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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Rusty83, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. Rusty83

    Rusty83 Lurker
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    Have already posted this in "multimedia". Sorry for reposting, but I hadn't seen this group before.

    Q1: On youtube and other websites I, more often than not, get the message "Cannot play this file". I suppose the reason is that the file format is not supported...?

    Can I download a codecs pack somewhere in order to get more out of my phone?

    Q2: Is there a flash plugin for the Android browser or an alternative browser available, and where do I get it?

    thanks, Rasmus

  2. Carl C

    Carl C Extreme Android User

    Welcome to AF! :D

    1) Yes I suppose this would mean the file is not supported , Their is not anything like codecs to download but hopefully Google will improve this in the future

    2) Yes , but not yet. Flash for Android is due the beginning of 2010 so keep an eye out! Their is currently not other browser which supports this. I'm afraid we'll simply have to wait :)
  3. Rusty83

    Rusty83 Lurker
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    Thanks for the answers. Hopefully that will happen soon.

    Would support of additional formats come as a system update or some sort of add on and where yould it be announced?

    As you can tell I'm new to this whole thing. I'd just like to know where to look for updates :)
  4. Carl C

    Carl C Extreme Android User

    No problem :)

    It would come as a system update which would simply get "Pushed" to your phone. So a message would appear and you click install.

    When an update is available or being pushed out you'll hear about it on Android News sites like Phandroid ;)

    In the mean time , hopefully someone will create an app that supports multiple formats shortly.
  5. Rusty83

    Rusty83 Lurker
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    Let this be a call to all the nerdy programmers out there. I'd write the app myself, but that's beyond my skills :)

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