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    Either handbrake or Freestudio for conversions

    Netflix and the Ipad are like crack...

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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    Either handbrake or Freestudio for conversions

    Netflix and the Ipad are like crack...
    Will take a look at FreeStudio, tried about 6 different programs including HandBrake and had a 0% success rate.
    Thanks for the suggestion.

    Frustrating, as these are movies I bought and have on disk, and just want to watch on a different platform without spending more money on pro versions or countless hours on trial and error learning curves.

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    i have a wd 1tb drive i have a lot of movies on. my tablet has a full size usb plug i hook up the hd to and i can play all the video/audio files on the hd on the tablet

    i have the A500

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    Quote Originally Posted by horsemen_ View Post
    i have a wd 1tb drive i have a lot of movies on. my tablet has a full size usb plug i hook up the hd to and i can play all the video/audio files on the hd on the tablet

    i have the A500
    Never got a reply to the networking issues I had.
    Any suggestions?

    Thanks.

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    Out of curiosity, what were your networking issues, Humboldt? Not that I think I'm some kind of tablet guru (I have 3 tablets I almost never use, the exception being a Vizio with IR out I use as a universal) by any stretch of the imagination. I just did a quick search on your posts and couldn't find anything related.

    Beyond that, I wound up converting the movies and using a .flv player app. It worked OK I guess. For travel purposes, anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faust View Post
    Out of curiosity, what were your networking issues, Humboldt? Not that I think I'm some kind of tablet guru (I have 3 tablets I almost never use, the exception being a Vizio with IR out I use as a universal) by any stretch of the imagination. I just did a quick search on your posts and couldn't find anything related.

    Beyond that, I wound up converting the movies and using a .flv player app. It worked OK I guess. For travel purposes, anyway.
    Hey man
    18 months ago, hmmm.
    They weren't networking issues as far as this thread goes.
    I couldn't convert the movies I own on disc into a format I could watch on the tablet. Hell, couldn't rip them at all.
    Every program I tried threw errors or balked at the encryption.

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    I pad provides the best experience and high quality displays. I always prefer to watch movies on i pad i pad just simply rocks

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertkey View Post
    I pad provides the best experience and high quality displays. I always prefer to watch movies on i pad i pad just simply rocks
    Sip the cool aid, don't inhale it!

    Kindles new HDX display blows it away!
    Not that I give a rats poop about watching movies on any tablet or even a laptop....I'll take a big TV in the living room any day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    Sip the cool aid, don't inhale it!

    Kindles new HDX display blows it away!
    Not that I give a rats poop about watching movies on any tablet or even a laptop....I'll take a big TV in the living room any day.
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