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  1. Smudgie

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    What are the chances that we will be able to watch movies eventually on the Xoom? If so, will the number of movies available likely equal the amount that itunes has available for the ipad? Thanks
     

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    Netflix and Hulu are just a matter of time. The Xoom offers the security features they require. So yea, we'll see movies...eventually :)
     
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    I tried playing some movies on the xoom I copied over from the laptop but the had no audio and barely played. We need vlc player badly!
     
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    Sorry, would have gotten back to you sooner, but, I was kinda mesmerized by how well this thing handles video! It SLICED through Dark Knight mp4 without any issue. Man what an AWESOME tablet!!! What kind of file are you playing? Mine are iTunes digital copies that have, um, accidentally found themselves without DRM. :D
     
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    Tried an mp4 h264 AAC audio. Ran at about 10 frames a second and no audio. It slowed the xoom down so badly I had to restart it. Then the gallary app wouldnt work, it would just sit there. So I plugged the xoom back into the PC and removed the movie and restarted the xoom again. After that everything is fast and the gallary app works again.

    Yeah my movies don't have drm they come from uhhh yeah.
     
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    That's extremely WEIRD! I wonder why it worked for me with no problem but not for you?? UGH!
     
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    Mine came from a blue ray rip, file is good I have watched it many times on my laptop and having the laptop plugged into the TV via hdmi, never had any problems with that. Tried another movie same specs it did the same thing horrible frame rate no audio.
     
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    I haven't tried one converted from a BD directly. I'm not sure I even have one of those kicking around but I'll need to make a few before my vaca in a few weeks. I'd use handbrake 0.95 to do them and assume that's probably how you did yours. UGH. That's not good if it's causing issues.
     
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    Hmm?
     
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    Somewhere a few weeks back I had read that Honeycomb and tegra 2 have the required security layer that Netflix requires in order to create an app for those devices. However, lately they're saying ONLY snapdragon. So, I don't know what the real story is but one would think that the Xoom would eventually get a Netflix app. Hulu could be done I believe once we get flash. I think. :)

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    Found this:

    http://pressroom.nvidia.com/easyir/...prid=704926&releasejsp=release_157&xhtml=true
     
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    I have some 3gp movie files and put them on my xoom and they work great.
     
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    Get Rock Player works Great
     
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    I use RockPlayer and it works like a charm :D
     
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    Using rockpayer, vplayer, act1player... so far the one mp4 i tried isnt playing smoothly on any of them, but plays fine on my Evo and on my pc. I read on xda its an encoding issue, depends on the file your playing from. if its encoded in a very specific way it will work with the xoom. you guys playing the mp4s must be lucky with the right files. start downloading and trying out other mp4's and you'll have problems. it's affecting all xoom's. i expect it will be fixed shortly with a software update...i hope.
     
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    If you're having trouble with your videos, try re-encoding them using freemake. I've learned to love it. It's really simple to use and it has settings for re-encoding videos with minimal loss of quality.
     
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    I have not transered any video yet but I imagine that many of the video players should work.... I use VitalPlayer. You can find it on Marketplace.
     
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    Or you can install Android Manager Wifi and transfer all files b/w your Xoom & PC wirelessly. ;)
     
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    I just transferred AvP from my pc[mp4] to my Xoom. It seems to be playing fine on the stock player.

    Edit: The movies I got on my Xoom were originally meant for my old Droid format. While it plays fine, the volume isn't all that loud. I think everyone here is assuming it'll play 720P movies???
     
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    Has anyone tried playing 1080p MKVs? Is it smooth?
     
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    i don't suppose you know the "very specific way" it needs to be encoded?

    you know what just occured to me though, the xoom supports 720p playback on the device and 1080p through the hdmi, i believe all the mp4 files i tried were encoded 1080p which might explain the choppy playback on the device but not the missing audio. i will play with it more tonight when i get off of work.
     
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    Not sure what the encoding method is, but if you go to the Xoom forum on XDA you can find the topic, it's on the front page as well. The file i was trying wasnt 1080p either. AVI's work fine it's just .mp4's that I'm having the issue with so far. I'm downloading the files from the web straight to my Xoom so re encoding isnt an option. I basically don't know if it's going to work until I download the file and open it up with one of the video players. Cross my fingers and hit play.
     
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    was trying to get avi, vob, files to play, but converted my file to Mpeg4, worked great on xoom, able to do my presentation now using hdmi output aslo...awesome!
     
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    what player are you using the avi? i tried one avi real quick and the default player wouldn't even try it.
     
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    rockplayer and vplayer worked with the AVI's
     
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