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I just want something young dcs can watch cartoons on while traveling - portable DVDs / cheap tablets / add memory to iPad? Help! I don't understand!

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LauraPashley Tue 25-Mar-14 21:34:47

That was my question right there in the title really! If I bought a cheap tablet all I would want from it is to be able to load on movies - so should I just buy a portable DVD player? How does battery life compare? Very confused! Thank you in advance!

jojane Tue 25-Mar-14 21:38:37

We have iPad. We download from BBQ iplayer and also have skygo + which means we can download some sky stuff. We don't have sky movies but if you do you can download films too.

jojane Tue 25-Mar-14 21:39:05

Bbc not bbq

MrsPnut Tue 25-Mar-14 21:44:18

I have an ipad which we load with films etc but dd2 has a samsung galaxy tablet which she has films loaded onto (stored on the memory card) and she can also download programmes from our Netflix account to watch on the move. She watches a lot of dr who!

jojane Tue 25-Mar-14 22:01:32

Mrspnut how do you download from Netflix? We have netflix app but didn't realise you could download?

How are you travelling? A basic car DVD player should come with 12V and mains adapters, which will cover a lot of situations. It's a simple and cheap solution as long as you have a power supply.

rollonthesummer Tue 25-Mar-14 22:03:55

Oooh, I didn't know you could do that!? Do you mind me asked how you get films from Netflix onto a memory card; is it easy!?

TheDayOfMyDoctor Tue 25-Mar-14 22:07:40

Movies can be downloaded from blinkbox too - you have 30 days to watch them.

I want to know about downloading from netflix to watch on the move though!

CMOTDibbler Tue 25-Mar-14 22:08:48

We have a Nook HD+. You can watch iPlayer, Sky, and where DVDs have a digital edition, download all those to it to watch off internet. We don't do Netflix, but I think you can download those.

I like it, and you can have different things available on different profiles - so ds has no wifi available on his and not many movies

LauraPashley Tue 25-Mar-14 22:23:25

So many options! We are on a plane so battery life only which I think is going to be a problem - we'll have run everything down before we get on the plane?!
Saw this which looks cheap and cheerful, but only 2hrs battery?!

LauraPashley Tue 25-Mar-14 22:23:31

We hav

LauraPashley Tue 25-Mar-14 22:24:32

We have an iPad - are those downloading bbc iplayer etc finding that storage is an issue?

jojane Tue 25-Mar-14 22:58:02

No because programmes drop off after a week or so of watching them so then we download more. Currently have about 10 programmes on iplayer and about 8 on skygo+

Iggi101 Tue 25-Mar-14 23:06:30

I got an Innotab 1 for £20, and can put DVDs or youtube clips onto it, on a memory card so in theory you could have more than one card and swap (or a big memory card!)
It is chunky and hard to break. Can be run on electric or aa batteries - I use rechargable ones but the battery life is about the same as for our portable DVD player.
To transfer your DVDs onto the innotab takes some jiggery pokers, but I followed a youtube video explaining it and all was good.

LauraPashley Tue 25-Mar-14 23:21:27

Ooooh we have an innotab! Will investigate! So DVDs on a memory card can play on it?

Iggi101 Tue 25-Mar-14 23:40:26
Try this. You need a programme to extract the stuff of the dvd (it will be encrypted) and another to stick it into a format the innotab can view. I do it a lot now I know how to! Programmes are free.
If you have bought the dvd I don't see how making a copy of it can be wrong - I do this partly as ds2 scratches so many DVDs! You can also use the programme to put something like a youtube video onto the innotab, (loads of kids stuff on youtube).

LauraPashley Tue 25-Mar-14 23:45:01

My friend is a tech whiz and has a memory card with films on it that she has already "unlocked" or whatever the term is. I am wildly optimistic now that her card plus my innotab will be a success...! Thanks and fingers crossed!
Have been browsing portable DVD players but "up to 2hrs battery life seems a bit hopeless!

MrsPnut Wed 26-Mar-14 18:37:28

Sorry, I missed the question yesterday. We use a programme called audials to record netflix streaming and replay it later.

LauraPashley Thu 27-Mar-14 20:38:57

Hi! Can I check re innotab storage, does it have an internal memory - can't see a card - am I being dim?!

Iggi101 Fri 28-Mar-14 08:10:07

Pretty sure it has some internal memory, but the card in mine is just one I took out of my camera - there must be a slot for it somewhere! Right had a look, it's in the battery compartment.

LauraPashley Fri 28-Mar-14 13:46:54

Aaaaah would never have found it, got it now thank you!

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