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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Trauma, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Trauma

    Trauma Well-Known Member
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    With the hdmi cable is it possible to stream videos saved to the phone to a TV?

    Say i put a movie like Avatar on my phone, can i play it on the TV?


    Edit: i just read the other thread and apparently at this time you cannot do this :(

    Please tell me i can watch videos i put on the SD card tho ?
     

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  2. larry1014

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    I haven't been able to do it, just movies recorded in phone.
     
  3. ctxx24

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    you can dlna if you have a 360 or ps3 cant be a avi sadly
     
  4. edhgreatone

    edhgreatone Well-Known Member
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    there a youtube app that allows you to download the video and then you'd be able to do it.... kind of a ghetto work around...
     
  5. Trauma

    Trauma Well-Known Member
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    can i watch movies on the phone that i put on the SD card?
     
  6. OrderFromChaos

    OrderFromChaos Well-Known Member
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    Yes, they just need to be in a format that Android supports.
    Android Supported Media Formats | Android Developers

    I currently have two DVD movies that I have stored on my DX and can play with no problem. They also show up in the media gallery so perhaps they can be played on a TV using the HDMI port. I'm still waiting for my HDMI cable to arrive, but from my understanding anything that can be seen in the gallery can be outputted on the HDMI port.
     
  7. ctxx24

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    They don't have to be what android supports....just get rock player from the market...it plays avi and divx
     
  8. OrderFromChaos

    OrderFromChaos Well-Known Member
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    True, I should qualified it with what current media players you have installed. Then again, I did not want to make any assumptions on what was and was not installed. :)
     

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