Last Updated: Dec 30,2009
From the Eris User's Guide:
Looks like either transcoding (format conversion) or finding a video player app is in your future. Two different converters are MediaCoder (free, but a royal pain in the arse to use), and Android Converter (not so free - $40). You might also want to do a Google search such as "android media players" - there's even a couple of threads on this board about it (mixed results)
Smartphones are not PCs - remember it wasn't that long ago that an iPhone couldn't open PDF files or play Flash videos.
Wow just torrent- er..buy ImTOO or videora.
so if i convert files do i still need a market video player?...... if so, can you recommend one?
If you convert the files to one of the supported formats, you'll have no need for a downloaded video player.
I am playing around with the Real Player Converter (free edition) and have not had a lot of luck yet. So many different versions of H.264.
Trying the Apple iPod H.264 version now...
Addition: iPod did not work so well. Have sound but no visuals. So far all the formats I've tried (per the user manual) have been epic failures.
Addition: I got iPod to work with these settings:
Format: Apple h.264
Resolution: 320x240 (low)
Quality: 128 kbps Stereo
Yes, just use a free program to convert to MP4 (iPhone) and it works great.
The program I use and have been using for nearly a year for my G1 and Cliq is Fromat Factory... its free and brainless anyone can use it! Format Factory - Free media file format converter
I think Videora is free too, it's easy as hell to use, and it's real good. Encodes/Converts files quickly.
For my Eris Droid, i usually use this android video converter to convert various video to my Eris-friendly format, Easy-to-use ...
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