“Like many I got Kindle Fire HD tablet for Christmas and thought it would be great if I could copy some of my DVDs to the device so that I could watch on the train. I have tried to rip a film from a DVD, and got a collection of individual .VOB files, which play fine on my computer. However, when I copied them to the 8.9′ Kindle Fire HD they player don’t see a single file. Is there anyway I can watch VOB movies on a Kindle Fire HD slab?”
“I have lots of VOB files from DVD. What options (if any) do I have for viewing these on the newly announced Kindle Fire HD 7″? I’m assuming “cloud” access. Would there be a possibility of an “add on” player that would permit playback from a VOB format video?”
The Kindle Fire HD 7″/8.9″ specifications indicate that the Amazon tablets support but 3 video formats: MP4, 3GP, VP8 (video playback at 720p). You DVD .vob files, despite of being ripped into faire use videos, are MPEG-2 encoded, which is not a supported codec/format by Kindle Fire HD. There are 2 easy ways to play VOB movies on Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7.0/8.9 tablet.
1. Rip DVD to 720p MP4 for Kindle Fire HD playing using DVDAid
2. Merge and Convert VOB to Kindle Fire HD friendly format with VOB to Kindle Fire HD Converter
Tips for Showing Best Video Formats Supported by Kindle Fire HD:
Video Format: MP4/VP8/H.263
Video Resolution: 800 x 1280 pixels
Audio Format: MP3/WAV/AAC/OGG/E-AC-3
Kindle Fire HD Video Converter from Pavtube is a handy video converter that convert movies/videos to Kindle Fire HD playable format. It works well as a VOB to Kindle Fire HD Converter, and features advanced image and audio handling ability to create videos for playback on Kindle Fire HD beautifully without any audio and video out of sync issues. Besides VOB, it can also help you encode/re-encode almost all 1080p/720p HD videos including MKV, AVI, MPG, MOV, TiVo, MTS, Flash FLV/F4V, WMV, VRO, etc. for Kindle Fire HD.
Meanwhile the quality of the converted videos is as decent as possible as original. The equivalent Mac version is the Kindle Fire HD Video Converter Mac, which can convert .vob to Kindle Fire HD on Mac OS X (Include Mountain Lion and Mavericks). The software provides video edit functions such as video cut, video joiner, and splitter, effects adjusting. To achieve your goal smoothly, below I’d like show you the guide on how to convert VOB to Kindle Fire HD MP4 videos. Just follow it to realize your idea of watching VOB movies on Kindle Fire HD without limitations.
VOB videos stored (externally-downloaded or from other source)
Windows XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1 or Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.5 above(including Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Mavericks) with 1G Hz or above Intel processor
* Download and install the excellent VOB to Kindle Fire HD Converter or its equivalent Mac version.
How to convert DVD VOB movies to Kindle Fire HD 7-inch or 8.9-inch?
Step 1. Import source media
Run Pavtube Video Converter for Kindle Fire HD and import VOB files that you want to convert into the program. You can click “Add video” to load separate .vob clips one by one; you can also click “Add from folder” to load from a folder that contains your source VOB files.
Note: you can add as many VOB videos as you want, and you can batch these VOB video files or merge them into one file by checking “Merge into one file” box.
Step 2: Choose H.264 video (*.mp4) for your Kindle Fire HD 7″/8.9″
To select a format that best suited for viewing on Kindle Fire HD HD 7″/8.9″, please follow:
Format menu > Android > Amazon Kindle Fire HD H.264 (*.mp4)
Step 3. Set advanced settings (optional)
Click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. According to my experience, the file size and video quality is based more on bitrate than resolution which means bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa. For watching videos on Kindle Fire HD 7.0, 720p with 1500~2000kbps is just all right. For watching videos on Kindle Fire HD 8.9, 1080p with 2000~2500kbps is just all right.
Note: After that, you can click on “Save as” to rename the profile, such as “Kindle Fire HD H.264 (*.mp4)”. Next time, you can easily find it in “Custom” category.
Step 4: Start to convert VOB video files to Kindle Fire HD 7″/8.9″
Now, click “Convert” button to get down to converting DVD VOB videos to Kindle Fire HD 7″/8.9″ supported MP4 video formats, and the task(s) will be done at a amazing speed and perfect output quality.
The converting time depends on several factors, such as the speed of your computer, the bitrate you have set and what other things your computer is currently doing. If your computer has CUDA or AMD APP support, the Kindle Fire HD Video Converter(only Windows) will use GPU decoding to accelerate the conversion process, and thus the conversion speed could be geared up by 3-5 times.
Once the conversion completes, you can click “Open” button to get the generated MP4 files for transferring to Kindle Fire HD for playback on the go.
Free Service: If you have no idea about Kindle Fire HD file transfer, you can check out the post Synchronizing Your Content files (Videos, Pictures, Music) to Kindle Fire HD to learn more.
Some tips for Edit VOB video files for Kindle Fire HD playing: crop, add effect, add watermark and so on (optional):
If you are using Pavtube Kindle Fire HD Video Converter to convert DVD VOB files to Kindle Fire HD compatible video formats, you will find this video converter also allows you to edit videos, such as crop video screen size, crop aspect ratio, merge multiple videos into one, add text/image watermark, adjust effects/brightness/contrast and so on.
1. Trim: You can trim your video files to capture and convert your favorite video clips for playing on Kindle Fire HD.
2. Crop: You can crop your video area to remove the black video sides for playing on Kindle Fire HD in full screen.
3. Effect: You can adjust your video effects by setting video contrast, brightness and saturation.
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