The first step is to download the movie to your computer. There are several download options, depending on your computer. Find out how to download free movies from our web site.
After you download a movie or video file, it has to be in a format that is recognized by the mobile device.
This can sometimes be confusing. Many different formats exist. But there are some formats that seem to play on most devices- Apple's Quicktime, Flash and Windows Media Player. If your device plays video, it has one of these already installed.
Convert to iPod/iPhone/iPad or other iTunes compatible device
If you add a video from iTunes to the iPod, iPad or iPhone and a message says the video can’t play on iPhone, you can convert the video.
Also, video conversion software, such as Adobe Software and Roxio Software, can be used to convert video files into many formats for a variety of platforms.
Once synched to your mobile device, the movie can be played automatically. Apple products will find the correct software to play the video.
Movie files are often several hundred megabytes in size. Build up a library of downloaded movies, and select or deselect movies as you watch them.
The latest wireless technology, 3G and WiMax, make the Internet available far beyond wifi hot spots and cables.
Most web browsers can locate the correct movie player needed to play the movie file. But some devices cannot. Check your device specifications to see what movie formats it accepts if you aren't sure why the movie doesn't play. Apple devices cannot recognize
Connect your mobile device to a TV and watch videos on the larger screen. Use the Apple Component AV Cable, Apple Composite AV Cable, or other authorized iPhone/iPad or iPod compatible cable.
Also use these cables with the Apple Universal Dock to connect iPhone to your TV. (The Apple Universal Dock includes a remote, which allows you to control playback from a distance.) Apple cables and docks are available for purchase from Apple. (Apple iPhone Tips)
Entertainment Magazine uses an iPhone 3G. This makes it possible to better format our content for mobile devices. In previous years, we used a Palm Pilot LifeDrive. Besides its personal digital assistant features, it also served as a wireless option to check email, browse the Internet and conduct basic administrative work.
Experiment to see what works best for your device. Everyday new options become available to solve problems faced with new devices and formats. Keep checking back for updates.