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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by lisalover1, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. lisalover1

    lisalover1 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I'm having a bit of trouble getting videos to play on my HTC Evo with Android 2.1. I have several videos that I play on my PSP, and work just fine. However, when I transferred them over to my Evo's MicroSD card and tried to play them in any video player, they only played the audio stream, and no picture was shown. I never had trouble getting PSP-formatted videos to work on phones before; they worked n my G1 just fine. I assumed that because the Evo and PSP even had similar-sized screens, it would be even more compatible. It sounds somewhat foolish when I type it out, but one could expect it to work. I have tried playing it in the stock video player, the Meridian player, and the Video Player app from the android market, and they all had the same error. The file is an .mp4; and, as I said, gave me no problems when played in the PSP's video player.

    Here's the specifications on the video file:
    Type: MPEG4
    Video Codec: AVC
    Audio Codec: AAC
    Size: 25 MB
    Length: 00:23:41
    Width: 480
    Height: 272
    Aspect Ratio: 16:9
    Data Rate: 99kbps
    Total Bitrate: 147 kbps
    Frame Rate: 23 fps

  2. Edgie311

    Edgie311 Lurker

    I am testing several formats at the moment...

    I have a mp4 that works great (the hangover)

    mpg didn't work...

    back to testing

  3. pwnst*r

    pwnst*r Android Expert

    Here's a stupid question - Which folder do I put videos in? I've got it mounted in Ubuntu, fyi.
  4. lisalover1

    lisalover1 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I just created a folder called "Videos" in the root directory. You can do the same thing with pictures.

    So, any word on how to get these videos working?
  5. pwnst*r

    pwnst*r Android Expert

    Thanks! Going to work on that this morning and I'll let you know what my results are with different formats.
  6. Edgie311

    Edgie311 Lurker

    mp4 seems to be the one I can use, i bought the newest AVS6 and it has a conversion profile just for android and works good.
  7. Demache

    Demache Android Expert

    That's because Android can only play MP4 and 3GP videos (although they are the same thing anyway).

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