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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rdpollard, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. rdpollard

    rdpollard Lurker
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    Just got my Nexus 7, and I'm finding that when I go to the Google Play Video app, there's a tab for "personal videos." When I navigate to it, I see "NO VIDEOS FOUND" and "You can copy videos from your computer using a USB cable." Ok, fine. I connect to my PC and see the folder structure. The thing is, regardless of where I stick an MP4 or M4V (H.264), it never shows up in the Google Play Video app. I have to go to a third-party. Anybody know where these files are supposed to live? Or am I doing something wrong? Documentation for personal video files is a little thin...

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    I put one in /storage/sdcard0/Movies and it showed up in my Google Play personal videos section.
     
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    Apparently it doesn't like the format.
     
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    I place my MP4 video files in the movies folder and they show up and play fine in the stock movies app. They also play in the MX Video Android app.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback. I'll go back to figuring out what's so special about my format. I'm just using Handbrake. Shouldn't be an issue.
     
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    I used handbrake to put some DVDs on my Nexus and it worked fine. I tried the Android mid and Android high settings, both to mp4. I copy/pasted from my PC to my media folder and the videos showed up in 'personal videos'
     
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    If you download the free Transformer movie, where does it put it, and in what format?
     
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    Anyone know if Google plans to offer storing of personal movies in the cloud and streamed to Google Play Movies just like it does with Google Play Music?
     
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    I'm really hoping for this! it'll make a lot of people really happy!
     
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    I sent my movies to my Google Drive and can watch them on my NEXUS 7 TAB
     

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