1. dcmidnight's Avatar
    Ripped a couple of DVDs to play on the Fire (1800 kbps 1024x600). Copied to the Video folder. Shows up in Fire - under Gallery. But videos wont play. Shows the screenshots but seems to chop around, no sound etc. Is this too high a rate to have ripped it at?

    On that note, has anyone done this and noticed the small toolbar that remains at the bottom of the video as it plays? Or does that normally go away?

    Thanks in advance...
    11-21-2011 10:16 PM
  2. nrk's Avatar
    Ripped a couple of DVDs to play on the Fire (1800 kbps 1024x600). Copied to the Video folder. Shows up in Fire - under Gallery. But videos wont play. Shows the screenshots but seems to chop around, no sound etc. Is this too high a rate to have ripped it at?

    On that note, has anyone done this and noticed the small toolbar that remains at the bottom of the video as it plays? Or does that normally go away?

    Thanks in advance...
    Toolbar didn't go away streaming on HBOGo either...


    Can't speak to ripped videos yet, may try it this weekend.
    11-22-2011 09:51 AM
  3. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    Ripped a couple of DVDs to play on the Fire (1800 kbps 1024x600). Copied to the Video folder. Shows up in Fire - under Gallery. But videos wont play. Shows the screenshots but seems to chop around, no sound etc. Is this too high a rate to have ripped it at?

    On that note, has anyone done this and noticed the small toolbar that remains at the bottom of the video as it plays? Or does that normally go away?

    Thanks in advance...
    Sounds like too much data for the KF to decode.

    I use Handbrake to encode my videos, using the standard profile for the iPhone. The videos (.m4v) look terrific on the KF... with the added benefit of having a 90 minute movie weighing in at approx. 500MB.
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    11-22-2011 03:29 PM
  4. nrk's Avatar
    Sounds like too much data for the KF to decode.

    I use Handbrake to encode my videos, using the standard profile for the iPhone. The videos (.m4v) look terrific on the KF... with the added benefit of having a 90 minute movie weighing in at approx. 500MB.
    Thanks for the suggestion, I have some MKVs which are 720p which I want to flip over to the Fire, and this seems like the logical way to do it.
    11-22-2011 04:11 PM
  5. dcmidnight's Avatar
    Sounds like too much data for the KF to decode.

    I use Handbrake to encode my videos, using the standard profile for the iPhone. The videos (.m4v) look terrific on the KF... with the added benefit of having a 90 minute movie weighing in at approx. 500MB.
    Wow, would you mind telling me what the settings/res are that you ripped it to? I actually like the program I use now (WinX DVD ripper) but I feel like I just need to tweak the settings a bit (IE - first try, a 2 hr movie came in at 1.6G). So 1800kpbs and 1024x600 are probably not the way to go.

    Thanks!
    11-23-2011 07:21 AM
  6. dabombcra's Avatar
    I have a 300mb movie that I put into the video folder and it would not show up in the kindle. I don't know if it is a glitch or if it will not recognize ripped movies. Anyone else having this issue?
    11-24-2011 12:52 AM
  7. dcmidnight's Avatar
    Is it an MP4, I believe that is the only format Kindle will recognize. Also, are you looking in the Gallery or under the video tab? Ripped videos in the Video folder will only show up there. Unless anyone has any updates into how to change that.

    I had some better luck last night ripping a DVD at 1200 kpbs video quality / 1024x768. Video runs fine and looks good but is still 1GB for a 2 hour movie. I am hoping to find a solution that maybe makes it a little smaller file size.
    11-24-2011 10:46 AM
  8. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    Is it an MP4, I believe that is the only format Kindle will recognize. Also, are you looking in the Gallery or under the video tab? Ripped videos in the Video folder will only show up there. Unless anyone has any updates into how to change that.

    I had some better luck last night ripping a DVD at 1200 kpbs video quality / 1024x768. Video runs fine and looks good but is still 1GB for a 2 hour movie. I am hoping to find a solution that maybe makes it a little smaller file size.
    In my experience, videos will only show up in "Gallery" if they are in the Pictures folder (not the Video folder). If you use a file manager like ES Explorer, then you can keep your videos in "Video" and use ES Explorer to launch the video player on that video.

    IMO, Android in general does not do a very good job of dealing with media.
    11-24-2011 11:27 AM
  9. dcmidnight's Avatar
    In my experience, videos will only show up in "Gallery" if they are in the Pictures folder (not the Video folder). If you use a file manager like ES Explorer, then you can keep your videos in "Video" and use ES Explorer to launch the video player on that video.

    IMO, Android in general does not do a very good job of dealing with media.
    I copied mine into the Video folder on the Fire and they show up in the Gallery.
    11-24-2011 11:43 AM
  10. dvdcatalyst's Avatar
    Ripped a couple of DVDs to play on the Fire (1800 kbps 1024x600). Copied to the Video folder. Shows up in Fire - under Gallery. But videos wont play. Shows the screenshots but seems to chop around, no sound etc. Is this too high a rate to have ripped it at?

    On that note, has anyone done this and noticed the small toolbar that remains at the bottom of the video as it plays? Or does that normally go away?

    Thanks in advance...
    The rate is fine, I managed to get it to play a 1080p file encoded at 4000Kbps h264 without issues, but make sure your files are below 2GB, otherwise the Kindle Fire will not play them. The menu bar is permanent unfortunately.
    12-04-2011 02:17 PM
  11. chrish9309's Avatar
    Toolbar didn't go away streaming on HBOGo either...


    Can't speak to ripped videos yet, may try it this weekend.
    download avia media player from amazon store, create a file called movies so you can find them easily with worked for me but its kind of ghetto
    12-05-2011 12:56 PM
  12. motty69's Avatar
    Isn't DVD's native resolution 720x480 (or something similar depending on aspect ratio). It just doesn't make sense to up-res it just so you hit the Kindle's native res IMO. You're bloating up your file with no real gain in quality.

    Sent from my BAMForever Thunderbolt
    12-07-2011 07:06 PM
  13. OAadviser's Avatar
    Sounds like too much data for the KF to decode.

    I use Handbrake to encode my videos, using the standard profile for the iPhone. The videos (.m4v) look terrific on the KF... with the added benefit of having a 90 minute movie weighing in at approx. 500MB.
    When you use Handbrake do you do it on a Mac? I use a PC but would like to know the settings. A friend did a movie for me but I would like to be able to rip my own. Thanks in advance.
    12-10-2011 03:00 AM
  14. Effenhimer's Avatar
    Wow, I have had none of these problems. Once I have the movies ripped to my PC, I do use handbreak, (on the Ipod setting) and convert them to an m4v/mp4 format, dropping the res a little maybe, not much, which on a 7" screen, I don't notice a difference. They come in at a max of around 500mb. And they always pop up in the gallery, and the only tool bar that stays up is the minimized home/back/settings/search bar... Watching Grandma's boy right now at 680x420, 344mb... I do rename the file format if it's m4v to mp4 though, no reason, just like it better. So maybe the Kindle doesn't like m4v either...
    12-10-2011 10:31 AM
  15. ewarhol's Avatar
    Hi Group-

    I'm new to the Android Market and recieved a kindle fire for Christmas. Just curious what programs are used for rippind DVD's. Are they safe? I googled for programs yesterday, but I always get nervous.

    Thanks much!
    Eric
    12-28-2011 01:02 PM
  16. dcmidnight's Avatar
    I use WinX DVD Ripper Platinum - love it so far
    12-28-2011 05:09 PM
  17. AngryDingo's Avatar
    I've been using vlc direct pro to stream ripped movies from my PC to my kindle. It encodes them on the fly, works great, and saves the hassle of having to manually edit the files. Not to mention saves storage on the kindle also.
    12-31-2011 03:10 AM
  18. BTSee's Avatar
    Hi Fire Users,

    I've started ripping some movies for the fire and was wondering what the ideal screen resolution is for it. I saw on Amazon's website that the device is 1024x600, but when I use Handbrake and input those figures, it won't accept 600. It would accept 640, so I used that. The result leaves 2 slim vertical black bars, one on each side.

    Since I'm not an expert at video work, wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a setting to use up all the screen real estate (I saw some of the settings mentioned earlier in this thread, but those seemed low?...)?
    01-02-2012 01:40 PM
  19. hawkeye680's Avatar
    DVD Catylst works great for this. They have a Kinde Fire profile now.
    01-06-2012 03:27 PM
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