Where can you find movies for Android phones?

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  1. albertfallickwa macrumors 6502a

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    Any ideas where is the best place to find movies to play on Android phones? Google Play has a very limited selection compared to iTunes and the lack of foreign movies is terrible.

    Also Google Play limits to 5 devices which sucks. I flash ROM's and it caused problems for me to replay back movies.

    Thanks for tips.
     
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  3. Alfuh macrumors regular

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    Or just download them on the computer and transfer if it is more obscure foreign films you are after?
     
  4. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Exactly why I rip/encode my own digital copies from blu ray or DVD. I like to try all kinds of devices and have no intention of committing outright to only one platform for the future. It's a little more work but well worth it, IMO.
     
  5. Savor Suspended

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    MovieTube

    Then use TubeMate to download them.
     
  6. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    Google play movies
    Netflix

    In the UK:

    Blinkbox
    Now movies
    Sky go


    Ripping my own purchased DVDs
     
  7. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    Or if you're of the disreputable quality, you could torrent them straight to your phone.
     
  8. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    Completely legal to make your own copies. Courts have ruled it legal since the VHS/beta max days.

    Edit. Actually illegal. Crap.

    http://lifehacker.com/5978326/is-it-legal-to-rip-a-dvd-that-i-own
     
  9. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    ^^ this. Not difficult really. AnyDVD and Handbrake. 30-40 minutes later total you can have a movie on my phone or tablet.

    This works great too. Although I like the higher quality rips myself.
     
  10. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    MakeMKV and Handbrake for me as it's pretty much exclusively blu ray disks for me. Handbrake works beautifully and though I generally don't need to any longer, it let's you queue up as many encoding jobs as you'd like. When I was converting my library I'd run it overnight when I wasn't using my computer.
     
  11. mKTank macrumors 68000

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    Yay stealing
     
  12. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    It just takes soooo long to rip with makemkv.. It normally takes me less time to encode after than rip but either way your talking a good 90 minutes (or longer) for a rip and encode of a standard length movie.

    I has to start doing this when they moved digital copies from iTunes to UV, as UV barely offer support for Iteland with most movies restricted to UK only here despite being sold in Ireland with Irish film rating etc.... Annoying as muck.
     
  13. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    90 minutes? WOW. Must be the software. Again, about 20-30 minutes to rip a movie with AnyDVD and about 10-12 to burn a disc. Although I've moved from DVD's to just ripping to a Hard Drive and streaming to the theater system. Drives today are plain cheap.
     
  14. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    It's just the exponentially bigger file size - 50gb compared to 6-8gb on DVD and then the re-encoding of 1080p as opposed to SD footage.
     
  15. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Agreed--not the ideal method for instant gratification, but generally we only buy blu rays of movies that get repeat viewings..sometimes VERY repeated (I have 3 young kids ;)) so it's worth it. And as I don't have to do it too often anymore, it's no big deal to queue up a rip and let it run while I do something else, they set the encode to either do the same or run while I'm asleep at night.
     
  16. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    Plex is a god send. I payed for the Plex pass and ripped my entire library to the hard drive so now I have a nice visual library with movie art, descriptions, etc, that I can view on all my devices. Just wish I had known about it sooner.
     
  17. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Love PLEX as well and it's even better now that it works with Chromecast.
     
  18. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    Yeah it sure is. I was just showing it off the other day at the in-laws house. I think I convinced everyone to get one when I explained that it worked with the iPhone as well (Chromecast). :D
     
  19. betty1123 macrumors newbie

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    If you have iTunes purchased movies, you can do some extra efforts and then put mvoies from itunes to your android phone. But you have to get the so-called drm media converter to get rid of the itunes drm and convert it to your phone supported format. Very easy, and you can have a try.
     
  20. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

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    Just buy them from a store specializing in foreign movies and rip and upload to your android device.
     
  21. albertfallickwa thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the suggestions folks. I don't buy DVD or Blu-Rays but mostly iTunes purchased movies. I plan to just convert them to mp4 using Noteburner which I tried out and it looks good. I will buy the full version later on.

    I may buy a rare Blu-ray if the movie is that good.
     

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