1. Welcome to the newer, better version of Android Forums! Be sure to see the announcement and enjoy checking it out!

    Some of you have been having login issues. - Please try now. Sorry for the trouble!
  2. All attachments uploaded on the first day of this new look need to be re-uploaded, or will appear broken. All prior to that, and all going forward, should work fine. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Need help with getting a video to play.


  1. smac23

    smac23 New Member

    I was taking a video the other day and I dropped my phone mid video and when my phone dropped the battery came out.

    The video is on my phone but will not let me play it. It is is greyed out with a weird square in the middle with an exclamation in the bottom right corner of that square.

    Basically I want to know if there is a way to make that video "ungrey" and play, because I'm dying to see it.

    Advertisement
  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

    You might not be able to do much with it on the phone. You could try transferring it to your PC, and see if it will play with something like VideoLan. That's rather good at dealing with broken and incomplete video files. VideoLAN - VLC: Official site - Free multimedia solutions for all OS!
    That's if anything got stored before the phone lost power, and it's not just a directory entry.

    You can also check that it's not showing as zero bytes, if it is I don't think you'll get anything back.
  3. iphonerepairs

    iphonerepairs Member

    i don think so it will play again, but you can try ones buy transferring this video to another phone.

Share This Page