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MP4, MKV , ?

by mopscare42 / September 5, 2014 10:44 AM PDT

My son and daughter took a long trip and took a whole DVD full of video.
They had all their video put on a DVD+ disk while on their trip.
They ask me if I could take that DVD and transfer it to a Micro SD card so their daughter who only has a tablet can watch them.
I have Googled on how to do that and get conflicting ways to do it.
From what I can see is, I have to make their DVD either a MP4 or MKV file then put a program on her tablet to play that file, Is that correct?
Have never done anything like this before so am pretty much in the dark.
Thanks for any help.

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Sort of.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 6, 2014 3:10 AM PDT
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Video encoding is a viper pit of issues. But rather than ask 100 questions about the tablet which has to decode whatever you choose, why not go get VLC Player on the tablet which will play just about anything.

That's what I did.

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Thanks Bob
by mopscare42 / September 6, 2014 12:24 PM PDT
In reply to: Sort of.

That is pretty much what I was looking for.

Thanks again.

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One other question
by mopscare42 / September 6, 2014 1:39 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks Bob

Where is a good site to download the VLC from.
Been hearing some horror stores about some of these free download sites.

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(NT) I got mine from the Google Play Store.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 7, 2014 5:17 AM PDT
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Thanks again
by mopscare42 / September 7, 2014 5:48 AM PDT

That is were I will get it from.

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Works great, Bob.
by mopscare42 / September 8, 2014 1:30 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks again

We put the VLC program on her Dell tablet, I transferred the DVD to a micro SD card installed that in the tablet, after learning a little about the program, it works just fine.
Amazing how easy things are once given good instructions.

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Thanks. I admit I cheated by using VLC Player.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 8, 2014 1:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Works great, Bob.

Yes we could go down the video encoding rabbit hole which you can guess where that ends (actually it leads to other rabbit holes!)

So VLC Player if it plays the content on this tablet, it's a 99.99% chance that the content will play with VLC Player on other tablets. I think you can see now why I don't like to find what encoding plays natively anymore.

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Yes, I see
by mopscare42 / September 8, 2014 3:51 AM PDT

I will pass your information on to anyone looking for a solution to this problem.
Thanks again for your help.

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