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HTc Desire - How to play Video

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bobalong, May 21, 2010.

  1. bobalong

    bobalong Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi guys, im new to android, got me a desire anw what a machine !! but its driving me nuts, i have wmv and avi movies i would like to watch how do i do it where do i copy or paste them to and what program do i use
    cheers in antisipation


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  2. Demache

    Demache Android Expert

    You can't watch avi's or wmv's directly. You have to convert them to mp4.
  3. bobalong

    bobalong Lurker
    Thread Starter

    thanks, any sujestion what to use to convert?
  4. DesireMe

    DesireMe Android Expert

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  5. channelsurfer

    channelsurfer Newbie

  6. SurfXombie

    SurfXombie Member

    The player is in the Photos app.
    Use Handbreak to convert, search for guides on Nexus One conversion.
  7. bobalong

    bobalong Lurker
    Thread Starter

    hi handbrake has converted it, i have sound but no picture
  8. Shallow_

    Shallow_ Newbie

    I installed the free meridian player, and purchased the yxflash player fo $10. Yxflash handles most avi and some wmv files. They also fixed som sync problems i had with some of my mp4s.
  9. Rew

    Rew Well-Known Member

    I have an iPhone converter and it's highest setting looks to be 640x480 (480p)

    Would that be OK for an HTC Desire?

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  11. lekky

    lekky Lover

    You might want to try this app to handle your media too, Sync Android: doubleTwist Simply drag and drop your movies into the app and it will auto convert them.
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  12. martino

    martino Guest

    Careful with converting video for the HTC Desire. It doesn't have the Xvid or DivX codecs (yet), so you'll have to make sure the video will be transcoded to H263 or H264, and audio in AAC of course.
  13. DCFC79

    DCFC79 Android Enthusiast

    would youtube downloader do this or is something else required to do this,
  14. martino

    martino Guest

    I don't know what YouTube Downloader is, but if it just rips the videos from YouTube without transcoding then you should be fine.
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  15. lekky

    lekky Lover

    the android app? anything you download with that will play on your phone no problem.
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  16. DCFC79

    DCFC79 Android Enthusiast

    i downloaded the program to my pc and downloaded some videos so would the videos still work if i put them onto my desire or would i need to use something else

  17. chris100575

    chris100575 Well-Known Member

    The Desire plays videos in mp4 format, if the videos on your PC are mp4s then they'll work.
  18. lekky

    lekky Lover

    if you want to skip a step then get an app called 'freedi youtube' to download them directly onto your phone.
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  19. PJD

    PJD Well-Known Member

    I downloaded this doubletwist program very good but what size do you need to make for the MP4 movie to fill the screen or is that not poss
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  20. HTC_Desire

    HTC_Desire Well-Known Member

    Any ipod/iphone conversion tool will generate mp4 files for you which will play fine on your Desire. I use "Videora" for the iphone 3GS (free) on standard settings and a typical conversion size for example is 550MB --> 360MB, or 350MB --> 240MB.

    Quality is excellent IMO, and very easy to do. You can run a number of them at the same time and it will just queue them and convert them one after the other.

    Videora iPod Converter - Free iPod Video Converter

    Oh and yes they fill the screen on the standard settings.
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  21. carbonara

    carbonara Member

    I've just downloaded an wmv file and transferred it to my phone. It's not showing up in the Photos app though. Reading above seems to suggest that the Desire can't read wmv but how can this be true when the specs from HTC's own site states that it does? HTC - Products - HTC Desire - Specification
  22. carbonara

    carbonara Member

    Just done some experimenting and this isn't correct. The phone will play wmv files from the photos app that comes with the phone. It doesn't play files wmv from the BBC iplayer that can be downloaded for portable devices though. I'm guessing because they are DRM'd although that does beg the question why the BBC bother to provide them and tell you to play a few seconds of them on your PC first to grab the licence then transfer them to your device when it doesn't work.
  23. freefall

    freefall Well-Known Member

    I've used this program for a couple of years now and it is great. However I have not used it for my desire as i am yet to put videos on it. I would use this program though as i have mever had a problem with it.
  24. jimdriver2

    jimdriver2 Well-Known Member

    Was googling to find this out and came across this post - worked perfectly first time, no fiddling with settings need at all.

  25. hashmat

    hashmat Member

    I have some video files downloaded using real player.Do I need to do anything to them to watch on Desire?

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