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  1. twinsmom

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    so I'm hoping you can help again.

    I finally got a clock app for the Acclaim that would work (THANK YOU AGAIN!!), sooooo... now i"m trying to find a way to play movies.

    I loaded a couple "video clips" on my card. The ones that were xvid played no problem. I just went to the media folder and tapped them and away they went.

    I have some (my kids favorite ones, of course) that aren't xvid and didn't even show up as being in the media folder.

    Is there an app I can download that will recognize them and let them play? I tried finding something called Handbrake that I read about earlier, but couldn't find it in the market and I'm not sure that's what I really need anyway.

    It wouldn't be a big deal, but we are getting on a plane in a week with two 7 year olds and a three year old who know that when they get off the plane, they will be in Disney world. So I have my doubts as to their ability to sit quietly for a three hour plane ride.

    I'm SO new to all this, and I really, really appreciate all the help AND the fact that you all seem to use "non-techy" words.
     

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  2. InstantKarma

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    Handbrake isn't an app, it's a PC program that you can use to convert your videos to a playable format.

    You will need to use something to convert your videos, unless you're using one of the few video players that will play formats not directly supported by Android. I think you must be, since you played xvids.
     
  3. lunatic59

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    If the video files are out of the display range of the device or use an unknown codec, you'll have to convert them. For putting Commercially produced DVD's on my phone I use
    DVD Decrypter to rip them to a file and Videora - Free Video Converter to convert them to the optimum format.
     

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