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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jgkelly, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. jgkelly

    jgkelly Member
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    if this is a repeat of another thread then i apologize .i need a video player that will play mp4 video in full resolution for the droid.im coming from bb.can you help me with this.i dont care if it is free or not.thanks.

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  2. Redflea

    Redflea Android Expert

    The Droid has a built-in video player...open Galllery (or use Astro file manager) and navigate to a video and tap on it - it will open in the native player and start playing.

    If you want a third-party options, I like act1, as it allows you to FF/RW by flicking on the screen.
  3. jgkelly

    jgkelly Member
    Thread Starter

    thanks for the help.is act1 better than the stock player.
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    did you intend that as a question.
  5. fluc02

    fluc02 Newbie

    All the 3rd-party players I've used, including Act1, had lots of slow-down and choppiness when playing back my handbrake-encoded videos, which Gallery was able to playback fine.

    Maybe we'll see some video players optimized for the Droid in the future. For now though, I'm sticking with Gallery.
  6. Redflea

    Redflea Android Expert

    Before the 2.01 update I used nswplayer, but it's been removed since the 2.01 update - hopefully the author will revise the app so it's available to updated Droid phones.
  7. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert

    Haven't had any issues with Meridian yet, and I like the interface. Give it a shot.
  8. krichek

    krichek Android Enthusiast

    Same here, I had no issues with it playing any and all of my videos. They are all encoded to take advantage of the full resolution of the Droids screen. Hoping it comes back as well.
  9. JRSly

    JRSly Member

    Act 1 and the stock player are the only ones I've tried so far, but I love Act 1. The stock player always struggled controlling the movie files I made, trying to scrub through the movie was choppy and navigation was very sparse. But Act 1 has silky-smooth scrubbing, great customizable interface elements(time elapsed/total time, battery status, time), and slick touch control(touch center screen to pause/play, lower right for brightness, lower left for progress bar, etc.).

    I've not had much cause to search out for any other better players.
  10. I tried ArcMedia's free version, and it experiences that choppy/slowdown problem mentioned above. Anything over about 20 meg is unable to be played without experiencing this.

    I've also tried the Act 1 trial, which does avoid the slowdown issues, but cannot play many video types.

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