Sorry, this video cannot be played

Discussion in 'Android Media' started by Potplant, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Potplant

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    I recently purchased a htc desire s and have been quite happy with it. I recently bought a sandisk 32gb micro-sd card to store all my media from iTunes. All my music transferred fine but when I try to play my movies (in mp4 format) an error message appears saying 'Sorry, this video cannot be played'. I have tried many different players and the same always happens. Any help would be appreciated.

    P.S. I checked on play store and flash player has not got any available updates.
    :)
     

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  2. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    Well, it could be that the file format isn't supported, or that there is DRM on the video. Does it have any DRM?
     
  3. Potplant

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    I'm not sure, I just bought them straight off the store (episodes of inbetweeners and three movies). Do all iTunes movies have DRM?...and I assume there is no way to get rid of it?
     
  4. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    If you got it from iTunes, it probably has DRM. Getting rid of DRM is tricky, and it depends on the arrangements you used to acquire the media. This is why I don't purchase from iTunes.
     
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  5. Potplant

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    Ok, thanks for the help :) recommend any other stores for an android device? (play store doesn't seem to have many videos)
     
  6. IOWA

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    I would just suggest purchasing the dvd and ripping it, I don't know of any(legal) non drm download sites sadly
     
  7. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor
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    You can buy movies from RealPlayer, and Real Player has an Android app. Haven't tried them though.
     
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  8. Potplant

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    Ok, thanks for all the help:)
     
  9. ddietzman

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    I just downloaded some movies from my flixster account on my DROID RAZR and when I go to play them it says sorry video cannot be played so how can I get those downloads to play
     

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