Ripping movies on your own DVD & Blu-ray discs to play on Nook HD/HD+
To compete against Amazon for the same customers in the market for eBook reader, Barnes & Noble company released its Nook HD and Nook HD+ on September 26, 2012. The highlights of the two eReaders are their screens: The Nook HD has the highest resolution of any seven-inch tablet, including the iPad mini, Kindle Fire HD and others. And the nine-inch Nook HD+’s resolution reaches to 1920 x 1280 and the pixel density reached 256ppi, which was very close to New iPad. In addition to their high resolution, the brightness and viewing angle of the two devices’ screens are also excellent. These features bring consumers an extraordinary eBook reading and movie watching experience.
For electronic books, you can directly buy them via B&N’s eBook store. For movies, instead of depending on the media contents providers including HBO, Sony, STARZ, Viacom, Warner Brothers and Disney that have a business relationship with B&N, you can rip movies on your own DVD & Blu-ray discs to play on Nook HD/HD+. Here i will give you a full guide on how to rip/convert DVDs & Blu-rays to Nook HD/HD+ compatible MP4 format.
What do you need:
* a Nook HD or HD+ (of course).
* a computer running Pavtube Blu-ray ripper (build 188.8.131.5276 or higher).
Pavtube Blu-ray ripper is a shareware, and it let you decrypt, rip Blu-ray Discs and standard DVDs to your hard drive and convert them to B&N Nook HD/HD+ video formats. Luckily, it has a preset that works for the Nook tablet that will also work just fine for the Nook HD/HD+. Of course, if you want to gain the best video viewing experience on your Nook HD/HD+’s screen, you need to reset the output parameters including ‘Encoder’, ‘Resolution’, ‘Bit rate’ etc according to Nook HD/HD+’s media playback specs. (I will tell you how to do this in the ripping steps below).
* a DVD or a Blu-ray. (note, ISO image files and IFO files are also supported.)
* an external BD drive (internal BD drive also works) to place the DVD & BD discs.
Steps of ripping DVD & Blu-ray to Nook HD/HD+:
step One: Insert a DVD or a Blu-ray to your BD drive. Open up the Pavtube Blu-ray ripper program, then click the icon “” on the upper left corner of the program’s main screen, and the program will load the DVD or Blu-ray titles from BD drive into the its workspace automatically.
Step Two: Click on the “Format” drop-down menu, choose the preset "Nook Tablet (*.mp4)" from "Android" category as output format. The output video can work on your Nook HD/HD+ , but it is not the best. According to my own experience, i suggest you to make the profile settings look like the image1 below when encoding DVD to Nook HD/HD+, and image2 below when encoding Blu-ray to Nook HD/HD+:
Step Three: Click “Start” button to begin ripping/converting the movie on the DVD or Blu-ray to 800x480-pixels, H.264-encoded MP4 video, or 1280x720-pixels, H.264-encoded MP4 video for Nook HD/HD+. The time needed for the conversion task widely depends on your CPU and hard drive speed.
Step Four: When the conversion is done, just connect your Nook HD/HD+ to your computer using a USB data cable, and transfer the converted DVD or BD movie to the movie folder on your Nook HD/HD+. Now, you can start enjoying them.
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