Nook Touch Can Do Video (No, Really)

Nook Touch Can Do Video (No, Really) e-Reading Hardware 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:He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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. đŸ˜€

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