How To Watch Videos On An Airplane Without Internet

How To Watch Videos On An Airplane Without Internet

For many people, flying is common, and for some of us, it is even a necessity. But one thing never seems to change—how to spend all those long, boring hours on the plane. You can only eat so many peanuts and listen to so many people snoring. Or you can choose from the small selection of in-flight movies, but if there's nothing there that interests you, then what? Wouldn't it be much better if you can watch what you want to watch, when you want to watch it?

The best way is to download your own movies and watch them yourself. But do you know where to find movies on the internet? Renting movies can be expensive, and streaming movie services such as Netflix and Redbox will not be available on the plane as there is no internet. Well, there are still a few choices you have, depending on what type of device you will be using.

Watching movies on a mobile device

Most people who fly use mobile devices or laptops. Movies will play suitably on most mobile devices, but depending on what format the video file is on, some configuration may be required. This typically consists of the acquiring a DVD or video files and encoding the files to a suitable mobile video format such as MP4, MKV, AVI, etc.

Watching movies on a laptop

It's easier to watch offline videos on a laptop than on mobile devices because there is a much higher number of video codecs and players available for the PC market. DVD-ripping software and encoders are readily available. But then there are those of us that like simple, that don't want to be burdened down by having to install large, complicated software packages, and would rather be able to simply grab videos from online video sites such as YouTube.

YouTube is the perfect site to acquire videos including music videos, clips and full movies. But on an airplane, YouTube is not available. So the simplest way to acquire video files from YouTube is to take a little time before the airplane trip to download some video files from YouTube directly to your hard drive. This can be quickly accomplished by using a popular YouTube video downloader such as the 4K Video Downloader. This powerful tool quickly downloads YouTube videos (even videos not available due to geo-restrictions) in the highest quality available. Then once you're on the airplane, it's simply a matter of kicking back and watching hours of uninterrupted video enjoyment.

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