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  1. sOulbAit

    sOulbAit Member

    Hi Guys:

    Was looking around the forums and did not find an answer I was looking for.

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an installed SD Card. I have movies that I want to place on my SD Card and not sure which directory to place them in. This is the list that is on my card:

    Albums
    Android
    Books
    DCIM
    LOST.DIR
    Music

    Those are the directories, I do not see a Movie Directory as on the phones internal card.

    Do I make a directory called Movies or should I just place them in one of the pre existing directories?

    I am using windows explorer to do the move.

    PS: What is a good movie app, or should I just use the one on the phone?

    Thank you so much.

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  2. blackpent

    blackpent Member

    Hi guy!

    If I'm right, each application has its own location for theirs files. For example, if you use a alternative program to take pictures, it will put pictures in its own directory as Whasap does.

    In think you can create your own directory and then use your favourite program to see the videos. For example, "Galery 3D" scan the directories and show all pictures and videos of your phone.

    Good luck!!
  3. sOulbAit

    sOulbAit Member

    Thanks blackpent for the quick reply. I will give it a try. Have a great day. :)
  4. lotus49

    lotus49 Well-Known Member

    It doesn't matter where you place them. Feel free to create a new directory or put them anywhere else - it won't make any difference.

    Android scans for media files and should find them wherever they are.

    I use MX Player (free in Google Play) because the built-in player sometimes wouldn't show videos I had taken myself in the correct orientation but the built-in player does mostly work fine.
  5. Goodspike

    Goodspike Well-Known Member

    If there is a problem with whatever program you end up using, you might try using the "My Files" program to set the video directory as the one you setup on the MicroSD card.
  6. SebaKL

    SebaKL Well-Known Member

    DCIM (aka Digital Camera Images) is where your phone will store most media, including video. Except for 3rd party apps, most of them have their own folders.

    Anyway,you could create VIDEO folder right there inside DCIM, so when you want to copy stuff, everything is in the same place.
  7. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member

    I think, most galleries won't show folders as albums separately if they are inside of DCIM.

    Harry
  8. sOulbAit

    sOulbAit Member

    Thanks lotus49, that is good to know. I will give the MX Player a try. I see they have other MX Player addon's (Codec) Will I need them also? Thanks again.
  9. sOulbAit

    sOulbAit Member

    Thanks Goodspike: That program "My Files" came in handy. I tried it with windows explorer and it did not give me an option to add a folder. The My Files did. Thanks again.
  10. sOulbAit

    sOulbAit Member

    Hi again SebaKL: Thanks for the info. I did just as you said and created it under DCIM. I will try to put some videos/movies in there and give it a try. Thanks again.
  11. sOulbAit

    sOulbAit Member

    Thanks Harry2 for the quick reply: I will keep that in mind when I do my testing. Have a great day. :)
  12. sOulbAit

    sOulbAit Member

    I want to thank everyone that replied to my question.

    Everything went as planned. I use "My Files" (windows explorer would not work)to make a directory under DCIM and called it Videos. It already had a directory under it called Camera. So now I have Camera and Videos. I copied a video "Recount" an HBO special that I was and extra in. It was a mp4 to start with and it ask to convert before copying to the Videos directory. I said yes to the conversation. It changed it to a wmv file. I then clicked on the Gallery icon on my phone and it brought up three selections: Camera (from the phones storage) Camera (from the SD Card) and it came up with Videos (from the SD Card)

    I was able to play this movie/video with no problem. Everything went as planned.

    Thanks again to everyone. Yall are fantastic.
    Jim
  13. lotus49

    lotus49 Well-Known Member

    It depends how the videos are encoded but you may as well install the additional codecs too. I did and so far I have not been unable to play a single video I have tried.

    I'm glad it seems to be working.
  14. SebaKL

    SebaKL Well-Known Member

    I get that Auto Conversion of video format window very often, whenever I transfer videos from PC to phone using USB cable. I always ignore the conversion and just COPY PASTE. They work like charm. Mind me asking where does your video come from? The source that make them incompatible?
    Just curious, and it will prevent me from facing possible problem like that in the future :)
  15. Goodspike

    Goodspike Well-Known Member

    You're welcome, but although you can do that too with My Files, but that wasn't quite what I suggested. That program also allows you to set default folders for "Images, Videos, Documents and Music." I was suggesting that if whatever video program you use can't find the folder you created, using My Files to set the default MIGHT help it find them.
  16. Midiman

    Midiman Well-Known Member

    Incorrect. The Gallery shows the separate folders (album names) of several folders I created inside DCIM.

    Media Scanner runs nearly every time you turn on your phone and it parses all of the internal and external memory finding every piece of multimedia on your phone. It really doesn't matter where you put it.
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