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Viewing rented market movies on an HDMI display shows a red "X" on screen


  1. ckelly33

    ckelly33 Well-Known Member

    FYI...I rented a movie just to test it. It plays great on the XOOM, I really like the interface BUT when you try HDMI out on the movie to try to watch it on a bigger screen, you just get a big red 'X' on the screen (it does play video though).

    So, any thoughts of watching (or finishing) a movie that you rented on the XOOM on your HDMI equipped TV at home or at the hotel, no dice!

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  2. ahaddad

    ahaddad Member

    Where did you rent the movie from? Amazon movies on demand?
  3. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    3.1 gives users movies to rent in the market. its only avail to 3G users. wifi users will get a patch in the coming days/weeks... you can see the movie tab if you view the market from a computer.
  4. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Well-Known Member

    no movie tab anywere for me.. i of course have the wifi version
  5. inferno1

    inferno1 Well-Known Member

    Haven't tried yet, but was curious, when you rent the movie, does it ask you if you want to stream or download it? So you can watch it offline?
    Thanx
    Danny
  6. ckelly33

    ckelly33 Well-Known Member

    1. I rented from the market tab (I have a 3G model)
    2. Danny: I wish I had looked about being able to download vs stream. It gave the standard warning about the rental was good for 30days but only 24 hours once I started watching.

    Quality was very good though.
  7. ckelly33

    ckelly33 Well-Known Member


    I turned off my wifi and tried to watch. It to,d me there was no connection, so apparently it is stream only...bummer.
  8. Proph

    Proph Well-Known Member

    dang it, i have been meaning to try and rent a movie then pipe it out the tv. this is very dissapointing.
  9. clb2196

    clb2196 Well-Known Member

    No you can watch offline- can't tell you how off the top of my head, but you can.
  10. MartinS

    MartinS Well-Known Member

    It has been reported almost everywhere concerned that off line viewing is/will be possible.

    I can't wait! Still to get 3.1 for my wi-fi Xoom in the UK. Movies off line will be excellent for travelling :)
  11. macprv

    macprv Well-Known Member

    ckelly33 are you able to view on your tv any other app or video outside of the video app????

    ... btw .. people feel free to watch the google io keynotes.. they showed how to do the off line viewing there
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  12. ckelly33

    ckelly33 Well-Known Member


    Yes. I have been using mVideoPlayer prior to this. When playing ripped files through that program on my Xoom over HDMI, I get video and sound...no red X!

    I don't know where to find the keynotes...they tell how to do a non-streaming rental? Any chance they let us in on making one play over HDMI?
  13. ckelly33

    ckelly33 Well-Known Member

    As a side note, within the same "videos" app, at the top there is a personal videos tab which contains my ripped files. They play fine so the problem is coded within the rental itself.
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  14. inferno1

    inferno1 Well-Known Member

    They did this to stop you from streaming it to something that can record it....
  15. Mitchrapp

    Mitchrapp Well-Known Member

    That would make sense.
  16. macprv

    macprv Well-Known Member

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  17. drhill

    drhill Well-Known Member

    I thought I read HDMI output uses HDCP when the videos app is playing. So that wouldn't be a concern. Plus raw video over HDMI is quite large. I think 1080p is somewhere north of 3GB per second. Not entirely sure of that number. But it isn't that easy to copy that.
  18. ckelly33

    ckelly33 Well-Known Member

    right.
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