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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by davyu, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. davyu

    davyu Well-Known Member
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    hi,

    My friend has this mp4 video file which he can play on his droid, and on my other friend's HTC magic. But for some reason, when I try to play it on my phone, I get the message "sorry, this video cannot be played". The file is about 140mb, would that be the issue?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. Cougar

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    Try Meridian media player?
     
  3. davyu

    davyu Well-Known Member
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    Yea, similar message. Was on cupcake, I'll try it on donut.
    Anyhow, they got it playing on their default player though.

    Update: Meridian player has this message saying "high bitrate may cause lag or crash", and then it gives the message "cannot be played". Actually I've tried like 6 different players, still same issue.
     
  4. davyu

    davyu Well-Known Member
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    Ok this is really bugging me.
    The same video plays fine on the HTC magic, Droid, iphone and Nokia e72 (or e71, forgot), any phone but the galaxy. Cupcake or Donut.

    I used adb logcat, it says something about "unsupported width, height or profile"... anyone have any insight?
     
  5. atbeyi

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    our phones are no multimedia phones :(
    it would be really good to watch videos from that good screen.
     
  6. smiley1960

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    I run MP4's without a problem. I've got Donut + Galaxo, but it also works in Donut virigin.
    Btw, how are you running it? I had the same message when trying to run it originally, but somehow after installing OI File Manager and running it from there, all Video files then started running. Btw, I now run Root Explorer but both are pretty good File Managers.
     
  7. davyu

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    I've tried it using different players on stock donut, I'll try root explorer again, which player do you choose after using root explorer though?

    BTW, I just transferred another smaller mp4 file, plays fine. Hm
     
  8. smiley1960

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    1. try running a few different mp4 files of various lengths.
    2. maybe the original file is corrupt so try converting it to an avi and then re-save it as an mp4.
    3. i just use the stock video player for 1.6.
     
  9. davyu

    davyu Well-Known Member
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    Haha basically my friend was holding a contest, seeing whose phone lags the most. So we were all using the same file. Except I couldn't even take off. I'm doubting it's a problem with the original file...

    The file is 140mb, length is about 25 minutes, is it just that the quality is too high for our poor phones to handle?
     
  10. smiley1960

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    i'm running right now a 163mb mp4 file without an issue. it runs nicely and the quality is superb
     
  11. davyu

    davyu Well-Known Member
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    So let me get this straight. You're on galax0 donut, using root explorer/oi file manager to open it, and the media player is the stock one? Thanks.
     
  12. Droid.eris

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    It might be that it cant play the audio because it maybe in a different format but you should download andriod videoria and convert the file and it will work
     
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  13. davyu

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    Thanks, I'll give that a shot, but the file works on the HTC magic and Motorola Droid...
     
  14. smiley1960

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    yep. exactly. I'm on galax0 donut, using root explorer/oi file manager, and the media player is the stock one
     
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  15. davyu

    davyu Well-Known Member
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    OMG, thanks guys, I did have to reconvert the video...
     
  16. Droid.eris

    Droid.eris Well-Known Member
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    I am glad that i could be of help to a fellow android buddy :D
     
  17. kresten

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    what settings do you use in video converter ?
     
  18. Cougar

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    We've discussed this elsewhere, but Handbrake with the "iPhone" preset works a treat.
     
  19. Droid.eris

    Droid.eris Well-Known Member
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    Just use the normal setting not the power mode and it will automattically convert the file to the default droid mp4 file
     

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