See my detailed instructions in the FAQs I created below.
InnoTab FAQs by KBarrett...
Q1 - What do I need to download games, e-books, or transfer Music and Pictures?
A - You'll need an SD Card (8GB or larger) and goes in the battery compartment. You'll also want an AC Adapter. Most importantly, you need to connect your InnoTab to the PC!
Connect the USB chord to your PC and install the Learning Lodge Navigator (LLN) software.
Q2 - How do I register my child's InnoTab in the LLN software?
A - Click on the Image of the InnoTab and choose Add Child. Fill out all fields to complete registration.
Q3 - How do I register more than 1 InnoTab in the LLN?
A - Click on each individual InnoTab image and choose Add Child. DO NOT add children in the My Account section. It will not retain your child's information!!!
Q4 - How many V Coins do I get when I register my InnoTab and what do I get for them?
A - You get 3 V Coins per InnoTab you register. Each V Coin is worth $2.99, which will give you 3 free Games or E-Books.
Q5 - How many programs are there available to download?
A - There are 80 applications (as of 12/28/11). 90% of those are $2.99, with the rest costing $4.99.
Q6 - Where do I go to find the Games and E-Books and Transfer them to my InnoTab?
A - You MUST click on the image of the InnoTab once connected to your PC. DO NOT use the Downloads tab along the top!!! Once you have clicked on the image, you will see a Menu down the Left side of the screen. Click on the "Learning Apps Download Center". Select the Games/E-Books you'd like to buy with V Coins and/or Credit Card or PayPal. Download the apps and then Transfer them to your InnoTab.
Q7 - Can I access the Games/E-Books that I've downloaded previously?
A - Yes. Click on the image of your InnoTab to access the Menu down the Left side of the screen. Click on "My Downloads". You will see all the software programs you've downloaded and if the program(s) haven't been transferred yet to your InnoTab, you'll see check boxes next to each program. Select the check box you want and click Transfer.
Q8 - What format does Music have to be in?
A - Songs must be in .MP3 format and be free of DRM protection. Google search for DRM removal programs like TuneBite or SoundTaxi.
Q9 - How do I transfer Music to my InnoTab?
A - Click on the image of your InnoTab to access the Menu down the Left side of the screen and select "File Manager". Then choose the Music tab. Navigate to the folder where your music is stored, which will auto-populate the LLN with all the songs in that folder. Check the checkbox next to each song you want transferred and click the Transfer button. You can keep selecting songs as you scroll down the list and then Transfer in one click.
Q10 - How do I transfer Pictures to my InnoTab?
A - Use the same directions as Music, except select the Pictures Tab instead of Music.
Q11 - How do I transfer full length Movies to my InnoTab?
A - First "rip" your movie to a folder on your PC. I use DVDFab. Also only select "Main Movie" before ripping.
Then you'll need to convert the movie to an acceptable format (.AVI). Get FreeMake Video Converter and use the following steps and settings:
Step 1 - Once installed, open the program and click the +Video button.
Step 2 - Navigate to where your movie folder is and select all files in the folder and click the Open button.
Step 3 - On the bottom of the program select the "to AVI" button.
Step 4 - Click the blue sprocket or "Edit Settings".
Step 5 - Choose the following settings: (Videos display perfectly using these settings)
Frame Size = Custom, Width = 512, Height = 320, Adjustment = Auto, Video Codec = XVID, Frame Rate = 29.97 fps, Bitrate = Auto
Audio Codec = MP3, Channels = Stereo, Sample Rate = 44100 Hz, Bitrate = 128 Kbps.
Step 6 - Give the new Setting a Title like "InnoTab Settings" and click OK.
Step 7 - Choose where to save the finished AVI file.
Step 8 - Click Convert.
Finally, you can either close the Learning Lodge program and navigate to the new Drive on your PC, which is the SD Card (varies by computer) or you can take the SD card out and place it in an SD Card Reader (faster transfer speeds than through the InnoTab). Once you navigate to the SD Card on your computer, go to the LLN folder and inside you'll see a number of folders. Open the Movies folder and simply drag-and-drop the AVI file you made with the FreeMaker program into the Movies Folder on the SD Card. Once done, put the SD Card back in the InnoTab and turn it on, or restart the InnoTab for it to recognize the new movie.
Q12 - How long do Batteries last?
A - There are many reports that 4 AA batteries will only last a few hours. It is recommended that you purchase an AC Adapter.
Q13 - Why does the InnoTab keep requesting to update the Date and Time?
A - The InnoTab has a very limited internal battery to maintain the Date and Time. If the batteries wear out or it is unplugged from the AC Adapter for a long period of time, it resets the internal clock. It is best to keep the InnoTab plugged in and/or batteries are replaced as soon as they wear down.
Q14 - Can you use rechargeable batteries in the InnoTab?
A - Yes. Though you'll want 8 batteries, 4 of inside the InnoTab and 4 in the charger at all times, unless using the AC Adapter.
Q15 - Can the InnoTab recharge batteries?
A - No.
Q16 - Is there an Alarm Clock included with the InnoTab?
A - No. The original press release stated that it would include an Alarm Clock, however, there is not one. Maybe with a future Firmware update, but not keeping my hopes up.
Q17 - Is there an update for the InnoTab?
A - Yes. In the LLN, click on the InnoTab image and on the Menu down the left side of the screen, click on "Update InnoTab". Follow the prompts and choose to Update InnoTab. The latest Firmware version is 6.10914 as of 12/28/11.
Q18 - Where do I access the Games/E-Books that I've downloaded to the InnoTab?
A - On the InnoTab, click on the Downloads icon, at the bottom will have the Games, E-Books and Other options.
Q19 - How do I track my Child's Progress?
A - You MUST click on the InnoTab image first, or see the Menu down the leftside! Then click on the "Progress Log" on the Top Menu bar.
Q20 - The LLN keeps saying I need Flash Player. How do I get Flash to install correctly?
A - Uninstall your Flash Player then open the LLN program. When it asks you if you want to install Adobe hit "Yes", pick the windows 7 32bit, then on the browser question DO NOT put in Internet Explorer, instead choose "Other Browsers".
Q21 - How do you know so much about Swallows?
A - You have to know these things when you're a king, you know.
I hope this InnoTab FAQs was of some use. Please let me know if it was.
Learning Lodge is bad for uploading videos. I put videos on mine by clicking on the device, and dragging my video files onto the device.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
I had a hard time with the loading video from the learning lodge so I just skipped and did it via the hard drive. Put your sd card in the innotab and cut it on. Open the video file and close it and shut the innotab off. Hook it up to your computer and cut it back on and click on the g or external hard drive for innotab will be lln or llt on hard drive. It should open file tabs for movies music and photos. From there you should be able to drag and drop your fliles directly onto the appropriate folder. When you are done loading eject the innotab. Cut it on and see if your movies work.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
Download them through your external hardrive on the computer, not on the learning lodge navigator. just put in sd card and turn on innotab. Open and close apps you want to add info to (videos, music etc). Plug it into computer, minimize the learning lodge navigator that pops up, and instead click on the external hard drive option that pops up to "open files to view". click on the external hardrive the innotab is connected to (example mine was on the usb external g drive) and double click on the LLN folder (learning lodge network) and you should see your innotab files you opened up. drag the movies (mine were minimized) to the file for videos and it will say saving to memory it takes about a min or so. when done, disconnect and open your videos app on the innotab, and you movies should be there.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
I figured this out!! You cannot load them through the Learning lodge. I did these steps and was successful!
1) put sd card into innotab and power it on. Open the videos app file and or whatever app files you want to add info to from your computer to the sd card and then close them. This creates files onto the innotab sd card inside to add files from your computer to.
2) Plug in the innotab to the coputer and turn it on.
3) when the learning lodge loads, minimize it.
4) your computer should pull up the option automatically when you plug in the innotab for what to do with the external hardrive you just plugged in (the innotab), choose the first one, "open files to view folders"
5) click on the external hard drive folder (in my case it was the usb port external hard drive g) and double click on the LLN folder (learning lodge folder)
6) you should now see several folders (the ones you opened beforehand)
7)now click on the file with the movie you want to transfer (I had them minimized on my computer) and drag it to the file folder for videos on the innotab sd drive.
8) It will say copying to folder and take a few minutes.
9) once done, just unhook the innotab and power it up, click on the videos app and they should be there!
It took me days to figure this out, but I have now successfully transferred 6 full length movies to my innotabs for my kiddos. Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago