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  1. smileman

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    I've read that everyone is using the stock or Dice video player and not needing to convert videos to play on the SGS2.

    The .avi files I've transfered from my Mac to my SGS2, which looked perfect on the Mac, have also sorts of bit distortion effects and are unwatchable on the SGS2.

    Any tips would be appreciated!
     

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    Have you tried rockplayer or moboplayer? They seem to be popular.
     
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    AVI is just the container file not the actual video codec/format being used, I've had no problems playing any avi files I've downloaded or copied over so you need to provide more details about these video files.

    It would have to be pretty obscure to not play on the SGS2.
     
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    I actually tried to play an avi last night and it wouldnt play on stock player but played on moboplayer
     
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    Where did you get the file from?
     
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    torrent site :D
     
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    Haha!!!

    I use a video file converter and then move the files to my phone.
     
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    How long does it take and is the quality the same?
     
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    It depends I guess on the specs of the computer you use. I done a batch conversion last week that totalled close to an hour and probably took half that, maybe, to complete. But this was on a single core Sempron powered lappy.

    And I think the quality is great. I use a free converter that does the business.... I'll let you know which one when I'm at the lappy.
     
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    +1 moboplayer.
     
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    That's what I use....

    Does it play .avi files?

    Strange ? I know but I tried the standard player with a few other free ones and they didn't play so I just converted them in my computer...

    ... Then I discovered Mobo Player.

    @ steslatt.... I use Prism Video Converter.
     
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    Waiting for VLC android. 1 speed.
     
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    The stock player plays some avi's. I've only had one so far that it didn't. I dont play many on my phone though.

    Is VLC coming to android?
     
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    that happened to me last night (which surprised me considering that previous .avi files played just fine on the default vid player) so i removed the files and re-transferred them and they played fine. i played the vids with doubletwist and default vid player and both were fine. maybe you can try remove and retransferring them.
     
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    Yes it's coming to android but it will still be awhile, they are behind schedule.
     
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    i use MX Video Player and it plays avi, mkv, etc ...everything i've thrown at it works :)
     
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    Then it could be anything, you need to actually tell us what codec/format the video is in, AVI is just the container and tells us nothing. :p
     
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    where do i find that info? on my mac i click 'Get Info' on the file and for Kind it says 'AVI Movie'.

    Thanks.
     
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    On a PC I would suggest GSpot or AVIcodec, on a Mac I have no idea but I'm sure if you google it you will find something.
     
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    it looks like one of the .avi files is divx
     
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    SGS2 stock player supports divx.
     
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    the video file is playing on the SGS2 but not without a lot of digital pixelation that I don't see when watching it in QuickTime on muy Mac.
     
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    Here is is!
    Still Loading ... » blog:2011-09-18:videolan_for_android_pre-alpha
    Its at pre alpha so it still needs a lot of work. You want the neon version for SGS2. I tried it on a video I had recorded with the phone camera and it was very poor :(
    At least its on its way though.
     

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