picture messages??

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by aaronmach1, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. aaronmach1

    aaronmach1 Well-Known Member
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    how come when i recieve pic texts they show up with a play button and then i click the play button and i can only view them for like 3 seconds then the screen goes black and the text that was with it shows up on the black screen? is there any way to view them like other phones normally so they dont go away after 3 seconds, without saving them to my sd card everytime?
    Also when somone sends me a message with a vid or pic with sound either the vid dont play or the sound dont work but the bar at the bottom will show that its playing.whats up with this?
     

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  2. aaronmach1

    aaronmach1 Well-Known Member
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    is everyone stumped on this one?????
     
  3. ggp

    ggp Well-Known Member
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    I've had no problems with pic messages. I use Handcent SMS. Are you using stock or different SMS app?
     
  4. carlz28

    carlz28 Well-Known Member
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    I know exactly what you are talking about. It is quite annoying. I installed Handcent SMS and an option in the app is if you longpress the MMS, it will give you an option to play the pic message in a 'flat slideshow' or something like that. Or to view it normally, which will result in the same way the stock Messaging app works.
    I really don't know of any other way to fix the problem you are referring to using the stock app though.

    Edit: The video & sounds problem happens to me as well. Lets say I get a picture message with sound attached, it will play the sound file after the picture has been displayed. Not a HUGE deal, but if the sound file is supposed to be synced with the picture, it kind of screws up the whole message.
     
  5. SinfulDragon

    SinfulDragon Well-Known Member
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    Its due to how the message is sent. when you make a slideshow you can choose how long each pic/txt screen is up, I like to put it on 1 second to really annoy people but thats just me
     
  6. aaronmach1

    aaronmach1 Well-Known Member
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    im using the stock droid
     
  7. swashmore

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    Same problem here. But mine will start the slideshow and only one picture will play and the slide show ends. I had a slideshow with 9 pictures and only the last pic would play for about 3 sec. but all the pics can be downloaded to the sd card. kind off a pain in the butt to have to go back and forth to see all the pics that should be scrolling.
     
  8. dougwilson2000

    dougwilson2000 Well-Known Member
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    Have same situation with stock messager plus it will not play gif animations. I switched to handcent and turned the stock off.
     
  9. PhilosoRaptor

    PhilosoRaptor Well-Known Member
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    I have the same issues and have noticed that it this only happens when anyone outside of Verizon sends me an MMS. When my wife sends me a pic message with her Voyager, it displays like a normal pic and lets me view it for as long as I want in portrait or landscape mode. But when one of my friends sends me a pic message from his Rant (on Sprint), it does this slideshow thing and I can only see if as a 3 second clip, so I have to pause it to see it. Pretty annoying, actually.
     

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