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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mi_canuck, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. twinsmom

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    will it work on files that aren't xvid? I've got some that my kids love, that the phone doesn't even recognize are on the card, though it reads and plays the xvid ones.
     

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  2. Teknologic

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    I don't know what file format you're talking about, but rock supports a whole bunch! Just try it or look up the supported formats on their site (don't remember the address exactly)

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    I've recently found a video player that plays avi and wmv files. Its called rockplayer and you can find it on the android market. It works great on my htc desire. Give it a try :)
     
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    Can anyone tell me if rock player allows you to stream videos that are stored elsewhere on your network over wi-fi? Thanks.
     
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    I think.. NO.
     
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    That's a bummer! I watch streaming video on my HD2 every night before I go to bed (helps me fall asleep). I want to switch to a nexus one but this issue is a big one for me.. Are there any other players that will stream divx/avi over wifi to the phone?

    PS - I use TCPMP on winmo on my HD2.
     
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    Videos on the LAN or some Internet website?
     
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    LAN. Just the videos on my home computer.
     
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    RealPlayer and DoubleTwist player can stream.. But it's from internet. I don't know any of the LAN player.
     
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    Hmm I suppose I'm keeping my HD2 for a little while longer..
     
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    Yeah.. I will let you know if I find something.
     
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    Thank you. Part of my reason for wanting to switch to Android was the plethora of available apps and I assumed there had to something available that would allow me to stream video off the LAN over wifi. I'm surprised that tons of people aren't interested in this to be honest!
     
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    what application are you using on HTC HD to stream?
     
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    I'm using TCPMP on my HD2, it works flawlessly. I can stream an entire movie and it might hiccup maybe one time.

    I'll check out Gmote and VLC, I'm actually dual booting Froyo on my HD2 so I can test these, thanks!
     
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    Gmote was one of the first apps I downloaded to my nexus, the streaming playback was in beta back then. And guess what, it still is!
    This app hasnt updated even once and the streaming is pretty poor.

    Great pc remote though!
     
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    I have been researching streaming media to my android phone for what seems like decades now... even though i have only had my phone for 3 months.

    Previously i used my omnia i910 to stream media off my PC with orblive, which worked great. Omnia i910 had coreplayer stream the media, orblive has a great interface (used media skin) and listed all my videos/mp3's

    Not so great of a story on my Motorola droid. Great phone... but wtf? Cant stream avi's, wmv's and the 3g encryption doesnt look great. Ive looked into VLC but it looks like a pain to setup. GMOTE wont stream avi (i have rock player but you can make that your default media player to actually stream AVI's) and orblive will stream flash... but its not THAT great, maybe jumps around from 10-20 fps'ish

    My question is there any update to the streaming/video playback on the droid yet? Something easy like orblive and a media player that will play AVI's or WMV's.
     
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    I think .. realplayer for android also stream media.. But won't play AVI or WMV I think..
     
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    +1 to Rock Player. Even subtitles supported.
     
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    Yes.. agreed. It is really awesome. ... Just it require to add streaming support. Then it will be really rocking player.. ;)
     
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    Exactly... Rockplayer (could) be great but I cant make Rock Player my default media player/doesnt stream. I can stream avi's VIA flash, but the frame rate isnt great.

    No solutions? Is android really behind (far behind) a windows mobile device? My omnia i910 with coreplayer and my PC serving my library with orblive is great... but... my droid cant do that?
     
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    Give some time to android buddy... It's still in growing phase... a third party applications will be available soon I think.
     
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    yes rockplayer is good but dont you people find it a bit laggy??Indeed it is laggy....i heard vplayer betaa is better for avi,but didnt find it anywhere,even in market....downloaded its .apk but when it installed it said this copy has expired!!!!
     
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    rockplayer and vplayer works well even .avi, .wmv. divx any files all are played
     
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