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    Default How do I put movies onto SD card to watch on my GT2?

    I'm sure that this is a really basic thing to do, but I have no idea how to do it. I will be going on a LONG trip this weekend, and would like to put a couple of movies onto an SD card so my kids and I can use the GT2 to watch, instead of lugging around bulky DVD players. Can someone please tell me how to do that? Do I have to rip the DVD onto my computer, then transfer them onto my SD card? How, exactly, do I do that? Approximately how many DVD's can a 32gb SD card hold? Like I said, I understand that this is pretty common because I read posts all the time about people putting movies and music onto the SD card, since we can't move apps to SD with the GT2. Step by step instructions would be really helpful to this newbie. Thank you all so much!
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    You have to rip it on your computer using a software then transfer it to the sd card.

    I use dvdfab but have read good things about handbrake as well. Handbrake is free.

    Size depends on format.

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    to put it on your sd card it is a simple "copy" and paste.. you open the folder where your video is stored and right click it and you will see "copy" select that, then go and open the sd card on your "compute" selection the right click again and you will see paste.. a 32 gig card should hold 5 or 6 maybe 7 movies.. on the Tab you will have to use the task manager to place them in the correct folder to play
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    If you need vripping software, this one is great, and only costs 10 bucks.

    http://www.tools4movies.com/
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    Trying to download a movie from Flixter. How can I have it download to my sd card?

    Thanks!
    Lisa

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    Quote Originally Posted by agilpwd View Post
    Trying to download a movie from Flixter. How can I have it download to my sd card?

    Thanks!
    Lisa

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    That's a very frustrating thing to do. I recently got an Ultraviolet digital copy of JAWS with my Blu-Ray, and it took me forever to figure it out. Also, once you download it, there doesn't seem to be any players on the market that will play that MP4 file. I believe it's encrypted and will only run using the Flixster app.

    Anyway, I'm getting ahead of myself. Here's what to do.

    1. Go to your movie's Flixster page (I'm assuming it's a digital copy through Ultraviolet?) and choose the DOWNLOAD option.

    2. Once the movie is fully downloaded, look in your tablet's internal storage for the MP4 file. The file path is: /Root/sdcard/Android/data/net.flixster.android/files/wv

    You should see an .mp4 file with a numerical filename. That's your movie. There is also a corresponding *.rght file. I don't know what it is or does, so I recommend leaving it alone. It's only 1 kb in size anyway.

    Unfortunately, it will only play through Flixster (as far as I know), and it has to be in this wv folder to play. However, this one file can easily consume a huge portion of your tablet's internal storage.

    What I did was move the file to a flash drive (or your microSD card if you'd like) so it's not eating up space. When I want to watch it, I copy the file and temporarily stick it back in this folder, deleting it again when I'm done. Since the filename is numerical and I don't know what will happen if I rename it, I just make a folder on the flash drive named after the movie so I know which one it is.

    It's really a pain in the rear, but this is the only way I've found so far to work with keeping Flixster movies on external storage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by agilpwd View Post
    Trying to download a movie from Flixter. How can I have it download to my sd card?

    Thanks!
    Lisa

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    You can't. I've been trying to do that since I first got the tablet. Problem is that Samsung labeled the sd card as extsdcard and the internal storage as sdcard. The flixster app thinks it's putting it on the sd card when it's not and due to the drm, it won't play from anywhere else.

    Ultraviolet is supposed to be releasing the common file format later this year. In theory once that happened, you can download them on the computer, transfer it to an sd card and play it with a player. Until that happens we are stuck with onobie taking up a lot of space.

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    Yes, there is a way to download movies off Flixster and store them elsewhere for future use, but it is a pain in the **** to be sure.

    1. Go into “My Collection” on the Flixster app and select “Download”

    2. After the download is finished, look for the file in the following location: Sdcard – Android – data – net.flixster.android – files – wv. It will be an mp4 file with a numerical filename.

    3. Without changing the filename or touching the corresponding .rght file (I don’t know what that file does, and I personally don’t want to mess with it), move the mp4 file to either your SD card—or a better option is to a USB flash drive. This will free up the tablet’s internal 8 GB storage.

    4. So you don’t get confused which movie is which, I suggest creating a file folder on your storage drive (microSD or USB flash drive) named after the movie, and put the mp4 in there. Chances are if you change the file name, Flixster may not read it.

    5. When you’re ready to watch the movie, COPY (don’t cut or move) the file back to the folder in Step 2. I did it by plugging my USB drive into the Tab via Samsung's $20 USB connector, and the transfer back took about two minutes.

    6. Go into the Flixster app, press CANCEL every time you’re reminded there is no Internet collection (if you’re off-line that is), go to the movie in “My Collection”.

    7. Click on “Watch Now” and the movie will begin playing.


    In fact, that’s how I’m watching JAWS right now.

    When you’re done watching the movie, revisit the Step 2 file path and delete the movie again so it’s not eating up space.

    Hope this helps!


    EDIT: Oops! Didn't realize new members apparently have their posts manually approved by moderators. I just assumed my original reply hadn't posted. This one is a more comprehensive, step-by-step explanation anyway.
    Last edited by SithLord0498; 08-22-2012 at 02:12 PM. Reason: Didn't realize my earlier reply was awaiting approval. Thought it hadn't posted at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SithLord0498 View Post
    Yes, there is a way to download movies off Flixster and store them elsewhere for future use, but it is a pain in the **** to be sure.

    1. Go into My Collection on the Flixster app and select Download

    2. After the download is finished, look for the file in the following location: Sdcard Android data net.flixster.android files wv. It will be an mp4 file with a numerical filename.

    3. Without changing the filename or touching the corresponding .rght file (I dont know what that file does, and I personally dont want to mess with it), move the mp4 file to either your SD cardor a better option is to a USB flash drive. This will free up the tablets internal 8 GB storage.

    4. So you dont get confused which movie is which, I suggest creating a file folder on your storage drive (microSD or USB flash drive) named after the movie, and put the mp4 in there. Chances are if you change the file name, Flixster may not read it.

    5. When youre ready to watch the movie, COPY (dont cut or move) the file back to the folder in Step 2. I did it by plugging my USB drive into the Tab via Samsung's $20 USB connector, and the transfer back took about two minutes.

    6. Go into the Flixster app, press CANCEL every time youre reminded there is no Internet collection (if youre off-line that is), go to the movie in My Collection.

    7. Click on Watch Now and the movie will begin playing.


    In fact, thats how Im watching JAWS right now.

    When youre done watching the movie, revisit the Step 2 file path and delete the movie again so its not eating up space.

    Hope this helps!


    EDIT: Oops! Didn't realize new members apparently have their posts manually approved by moderators. I just assumed my original reply hadn't posted. This one is a more comprehensive, step-by-step explanation anyway.
    This is a really helpful post. Thank you.

    LisaB

    Sent from my GT-P3113
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    Actually if you have the USB adapter and the movie already on that you can play directly from the USB drive and not have to do the copy and delete..
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    Quote Originally Posted by rw0749 View Post
    Actually if you have the USB adapter and the movie already on that you can play directly from the USB drive and not have to do the copy and delete..
    Ok, I've been struggling with this Flixster issue the past few days as well...are you saying that the USB adapter has storage space built in? I got one with the student edition and just assumed it was an adapter only and haven't even taken it out of the package yet.
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    What he meant was, if you have the USB adapter, you can keep the movie file on a USB flash drive, plug it into the adapter, and just run the file off the drive instead of copying it to the Tab's internal storage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SithLord0498 View Post
    What he meant was, if you have the USB adapter, you can keep the movie file on a USB flash drive, plug it into the adapter, and just run the file off the drive instead of copying it to the Tab's internal storage.
    just watched Battleship and Hunger Games that way and it worked perfectly.

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    This works with Ultraviolet movies? My experience has been if you move the file anywhere it won't play through Flixster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dan8379 View Post
    This works with Ultraviolet movies? My experience has been if you move the file anywhere it won't play through Flixster.
    What I did for Flixster is keep the movie file on my external card, then move it into the correct folder in the internal memory when I want to watch. Flixster found it just fine.

    LisaB

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    Hi there,
    You see rw0749 is rigth and wrong about, only 6 to 7 movies on a 32 GB card. Because is all depending on the format of the file because i have a 16 GB card and i manage to download 23 movies and about 1.2 GB of music plus several books on my HTC Inspire cell phone. So look to see if you get them in 3g or MP4 format with less than a GB for each.
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    How do i copy my movies onto my sd card ?.
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    Question does the life of samsung tab 2 decreases as we watch movies , dramas on it

    Does the samsumg note 2 tablet life decreases as we watch movies , dramas ..........!!!!!!????????????? Plz tell me I am confused
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    Don't make it complicated with software apps. Download movies to your computer and then copy them to the sd card with a usb cable or sd card reader in the computer. Most Apps will find the movie for you and play it! This is much faster than downloading to the Tab-2 I have movies downloades from various places on the internet that play fine on my phone and Tab-2.

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