Both the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD's 1280x800-pixel screen and the 8.9-inch model's 1920x1200-pixel screen are great for watching movies when camping, or travelling outdoors. Besides paying Amazon' ridiculous prices to watch movies and TV shows, you can also transfer your local movies to your Kindle for enjoyment. However, the Jelly Bean tablets are incredibly flexible in terms of media you can put on the device and users have a whole slew of problems when it comes to watching videos on the Kindle Fire HD gadgets. We collect in this column all about video-transfer, movie-playback guide & tips, tools, apps for Kindle Fire HD users, especially movie fans to get better digital media entertainment on the Amazon devices.

Video-Transfer, Movie-Playback Guide & Tips, Tools & Apps for Kindle Fire HD tablet users

Transferring Kindle Content

Downloading & Transferring your Media Content to Kindle Fire HD

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Kindle Fire HD File Type

What Formats does Kindle Fire HD support for music and movies?

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Kindle Fire HD Video Solutions

Solutions for Watching Movies on Kindle Fire HD

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Hot Apps

Kindle Tools and Apps- Know your Kindle Fire HD

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Transfer Kindle Content

There are several ways for you to transfer and download a variety of content like books, music, video, photo, and documents from a Windows or Mac computer to your Kindle Fire HD. You can choose to access your content through the Cloud while your Kindle Fire HD is connected via Wi-Fi, or to download your content to your device for easy access even when your device isn't connected wirelessly.

Method 1: Transferring Content over USB 
Method 2: Downloading Content from the Cloud to Your Device 
Method 3: DoubleTwist—USB Wired Transfer


Kindle Fire HD Supported File Type

Audio supported within Music: 
MP3, Non-DRM AAC (.m4a), MIDI, OGG, WAV

MP4, 3GP, VP8(.webm)


Notes: Mobipocket and Multimedia files that have Digital Rights Management (DRM) protection applied can't be read on your Kindle Fire. EPUB eBooks are not supported on Kindle.


Transferring Your Local Movies to Kindle Fire HD

You can rent or purchase movies in standard-definition or high-definition format from Amazon Store and watch them on your Kindle. Of course, most of you are not about to pay Amazon's ridiculous prices to watch movies and TV shows you already own on DVD, Blu-ray and downloaded or purchased from online websites or from iTunes, BBC iPlayer, Blockbuster, Blu-ray/DVD Digital Copies, wbdigitalcopy, etc. Instead, you can get them ported over to the Kindle Fire HD with ease. Along with some help from third-party softwares, it can be done effortlessly. Here's how.


Encode/Re-encode MKV/AVI/WMV/MPG/TiVo to Kindle Fire HD compatible video

Requirement: Pavtube Video Converter for Kindle (available for Windows or for Mac users and convert any popular video/audio format for more than Kindle Fire HD 7"/8.9")


Guide & Tips:

MKV to Kindle Fire HD | AVI to Kindle Fire HD | MPG to Kindle Fire HD
WMV to Kindle Fire HD | DivX to Kindle Fire HD | TiVo to Kindle Fire HD 
VOB to Kindle Fire HD | Flash to Kindle Fire HD

Digitalize DVD & Blu-ray into Kindle Fire HD Movies

Requirement: Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper (available for Windows or for Mac users and converting/ripping DVD, Blu-ray to best format for Kindle Fire HD)


Guide & Tips:

Rip Blu-ray to Kindle Fire HD on Mac and Windows
Convert DVD for Kindle Fire HD on Wins and Mac

Get DRM-protected Contents Playable on Kindle Fire HD

Requirement: Pavtube ChewTune (available for Windows or for Mac users and can help get rid of annoying DRM copy protection from M4V, WMV, M4P, WMA, etc. video and audio files and freely play them anywhere you like)


Guide & Tips:

Sync iTunes with Kindle Fire HD (Mac Solution)
Transferring Digital Copies to Kindle Fire HD (Mac Solution)

Some Useful Tips for Encoding Video Files to Kindle Fire HD

1) Use a high resolution source file.
2) Always convert equal or less in resolution and bitrate, never up.
3) 1000~1500kbps looks excellent, 2000~2500kbps looks amazing
4) Even lower resolution videos look fine when sampled at high bitrate.
5) DVDs aren't high resolution, so don't try to convert them to 1280 x 720! (DVDs maximum 720 pixels wide)
6) The sweet spot: 720p @ 2000~25000 kbps, but avoid black-bars or you can't zoom.

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Enjoy Everywhere

No Other Company Offers This Kind of Flexibility

Amazon make it easy for you to access your content on other devices. The books, videos, apps, audiobooks, games, and music that you buy for your Kindle Fire HD can also be enjoyed on Amazon apps for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, game consoles, TVs and more.