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  1. mariop75

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    Are there limitations on file size, or something. I knew which formats I can use, so that's not an issue. The issue is that when I put an mp4 on my Evo, it will show up as a black screen with only the audio playing. Those were with larger files, approximately 1.6gb, and 2.3gb. I did get a a smaller file (about 20mb) to play, although the audio was off. So, my question is, what am I doing wrong?
     

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    I tried loading some 2.5GB movies on mine and it refused to play them:mad: I read they should not be bigger than 2:(.
     
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    I did get Ironman To play at 1.8GB very nicely.
     
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    .3gp is the file format supported for the HTC EVO 4G.
     
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    .3gp is simply the container file. Android also supports MP4 container files just fine.

    I've had some serious problems getting converted videos to play on the Evo reliably. I have the same problem with the audio playing and no video.

    What method are you using to convert the videos?
     
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    All my converted movies play just fine as mp4's, although I do use a paid program called Wondershare Dvd ripper.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up, I'll try mp4's out.
     
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    Evo is really picky about x264 settings. Check out the handbrake thread in the tips and tricks sub forum.

    Sent from my EVO 4G using Tapatalk
     
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    this may sound totally noobish but how do you go about getting movies to play on your evo, can you stream them or do you have to have already have it on the sd card
     
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    You should download a program call mediainfo. It will tell you what kind of codecs is your MP4 is using. It gives you an idea of what is wrong with your MP4.

    If you understand MP4 codecs, I can tell you FFMPEG mp4 will work. H.264 baseline MP4 will work. H.264 higher than baseline will not play video but audio is fine.
     
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    Just note, OP, not all MP4's are alike. It has to be a baseline h264 encoded video for it to work on the EVO (and other mobile devices), and cannot be over 2GB.
     
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    Thanks for the tips everyone. I'll be sure to check them out.
     
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    I use handbrake to convert to H.264 in an mp4 container. I used that method to convert a dvd rip of wall-e that worked fine. But when I tried it with Superbad, the evo didn't like the resolution it was set to. Audio but no video. After setting the video to a maximum with of 480, instead of 720, and encoding it, it worked just fine. Not sure what was up. Try a different resolution. It might work.
     
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