. .
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Woo1 View Post
    I dont have any purchased movies from Samsung Hub or Playstore and can't try if this works. But anyone who had, give it a try and confirm if this works or not?
    Go into My Files - Settings - Check Show Hidden Files. Then go to .samsungvideohub folder - contents - "whatever movie downloaded here" and try to move/copy it to extsdcard.

    I did tried with free Helicopter.pvy and it works. But since .pvy is DRM copyright protected file and can only play with the device that used to purchased with. If want to play it with other devices and need to convert .pvy file and remove DRM. There are converters that can do it and if needed.
    That is what I did. It works for me.

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    Nice it worked and I did also learned that are a .pvy format that I never heard about.
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    Update: you actually CAN play the .pyv files outside of the Samsung Video player. MX player plays then as well.

    Learn something new every day :-) gotta love that!
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    Pardon me if I'm dumb, but cant you just plug USB cable into tablet, and a PC and its just a extended memory device and you can drag and drop files at will.... Playing may be a altogether different item though....

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    ya playing the movies may be a problem. but also this solution is to have access to your purchased hub movies from an ext sd card when on the go
    Im a Teldy a TEchnical oLDY . My love of the telephone started in 1952, when I got to talk to my grandma as seen in my avatar. .
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    I came here to let you guys know of my findings on SGN XDA site. Here is my thread:

    As some of you have found out today, yes you CAN. Remember the lady tech support at Samsung said she does it all the time? She was the first one that said it could be done.
    Well, I guess she knew what she was talking about but she wasn't too good at telling us HOW
    Now, I've yet to figure out how to break the drm and put them on a DVD to play in my Bluray but if that's not possible, at least they're not taking up room on my internal memory and according to the answer I got all we need is a MHL 2.0 adapter/allsharecast hub to play up to TV

    If anyone gets additional information, that would be great!
    Samsung have me another set of "rewards" when I traded my 16GB version in for the32GB version. So I have $50 in Google and $100 in Samsung. I need ts support to help me with the Samsung part but Google acct shows just under $50.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale_M View Post
    Pardon me if I'm dumb, but cant you just plug USB cable into tablet, and a PC and its just a extended memory device and you can drag and drop files at will.... Playing may be a altogether different item though....

    Dale
    Yes Dale, I got my pyv onto my window's desktop but haven't found a way to play them yet. I've been meaning to ask the guys over one XDA for weeks and just go around to it last night. Hoping someone will let us know if there is a program that can remove the DRM AND covert for video format. But for now, I'm happy to have them off my internal memory!
    Last edited by monicakm; 02-09-2014 at 08:17 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AMG_Roadster View Post
    That is why people pirate movies, TV shows, etc. Why jump through a bunch of hoops to consume media you purchased if it is easier to pirate? Not that I am condoning that behavior.
    The napster generation. People pirate movies and music because they don't want to pay, don't value the effort in creating music, and think they can get away with it. I don't condone it either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boudicca00 View Post
    The napster generation. People pirate movies and music because they don't want to pay, don't value the effort in creating music, and think they can get away with it. I don't condone it either.
    Actually most people will purchase movies, music, etc if 1) the material is easily accessible, 2) there is easy playback on devices and the way people use the material, and 3) the material is priced reasonably. This fact is born out my the huge success of iTunes and the bit torrent data when comparing countries that have material that meet the above and those that do not. Sure there will always be people that pirate but you can greatly reduce the numbers through smart and reasonable actions.

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