I was trying to load files from a DVD to convert to .mp4 files for NOOK HD, but received the following error message after transferring: "This file cannot be played on the tablet”. What am I doing wrong?
Load files from a DVD to NOOK HD(5 posts) (5 voices)
I think .mp4 is what is called a 'container', which will have audio & video in various forms inside it.
Can you find out what audio & video encoding is contained on a file that works on it?
If so, re-encode it with those. Mencoder is often used for this sort of thing.
I'm sorry that's all I can offer, good luck.
It's the mpeg4 format, which is an video extension on mpeg3 which is audio only. It uses a underlying H264 codec to generate high quality video. Copying over the vob files won't work, you need a converter program to convert it to the right format. ffmpeg can do this, but you'll need to use the right command line options or a proper front-end to use it. Alternatively, I use all video converter free with my windows partition and it seems to work pretty well and it has several templates for a tablet devices.
My guess is your files are too large to be put on Nook HD, because Android tablets including Galaxy Tab, Asus Transformer Prime, Sony Tablet, Toshiba Thrive, Kindle Fire, and Nook Tablet that only recognize SD cards formatted in FAT 32, this limits a single file size less than 4GB.
Agree with Vickey. Your problems may caused the output file size. I had the similar trouble month ago. I ripped my DVD library to mp4 videos with Brorsoft DVD Ripper. During the conversion process, I wanna get a full HD video, so I reset the video size to 1080p and 5000kbps video bitrate instead the default one. But the result let me disappointed. I have to downsize the video using the default parameters. At this time, the output files work well on my Nook HD, and the video quality is perfect still.
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