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Old October 18th, 2011, 09:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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this is really irritating.

why are MMS photos received as short 10 second low resolution videos?

I'm on ATT coming off an iPhone that never did such a stupid thing.

I love the phone but this is nearly a deal breaker for me. Had the phone for 5 days.

help.

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Old October 18th, 2011, 09:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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and it appears to be compressing the images? WHY? This is pretty irritating.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 09:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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and also what is this "message center" number?
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This could be as much of a sender issue as it could be your phone. Check what address they are sending to (ie. [ph number]@mms.att.net or just [ph number])
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no it's when i send also. i sent a photo to myself. it both sent and received as a ten second movie which is just a compressed still-frame of the actual image.
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i like this phone, but its like the idiot savant of phones. really good at weird shit. terrible at the basics. I don't need that. I just want a fast phone that does normal things really really well.

i'm not trying to compare to the iPhone 4s, but those are basically the only two phones in the market right now.... and it was between that one and the SGS2, and i went with this one.
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another ridiculous issue is the full battery notification. I jumped out of bed last night because of it.... it's like a practical joke. serious what the ****.
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I really can't stand this..this was one of the first things I noticed. The person receiving the message still see's this as a pic though?
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ill say it again, you dont receive it as a video, it plays it back as a slideshow. if there were other pictures you would scroll through them in 5 second intervals
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One thing you might try is downloading Handcent. Its not taht the phone is sending or receiving them as a video, the default messaging app is allowing you to view them as a slideshow, which I don't think you can change. Handcent is a replacement messaging app avaialble for free from the marketplace and adds a ton of functionality to the default like quick-reply popups from the lock screen and other things (this is what I like the most). The only issue is due to the phone using the Samsung Touchwiz UI there is no way (that I know of) to change the default behavior of the messaging icon.

**edit: To change the default icons at the bottom go to the application screen hit the menu button and click edit. It should ask you to change to customizable grid. After you click yes you can drag the Handcent icon over the messaging icon allowing you to replace it. You can then change back to the default grid (alphabetical setup) by clicking menu again and choosing view type.
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I'm not downloading another messaging app. That's ridiculous. I can already imaging the irritation of receiving messages in two places.

A slide show? That's a really silly default protocol. So to zoom in I have to save the pic and navigate to gallery. Really silly. Also the image is compressed??

This phone is irritating me on so many levels. So many useless preinstalled apps, ridiculous battery full notification every night at 3am, takes like 5 hurs to charge, terrible mms, terrible email, terrible GPS interface.... I quit. This list goes on.
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I'm not downloading another messaging app. That's ridiculous. I can already imaging the irritation of receiving messages in two places.

A slide show? That's a really silly default protocol. So to zoom in I have to save the pic and navigate to gallery. Really silly. Also the image is compressed??

This phone is irritating me on so many levels. So many useless preinstalled apps, ridiculous battery full notification every night at 3am, takes like 5 hurs to charge, terrible mms, terrible email, terrible GPS interface.... I quit. This list goes on.
turning off 1 of the notifications takes no more than 15 seconds, if the messaging app is so terrible im sure you can spare 15 seconds to fix it

so many useless preinstalled apps? remove them. and name 1 phone that doesnt come with preinstalled apps, there are a couple

the full charge notification goes off at 3am every morning, not every night

if you dont like the mms, change it. dont like the email, change it. dont like the gps, change it. eventhough google maps is the best gps interface there is, and ive never heard anyone complain about it but you, you can change it. that is the beauty of android
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Just tested this using my N1 and sent a pic to my Wife G S2 (she wanted a upgrade so I said fine). She did receive it and played like a movie (even though it was a pic). Now I have never heard or seen anyone wanting to send more than 1 pic thru MMS at the same time (it is used for that 1 quick 'look what i am doing/where i am at' kind of quick pic..if peeps want to send more then that is what the internet is for (email/Picasa/Flickr/FB whatever one uses). Of course when she sent one to my N1 it was just a pic..plain and simple nothing fancy (as always with my N1).

Now I was wondering does the i9100 do the same thing? If so then that I guess it is the design of the phone.. which really dose not bother me that much since I don't get that many pics thru MMS (most peeps go thru FB or other websites)

Now I am either going to upgrade to the G S2 or the G Nexus..but so far I am leaning toward the G S2 (International or thru ATT I do not know yet depends if i want to sink the money into another phone like I did with my N1).
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Clearly you are more comfortable living in a shoe box. There is nothing wrong with that if that is were you are comfortable.

I suggest you return the Galaxy and pick up a 4S. No point in aggravating your life over a phone. Props to for giving Android a try tho!

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I use handcent and turn off notifications for the other app. If you're that stuck on the iPhone still you can change the theme to an iPhone to make your fanboy-ness be fulfilled.
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Just tested this using my N1 and sent a pic to my Wife G S2 (she wanted a upgrade so I said fine). She did receive it and played like a movie (even though it was a pic). Now I have never heard or seen anyone wanting to send more than 1 pic thru MMS at the same time (it is used for that 1 quick 'look what i am doing/where i am at' kind of quick pic..if peeps want to send more then that is what the internet is for (email/Picasa/Flickr/FB whatever one uses). Of course when she sent one to my N1 it was just a pic..plain and simple nothing fancy (as always with my N1).

Now I was wondering does the i9100 do the same thing? If so then that I guess it is the design of the phone.. which really dose not bother me that much since I don't get that many pics thru MMS (most peeps go thru FB or other websites)

Now I am either going to upgrade to the G S2 or the G Nexus..but so far I am leaning toward the G S2 (International or thru ATT I do not know yet depends if i want to sink the money into another phone like I did with my N1).
i believe all, or almost all, samsung phones do it. my captivate did it as well, so i believe the i9100 would also
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Chiming in to say that my AT&T SGS2 does this as well. I tried googling the issue, and get results dated back over a year. Seems to be an Android thing.

The text message does indeed contain the image file(s), they are just processed as a slideshow for some god forsaken reason.

Hopefully this changes in Ice Cream Sandwich; I can't imagine a single person who prefers to have a pointless 5-second slideshow of one image that you can't zoom into. Terrible design choice.
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I just spent the last 20 minutes texting photos back and forth from/to my S2 and my wife's 4.

Sending multiple photos in one text from the 4 to my S2 results in the slide show you guys are talking about. A single photo to an from each phone results in exactly that, a single photo with no slideshow issues.

If I send multiple photos in a single text from the 4 I get a slideshow.

If I send multiple photos from the S2 to her 4 she sees multiple photos in the same text and not a "play" button to view the photos.

I am using Handcet to manage my SMS/MMS.

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Handcent procludes you from receiving the slideshow functionality on single image items. It also allows you to open the picture and zoom right from the image itself without saving it first as well. It just seems that 33t was extremely happy living in apple's walled garden and misses having all his choices made for him instead of opening up the ability to choose and even write his own app to change the default functionality built into his operating system. Saying that you are irritated at having to change something on a platform where change is why most of us picked the platform is ridiculous.

So all and all get Handcent. Takes about 45 seconds to download and install on a 3G connection (faster on Wifi) and about 30 seconds to configure it to replace the default messaging app and about 10 more replace it on the home screen.
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another ridiculous issue is the full battery notification. I jumped out of bed last night because of it.... it's like a practical joke. serious what the ****.

No Kidding... this will fix that...

https://market.android.com/details?id=cz.psencik.simple.silencer&feature=sear ch_result
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I switched over to Go SMS and IMHO it handles MMS far better than Handcent.

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I gotta admit that I was a little miffed about the one picture slideshow too. I can't really think of a reason why this would be the default!?!
Orianas' suggestion to install Handcent SMS is the perfect solution though. It literally took a total of 30 seconds to download, install, and replace the default messaging icon.
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My phone does this too. It is pretty stupid and I can't for the life of me figure out how things like this get past the R&D department. The GS2 is still better than my iPhone, though.
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I switched to Go SMS to remedy this issue.

If you don't mind doing that, and have 5 minutes to set it up to your liking, it's really nice.
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I switched to Go SMS to remedy this issue.

If you don't mind doing that, and have 5 minutes to set it up to your liking, it's really nice.
Another convert!

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I switched to Go SMS to remedy this issue.

If you don't mind doing that, and have 5 minutes to set it up to your liking, it's really nice.
Go sms and Handcent stop this.
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Another GO SMS plug... really nice program. Any of the big 3 though really, GoSMS, Handcent, or Chomp
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Go SMS user here. Love it.

Anyway, when stuff shows up looking like a movie/slideshow, long press on the image and hit "view flat slideshow".
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Seems like it only happens when there is text that goes with the pic. But even then, not all the time. But I downloaded GoSMS right away with this phone. My previous phone (an og galaxy s series phone) did the same thing, though.
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What are the differences between gosms and handcent? I am considering ditching this stock apparently but am not sure which one is better? I like the stock app it works fine for me just the compressed slideshow is finally getting on my nerve. If I use a different SMS app does slideing a contacts name to the left in the contact list launch the stock sms app or can you make it launch whichever one you want?
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What are the differences between gosms and handcent? I am considering ditching this stock apparently but am not sure which one is better? I like the stock app it works fine for me just the compressed slideshow is finally getting on my nerve. If I use a different SMS app does slideing a contacts name to the left in the contact list launch the stock sms app or can you make it launch whichever one you want?
you can pick which app you use when sliding to the left on the name once you install another messaging app. and ill give another vote for go sms, been using it forever, used handcent for a little which back before go sms came out and it was good then, its kinda been left in the dust in my opinion
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They both have the same basic abilities. GoSMS just does it all better IMO.
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BUMP this is a good thread for when I get the Galaxy S2.

I don't know why the OP is so irritated about this phone.

Apple really got to him. I am so glad I never got sucked into that cult. I do own a few Apple stuff but that's because some of the stuff is best in the market.

Always looking for a new group to rise. Took only 4 years and here it is... Samsung-Google combo!
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Yep and notice that the OP has not been back since the 19th. Guess he found greener pastures!

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any idea why handcent is no longer available on the android market? I got sms pro and it works great, I like it better than chomp sms, but I would like to try handcent
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That's weird about Handcent. :/

I used to use Handcent and did so for several months. Probably 7-8 months. I tried Go and was hooked. They both do the same things, but Go does them better.
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Anyone figure out how to get rid of the badges on the stock messaging app??
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any idea why handcent is no longer available on the android market? I got sms pro and it works great, I like it better than chomp sms, but I would like to try handcent
The apk is still available on the Handcent website. I ran across a thread that talked about a temp issue with Handcent and that is why Google pulled it. Not many details but you can still grab it off the website.

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this thread should be a sticky...
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I am going to give Go a try, i really do hate the way MMS are handled!
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That's weird about Handcent. :/

I used to use Handcent and did so for several months. Probably 7-8 months. I tried Go and was hooked. They both do the same things, but Go does them better.
I too used Handcent for several months. Just tried Go because of this post.
Am very glad I did.
Go sms just seems smoother, and inexplicably better.
Plus the cool 3D page flip when you swype left and right is very cool
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Has anyone noticed that pics are sent using go SMS as links?
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is there a way to change out the stock message icon at the bottom with one of these apps?
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I too used Handcent for several months. Just tried Go because of this post.
Am very glad I did.
Go sms just seems smoother, and inexplicably better.
Plus the cool 3D page flip when you swype left and right is very cool
Sometimes with go SMS on my phone it would fail to send mms. That's unacceptable.
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Old November 11th, 2011, 04:30 PM   #46 (permalink)
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is there a way to change out the stock message icon at the bottom with one of these apps?
You can put any app you want down in the dock, as far as just changing icons, you can't do that with Touchwiz.

Go into Apps, then hit the menu key, then choose Edit, then drag any icon you want down to the bottom dock.
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I'm no expert, but this has happened to me and my friends on multiple carriers (AT&T, Verizon, US Celluar) and with multiple phone brands (HTC and Samsung) phones. Heck, my old G1 did it, even with Cyanogen installed. It shows up as a video or slideshow. I forced myself to stop caring about it.
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The last comment prior to mine ... " I forced myself to stop caring about it " Really is the type of attitude you must have if you want to stick with an Android OS device. Android attempts to be a jack of all trades and we all know what line comes after that... master of none.

This default "slideshow" view is simply lack of attention to detail. There is no good reason for it to be this way. Its amusing to see people slam Apple but then see a stupid feature such as this on the default messaging app when messaging is a key feature / use of these devices.
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The ICS update will fix all of this.
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That's just how gingerbread does MMS.

It's irritating but there's a simple workaround.


Touchhold the MMS message, select forward. Then touchhold the picture and select view.

You get the full picture with zooming.
Just press back, back and then discard.


It seems like a long process but you get used to it and it's really quick.

And it's the only thing can do besides downloading it and going to all the way to your gallery.
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