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Old April 14th, 2010, 12:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Notsure Is it possible to play avi files on desire

Hi, this is my first thread on the forums.
Picked up my Desire yesterday. Its my first foray into the android OS, hence why i am new to these forums.
Already i can see that android is significantly better than Winmo 6.5 which was awful in my opinion.

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Is there an app that can play avi files? If not is there something that is free to use that can convert the files to a format that suits the Desire.

I have searched the forums and market place but with no luck

Any help or advice would be great

Hope to have many fun days chatting on the forum :P

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Old April 14th, 2010, 12:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i've tried many players from the marketplace to no avail so i am interested in this answer
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Old April 14th, 2010, 01:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I had a similar problem, but luckily my other phone is a Nokia N95. Nokia have an excellent free video convertor called "Internet Tablet Video Converter" which is what I use, hope this is of some help..!

Just had a look to where I got it from on Nokia, sorry it has now been archived for no reason....
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Simplest way I have found is to use an app called Doubletwist on your PC and it will convert it from avi to mp4 on the fly as it sync's it across.
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In answer to my question.......No app seems to allow the playing of Avi files yet. There is mention of Divx compatibility in a future release so this will be a welcome edition to what is otherwise a fantastic phone.
I downloaded doubletwist to my computer and this does work well. It still takes a while to convert the file (30 mins to do a film) but it does it seamlessly without you having to select a file type etc. Thanks to 400ixl for pointing it out and lekky in his other posts
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Can someone tell me file format a file must be in to watch on my Desire downloaded from gmail?
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you can use Rockplayer to play Xvid/Divx. Free from market.
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Yes - you can use Ropckplayer but it has annoying ads on the screen, and even on the paid version, you cannot get rid of the "R" that it displays in corner of screen.

I use video editing software (powerdirector 8) to convert AVI to mpeg4. I can convert a 350MB 1 hour avi into mpeg 4, in around 4 minutes. Not really a big hassle.
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The "R" is hardly a problem, it's not different to a tv channel logo.

I use Rockplayer; it's superb. But if 2.2 brings Divx compatability then I'll probably ditch it
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well as i of right now i found an app that plays dowloaded avi files from the android phone. its called "Moboplayer" you could get it on the android market for free.. it does play the files is just that the audio skips sometimes while the file is playing but other than that it does work.. Hope later on they could update that problem. hope this helps.
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well as i of right now i found an app that plays dowloaded avi files from the android phone. its called "Moboplayer" you could get it on the android market for free.. it does play the files is just that the audio skips sometimes while the file is playing but other than that it does work.. Hope later on they could update that problem. hope this helps.
+1 for moboplayer. Great app.
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did a search in the market for avi and a number of players came up. I chose Seaman Player and can confirm it plays avi files but was well out of sync. Tried Rockplayer Lite and it was much better..
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There are many players now that can handle avi files. The best ones I've tried are MoboPlayer, VitalPlayer, QQPlayer, RockPlayer, etc. There is enough choice.
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I am using VPlayer which plays AVI & Divx off the bat in great quality.
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I am using VPlayer which plays AVI & Divx off the bat in great quality.
That's a nice player. Unfortunately, it is not freeware, as the ones mentioned above.
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That's a nice player. Unfortunately, it is not freeware, as the ones mentioned above.
I appreciate that, but if you can afford to run a smartphone I think the price of under $5 should not be a serious hurdle. Don't you think?
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Yes - you can use Ropckplayer but it has annoying ads on the screen, and even on the paid version, you cannot get rid of the "R" that it displays in corner of screen. ....

My paid verson doesn't have the "R" displayed.
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I appreciate that, but if you can afford to run a smartphone I think the price of under $5 should not be a serious hurdle. Don't you think?
Sure, $5 is nothing for a good app.
However, an app needs to justify its cost (with extra features or better performance), when there are free alternatives available that can do the same job.
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I paid for rockplayer... got fed up of it losing audio/video sync, tried moboplayer for FREE and it is FAR better. love it
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I paid for rockplayer... got fed up of it losing audio/video sync, tried moboplayer for FREE and it is FAR better. love it
Yes, I've tested some HD videos and MoboPlayer performed better than RockPlayer...
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or just use rock player lite
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