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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Pete71, May 22, 2011.

  1. Pete71

    Pete71 Newbie
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    I tried using the DNLA on my Galaxy S2 earlier to stream to my Sony Bravia 40EX503 TV. I could get the photo's to display and I could play the music from my phone on the TV, but I couldn't get a video clip to play (taken using the phone camera at 1080, and 480 resolution.)

    Has anyone else been able to do this, and are there any setting I need to change to use DNLA with video?

    I was using the app on the phone called "Allshare".

    It frustrating that the TV could see the photos and music but not the video.

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  2. XplosiV

    XplosiV Master X is Watching You

    Most likely the default video format is bring saved as .3gp the tv won't support that format. If you can convert the file to one supported by the tv then it will probably work.

    You can look up the supported formats for your tv on the sony site under product support.

    I also have a bravia tv, but everything gets steamed through either my cable box or ps3.

    I believe the bravia should play .mpg / .mpeg video, but without looking it up I could be wrong.

    You could try updating your tv's firmware, it may include support for more video formats, but thats a tad hopeful.
  3. tauran121

    tauran121 Well-Known Member

    tv will only support mpg/mpeg. don't think a firmwire update will sort it but worth checking.
  4. iynCognito

    iynCognito Well-Known Member

    I believe its because sony have only chosen to implement music and picture via all share. It will stream to a play station if the 3gp tag is changed to to mp4 via a hex editor. There are some threads regarding this around, Perhaps on xda. It is a bummer. This is certainly the case on my 46w series tv.
  5. Marvel901

    Marvel901 Newbie

    You are quite right , the sgs2 will stream via dnla for photos and music but not vids .... however, connect your sgs2 to a pc copy the vids to a memory stick, do not convert or do anything at all other than copy... plug the memory stick into the usb slot on your Bravia TV and it will play.. no problem.

    I do not know why this is I tried a number of video conversions before I discovered this so give it a try.. it works for me every time.

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  6. iynCognito

    iynCognito Well-Known Member

    Have modified your technique to make it easier to play recorded video from the sgs2 to a sony tv. You don't need to transfer it to a pc at all. Via thewireless and connection menu on settings, choose to connect the phone via usb storage mode direct to the usb port on your sony bravia tv! You can then just go via your tv menu to locate and play all the videos on your phone.

    Works a treat. No copying, no converting. Don't need an mhl cable!
  7. lbaloyi

    lbaloyi Lurker

    Thing is, TV's don't support 3gp formats but MP4, the question is: How do you set your phone (SGS2) to only record videos in MP4, it seems to me that whenever you put your resolution to 1080x480 the format comes out to be 3gp??
  8. kneeman

    kneeman Lurker

    Old thread but I have a skyrocket with the same problem.

    Downloaded imediashare today and it streams the videos to my Sony tv!!

    It freezes and buffers at first, but if you hit pause for a few seconds then resume play it works great.
  9. FraserDonald

    FraserDonald Lurker

    Old thread but for the record...
    I own a Sony Bravia KDL46EX503 and have WAISTED many hours trying to find what formats the DLNA client supports.
    First thing to note, there are file formats and there are video codecs BOTH are important. For example you can have an AVI file format containing video data that requires the AVC codec to play it. On a similar basic you can have an MP4 file format containing video data that requires the AVC codec to play it. However even though the Sony DLNA client can play AVC video data it does not recognise either the AVI or MP4 file format! Why? If you no the answer please tell me!
    The Sony DLNA client for the KDLxxEX serries TV supports the following file formats:
    MPEG-PS (.mpg or .mpeg) and must contain video data for MPEG version 2 codec.
    BDAV (.mts or .m2ts) and must contain video data for the AVC codec.
    Audio data must be in either MP3 or AC3 codec formats. To be certain that the audio will work you are best advised to use the AC3 format. (you can use either 2ch or 5.1ch )
    Please do not waist any time with any other formats unless Sony have specifically told you that they now support them.
    I have been successful at streaming both MPEG2 and AVCHD to my Sony via Twonky Media Server all other formats DO NOT work.
    Given that a Sony TV that supports DLNA clients are not cheap I do find their attitude to supporting multiple file formats very arrogant. In particular I do not understand why they only support the MP4 and DIVx formats on the USB?
    How difficult is it? Well my 10" Polaroid picture frame with wireless connection supports every format (except DIVx) that I have thrown at it so far. It recognises AVI, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG1, WMV all with various codecs including VIDx and AVC!
    Come on Sony get with the picture (pun intended)!

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