I have tried to transfer an mp4 (Terminator salvation) from a laptop to my phone and when I play it, I get the 'cannot play video' message.
I thought that I may have done something wrong when transferring so today I also tested it via Bluetooth with a friend who also has the desire but on o2 (I am with Orange). I turned on the ftp server and it took the file via, went to 100% completing the BT transfer but again, when I try and play it I get the exact same message. This file was also mp4. This file works on his Desire (it is a 26 minute cartoon called the Boondocks) but not mine. I cannot understand the inconsistency as you would think that the same would apply to both mine and his.
My last phone was a n95 and I am not someone who regularly takes an interest in new gadgets coming out, making this big jump (only ever used Nokia's and Ericson's before the desire). However, I have had a new phone (always top of the range through upgrade) every 12/18 months since 2001 so I am very much used to adjusting to new phones, albeit not the 'smartphone' generation. So I am not a technophobe but nor am I a tech geek. But I cannot for the life of me work this one out.
Any advice? Am I being thick? Is this something Orange does? Do I need to download something? Or does it seem like the phone could be faulty?
I am using the default player which you access in photo's. This is only my 2nd day using the phone and I have not downloaded a single app ( was downloading the tx speech app but my battery was about to die so cancelled).
So do you think that I need to download a media player?
Also, my friend who transferred the file via BT from his HTC Desire CAN play it through the default player within the photo's section, the same place where I get the error, which suggests that the media player should work, no? As I have said, I am new to smartphones so I may be wrong in a lot of what I assume but I can think logically so please if you have advice, let me know.
But what about for file that are ALREADY on your PC? That is what I need to do.
Forgive the first post-I was adding and removing words before posting and have just realised that some words are in the wrong place meaning some sentences do not quite make sense, but I am sure you get the gist of it.
I dowloaded doubletwist onto the laptop and used that as the Itunes equivalent and that has worked fine. It still does not explain the bluetooth issue earlier though, unless that was to do with licencing issues.
PS: you MUST check out appbrain.com. So many great free apps on there.
Its easy enough to get your head around, not over compicated , yesterday i converted "KICK-ASS" and loaded it up on the Desire and it played back fine no problems. maybe you could d/load and install AVC onto your lappy/desktop pc and give it a try. By the way i transfered the converted mp4 file onto my Desire via the USB lead from desktop to phone sd card ( placed it in media folder).
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