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Support Playing AVI format films on the Xoom?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by actusreus, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. actusreus

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    Is it possible? If not, what format will work on the Xoom? The ads all show it playing movies, but there is no movie player that I can find, and you have to dl a file manager just to find stuff that I copy from my computer, and then it won't play it anyway. Any suggestions?
     

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    I use mVideoPlayer from the market. Not sure about .avi, but it plays mp4 very well and mVideoPlayer will display the cover art too which I really like. And its FREE which I really really like!
     
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    I use rockplayer lite from market
     
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    So can the Xoom not do this natively without a player?
     
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    Can you tell me the resolution of your AVI films? and the video codec(DivX?)
    I will shows the way of your avi files for playing movies on Xoom in full screen.

    Motorola Xoom can play h.264 mp4 format(up to 1080p but recommended 720p) natively.

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    it will also handle m4v files well. I use Act 1 video player and it works very well. Downloading a file manager (like Astro) is always a good suggestion as it allows for easy folder management of your SD (virtual for now) card.
     
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    i use moboplayer, it supports almost any formats, pretty good!
     
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    VPlayer is also a good option. Plays almost any video format including avi and Divx straight off the bat - is not free though.
     
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    Can you put a .avi movie on a USB stick, put it in your Xoom and then play it using VPlayer?
     
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    Not quite sure why you ask this? The Xoom only has a micro USB connector, so no 'USB stick is going to work. You can transfer video files to your Xoom via a USB connection to your PC - drag and drop to your SD partition on the Xoom and then use the 'Files' app to access your video files. It will use Vplayer straight away. :p
     
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    Just responding to "saintastic's" question. "Can you put a .avi movie on a USB stick, put it in your Xoom and then play it using VPlayer?"

    Yes you can, I did it last night on my xoom. My xoom is rooted and I install VPlayer and usb mass storage Watcher OTG both apps are available from Market.

    Install and follow instruction it very easy.
     
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    The standard player with the xoom plays most AVi / XVid, but I simple use the .MP4 format, never had a problem yet.

    Usuall the format is 720p
     
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    Wish we could get Silverlight support (one stupid website in particular). There was some open source projects but haven't seen anything working.
     

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