Does Nook color have to be rooted to play MP4's or does it do it out of the box? Most of my vids are this format. Is there a preferred conversion (handbrake?) software in case they dont work?
According to NOOK Color User Guide, the device can play the following types of video files: Adobe Flash, 3gp, 3g2, mp4
, m4v, and ogg. The device supports MPEG-4 Simple Profile up to 854x480, H.263 up to 352x288, and H.264 baseline profile up to 854x480.
While waiting for the Nook Color, I converted one of my DVDs to mp4 (848x480) so I can watch it on the Nook Color as soon as it arrives.
Get NOOK Color User Guide here [imagesbn.com]