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Will Divx be my Hero?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TheAppMan, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. TheAppMan

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    Divx playback on the desire sounds like hardware decoding. As far as I know the Hero has no such hardware support, and according to the folks at coreplayer, the reason video playback sucks so bad on Hero is due to android 1.5 having no built-in codecs and no api to directly run additional codecs directly on the hardware. Any divx codec has to go through java which uses up a lot of overhead.

    I'm hoping they improve the video api in 2.1 enough so that developers like the coreplayer guys can make a better player. There's no reason why the Hero hardware can't decode divx with the proper codecs seeing how 5 year old devices running WM can do it just fine.
     
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    DivX playback was one of the things I was so disappointed about when I got my G2/Hero. I really couldn't understand that something so powerful and advertised as such a media/app platform could NOT play my bog standard .avi files.
     
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    Have you tried the xyflash app? It plays most of my avi files.
     
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    No results when searching for that in the Market....
     
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    Sorry! I found it as yxflash :)
     
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    Tried yxflash.....it's very slow and a bit choppy on my G2/Hero.
     
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    Interesting. Not choppy at all on my Hero, and it's the only app I know of that will play AVI files.
     
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    its work well on my hero too
     
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    I tried yxflash too, but it was hit or miss whether the file played or not. I guess it depends on what settings were used when encoding the file. I was too lazy to run a mediainfo on the files to try and see any patterns and just gave up.
     
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    I don't watch many videos on my hero, but I did once compare .avi playback between SD cards. Using a class 6 got rid of all the lag issues I had with the card that came with the phone. So, at least in my case, it was the card's fault rather than the phone's.

    That's not to say that the hero wouldn't benefit from improved codec support, of course.
     
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    Probably card issue then.....mine is a class 4.
     
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