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Initial post: 28 Dec 2012, 15:02:13 GMT
Got a kindle fire hd for Christmas and was told by the shop and amazons website that you can download films to watch later offline. However the only option given to me when i go into the amazon video shop is to stream them from love film and this is useless as you have to have a wifi connection whilst streaming. Is anybody else having the same problem? Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Dec 2012, 15:38:49 GMT
Denis Powell says:
The Movies tab will only work with Lovefilm at this time and only as a streaming option. Hopefully this will change in the future.

You can copy any movies you have on your computer that don't have DRM to the Fire (movies you may have ripped from DVDs for instance).

If you have any DVDs that have "Free" digital copies available those are usually "Ultraviolet" movies and can be claimed (if you still have the inserts with the claim code and they're not out of date) using the Flixter app. Those can be streamed or downloaded for offline viewing. I was watching the first Sherlock Holmes movie with Robert Downey Jr last night and the picture and sound quality was excellent.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Dec 2012, 20:26:57 GMT
kelty says:
i was told the same thing, i have been really disappointed as it was this feature that convinced me to go with the kindle fire hd, added to that i discovered today that there is no flash player either. i am beginning to regret buying it.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Dec 2012, 20:54:36 GMT
Denis Powell says:
Kelty, Adobe have stopped selling licenses for Flash on new tablets and stopped updating it some time ago. As a result you won't get Flash on the Nexus or iPad either but that doesn't stop you downloading an older browser like Dolphin and Flash.

Posted on 29 Dec 2012, 21:48:58 GMT
Kate says:
I also have this problem - I don't have access to WiFi in all of the places I want to watch films!

Isn't ripping from DVD's illegal? There seem to be lots of illegal ways to get hold of MP4's, I'd like a legal way of watching my films!

Posted on 29 Dec 2012, 21:53:21 GMT
Kate says:
Why doesn't Amazon sell legal MP4's - in the same way as they do Kindle books?

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Dec 2012, 21:58:37 GMT
Denis Powell says:
I'm hoping they will in due course as I'm sure they want to sell every piece of media they can.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2012, 12:28:26 GMT
Coz93 says:
Where do you copy the movies to on the Kindle as the movies tab only works with lovefilm?

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2012, 17:52:51 GMT
RichRoast says:
Corrin, drop your films into the Movies folder and use the 'Personal Videos' app that comes with the device or install VLC player from the app store to play them.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2012, 17:57:48 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2012, 18:02:34 GMT
Denis Powell says:
Michael, do you ever post any helpful suggestions?

It's interesting that you object to me trying to help people with their problems.

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In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2012, 20:23:20 GMT
Rona says:
Could you help perhaps? I have a "free" digital copy but when I try to download to my new kindle which is identified by the DVD it says there is not enough space on the device. it's brand new and there's nothing on it yet. any ideas?

Posted on 30 Dec 2012, 20:36:48 GMT
This thread could be my life saver! I bought the fire for my husband to watch films offline, ie on planes and now we find out you can only stream! Rubbish!!! Are there any legal mp4 download sites? HELP!

Posted on 30 Dec 2012, 20:37:21 GMT
Geoff Thomas says:
And another thing.......

I was told that there was a 30 day 'Free Trial' with LoveFilm that came bundled with my Kindle Fire HD.

Every Film or TV Programme I look at asks if I want to sign up with my Amazon ID or my Love Film id. So I enter my Amazon ID (the only one I have) and EVERY film I look at has a little label that says "Upgrade your package to watch this" and that I can only watch it with a LoveFilm id. When I try to create one, it tells me that I am already registered with my Amazon ID and can't be registered separately with LoveFilm.

Any suggestions ?


In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2012, 21:34:05 GMT
Denis Powell says:
Most Free Digital Movies have to be claimed through Flixter using the Voucher and Code from the DVD case. That can be done on the Fire itself using the Flixter app but is easier using a computer.

You don't need the DVD at all. 2 of mine have never been out of the case. As a result I'm not quite sure what you mean by "The new Kindle which is identified by the DVD."

I'm wondering if you're actually trying to copy a DVD to the Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2012, 21:39:30 GMT
Denis Powell says:
There are legal download sites that the Fire can use but in all those I've seen they only work well on small devices like phones an iPods. The video quality is very poor on the Fire.

I have a small library of high quality digital movies from Flixter which look and sound superb on the Fire HD, but require the purchase of a DVD with a Free Ultraviolet Digital copy that can be claimed using the voucher that comes with the DVD.

I'm hoping that Amazon, Lovefilm or some other will realise there's a market here now and fill the need.

Posted on 30 Dec 2012, 21:54:10 GMT
Last edited by the author on 30 Dec 2012, 21:55:23 GMT
colcheeky says:
i got told by lovefilm when i asked them if i could use something else, they said no but if i have existing movies from itunes then i could put them on amazon cloud & download them onto my kindle, how do i download them onto my kindle

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2012, 22:04:24 GMT
Hi, you will have to rip your film to a computer and then drag and drop it into the movies file on your android file transfer app. (on computer). I have downloaded the Cine X player app on the Kindle. You will then find the films you have dragged across on the computer.
Good luck.

Posted on 30 Dec 2012, 22:09:34 GMT
Jules says:
I have just downloaded 2 films from imovielounge.com and it works fine. A bit round the houses but I got there.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Dec 2012, 13:51:38 GMT
Rona says:
Hi - thanks for reply. The DVDs I have with digital copies don't seem to be Ultraviolet. At least that's not mentioned on the code provided. It is called 'play anywhere'. The two I have digital codes for are Fox films and I have contacted their customer support for advice. The process they instruct is to put the DVD in the pc and then follow the instructions to transfer to mobile android device. It is the interface that comes up when I put the DVD in that appears to recognise that the Kindle is attached but then won't allow the transfer due to lack of space. Looking around there is reference on the fox support site to google play which I understand is not compatible with Kindle(?).

I know I should just embrace the journey when I acquire a new piece of tech but the constant unfulfilled promise of 'plug and play' leads to a rapid descent of the red mist!

Posted on 31 Dec 2012, 14:20:14 GMT
DaveyH says:
Hi Miss Parsons, I believe for what you describe you ned an app called Fox Digital copy. This is available in the Google Play store, but unfortunately not in the Amazon Apps store (nor the Goodereader apps store).

Posted on 31 Dec 2012, 14:55:30 GMT
nephran says:
Ok...Listen up everybody...Go to www.dvdfab.com and download thier software..It's free for a month's trial...This will allow you to copy your dvds onto your pc...you can then use the same software to convert them to Mp4 format..After the month's trial is over you can still use dvdfab to copy your dvds to your computer, you just won't be able to use the converter..There are plenty of free mp4 converters available om the internet.

Posted on 1 Jan 2013, 08:33:14 GMT
John Bradley says:
I had a film which I converted to MP4 format ,then downloaded to cloud. It shows in my amazon cloud /clouddrive page but cannot find it on my fire hd. Any help would be useful.

Posted on 1 Jan 2013, 08:42:07 GMT
Hayley says:
hello, just tried to watch the new Sherlock h Holmes o n ultraviolet, but it says I need a new version of flash player. anyone know which version I need to select for kindle fire, not be one? thx
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