HTC Desire HD video player is badGeneral


  1. gammay

    gammay New Member

    My experience with the default video player on HTC desire HD is bad, when using in streaming mode (play from Internet). I am not an avoid video watcher - mainly videos posted by friends on FB.

    * When I move to an earlier timeline, the video starts loading again and does not seem to cache the already downloaded video content
    * Ditto after the video is completely played and want play it again - it downloads the whole video again wasting the bandwidth

    Is this the expected behaviour? Why can't the player cache the contents in memory?

    In addition, I would like to have a feature to download the videos to view later. Is there anyway I can do that?

    I read about rockplayer, moboplayer and vplayer. Do these players take care of the above problems?

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  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    I believe there is a download and watch later option. However, I'm not sure whether that came with the GB Update or because I've recently installed Real Player to stream videos. I went to watch a few trailers on IMDB after I'd updated, (but it was also the first time I'd used Real player) and I was presented with a dialogue asking me to Save or Watch Online.
  3. gammay

    gammay New Member

    @El Presidente: Thanks for the response. I downloaded RealPlayer Beta from the market and now I get 'download' and 'play and download' options. But the video is not getting download. The download manager always shows stopped status even I try to resume download manually. Is it that it works only over Wifi or something?

    No, I am not using GB update - not yet released in India.

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