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Initial post: Nov 27, 2013, 5:08:42 AM PST
I might were to get the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 32gb. Is 32gb enough to hold/store around 50 apps, 500 songs, as well as 100 movies? If it is, will it still run quickly and efficiently?

Posted on Nov 27, 2013, 5:18:40 AM PST
T. Cook says:
I don't think even 64gb is enough to hold 100 movies....
Where are you thinking of getting these movies from?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2013, 5:22:45 AM PST
B. Marks says:
I doubt if you'll get 100 movies on a 32 gig device. I'm not sure you can even get that many on a 64 gig device.

Of course it depends on the bitrate and length of the movies. If they're SD movies you might get about 20 or 25 of them on a 32 gig device, depending on their length. It'll be a very full device.

If you want HD movies you'll probably be able to get 5 or 6 of them on board. If you're watching them on the device itself HD movies won't be noticeably better than SD. You'll occasionally be able to tell the difference in fast action scenes.

50 apps and 500 songs won't take up all that much room. Probably less than a single SD movie, unless you get some really big games. But I doubt if there are enough games available that are big enough to change that a lot.

If you really have to carry that many movies you might want to look into a portable Wifi device to carry extra movies on. This will only work on your own movies, of course. Not on Amazon movies.


Posted on Nov 27, 2013, 5:58:49 AM PST
Thanks berry for your reply could you go into a little more detail on wifi device? Do you meen kindle fire hdx 8.9 with 4g LTE?

Posted on Nov 27, 2013, 6:25:53 AM PST
roofrabbit says:
When you say to store 100 movies in 64 GB, you must specify how big the movies are. If they are the same size as those that come on a DVD, then each movie is approximately 4.7 GB or 7.3 GB. Thus only 10 movies, more or less, can fit on the Kindle with 64 TH memory.

There are many programs available for shrinking the size of a movie. You would first shrink the size of a movie using a computer then transfer it to the Kindle. For 100 movies, the quality of the shrunken movies will be no better than a YouTube video.

If, however, you want just to watch movies from the Kindle store (whether free or purchased), the number of movies are unlimited. When you buy a movie from the Kindle store, you pay for access to view it as many times as you want. It therefore seems as if the movie that you own is in your Kindle memory but it's not: it stays in a remote location awaiting for you to watch it at anytime.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2013, 6:44:47 AM PST
Grimwinder says:
No, I believe Barryem is talking about a completely different storage device that is wifi capable to store your movies on and then stream them to your Kindle. Google the term "portable wifi movie storage" for examples. 4G LTE merely gives your Kindle wireless internet (like a cell phone), and while it would let you stream movies from Amazon when you aren't in wifi range, it costs a good bit per month for the data plan.

Posted on Nov 27, 2013, 6:45:36 AM PST

Posted on Dec 15, 2013, 4:57:05 AM PST
When I rip movies to my digital library they are 2 to 4 GB. You can then run them through another program to strip out all the fluff (trailers, bonus features, etc) and get them down to 1 GB each. Any lower and image quality starts to suffer (Isn't that why you are buying and HDX? For the awesome screen.) So at 1 GB each you're only going to get less than 30 movies on the device. And don't forget app space, document space, pictures, etc. is going to take up several GB.

By the way, why do you "need" or want over 100 movies on your device? That would be 200 hours of viewing since you can only watch 1 movie at a time. That's like having tens of thousands of songs. At 20 songs an hour that is only 720 a day if you listen 24 a day. All this capacity stuff is overrated. Decide what you will actually use and then buy to that spec and keep the songs and movies in the cloud and download as needed.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2013, 6:01:38 AM PST
B. Marks says:
If I was carrying some device with me while I was travelling for a while I'd love to have 100 movies on it. Even if I didn't get to watch most of them I'd have a nice selection to choose from. It's nice to be able to pick something to match my mood.


Posted on Dec 15, 2013, 6:33:09 AM PST
Cheryl Jones says:
Andrea this is what I have. You do not have to be in internet to use--it creates its own wi fi and then "beams" what ever you have to tablet.

Kingston Digital MobileLite Wireless Flash Reader for Smartphones and Tablets (MLW221)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2013, 7:02:36 AM PST
You must be pretty "moody" to need a selection of 100 movies. };P~
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