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In this series on productivity, author Jess Stratton takes you through the latest tools that will help you run your business and life more efficiently. Each installment covers a particular feature or technique in a different online tool, such as Google Apps, Skype, YouTube, Mint.com, Etsy, and more. Learn about topics ranging from recording and publishing video chats to managing your finances online.
My name is Jess Stratton and welcome to Monday Productivity Pointers. In the last video, I showed you how to get all your digital copies that are available through UltraViolet by creating an UltraViolet account and then sub accounts for all the other motion picture companies that you get your Blu-rays from. Now, in this video I'm going to talk about how you can get those digital copies onto your iPad. The easiest way is through an app called Flixster. Now the first thing you need to do is create a Flixster account and link it to UltraViolet in a similar fashion that you did in the last video.
So you can visit flixster.com which is F-L-I-X-S-T-E-R.com, create a Flixster account, and then link it up to your UltraViolet account. Now once you've done that, you can then go and download the Flixster app. So I'm going to tap on that. It's in my handy dandy little entertainment folder on my iPad. And Flixster is the easiest way to access all your movies. So I can tap the gear icon in the top left hand side of the screen.
And here in Settings, I can add all my accounts. For example, you can see that I've logged into Flixster and I could add a Netflix account if I wanted to. So Flixster is definitely the easiest way to get all those digital copies onto your tablet, because you can access them all right on the tablet and it's very easy to download them from there. So here you can see all my UltraViolet movies. Now these are the same movies that you saw when you saw the list of all my movies, when I connected to UltraViolet on the web.
The neat thing is, is that some of these movies are downloaded onto my tablet and some are not. For example, on the right hand side, Arthur Christmas is not downloaded. So, if I want to watch that offline, I can't do it. I can only watch this when my tablet's connected to the Internet. However, you can see underneath several other movies like Inception and Ghost Protocol, there is downloaded icon right underneath them. This tells that these movies I've downloaded locally on to my tablet and I can watch them offline. So, I am going to go ahead and tap Arthur Christmas.
This is one of the ones that I've already gone through, connected up to that motion picture company, linked my account to UltraViolet, put in the redemption code, and the digital copy showed up on my account. Then when I created my Flixster account, I linked that up to UltraViolet so all my UltraViolet digital copies are now available in Flixster. So I've tapped on Arthur Christmas. And if I want to watch this online, all I have to do is tap that download button. Now you'll see it will start to download.
Now these movies can be quite large, they can take up to 3 gigs of space on your tablet, so you need to make sure you have enough space. But you also need to make sure that you leave yourself enough time to download them. That's a lot of data and it's going to take a long time to download, even a few hours depending on your network connection. So the one thing that you can't do is quickly download it before you take your tablet and head to the airport. You need to plan a little bit for what movies you want, so I suggest doing this a couple of days before you travel.
You can see that that progress bar is going mighty slow. It does take a while. But that's it. That's how easy it is to get your movies on to your tablet.
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