Getting movies on my Droid

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  1. Iowaberg

    Iowaberg Member

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    So I’ve tried numerous ways of converting and transferring an .m4v movie to .mp4 format and nothing seems to work. I can get as far as transferring it to the Droid, and even seeing the little film reel icon on the Droid, but when I go to play it, I get an error message that says something “Cant play this video” What’s the best and easiest way of getting movies into your Droid that have proved successful?
     
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    so you cant get mp4 videos to play? or m4v videos?
     
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    I used handbrake to convert them. It requires a lot of time or a good computer though, but it works


    EDIT: what did you use to convert them? what type were they before?
     
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    mp4- I didn't think the Droind could play m4v videos.
     
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    Check out this post http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr.../30844-android-video-conversion-xilisoft.html
     
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    Handbrake is exactly what I used.
     
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    you used handbrake to convert m4v to mp4? I haven't been successful at this. i assumed it was because they were iTunes videos and had DRM protection.
     
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    thats really odd that you cont convert. The movies on my phone are all mp4, and they play perfectly fine... hmm..
     
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    I've never had a problem with m4v files on the Moto Droid. The Droid Eris is another story though...

    If you plan on putting DVD movies on the Droid, DVD Catalyst is a great tool and there's a free version with some basic features that'll get the job done. Handbrake works too, but there's a greater learning curve. Nothing you can't grasp after an hour or so of fiddling though.
     
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    Maybe since they are itunes and it has drm protection on them, thats why. I was converting avi. Maybe op should try finding an avi video, converting it, then trying to load on the droid and see if it works. Cuz it could be the security trying to prevent it
     
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    I've been successful at converting to mp4 format and it plays fine in Windows Media Player, but won't play on the Droid. I'll try the other converters others have suggested too.
     
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    i have 2 mp4 videos that play just fine, i have a few .avi's that only play if i tell astro to open them as video..but they both still work perfectly.