1. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    I have had my tab for a week and a half with 1 day left before my return is void. I have struggled with putting movies from itunes (m4v format) onto my tab so it can be played in an acceptable tab format. The tab does not play m4v files and my movie library is useless. I also struggled a bit transferring music but it has gotten a little better. I guess my main problem is I own a mac and only a mac and macs and anything other than an apple product DONT PLAY NICE.

    I have also been experiencing alot of browser crashes and foreclosures. I dont know if its my tab or the Os. My tab was fine for the first week. This movie thing has really frustrated me. If I return the tab, I dont know if I will get an ipad as it will just work without issue with my mac or wait it out a bit, educate myself on mac compatability with non mac products and wait for ice cream. I am really disappointed with the issues im having and wish i was a bit more tech savvy. I love the widgets and customazations you can do with android but the other stuff is just a little cumbersome for me.

    Either which way, a decision must be made tonight.
    07-08-2011 04:57 PM
  2. charley's Avatar
    Did you change your m4v file extension to mp4 when you put them on the tab?
    07-08-2011 05:56 PM
  3. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    Yes, I downloaded a converter, followed the instructions and now cant find file that was transeferred to tab
    07-08-2011 06:24 PM
  4. charley's Avatar
    Are you using astro file manager, from the market?
    07-08-2011 06:52 PM
  5. slackerjack's Avatar
    You've identified the problem....Apple products
    07-08-2011 06:59 PM
  6. ziggster's Avatar
    If your only computer is a Mac then your life will probably be easier with an ipad. That said, my 10.1 plays m4v files just fine. I couldn't transfer them from my Mac to my tab, so I went Mac-PC-tab.

    If you have managed to get the m4v files onto your tablet, then Mojo media player with the proper codec should work just fine. If not, then the files are probably drm'd.

    If you are a mac user obtaining all of your media from itunes, then the ipad is probably for you. At the end of the day it's all about which ecosystem you are comfortable with.
    07-08-2011 07:43 PM
  7. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    If your only computer is a Mac then your life will probably be easier with an ipad. That said, my 10.1 plays m4v files just fine. I couldn't transfer them from my Mac to my tab, so I went Mac-PC-tab.

    If you have managed to get the m4v files onto your tablet, then Mojo media player with the proper codec should work just fine. If not, then the files are probably drm'd.

    If you are a mac user obtaining all of your media from itunes, then the ipad is probably for you. At the end of the day it's all about which ecosystem you are comfortable with.
    Finally got it to work. Downloaded a m4v converter, converted the file to mp4 and transfered to tab via Samsung kies beta. Located movie in the gallery and it played without a hitch. A bit of a hassle but I have some relief............FINALLY
    07-08-2011 09:45 PM
  8. slopokdave's Avatar
    I think that your compatabiity will be better with the ipad2, but you may become bored after a while. I did, used to be an ipad2 owner.
    07-08-2011 10:01 PM
  9. PookiePrancer's Avatar
    I transferred every ipad movie I have to my Tab, and they play perfectly without conversion. I don't have an ipad, but it's an easy setting to use on my dvd ripper, so that's the format I use. Act 1 Video Player does kick out a compatibility warning, but both it and the built in video player play m4v just fine.
    07-08-2011 10:04 PM
  10. bryers01's Avatar
    I had the same issue with my Transformer and if you need to convert movies to a good tab format I started using DVD Catalyst 4 and it has pre built settings for the Xoom and they work great for my new Gal Tab 10.1. Worth a shot.

    DVD Catalyst 4 | DVD and MKV to Galaxy Tab, Iconica, iPad2, NOOK, Playbook, Transformer, Xoom and more.
    07-09-2011 08:05 AM
  11. tonysracing's Avatar
    I transferred every ipad movie I have to my Tab, and they play perfectly without conversion. I don't have an ipad, but it's an easy setting to use on my dvd ripper, so that's the format I use. Act 1 Video Player does kick out a compatibility warning, but both it and the built in video player play m4v just fine.
    So just to clarify...you're buying movies in iTunes and transferring them directly to the Tab and they play? If that's not the case, what is the source of the movie?? I can't get the Tab to play anything, and Handbrake crashes every time I try to convert.
    07-09-2011 08:21 AM
  12. Kevin Gossett's Avatar
    No, PookiePrancer is ripping dvds and using an ipad setting to encode the videos
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    07-09-2011 09:53 AM
  13. ziggster's Avatar
    So just to clarify...you're buying movies in iTunes and transferring them directly to the Tab and they play? If that's not the case, what is the source of the movie?? I can't get the Tab to play anything, and Handbrake crashes every time I try to convert.
    I've never purchased content through itunes, but I'm betting that at least the movies are drm'd (copy protected). If they are, they will probably never play on any pad (without itunes).

    If you have a mac I would use Handbrake to rip DVD's, but you must have a way to get around the copy protection. Not trying to be a bad influence, but if you're using a Mac, donwload VLC media player and then rip with Handbrake. (That combo does not work on windows..only Mac os)
    07-09-2011 10:23 AM
  14. fjfisher601#AC's Avatar
    I've never purchased content through itunes, but I'm betting that at least the movies are drm'd (copy protected). If they are, they will probably never play on any pad (without itunes).

    If you have a mac I would use Handbrake to rip DVD's, but you must have a way to get around the copy protection. Not trying to be a bad influence, but if you're using a Mac, donwload VLC media player and then rip with Handbrake. (That combo does not work on windows..only Mac os)
    dvd43 is a great program I use to RIP/ copy dvd's- it disables the copy protection software so other software can copy /convert ... easily found for free
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    07-09-2011 10:28 AM
  15. ziggster's Avatar
    dvd43 is a great program I use to RIP/ copy dvd's- it disables the copy protection software so other software can copy /convert ... easily found for free
    Thanks for that. The Mac is my wife's, and I haven't found anything to use with Win 7. Most of my 'workaround' software was on my recently departed XP machine
    07-09-2011 10:38 AM
  16. PookiePrancer's Avatar
    No, PookiePrancer is ripping dvds and using an ipad setting to encode the videos
    You got it!
    07-09-2011 02:08 PM
  17. tonysracing's Avatar
    dvd43 is a great program I use to RIP/ copy dvd's- it disables the copy protection software so other software can copy /convert ... easily found for free
    So are you running dvd43 in the background and then converting with Handbrake? Or are you using a seperate dvd ripper in betwen?
    07-09-2011 09:33 PM
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