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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Anducks, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Anducks

    Anducks Active Member
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    Is it possible to take videos from my computer and put them on the SD memory and watch them on my phone (HTC Eris)? The clips are just 3-5 minutes, not like 3 hour long movies. :p.
     

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  2. plugnpl4y

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    It certainly is. I just read a thread earlier today about this but for the life of me I can't seem to find it now.

    Basically here's what you need to do:

    1. Make sure the video is in a format that can be played with the Eris. I downloaded the Video Player app and it has specific recommendations for this. Video Player v1.0 Application for Android | Multimedia

    2. To make any necessary changes to the video (such as the resolution) I recommend using the application HandBrake. HandBrake

    3. Connect your Eris to your Mac/PC via USB and select "Mount" on the phone.

    4. Create a folder on the now mounted disk and transfer your videos over.

    Note: you won't be able to watch these videos until you disconnect your mobile or unmount the SD card.

    Since you're only talking about short videos, file size won't be a problem. In the event that you want to move over full length movies, you can use HandBrake to reduce their size.
     
  3. plugnpl4y

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  4. Anducks

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    Thanks. For some reason, when I try to get new applications from the Market, it says "A network error has occured." I'm not sure why, so I can't use those applications. (Unless I can install applications onto the phone from my computer instead of from the Market.)

    Anyways, steps 3-4 did it. Thanks. :)
     
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  6. plugnpl4y

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    That was odd. It's fixed now.
     
  7. jtan

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    If ur video is not compatible with HTC eris, you also could try this best video converter. It is already optimized for output setting for android phone... conveniently.
     

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