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JackDog
2013-05-29, 08:08 AM
Is there a way to transfer videos like the ones downloaded here (ones with a VIDEO_TS folder of video files) to my Android phone? I've got a Samsung Galaxy S3 and I've been using a program called Free DVD Converter to convert dvd's to go on my phone, but it won't accept non-dvd videos. I've got a bunch of downloaded videos that I haven't gotten around to burning to dvd yet, so if I could convert and transfer those without having to burn to dvd it would save me a lot of time.

stoner
2013-05-29, 10:07 AM
I convert to MP4. Ck you're specs. http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxys3/specifications.html. There are many free programs that will do this.

Unidecker
2013-05-29, 10:14 AM
makemkv its free and ez and samsungs play mkv's bvy default

stoner
2013-05-29, 10:26 AM
I also follow Giveaway of the day http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/ They offer a different software title every day. Some are great some not so. There are reviews and it's free.

jabulon
2013-05-29, 11:32 AM
A normal DVD consists of two folders, (an empty) AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS, may be your program is missing the AUDIO_TS folder, so try adding an empty AUDIO_TS folder. If you want you can also create an EXTRAS_TS folder where you can store the md5's, artwork, text etc.

Unidecker
2013-05-29, 04:17 PM
http://www.makemkv.com/

JackDog
2013-05-30, 07:06 PM
I tried makemkv and it had the same problem that the program that I was using had. I'm looking for a program that will convert the contents of a VIDEO_TS folder on my computer into an mp4 or mkv without having to burn the show to dvd first.

spidergawd
2013-05-30, 08:09 PM
I tried makemkv and it had the same problem that the program that I was using had. I'm looking for a program that will convert the contents of a VIDEO_TS folder on my computer into an mp4 or mkv without having to burn the show to dvd first.


From what I see at
http://developer.android.com/guide/appendix/media-formats.html it looks like you'd probably want h.264 codec with Baseline profile in mp4 container.Try HandBrake
http://handbrake.fr/
Tell it what folder to read from and it treats it like a DVD. However, it's free and works with Windows, Mac, and Linux :(

Unidecker
2013-05-31, 12:13 AM
lol make mkv you dont have to burn to disc first .... rofl that is the funniest shit ive heard all day..

JackDog
2013-05-31, 08:14 AM
lol make mkv you dont have to burn to disc first ..

My mistake. I had uninstalled makemkv so I re-installed it to see what you were laughing about, and it turns out that the show that I was trying to convert was just a single .ts file and makemkv didn't recognize it, so I assumed that it didn't recognize the contents of any VIDEO_TS files. I haven't used makemkv to convert anything yet, but it does recognize the contents of other VIDEO_TS folders on my computer. Thanks for the help!
:)

stoner
2013-06-01, 09:26 AM
As mentioned above a free video converter can be had today at http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/ its one of many that have been offered at this site.:)

Unidecker
2013-06-01, 11:02 AM
handbrake can also do it and is free ware

pabgmb
2013-07-08, 11:46 PM
This should do the job:

download: http://www.ilikemall.com/how-to/convert-mp4-to-mov-mac.html

Converts everything into everything, and has default settings to convert your downloaded videos for Samsung S3.

BTW, generally, you can convert your videos to mp4, a widely accepted file around devices/programs.