Watch DVD Movies On Your Pocket PC

Published Date
01 - Nov - 2005
| Last Updated
01 - Nov - 2005
Watch DVD Movies On Your Pocket PC
With the increasing popularity of Windows Mobile devices and the emergence of brands such as O2, Krome, and Imate, users are now opting for high-end handhelds and PDA phones running the Windows platform. Apart from the ease of use, this platform enjoys great third-party application support, and there is a whole range of software available in various categories.

There must have been times when you wanted to do more on your Pocket PC... watch a movie, for example. Now you can!

Though there are many software that let you convert DVDs and other video clips for Pocket PC, here we'll tell you about Pocket DVD Wizard-which is probably the easiest way to watch videos on your mobile device. This software also lets you convert videos for other popular mobile platforms such as Palm OS and the Sony Playstation Portable (PSP).

Step 1. Get The Software
Download and install the trial version from www.pocket

The free trial version lets you convert five minutes of a video track to be played on your handheld. The full version can be purchased for $28.95
(Rs 1,300).

It is also recommended that you install Microsoft Windows Media Encoder. This results in higher-quality output and faster video processing speeds. The above component can be downloaded from or

Step 2. Getting Started
After the installation is done, you are presented with the main screen. There are two large square buttons displayed. Click on the one on the left if you want to convert DVD video or the right one if you want to convert any other video file format such as AVI, MPEG, or WMV.

The two buttons are neatly labelled, so there's no chance of confusion! We chose to convert an MPEG file already stored on the PC.

Step 3. Select the Video
After clicking "Select a video file", you can choose the video file you want to convert and, even get a preview in the ensuing window.

From the drop-down list above the preview, you can select the device you intend to view the converted video on. Pocket PC is selected by default, but you can choose from other options such as Palm OS, PSP, Archos, and more. Click "Next step" to continue.

Step 4. Preparing To Convert
The next window that pops up lets you set the type of Pocket PC device you have and the approximate size for the output file. Select either 'Standard Pocket PC' or 'VGA Pocket PC' depending on the type of device you have.

Click on the drop-down to choose the size of the memory card you have-options available are 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB and 1 GB or larger.

Next, use the slider under the drop-down to select the target output file size. This would depend on the free memory you have on your memory card. The file size (and therefore the quality) of the output video will be scaled accordingly. Click "Next step" to continue.

Step 5. The Conversion
The next window lets you specify the destination folder where the output will be saved and the name of the converted file. You can change these settings here or continue with the default.

Next, "Start the backup" to begin the conversion process.

Step 6. Finishing Up
The conversion process will start, and you'll get a message when the file is ready. All you need to do now is copy the converted file to your Windows Mobile device using Activesync or Bluetooth, and you're set.

The file can be played using Windows Media Player, which is already on your device. Enjoy!

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