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  1. Nabraham

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    Recently put some mp4 files on my phone to watch but i can't get them to work. The movies show up but all the screen shows is a gray box in the top with a black box underneath it with no picture.

    I can get the sound to work but no video.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     

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  2. Caddyman

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    not completely sure but you may need to get some more codecs to make the movies work. search the market for "cinema" it's a movie player apps that will put essential codecs on your phone.

    try it and let us know if that works for you.
     
  3. Nabraham

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    Unfortunately that didn't work. Both movies are still showing a gray box and a black box. Sound still works but no picture.

    I've ripped the movies twice, i use Wondershare platinum dvd ripper and have it ripping as a mp4 file.
     
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    google search turned up the app "Video Player" may work better for mp4
     
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    Yea i have that one installed as well. No luck. Anyone have any success putting a video on the Eris?
     
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    I used ClipNabber - download videos from YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo and more! to capture vimeo and utube videos and save the mp4 or fla files to my pc.

    I then downloaded this free video to ipod/psp converter.

    Free Video to iPod Converter: iPod Video Converter

    I used the following settings:

    mp4 Mobiles phones from the drop down list
    High Quality (MPEG4, 15fps, 320X240, 600KBIT, AAC 192Kbit)

    Here is a sample (only good for 7 days or 100 downloads)
    https://www.yousendit.com/download/TzY3aUNCSU9samZIRGc9PQ

    have fun! :D
     
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    Finally got it working. I used .3gp and h264 format for two different movies (Old School and Terminator 2). Both are working, Old School is perfect but Terminator 2 has a tad audio lag towards the end.

    But its a step in the right direction so I'm happy.

    Thanks for all the help guys!
     
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    I've copied mp4 files to my eris and can play them with the video player app with no problems. I didn't do anything special that I am aware of. I transferred them with Doubletwist from my Mac.
     
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    I've been using Doubletwist as well. Very happy so far :D.
     
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    Does anyone know if the previous post is legit?
    No offense, it's just my ISP already cut my internet for torrents and such once. :)
     
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    yeah its a link to crackberry which in turn links to megaupload. mega is a pretty popular file download site, i would say your isp would be ok with it.
     
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    I can also verify that the link is legit. I have downloaded a bunch of those movies for use on my BlackBerry. Good quality too.
     
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    also, i found it difficult to download on the phone (and they are big files! u can easily eat up you 5gig cap with 10 movies!!) so i download all mines at home or at the library down the street from my job when im sneaking out (shhhhh) :)
     
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    I have downloaded about 20 movies from that link posted above. I just recently switched from the Storm to the Eris. I put some of those movies on my Eris and the played just fine in Video Player app from the Market.
    I was surprised that the Eris didn't have a video app installed already from the box, but either way, this movie post rocks. Maybe if I get bored sometime I'll make a link like that on here.
     
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    Awesome. Thanks for the links.
     
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    Besides converting the file on the computer and dragging it over to the phone to play on video player... do I need to do anything else? Basically do I need a program to get it on the phone or can I just drag it over like pics and music?
     
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    Just drag it. That's what I did.
     
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    I'm new here and just wanna say, thank you so much for this link. Tons of GOOD movies there.

    Mahalo :)
     

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