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Support Texting/MMS Messages: Pictures displaying as movies

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by questrider, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. questrider

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    Before 02/13, when I would receive a picture (MMS) through the default text Messaging application, it would show up as a picture with the subject and message underneath. Optionally, I could tap and open the picture to fill the screen or zoom in. Like this:

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    Sender: <Subject: Pictures of Mountains!> - Look at how beautiful and expansive the Alps are!
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    Now, after 02/14, when an MMS message is received, the picture displays with a "Play" (>) icon on it like it is a movie file. Like this:

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    [​IMG]

    Sender: <Subject: Pictures of Mountains!>
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    And then when I tap the picture (which is NOT a movie) it displays the picture very small (about 1/4 of the screen, centered) on a black background with a "movie" progress bar at the bottom marked as :16 sec total and when it gets to :08 secs the picture disappears and then the text's message is displayed in white text on the black background for the remaining :08 secs. Like this:

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    [​IMG]
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    So it plays like a movie that contains both the picture and the text, however, if I save it by long pressing next to the picture and choose "Copy attached to SD card" it saves the picture as a standard graphic file which can then be opened in the Gallery app. So it's obviously NOT a movie file.

    What is going on? What the heck changed in the last week? Is anyone else experiencing this?
     

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    Did you change the application that you use for SMS / MMS?
     
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    anyone know how to fix this?
     
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    Only change for me is that I receive from iphone owners this way. It's very annoying. Wow, a slideshow for two pictures, yay.

    I get perfect pictures on mms from people with other phones on VZ that I can download. WTF is wrong with iphone/att?
     
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    Curious which folder it saves it to. Camera as a new image? or Download?

    I have a question too....How could a photo not taken by my HTC Hero show up in camera folder as if it had been taken by my phone. Not labeled as a download and in the camera file it is in the consecative date and image order just as if I had taken it from the the phone...which I did not.
     
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    if i save my pix message pix then the image is saved in the downloads folder.
     
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    I have always had this issue on every phone I have ever owned. I've always been on VZW and I think MMS pictures from people on other networks often seemed to appear as a movie or slideshow. I don't know if it was a sprint thing or an ATT thing.
     
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    Update: I received 12 MMS messages last night from the same person within an hour. 11 of the 12 display the "normal" way with only one being contained in the "movie" format I described above in my original post. Strange.

    I'm also now wondering if the fact that the sender uses an Alltel phone they purchased a few months before their acquisition by Verizon is the cause of this? But stranger still is that it isn't consistent and I've only gotten the "movie" format the last couple of weeks and then last night it goes back to being normal for 11 of 12 messages.

    I only ask because I don't think I've ever received an MMS message from a fellow Droid/Verizon user to see if it's consistently normal.
     
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    the same thing happened to me. not sure what the deal is, i didnt change anything. wish someone knew how to fix it. are you rooted? i am and running bugless beauty.
     

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