Nook Touch Can Do Video (No, Really)

There's been a lot of action lately with the hacked Nook Touch and the fast refresh hack (here, here). There have even been 3 videos posted with the Nook Touch playing videos (animated GIFs, but cool none the less).I was all set to post those clips when I found one of the Nook Touch playing an actual video in a media player. The resolution is only 240p (hardware issues, I'm told), but it does work.

I now this isn't much, but it's still real video on an E-ink screen and it looks like it's nearly 30fps (20 frames per second, at least). We're living in the future.

BTW, it looks to me like the animated GIFs are actually faster. In case you're interested, they were made by converting a video to the image format. You can then open the GIF in Opera on your Nook Touch (or any other device, actually.)

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

6 Comments on Nook Touch Can Do Video (No, Really)

  1. FFS! How in the bloody world did you find those? There’s no “Nook Touch” or even “eink” mentioned in the description and he didn’t even title the damn video clips!!

  2. I saw it posted on MobileRead yesterday, very interesting. It’s good for silent movies. 😀 http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=172386

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