Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by softtech, Jul 30, 2011.
Where is the file physically located on the SD card?? i.e. what is the path to the file?
its been a long time since I've used that sd card but I think its. /system/app/MetroMoviePlayer.apk
Nope. That's not it. Or else it's not part of Basix anymore (where can I get it from??)
The movie player.apk file just interprets the files located in the iron man folder. That folder is located at the root of your sd card. it's usually a hidden folder, but you can change that around and open it by selecting to view hidden files. However, the data inside is encrypted and will only work with the movie player apk provided on the phone.
That apk is not on basix, but you cam always get it by searching this very sub forum for movie player.apk (i remember receiving it a while back from someone).
For what it's worth, there's no reason I can see to want it back. It's better to just stream the movie or rent it and watch it on the big screen. Use that extra space for your pics and apps instead.
look for a folder called VIDEO.SV thats the iron man movie now in what type of format its in im not sure ive never seen such a format but im sure theres something out there to convert it.
i believe this is the actual movie file but the file's extension is unknown to me.
it weighs 1.41 gb so it has to be the movie
and tiede is right you wont see the folder unless on windows u enable see hidden folders which can be easily done on xp by going to my computer then click tools at top then folder option then
click the view tab and scroll down to where u see hidden files and folders and select show hidden files and folders.
or for windows 7
1.Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
2.Click the View tab.
3.Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, and then click OK
hope this helps.
Man I luv this place (AF) everyone is very helpful to each other here. I knw it wasnt me who needed help this time but I just want to thank all of u anyways
i love learning as much as i love helping. to assume a person knows it all and cant learn something new is silly. i read in a old thread on howardforums that perhaps this movie was only streamed to our phone and wasnt actually on our phone dont know if any can confirm this i know we have devs in this part of the forum that might be able to confirm that or not. but not so sure i have my doubt that file weighs enough to be a video file.
Yeah. That was an earlier rumor. The file is proven to be on the phone. Proof? Start the movie, about 5 seconds in, place the phone on airplane mode, and the movie will still continue playing. The confusion was because the phone needed an internet connection to *start* the movie.
But that connection is to verify the integrity of the file and authenticate that the request is from a legitimate user watching on an indulge...yeah, big brother *cough* metropcs *cough* is paranoid too...
Weirdness! I downloaded MoviePlayer.apk and put it in /system/apps and rebooted. I then see Iron Man 2 back in my drawer, but when I try to run it I get "This title cannot be played in the rooted device (1).
Any ideas why? Or whether I'm getting this from Basix (why would K0nane do that?) or some other part of the OS?
Oh wow! Did the app ask you for root access?
I strongly doubt it would be k0nane. In fact, I'd almost be willing to bet on it.
The only thing I can think of would be the app checking for root access before playing the movie, as a fail safe against illegal copying... Paranoia must run really deep at metro!
I doubt that is metro paranoia and more like the movie studios paranoia. Take into account that metro must obtain a liscence for every single copy of iron man they distribute. Compare it to any digitally downloaded video rental/purchase and see how those videos will only play on the device that downloaded them. But I wouldn't mind being able to pull out the movie from my phone and watching it on a bigger screen as the quality isn't that bad.
I know it's not just metro. I was just saying...
I gave up and deleted Video.Sv and MoviePlayer.apk...
lol tiede did u notice there was a txt file in there saying that copying the movie is illegal so assuming there is a way just havnt found a way yet. im also assuming the player needed a decrypter to play the movie or something....
Yup. And I bet you that decrypter is kept under tight wraps at Samsung headquarters...
I tried playing the movie with vlc which plays virtually everything on my computer and it didn't work
yea i was suggested to try vlc but m4s isnt a format that is known anywhere i tried googling it and the closest ive come to was a video format called m4 but not m4s so dunno guess for now its a dead end...
ya im trying to get baqck iron man back also.... i found something about it on the sd card.... but i dont have the metro player... i am using basix 1.0 rom
You can always re install metro movie player.apk on the rom. If you still have the iron man folder (video.sv or something like that) on your sd card.
As for those trying to play the file, if you're on linux, trying removing the file extension, open a terminal, browse to the location of the file, and type: "file thenameofthefilehere" and it'll tell you what type of file it really is, if it's any recognizeable file type.
I'd do it, but I already deleted the movie on my sd card, since I no longer need it.
u suppose when the movie player plays it changes the extension into something else readable? im gonna try sometime this week to play around with it to see if i get it to play by changing the extension on the end.
I have all the original files (63 of them!) that you can put on your SD if you want the movie back. Just remember to add the .m4s file back in the STREAM folder. Find them here --> http://daggerworld.com/android/indulge/IM2.zip
Are you sure you have all the required files? I mean, I just checked the size of your download, and it's only 30MB(!). I was looking for something closer to 1GB... At least a few MBs... no?
never mind, you mentioned the .m4s file not being present...
yeah, that's the 64th file
Is there a way I can get a copy of the stock iron man 2.My wife deleted from her as card...I have the stock movie player but it won't work.. Oh I'm using basix 1.0
Herein lies zombies...
I'm not completely confident AF rules allow us to publicly trade those files... Sorry bro.
Copyright issue and all the bull that goes with it.