How do YOU watch movies (off line)

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  1. dniezby

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    Looking to watch some movies when I'm not around a WiFi Source. How do you get movies on your SP3 and watch them.
     
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    kundas1 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Just transfer from USB stick to your SP3 or transfer it to your microSD card... copy then paste...
     
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    I rip DVDs and save as mp4 then I can copy them to my sd card or to an external USB drive and play them from there.
     
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    I think I should rephrase the question. What I meant was how do "YOU" , as in how are other's putting movies on their SP3s to watch away from WiFi.. For example, are you just downloading? Do you like to USB transfer? Do you use an App?

    I guess it did come though as a "How to" question.
     
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    My answer is still the same... some I d/l and some I transfer... to my microSD card. ;)
     
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    I use Xbox Video and download them.... this is when I purchase or rent.
     
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    I put it on a USB stick and copy it across and then I watch with vlc. Refuse to use Xbox video.
     
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    I copy then to my SD card.
     
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    I sync from Plex server
     
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    I rip DVDs on my laptop. I copy the resulting MP4 to a 3Tb external USB drive that I use for backups. Plug that into the Surface and copy to the 64Gb external microSD card. I'm needing a 128Gb card now though. :)



    Strollin, what settings are you using, and what size MP4 are you generally ending up with?
     
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    Download to sd card or ext hard drive, and install VLC player
     
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    Using built in network sharing I transfer files to the surface over the home network. No need for usb or sd cards.
    I use Mplayer classic for videos. Winamp for audio.
    go to codecs.com for the latest codec pack to play most all formats in one simple pack (klite is what I use).
     

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