Q: I have a pretty huge collection of videos, all different types, mostly divx/xvid, some h.264. So far, none have worked well (if at all) on this device. I have no problem converting them for use. Has anyone found the secret sauce for quality playback at reasonably size for this device. Or any Nook Video Converter to deal with it?
Despite being an eBook reader, Nook Color uses a quite good graphics chip – it is the same as the one used on Motorola Droid 2 and Droid X. While the device is capable of video playback of several formats, the best quality is achievable with formats that the chip supports at hardware level, as other formats are decoded using software, resulting in low quality performance
Now you want to play videos on your Nook Color smoothly, you may need the Nook Video Converter to help you. According to our testing, we have figure out the best output settings for Nook Color. That is “Your Nook Color supports the video file formats: 3gp, 3g2, mp4, m4v; MPEG-4 Simple Profile up to 854×480; H.263 up to 352×288; H.264 profile up to 854×480.
Note: Your Nook Color will not support the following video file formats: Flash (Flv/swf); Mov/qt; AVI; MKV; Xvid/divx; WMV / VC-1; H.264 HD profile; and videos with a resolution higher than 854×480″
Besides converting video to Nook Color compatible formats, this Nook Video Converter also can help Nook users to edit their videos before converison, for example, you can adjust effects, trim, crop and watermark the videos as you like. More features are available here, just to free download and try it now!
How to Convert Video to Nook Color
Free download install and run the Nook Video Converter on your computer.
Step 1. Click “Add Video” to load the videos you want to play on your Nook Color.
Step 2. In the Profile area, you can choose the 3GP, MPEG4(*.mp4), H.264(*.mp4) settings for output. To get the best output quality, click “Settings” button, and we highly recommend you to choose the 352×288 resolutions, video bitrate 1200kbps. With this settings, the output file size is smaller and the you get the common visual quality.
Note: You can also adjust the resolution and video bitrate to get different output quality. But you should bear in your mind that they are up to resolution “854×480, video bitrate 2500kbps. After that, you can click “Save as…” to save it as user defined profile for further usage.
Step 3. Highlight any file, and you can use the “Clip” button on the top menu to edit your video before conversion. Click “Browse” button at the bottom of the main interface to define the output folder for the converted files.
Step 4. Press the “Convert” button to begin to convert video to Nook Color videos. After done, you can transfer them to your device for enjoy.