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Video file formats and codecs playing problem

Discussion in 'Music & Media' started by starhawk, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. starhawk

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    This is 2010. I refuse to believe that you can only play movies/video files that have .avi, .mp4, .mpg, .mkv file formats by converting. I remember Sony was slow on the uptake when they started the media server streaming which I use on a daily basis at home now.

    Is there a program that will decode the files as you stream them? Any codecs to install on the Droid X? I have thousands of video files and "converting" is time consuming not to mention creating two video files instead of one to play on devices. Converting is BS and whoever thought "Let's just have the users convert the video files" needs to take a long walk off a short pier.

    What to do?
     

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    The only other player for android is Rock Player, and it's hit or miss on what it will play.

    You cant install codecs to the phone.

    You're gonna put thousands of video files on the phone?

    Maybe you just need a program like Orb, which will convert the videos on the pc side and stream them to the phone.
     
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    That's what I'm trying to do however the streaming playback cannot play the file.
     
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    You have Orb and it wont play the file? What kindn of videos do you have? I have never found a video Orb wouldnt play.
     
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    I have a similar problem. Rock Player plays a movie fine on my X, just with no audio....I havent tried another movie to see whats the problem..I would hate to try and convert the audio just so it will play on the X.
     
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    yes,it sucks,it taks lots of time to convert
     

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