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Support .mkv works once.. then System can not play file

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ustation, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. ustation

    ustation New Member
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    Weird. I have a Captivate. I transfer an mkv file onto an external sd card, plug it in, launch a player and works perfectly. The next time I try it (after I've turned off and on the phone again), it doesn't work. It gives me a System cannot play file error.

    Anyone else experiencing the same?
     

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  2. goyal.sanchit

    goyal.sanchit Well-Known Member
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    Strange!! You tried that in the default video player?? Tried with some external video player also to double check like mvideo player?
     
  3. softpinkishlips

    softpinkishlips Well-Known Member
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    same here @ustation
     
  4. ustation

    ustation New Member
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    I've tried various players (Rock,arcMedia), and also made sure to kill all apps in case it was memory issue and but no luck.
     
  5. ayongkot

    ayongkot Well-Known Member
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    it does play mkv files but not larger than 4 Gb
     
  6. goyal.sanchit

    goyal.sanchit Well-Known Member
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    Though I had heard earlier that Galaxy S plays almost *all* type of files I was disappointed when it refused to play many files from my collection. Just when I was thinking about doing the time consuming process of conversion I downloaded rockplayer and till now it has played everything.

    There might be 1-2 vague files that rockplayer is not able to play but if it is the problem with most files then there is surely some issue. Also files over 4 gb want be played. Thats the limitation of FAT file system.
     

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