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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Ace Ventura, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Ace Ventura

    Ace Ventura Well-Known Member
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    In my phone not yet. Does anyone know anything about this?

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    Ace
     

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  2. Ace Ventura

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    It does play youtube vids perfectly, I must say.
     
  3. sho95

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    Yes it does. Just make sure you select high quality on the option menu during play.
     
  4. Ace Ventura

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    Are you talking about Google videos or YouTube videos? :thinking:
     
  5. Ace Ventura

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    The main issue I'm referring to is not being able to play Google videos.
     
  6. Ace Ventura

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    Oopsie. I didn't know this belonged here. :p
     
  7. oceanlight

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    videos hosted by google don't seem to work.
     
  8. Ace Ventura

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    Yep, I guess so. I wonder if there's an app for that or a way of converting it to a playable format. :thinking:



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  9. sho95

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    They do work as long as they were downloaded originally to youtube. If Im correct google does not host this video but uses other links to show the video that's why some videos work and other don't.
     
  10. Ace Ventura

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    I didn't get the second sentence. Do you mean there's a link in google videos that allows us, Droid users, to be able to watch that same video in youtube??
     
  11. sho95

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    When using Google videos they are not actual videos created or stored on Google. They come from another sources via links. When you select the video it links to another host. If the host is youtube then you can play it on the droid. In other words If the actual video was downloaded on youtube and the links get directed to youtube then when you select the video a box will pop up with options to play youtube. Hope it helps.
     
  12. Ace Ventura

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    Oh, OK. I get ya. But on google video I've seen videos that are, I think, directly from there (at the bottom it says either "watch in youtube" or "watch in google video", etc.).

    Anywhoo, the video I wanted to watch on the Droid is one from video.google, so I guess I can kiss it good-bye still, for now.

    Thanks for the clear explanation.
     
  13. bthoward

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    Flash is supposed to drop for the Droid soon. It will play them then.
     
  14. adelle

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    i'm curious as to why, when I first got my Droid, i could view a video (non-youtube, via facebook) but now i'm no longer able to see that same video - i get the "flash 10.0 coming..." message.

    is it that the flash version JUST changed to 10.0 or was there some preliminary acess I was allowed (and potentially woo-ed by) that has now expired and I can not utilize any flash content? kinda frustrating.

    also, on a different note, i've had a number of little tweaky problems and wonder if there is a really thorough thread to discusse specific problems. the troubleshooting guide is very poor in the user's manual... as if there are NO problems...
     
  15. Ace Ventura

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    Really? Google videos?

    That'd be so cool.

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  16. Ace Ventura

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    I feel u. I have little problems here and there too. Some things suck and it's hard to get'em to work properly again... if they work again.

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  17. Ace Ventura

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    Or I wonder if there's a way of converting a Google video into audio so one can at least listen to it.

    Has anyone done this?

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  18. sjmike0414

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    I just got my eris and 99 percent of the videos including from the youtube app will not play. I get a popup that says video will not play. Any ideas to correct this?

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    Mike
     

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