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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JB4times4, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. rlittle66

    rlittle66 Newbie

    Video Player? I think a great app would be a video recorder for the Droid. It already has the Led Light and the 5 megapixel camera.

    Think about it, Droid could be the first Video camera Phone.

    The Best thing about the Driod is that it's OPEN SOURCE

    If anyone finds a good video recorder app let me know k?

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  2. bsems1000

    bsems1000 Android Enthusiast

    oh.... MY BAD. I wasnt even thinking about that when I wrote the question. Dont take me to jail plz.
  3. overcaffein8d

    overcaffein8d Well-Known Member

    just so you know, picture settings on OSX is command-shift-P, or under "window" from the top menu. idk why it's not in the normal settings for me.

    Also, if you have snow leopard... the 64-bit one is sooo much faster
  4. rlittle66

    rlittle66 Newbie

    Scan my Avatar it will take you to the most useful app for the Droid and it will save lots of time for you and your friends.
  5. tsaunders

    tsaunders Android Enthusiast

    Seems like a good app.
  6. DankyDroid

    DankyDroid Member

    I am confused....
    which is not exactly hard to do, but what?:thinking:
  7. rlittle66

    rlittle66 Newbie

    If you have the Barcode Scanner installed, you can scan the image under my name referred to as an avatar and it will pop a link on your screen, select open browser and install it it's that simple.
  8. oakleysmall

    oakleysmall Lurker

    I just copied mpg4 videos from my computer to the SD card. I found them in the Gallery (pictures and videos) They play fine but have no title. I have to start the video to see which movie it is.
  9. tsaunders

    tsaunders Android Enthusiast

    What is a good video player to download from the market?
  10. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser

    People rave about Act 1, but it's paid.

    Personally, I use Cinema or the stock gallery. They're simple but they work. Even with my high bitrate 848x480 videos, there's no stutter or lag.
  11. rlittle66

    rlittle66 Newbie

    You might try renaming the file before you xfer it to your Droid that would help.
  12. kasperknop

    kasperknop Member

    Why are so many people using a width of 848, when the droid is accually 854 wide?
  13. ergalthema

    ergalthema Well-Known Member

    Probably has something to do with keeping the aspect ratio 16:9
  14. mishkajb

    mishkajb Lurker

    Tried VLC 4 times, got crappy video each time. Tried Handbrake using Legacy Ipod, left the default settings alone, and am watching a nice video now.
  15. Last350

    Last350 Lurker

    attempting a convert of N*w M**n with handbrake. First attempt at a convert.

    VERY tired, dont have much time to read all 7 pages of comments here after reading a pile of forum listings already on video playback.

    1- i just wanna play AVIs on my phone. My last 3 phones all played avis but i had to get progs for each

    2- price isn't an object so even if someone knows a $20 app that plays avis perfectly, pls post it here as it's easier for me to just get an update that someone knows of one and all I have to do is download it and not convert everything

    converting Moon now 2 gig avi = 1 hour conversion, gonna have to wait to put it back on phone when i wake up tonight to get ready for work. hoping to watch something other than utube all night once again, or i'm gonna have to take one of my other phones in with me and enjoy it on that
  16. JonKyu

    JonKyu Member

    Sorry to burst your hopes, but I don't think Android has the capability of playing Avi's. I hope devices become so advance that it can play any media format at any size the computer can play without converting. it'd save sooo much time lol
  17. rlittle66

    rlittle66 Newbie

    However the Droid is fully capable of playing mp4 files and does this very nicely. I have several movies on my phone. if you are finding the SD size a little cramped then you can replace the 16 gig with a 32 gig SD Card. The movies play very smoothly.
  18. There is a video recorder. Click on the camera and look to your right when holding it in landscape mode. There should be a little sidebar with a camera image on bottom and a video camera on top. Slide the little bar up and it will become a video camera....

    There ya go....

    P.S. - Try recording a video in negative color effect. Some trippy stuff right there..
  19. rlittle66

    rlittle66 Newbie

    Yea, I saw that but I meant with zoom and Light also.
  20. kasperknop

    kasperknop Member

    Can anyone confirm this?
  21. Android_LIFE

    Android_LIFE Android Enthusiast

    I work with Video, for simple encodes, an alternate program:

    Company Techspansion is NO more, so you will have to search in the right places. ;) ;)

    If you want to give VisualHub a try,
    Private Message Me if you need help finding...or just need help period.
  22. Bacon369

    Bacon369 Lurker

    I didn't read the entire thread, just ended up here looking for info on the Droids player/non-player.
    If you want to convert your own vids for the phone, try a very trustworthy software called "CuCusoft"
    Simply move it to your SD card and play it direct. You will need a 'file manager' program!! Going through the 'gallery' doesn't work.

    Roughly 350mb / per hour of vid. High Quality picture and sound.
    Thanks for all the other good info here.
  23. Vzard

    Vzard Newbie

    I use Aimersoft Media Converter which is able to specify Droid MP4 best with 720
  24. dmodert66

    dmodert66 Android Expert

    Actually, that is not true. The Droid IS capable of playing AVI (Xvid/Divx). YXFlash CAN play AVI's. I tested one myself. Very early in development though.

    First time I tried it, I was using an Eris. Video was VERY choppy and out of sync...I decided for the hell of it, I would try again with my Droid...

    First attempt was animation.

    Xvid - Came out perfect using YXFlash. Did not fill as much of the screen as the converted MP4, but still looked clean.

    MP4 - Looked the same as the xvid, but filled more of the screen.

    Second attempt (Xvid only, TV Show (video, non-animation))

    Very clean, but ever so slightly out of sync (I notice because I look for it, but it would not bother me...Can't be more than a few milliseconds)

    To sum up either
    1) They have optimized it alot since I used it on my Eris, or
    2) The Droids hardware really is that much better

    It is kinda pricey for an app though...$19.90. They are currently running a special for 30% off, so I might just break down buy it. It was $29.99 when I downloaded the trial on the Eris...

    **EDIT** Just an FYI, the demo version only plays 2 minutes of video.
  25. drwiremore

    drwiremore Lurker

    Video plays using the gallery. Took me two tries. When I tried the first time to play a video, got a blank screen; plugged the usb cable in; it played; removed the usb cable, it still played. Go figure (although it wasn't full screen.) All that screen resolution, and I can get it to go full screen. Most likely I need another application to play what used to be std avi's. dr

    What I did:
    I have a bunch (zillion) videos that I used to just play on my Palm 700p; they are all avi(s).
    1) I downloaded and installed on my xp desktop, Motorola Media Link.
    2) Then dragged my avi to the videos tab on Motorola Media Link and it took overnight to do a "conversion." My original was about 800gb; didn't look to see what the size was on my phone.
    3) Next morning, with the usb connected, went to Gallery, it showed 1 video, but wouldn't play, black screen, no audio
    4) Disconnected the usb, same
    5) reconnected the usb, now it played
    6) Disconnected the usb, and it still plays.

    Motorola Media Link, from the Motorola web site, free. Lets you drag/drop videos, pictures, music. (Although on my palm, I'd just remove the SD card, put it into my laptop, drag/drop onto the sd card, fast. (Did I say fast.) No conversion, and it played the same video full screen, and gave me options to zoom to a number of levels. Gallery does not.

    Editorial, off the topic of video play:
    My first non palm in 7 years; forced myself to use the droid because I've come to believe that while I have 100% functionality on my Palm... the palm era is dead...long live the droid.

    Droid: Disappointed that I have to add programs to do what on other smartphones just comes with. Not open source, but validated by Palm. Now your thinking that I can always add applications: understood...open source and at my own perl And I'm thinking that I wish I could delete those applications that duplicate other base functionality.
    Standard Browser gets me youtube; amazon; market, facebook.
    Why then do I have useless apps like youtube, amazon, market, facebook, better served by browser shortcuts/favorites.

    Wish list:
    - a droid desktop that gives me my contacts, calendars(s), notes on my desktop. If the "cloud" goes down... and it will, it makes no sense to have to get 5 different applications to do what should be vanilla. dr. 12-21-2009
    Editorial ends.

    Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas; may God bless you, your family and your friends this holiday season.

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