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    I didn't see this mentioned on any spec sheets for the Bionic but it seems to have hardware decoding for divx/xvid videos.

    I was reading this comparison between the Tegra 2 and TI OMAP chips. This statement specifically got me to try it:
    I've only tried one video but it works just fine with the standard video player.
     

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    This would be cool, i'll have to test some videos :")
     
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    Has anyone had the chance to test this yet?
     
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    I just tried this out with mine.. I loaded an .avi onto the sd card and tried playing it through the gallery app which gave me a choice between Video Player (Stock App) and MXplayer (what I use to play divx) and the video player simply wouldnt play it at all... So I guess if it has the ability to decode, it must be disabled for licensing purposes..
     
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    Maybe try it with the app "Act 1 Video Player".
     
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    I tried playing couple of my divx/avi downloads and they played in the stock player just fine :)

    I used the file manager to get to the file and it opened in the stock video app just fine, i have no other players installed either :)
     
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    Do remember that .avi is a container, like .mkv - .avi does not necessarily mean it is a DivX encoded video....
     
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    You make a good point there, one of the files i tested was The Holding (2011) DVDSCR XViD - NoGrp and it seemed to play fine, but i guess whoever encoded could of just lied in the title.

    but i'm happy with that to be honest, as they never worked on my incredible without apps.
     
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    I made the post for everyone not just you - it could be that the person who tried the one .avi file that would not work in the stock player was trying a file that was not DivX / XviD, and hence the failure.
     

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