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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by david1806, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. david1806

    david1806 Well-Known Member
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    Hi all
    This is my first post, so I hope you don't mind if I ask more than one question.
    1. The million dollar question - when is the Flash upgrade coming? The only thing I've seen is that it would here in September, and as it's now October, well.... :)
    2. I've installed the bbc iplayer, but it never works....which brings me to the next question...
    3. Quite often, I can't get online, especially youtube (and especially in high quality). I'm interested to know if this is an issue with the phone or my provider (Orange). I was at a friends last night and there was another X10 (on O2), an iphone and a blackberry. Mine was the only phone that couldn't get online.
    3. My friend put a film on my memory card which wouldn't play on my phone, but would play on my mates. What file type do I need to play movies on my X10?
    4. (last one!) I've found Yamgo, but that only let's me watch itv 1+2. Is there anyway I can watch any other TV channels? That would be sooo cool!!

    That'll do for now! If I can give a little back here's a tip (although I'm sure u all know it!!). If you hold down you're finger on the screen, you will get a list of further options become available. I've discovered LOADS of functions, cut and paste, open links in new windows, save links, the list goes on. Pretty much anything you press and hold will give you a difflerent list of options. Hope that helps someone!
    Anyways thx in advance for any help provided
    Cheers
    David
     

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  2. rosered

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    Hello David and Welcome!

    I will try and answer your questions in the order that you asked them, so here goes...

    The upgrade is due to be rolled out by SE at the end of this month but it then depends on your carrier as to how long it takes to get to you. Hopefully it won't be long after but I don't know what Orange's reputation for updates is.

    BBC in their infinite wisdom banned the app that would work on our phones as it was a third party render of Iplayer. But they have made their own android app. Hurrah you think, no sadly not. You need Android 2.2 to use it - no good for us at all then.

    I would think the getting on line thing is network coverage. I am with Tmobile and I can normally get online unless I am in the wilds of the countryside and there is no signal at all. I can't update my Twitter app over 3g tho.

    There is an app called Rockplayer which I have heard recommended in many quarters, I think they do a free version so you could always download it and give it a go. Media Go comes with PC Companion and this is a link to the file formats supported, the only thing I would add is that I have heard it takes a while to copy the files over Media Go: Supported File Formats - Sony Media Software and Services Inc.

    Yeah I have only found Yamgo which is fine if you want to watch a couple of ITV channels but not found a way to do any others. Maybe someone else can chip in....

    Hope some of the above helps.
     
  3. powerkiter

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    When you say Flash upgrade, do you mean camera flash or Flash 10.1?

    If it's Flash 10.1 then we need to wait till SE gives us 2.2 and trust me now I have so many mates with HTC Desires that can watch/play anything that runs on Flash it's doing my head in and 2.2 does all I want without rooting including wifi hotspots.

    2, As said you need 2.2

    3, Could be Orange as I have/had no issues with watching youtube in high def via 3g

    4, (You have 2 3's) Video files need to be in an MP4 format and I have found Zimly media player gave the best quality playback.

    5, (your 4) never used that app so cant help on that one.
     
  4. arfanvilla

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    m.tvcatchup.com - sign up for free has most freeview channels in high quality
     
  5. david1806

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    wow!! a massive thanks to all!

    i'm at work at the moment, but i will certainly looking at these answers properly later on in the day. if i have any more questions you can be sure i'll ask!!

    btw, when i say flash, i'm referring to the flash uprade, as in Adobe Flash.

    thx again
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  6. powerkiter

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    Adobe wont come till 2.2 but going by SE's past performance then we might be lucky to get 2.2 at some point but I wont hold my breath.
     
  7. rosered

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    Sorry misread flash upgrade as camera - D'oh! Thanks Powerkiter for covering my oversight.
     
  8. biffsmash

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    As a current Desire user (I know, stop throwing rocks at me) lol, I have to say, I hardly ever use flash websites, and when I do, they are sloooow lol. Checking the Lottery results is impossible as the flash advert at the top of the page covers the results!! Argh.. oh and 2.2 upgrade removed the option in the browser to turn off flash content too lol! :D

    So not having flash built into the browser, can be a good thing lol.
     
  9. spikeithard

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    ya for video playback when saved on SD card.... whats the BEST player out there? for AVI and Mpegs etc. i tried one or two players the video (seinfeld episode) was slow and choppy. i mean realllllly slow and very choppy
     
  10. powerkiter

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    Rock player will play nearly all formats but Android OS was designed to use MP4 only so any player that plays other formats is a work around so will not give great results.
     
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    Im glad that myplayer still works!

    I love the fact it will let you download and save programs to your SD card was great for me when sat down the beach waiting for the wind to pick up.
     
  13. spikeithard

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    i had a vlc player (pylon icon) in my old htc dream and it worked well.
     
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    Lets hope they dont look on here.

    I have had this for a while now and keep expecting to find it closed, but so far, so good.
     
  16. david1806

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    Rosered: the link you included in your reply (media go) is that just for info or am I suppose to download something. Excuse the dumb question :)
    Slugpace: thx for that, but that's the app I already got that just gives me a garbled mess. Thx anyways! :)

    So I need my movie files to be mp4 - is that correct?
     
  17. david1806

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    Rosered: the link you included in your reply (media go) is that just for info or am I suppose to download something. Excuse the dumb question :)
    Slugpace: thx for that, but that's the app I already got that just gives me a garbled mess. Thx anyways! :)

    So I need my movie files to be mp4 - is that correct?
     
  18. rosered

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    It was only intended for info of the supported file formats. Media Go is part of the PC Companion that you get with the phone or you can download it from SEUS so I assumed you had access to it already.

    Let us know if you get sorted. Have you tried the Zimly or Rockplayer apps yet?
     
  19. david1806

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    aaagghh, just gone through the process of signing-up with tvcatchup, thinking 'this looks great' but.........YOU NEED FLASH!!!

    :(
     
  20. powerkiter

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    Yep it is a bit of a joke! We have high end smart phones that are not really that high end...
     
  21. david1806

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    hi again

    so, do people have mplayer that works on their phone?? Because all i get is a garbled mess. And also, back to my original question, is there anywhere i can watch tv channels that DOESN'T need flash!!

    and rosered...will check zimly and rockplayer shortly..............

    thx again
    david
    :)
     
  22. eugenekim618

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    Regarding YouTube: If you are connected to Wifi, I noticed that most videos you view will be viewed in the high quality mode by default. When using your data plan, you need to start viewing the video, then press then left hard button, click MORE, then select High Quality. Same deal during Wifi viewing, if the video doesn't happen to view in High Quality, then do the same. Left hard button, click on MORE, then High Quality.
     
  23. david1806

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    Hi all
    Eugenekim: I don't think I made myself clear mate. I know how to get hi-def, my problem is that youtube doesn't work quite often.
    Which brings me to my other problem. Is anyone able to use their mPlayer app,especially anyone on Orange?u All I get is a garbled mess.
    cheers
    david :)
     
  24. powerkiter

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    Im on 3 and it worked...

    Do you mean myplayer? you keep saying/typing mplayer???
     
  25. slugpace

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    Hi David,

    I'm on T mob and myPlayer is pretty good with a wifi connection, but it is much better if you follow powerkiters advice and download the programmes to your SD card, takes between 5 and 10 minutes to download an hours worth of content.
     

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