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Can I play mp4 without downloading app?


  1. Odd Rain

    Odd Rain Member

    I have android 4.3. Can I play mp4 file using any one of the built-in apps?

    I tried the "Play Movie" app but it doesn't show the mp4 file I copied into the movies folder on the phone. Should I copy it to a different location so Play Movie can find it?

    I know how to download other video players to view this mp4 file. But I want the simplest way to play a mp4 file on android because I'm sending this instruction to someone else, along with an mp4 file.

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  2. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog VIP Member

    I know your not looking to download an app but really mx player is your best bet.
  3. BRAINZ2013

    BRAINZ2013 Well-Known Member Contributor

    Did you think to check the movie download .maybe its a problem. Try downloading another movie and see if it plays
  4. nicolebradley

    nicolebradley Member

    I'm having problems with mp4 videos as well. At first I couldn't view them on my Google Movies & TV app, until I changed the settings yo MMS (320x240). But I'm still unable to send videos. Can't send to Facebook messenger, nor in a text, nor email. Said video can't be sent. See photo. Since you at on the subject of mp4 videos, do you know how I can fix this problem? Thanks.

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  5. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

    Many carriers restrict MMS to something like 300 kilobytes, which doesn't give you much video at all. Do you know how large the video is you're trying to send? Because if it's megabytes, it's not going to go via MMS.
  6. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

    Your movie might be using a particular codec that the device's own video player(Play Movie) doesn't support. You'll have to download a player that does play it, try MX Player. The alternative is to re-encode the movie into a format that Play Movie does support.
  7. nicolebradley

    nicolebradley Member

    I pay by data megabytes
  8. nicolebradley

    nicolebradley Member

    I can view my videos, just can't send them. Movies app let's me view them. So I have to recode or her MX player to send videos?

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