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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gale65, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. gale65

    gale65 Android Enthusiast
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    I have some home videos that I have tried to put on my phone. I have done it in the past with both avi and mp4 video and it worked fine. Now when I try to transfer the video (I've tried both formats) it will say "your device may not play this video" and when I try to open it on the phone, using several different players, it cannot play. These are normal file formats for this phone so I know that's not the problem. they are not protected videos. I've tried rebooting but it didn't help. So what else can I try?

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  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Extreme Android User

    An avi should play - try VLC. Mp4 is an envelope for many different video formats - the format of the video may be something you have no player for.
  3. gale65

    gale65 Android Enthusiast
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    Thanks-I'll try that. In the meantime I found a program on my computer (it was a daily freebie or a deal I found or something that I forgot about) called winx converter and maybe I can do something with it.
  4. mruno

    mruno Android Expert

    mx player has played everything i have thrown at it.
  5. gale65

    gale65 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    mx player is one of the ones I have on my phone and had already tried. I converted a file using the winx converter and it has specific phone profiles, including the Gnex. So that worked. I just hate having to convert every file but it didn't take too long. I knew that I downloaded this program for a reason. lol
  6. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator

    What file type are these files?
  7. gale65

    gale65 Android Enthusiast
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    The original files are .avi. I have put avi files on my phone before without any type of conversion, even from the same recording device, and they played fine. The converter converted them to mp4.
  8. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator

    And you just tried to play them through the gallery right?

    That's really strange, and then they worked after the conversion...hmm

    Looks like there are issues with android and avi files, weird...

    Apparently some good go to apps are MX Player and Dice Player.

    Sorry about this :(

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