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Anyone know how you can put a DVD onto a tablet?

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3y, 7m agoPosted 3 years, 7 months ago
Morning everyone. We got our son an Android Tablet for christmas and he also got the New Ice age 4 DVD, Is there a way of putting a copy of the DVD onto the tablet.

I have had a look at DVD shrink and Handbrake but they end up with a group of files and I dont know what to do with them, I was expecting to end up with one file that you then transfer over. Too much to expect I suppose!

I'm sure you'll have gathered that I'm not very techy, any advice or suggestions from others that have acheived dvd transfer successfully would be much appreciated.

I dont mind paying for a program if it works and is easy to use but obviously free would be better!
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3y, 7m agoPosted 3 years, 7 months ago
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banned 3 Likes #1
There should be a slot on the side ;)

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1 Like #2
Use MakeMKV (freeware, can extract the main movie at native file size ~3GB) and then handbrake to reduce the file size should you wish. Use DICE player on Android to play - has never failed for me!
#3
AutoGK to decode the DVD to a decent filesize .avi then port across.
1 Like #4
Download a torrent, transfer it to tablet.Ripping DVDs is about as much fun as plucking your bum hair.
#5
Does ice age come with the new ultraviolet code so you can watch it on tablets?
banned 1 Like #6
Super glue
1 Like #7
churchill
Super glue
No more nails could also work ;)
#8
Use handbrake, free software and very fast.
#9
could it be done using cloud storage? by burning the dvd to a pc, uploading it to the cloud then downloading onto the tablet. just an idea..
#10
I just downloaded DVD Catalyst 4 to convert movies to play on my sons Innotab 2, you may be able to find something to help you there.
#11
use a dvd rip program and then move the file from the pc to the tablet.
#12
ThisName
could it be done using cloud storage? by burning the dvd to a pc, uploading it to the cloud then downloading onto the tablet. just an idea..

Not really a viable one, though - uploading and then downloading 8gb dvd to the cloud and back will take a whole day. Far better just to use dvd shrink and handbrake, but actually follow guide so that it works, and copy from one to the other directly.
#13
Handbrake should leave you with one file. That is the easiest route, and it is also free.
#14
dxx
ThisName
could it be done using cloud storage? by burning the dvd to a pc, uploading it to the cloud then downloading onto the tablet. just an idea..

Not really a viable one, though - uploading and then downloading 8gb dvd to the cloud and back will take a whole day. Far better just to use dvd shrink and handbrake, but actually follow guide so that it works, and copy from one to the other directly.

Or just torrent the film, keep the receipt and leave it at that lol.
#15
Makemkv is quick and easy, but does produce pretty big files.
#16
sancho1983
Makemkv is quick and easy, but does produce pretty big files.

A DVD through handbrake on normal settings renders around 1-1.5 GB - Not too bad, but it can be reduced.
#17
i have downloaded handbrake but i keep getting the message no title found, source may be copy protected badly mastered etc , how do i get around this?
1 Like #18
Torrent it. The end result is the same.
1 Like #19
Mandz27
i have downloaded handbrake but i keep getting the message no title found, source may be copy protected badly mastered etc , how do i get around this?

If it is copy protected then you need software to bypass that. I don't use DVDs so not sure of the next move. Someone will know in a few mins probably.
#20
aircanman
Mandz27
i have downloaded handbrake but i keep getting the message no title found, source may be copy protected badly mastered etc , how do i get around this?
If it is copy protected then you need software to bypass that. I don't use DVDs so not sure of the next move. Someone will know in a few mins probably.

it's the kids Disney DVD's i'm trying so they will be copyrighted, hopefully someone can tell me what software i need to bypass it.

I am trying MakeMKV at the moment but getting another error about operation failing so i am retrying with a bigger "read retry count" it's new discs so i know they're not damaged

Edited By: Mandz27 on Dec 28, 2012 15:37
#21
ikwym i totally struggled transfering any and gave up in the end. sucks really
#22
I've been trying various methods, shrink disc doesn't work properly, handbrake eventually did it but it was unwatchable and then I tried VLC to decode it but it is all very time consuming and nothing is giving the desired end result. It does annoy me when you pay £12 for a dvd and cannot get a digital copy of it legitimately. Maybe I could 'torrent' it - I have googled it a bit, but that seems a bit crazy trying to download someone elses copy when I have a brand new legit copy. I cant belive that there is no simple solution to this problem. We have loads of dvds that it would be nice to have digital copies of for when we are on the move etc. I'm fed up of trying to find a solution now :( may have a break from it and see if a miracle appears!
#23
BustaLinx
Torrent it. The end result is the same.

What torrent site would you use? Do you have to pay?
banned#24
ripoffh8er
I cant belive that there is no simple solution to this problem

Welcome to the world of DRM and silly copyright laws.

Both intended to stop piracy and aid the paying customer, when in reality they achieve the exact opposite.
#25
I would just download from isohunt if you are not a member anywhere, isn't it ok to download a copy if you already own the original by law?
#26
ripoffh8er
I've been trying various methods, shrink disc doesn't work properly, handbrake eventually did it but it was unwatchable and then I tried VLC to decode it but it is all very time consuming and nothing is giving the desired end result. It does annoy me when you pay £12 for a dvd and cannot get a digital copy of it legitimately. Maybe I could 'torrent' it - I have googled it a bit, but that seems a bit crazy trying to download someone elses copy when I have a brand new legit copy. I cant belive that there is no simple solution to this problem. We have loads of dvds that it would be nice to have digital copies of for when we are on the move etc. I'm fed up of trying to find a solution now :( may have a break from it and see if a miracle appears!

OK, if I get a DVD I want to load onto the system, I put it in, open Handbrake and then tell it to source from the DVD, it will then find the right file (most of the time) - click 'normal' profile and then click start. It will create an M4V file which should be perfectly playable on your device so I do not know what you mean by unwatchable.

I assume you are using a PC. If so, there are many programs you can get which do what you want, but sometimes you need to pay for them! If you want to stay legit, perhaps investing in a £20 program would do the trick.

A quick google came up with DVD Decrypter, worth a try?
#27
aircanman
ripoffh8er
I've been trying various methods, shrink disc doesn't work properly, handbrake eventually did it but it was unwatchable and then I tried VLC to decode it but it is all very time consuming and nothing is giving the desired end result. It does annoy me when you pay £12 for a dvd and cannot get a digital copy of it legitimately. Maybe I could 'torrent' it - I have googled it a bit, but that seems a bit crazy trying to download someone elses copy when I have a brand new legit copy. I cant belive that there is no simple solution to this problem. We have loads of dvds that it would be nice to have digital copies of for when we are on the move etc. I'm fed up of trying to find a solution now :( may have a break from it and see if a miracle appears!

OK, if I get a DVD I want to load onto the system, I put it in, open Handbrake and then tell it to source from the DVD, it will then find the right file (most of the time) - click 'normal' profile and then click start. It will create an M4V file which should be perfectly playable on your device so I do not know what you mean by unwatchable.

I assume you are using a PC. If so, there are many programs you can get which do what you want, but sometimes you need to pay for them! If you want to stay legit, perhaps investing in a £20 program would do the trick.

A quick google came up with DVD Decrypter, worth a try?
I think it was the encrypting that made it unwatchable. I now have something watchable from dvd shrink that I am now trying to convert to mp4 via handbrake. I'll see if it works. I also found a program called aimersoft for $20ish which worked on the free trial but that includes a watermark unless you use the paid option. If I was going to do the whole collection I would probably just by that. Maybe it's because the tablet is a 'new toy' that I am obsessing about getting films on it, maybe in reality I will just chill out about it soon!
#28
ripoffh8er
aircanman
ripoffh8er
I've been trying various methods, shrink disc doesn't work properly, handbrake eventually did it but it was unwatchable and then I tried VLC to decode it but it is all very time consuming and nothing is giving the desired end result. It does annoy me when you pay £12 for a dvd and cannot get a digital copy of it legitimately. Maybe I could 'torrent' it - I have googled it a bit, but that seems a bit crazy trying to download someone elses copy when I have a brand new legit copy. I cant belive that there is no simple solution to this problem. We have loads of dvds that it would be nice to have digital copies of for when we are on the move etc. I'm fed up of trying to find a solution now :( may have a break from it and see if a miracle appears!

OK, if I get a DVD I want to load onto the system, I put it in, open Handbrake and then tell it to source from the DVD, it will then find the right file (most of the time) - click 'normal' profile and then click start. It will create an M4V file which should be perfectly playable on your device so I do not know what you mean by unwatchable.

I assume you are using a PC. If so, there are many programs you can get which do what you want, but sometimes you need to pay for them! If you want to stay legit, perhaps investing in a £20 program would do the trick.

A quick google came up with DVD Decrypter, worth a try?
I think it was the encrypting that made it unwatchable. I now have something watchable from dvd shrink that I am now trying to convert to mp4 via handbrake. I'll see if it works. I also found a program called aimersoft for $20ish which worked on the free trial but that includes a watermark unless you use the paid option. If I was going to do the whole collection I would probably just by that. Maybe it's because the tablet is a 'new toy' that I am obsessing about getting films on it, maybe in reality I will just chill out about it soon!

Careful what you are buying, when I was using PCs I bought this

It works flawlessly and has updates which adds the encryption algorithms so you don't run into the problems you are having now.
#29
I used to use anydvd (I believe you get a free 21 day trial too still) for bypassing DRM to transfer to play on a netbook (you will need you own conversion/ripping software. Seems anydvd is still available http://www.slysoft.com/en/anydvd.html
#30
Have a browse on youtube there will be a few video tutorials on this subject, download software as recommended but from official sites rather from links in the description as they may link to versions with unwanted added extras (such as trojans/viruses/keyloggers etc)
#31
DVD Fab and DVDPassKey (like AnyDVD). Does most Disney films too.
#32
chaywa
Use MakeMKV (freeware, can extract the main movie at native file size ~3GB) and then handbrake to reduce the file size should you wish. Use DICE player on Android to play - has never failed for me!

Well after all the other things I tried, I got round to makeMKV and it worked, really simple to use. I found the file a little too big so put it through handbrake and now it is on a usb stick and has played on my son's tablet. Thanks for your advice, sometimes there is just so much information you dont know where to start. Thanks for your help, :)

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