I take it you cannot get videos (TV, Movies) on the droid easily yet?

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    Double Twist does not seem to have them. Any other places? I wish we could use iTunes.
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    Do a search many people are using itunes....

    I just copy any songs, movies, shows that I want on it....
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    Convert Video.
    Attach Phone through USB.
    Drag and Drop.
    Disconnect USB.
    Play Video.

    :)
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    i have all kinds of movies and music video's on my droid is super easy to do.... been doing it since the day i got my droid back on release day.

    i use a program called handbrake to convert my video's. it has a preset for the iphone that seems to work perfectly with the droid.

    i think theres a windows version of handbrake too. and its free
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    What codecs does the droid support native? I have the Itunes agaent and tried to download a digital copy from Itunes to my droid and it transfered but it would not play it on the droid.
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    Codec is not the issue, its the DRM of the "Digital Copy" (or other iTunes-purchased or activated files.)

    Do a search for "Digital Copy" on these forums for more info.
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    Digital copies will not play on the Driod. Period.
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    Thanks, guys, I guys I will have to learn how to rip dvd's. I have all Blu Ray. I guess that is one thing the Iphone/touch has over the droid, the ease of using the digital copy that is supplied with the movie. Good thing I have a Touch! It is an over priced video player now! lol
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    Tunebite will remove the DRM so that you can play your iTunes media on your Droid.
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    Thank you for mentioning this. I'm aware of quite a few over-priced recording apps that do not really work that well, but did not know about Tunebite. I had a look on their site, and based on it's specifications (and the lack of typo's on the website,. which is a dead give-away on the other apps) it does look like it will do a better job.

    While it's still a dubbing-application, it offers enough tricks to actually be able to produce high quality files.
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    droid plays mp4.

    i don't understand what you mean. one thing i can do is download youtube vids as mp4 and play them on the droid. i use a program on my desktop and then transfer the files.
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    Digital Copies and iTunes-bought/rented videos are MP4's shrinkwrapped in a layer of DRM to make sure you do not copy the movies to a non-Apple device, or share them with your friends.
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    What do you use replay AV? or something like that?

    thanks
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    Thats about it in my book, but you are correct. A lot of those little media files they provide with movies are made for the Iphone/Touch. Other than that, there is nothing really easy about putting movies on an Iphone. For the Droid it is just a matter of converting it to MP4 and dragging it onto the device from your computer. I have 8 movies and several TV programs on my droid right now without having to use Itunes.