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Initial post: Nov 14, 2013 5:08:27 PM PST
I want to download a few movies for a trip across country anybody know how many I can with 32 g and can I delete them to make room for more? Don't laugh old man new toy.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2013 5:23:33 PM PST
A. Dietz says:
Your 32GB model actually only has 25.1GB available to the user, minus whatever content you already have on it. The size of the video file is going to depend on the length of the movie and the quality you select (SD or HD), and could range from 1.5 to 7GB or more per movie. Check the available space from your settings menu (under Device), download a movie, then check it again to see how much room you've used up. Depending on what else you have on the device, I would think you should be able to get 8 - 10 SD movies, or 3 - 5 HD movies. If you bought the videos from, they are stored on your account and you can delete them as you finish viewing them to make room for more. You also need to know that movies take a LONG time to download. Depending on your internet connection speed, it make one to several hours per movie to download.

Posted on Nov 14, 2013 5:24:46 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 14, 2013 5:27:58 PM PST
Carbonbased says:
Lots of variables here--first is, are you realllllly wrapped up in video quality? If you download in 'good' quality, a video will take up maybe half the storage as a 'best' 1080p HD quality. As for me and my eyes, good is plenty, especially on such a small screen. One caveat is that motion intended for HD might be blurred in SD.

Second, are you a Prime member? It's primarily a shipping discount program, but with Prime and the HDX, you can download quite a few of the movies and TV shows that are available for free streaming on other Fires and computer screens. There's a limit of 25, regardless of size, that you can have downloaded at one time.

If you're looking at owned or rental movies, there's no limit other than device capacity. 32 GB ought to let you carry several HD movies with you. I have the 16GB and would expect to be able to carry around two or three HD movies, but unfortunately there isn't any hard rule that xx minutes of HD take up xxx megabytes.

Posted on Nov 14, 2013 6:26:11 PM PST
Thanks Dietz and Carbonbase I'll keep that in mind one more thing if I do delete them are they gone forever or can I download them again since I have paid for them already?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2013 9:02:26 PM PST
Carbonbased says:
Purchased instant video can be reloaded from cloud as long as Amazon exists.o

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2013 4:23:32 PM PST
Off subject if I buy this will every thing I have on my 8.9 fire be on the HDX since I own 2 readers only and a fire 7 hd that has everything that my 8.9 has?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2013 4:29:43 PM PST
NC. movie man - Register any new Kindles to your current Amazon account, and you will be able to download your Amazon digital content to a new Fire. Nothing is downloaded or transferred automatically.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2013 4:42:20 PM PST
Sorry for being so stupid but will everything still be on my 7 hd? 70 AND CAN ONLY DIAL A PHONE.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2013 4:45:08 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 15, 2013 4:45:24 PM PST
NC. movie man - Yes. Your content can be accessed by any Kindle that you have registered to your Amazon account. There is no limit to the number of Kindles that can be registered to a single Amazon account. Most books can be downloaded on up to 6 Kindle at one time.

So, even if you purchase a new Kindle, the content on your old Kindle will remain.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2013 4:58:15 PM PST

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2013 5:07:49 PM PST
You're welcome!

Posted on Nov 15, 2013 5:51:58 PM PST
Michael H says:
SD are generally 700 MBs to 1 GB while HD are easily 1.2 GB or higher. So safe bet, You could easily put a good 10+ videos on your Kindle.
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