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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by wiggla, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. wiggla

    wiggla Member
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    I've seen many Batman and other HD movies played on the EVO or streamed from the EVO to a television, but I can't access video files I put on the sd card; they just don't exist (similar problem with music). So, one file was mkv, and the other was avi/windows movie file. Neither show up and I've moved their locations around in various folders in the directory. What am I missing? This is my first Android phone.
     

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  2. companyman

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    I have all my movies on my SD card under a folder called Movies. They are all .mp4 format.
     
  3. bszaronos

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    Is there anyway to have the movies display the title name. When I put them into a folder called Movies, it just shows a preview image but no name.
     
  4. wiggla

    wiggla Member
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    Thank you very much for the response. I did create a "Video" folder in the main directory of the sd card, where there were a bunch of folders with odd names (.bookmark_thumb1, agilefusion, HTC sync, etc.). When nothing worked I began to wonder if I placed the folder into the wrong directory. There were 2 files, a mkv and an avi but neither showed up. It's weird because some claim it plays avi but others leave that file extension out of the supported formats; whatever. I will now use a ripper software to convert the files to .mp4, however, it seems there is a lot of setting changes required for it to work. I recall some EVO reviews claimed that no resolution changes were necessary.
     
  5. wiggla

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    OK, so I found some mp4 files and transferred 3 to the phone. So now I know that I was correct in that all that was required was a folder in the root (misc.) directory. Now the issue is that only 1 of the 3 played the video-half of the file. This same file was also the only 1 of the 3 that I could see the movie image when it was highlighted; the other 2 were only a gray box. Is this because of resolution or some other encoding/file setting? Now that I know MP4 works I want to know what would cause the loss of video but audio playback to remain.
     
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