Been struggling with this since receiving my X. Seems like no matter what player I use the playback is jerky. It's very subtle, almost as if the video is dropping a frame or so every second. I've tried the stock player, Astro, Rockplayer, mPlayer, Zimly, Act, and the list goes on and the problem still persists.
I've encoded (using handbrake) with all of the settings suggested on the boards and have tweaked things on my own trying to find the proper setting, but still no luck. The strange and frustrating thing is that the exact same files play just fine on my 1st gen iPod touch (clearly an inferior piece of hardware) and on my wife's incredible. These encodes are of standard def DVDs at average settings (a full movie is about 1.3gb, all h.264 mp4 files.
I was able to improve playback by rebooting the X and then playing the video, but this doesn't seem like an acceptable solution every time I want to watch something. I tend to encode and watch a lot of stuff on my commute to/from work, and I'd really like to replace my touch with the X, but the media capabilities are falling way short. Considering switching to the Inc as I know it's able to play my media properly, but I'd prefer to keep the X for the larger screen size (though the Inc does seem to feel better when using one-handed). I'm on the fence right now, but if the X can't function as expected then it might be going back. Unfortunately I only have until the 1st to return it so I don't think I can hold out and see if 2.2 fixes this issue.
Question about video playback. Do you have to convert everything to .3GP ? I drop some movies onto the SD card and play them just fine. Then went back to play them it was REALLY choppy. Not exactly sure what is causing this. I would rather not covert everything to a different codec.
I took a few videos over the weekend and when I played them back on my phone, there was a bit of jerkiness, in each video. When played back multiple times, it jerked in the same spot each time. I don't remember if I was running Stagefright or not when I took them, maybe that is a variable.
The Droid can only play MPEG-4s right? If not what's the best format to rip movies to? I tried MPEG4 720X480 and the phone never even saw it on the SD card. Unless I'm doing it wrong (like music, I just created a folder called videos) A certain Tarantino film just leaked and I really wanna watch it during my commute.
I just received a micro hdmi an wanted to know what is the best settings for just connecting my DroidX to my tv to watch dvds? Do I skip the converting process altogether an just make sure that the video that I burned from a dvd can be played with the Droid X media gallery while connected to hdmi? I have converted some dvds (Super Troopers) for optimal playback on the Droid X but when I watch that video through HDMI it really isn't the best quality. I have used DVD Catalyst.
I am not sure which is the culprit, but while playing back video or even at random times, the screen shifts lighter or darker seemingly at random, and one time during a video playback on the TV.com app, it went black altogether. I am not sure whether it is the timer or the ambient light sensor, but I am tempted to turn the sensor off and push the timer back a lot.
So I'm using stock 2.1 with the stock messenger app. I'm sending MMS pics to 3 seperate phones - sometimes they go thru, sometimes they don't. On my messenger app it reads the time stamp after it 'digests' it, but on the other three phones the pics don't show up (sometimes they do, but more often they do not). I'm testing against 2 ATT Go Phones (and verified texting works b/c they charge me for each tex) and 1 iphone. What gives?I notice (so far) reliability is much improved if I turn WiFi off
i wonder if anyone have had this problem? very choppy video playback on the milestone, in terms of fps and audio lag in the video. no matter wat video player i use, its stil laggy. is it because of the new maintanence update by motorola last month, cos i dun seem to have such problems before. can someone pls help me? its a very irritating problem.
Just curious it says that the phone supports MKV files but they do not play with the regular player. I do have a program to convert any video format to MP4 and have done that and it plays no problem with the default player. I've seen in another thread with the droid 2 it can play AVI's? What formats does the phone play? What player is the best that supports the most formats? For my computer I use VLC and that is the best damn player there is for my PC.
I happen to be in the market and checking out my downloads and I saw that WBE had an update. Dont know if this is new, but you can skin the widget in different colors. Makes for a much better looking home screen.
I have an application with a lot of media data (images and videos) that were previously stored on the sdcard. With that, images and videos are displayed fine in my app.
Now, in order to secure the content more, I wanted to move the content to the internal storage / data dir of the app, which I did. I copied all media with a routine within my app to the data folder (/data/data/com.myapp/some/folders/video.mp4) and adjusted the path in my app so that it would look for the media in the internal storage data directory and not the sdcard anymore.
Everything works fine, images are being displayed (decoded) properly, but videos don't play. They files do exist though - I do not get a FileNotFound exception. But an IOException: java.io.IOException: Prepare failed.: status=0xFFFFFFFC
Why is that? Everything is handled within my one app and the videos have been copied with the same routine as the images, thus having the same permission settings. Looking at the stack trace, it all runs in process id 18060).
Why I cannot playback the video from internal storage? Or how can I?
What is the best format to playback video through the HDMI onto the tv? It claims you can stream it in 720p to the tv, but I can't get any better than 480p. I'm using the old iphone 3gs format. mp4 480x320.
I've got the Google phone (Huawei IDEOS 8150, froyo 2.2) and would like an advice whats the best way to watch my FLV videos in my phone, perhaps convert FLV to MP4 first (to reduce the size) and then use VLC player or Real Player in my Google phone, if they are available for free download in MarketPLace ?
I was just wondering how people play their video files as I cannot find a media player on the Desire. I am currently using a file manager app and then selecting the file, but I would have thought the phone had some kind of standard app installed that would let me browse and play my content.
I have some videos that I have encoded for use on my iPod. I'd love to get them working on the DI; however, only the audio works when they videos are going. Tried it using the stock video player and the Act 1 player. I converted them using Handbrake as mp4 videos. I have been poking around with different settings for about an hour now and nothing has worked.
A few nights ago I brought up the camcorder to record some video, everything recorded very smoothly after it was done I went to the gallery to check out my video but upon play back the video was very hic uppy. And maybe I thought it was just that portion but it wasnt the whole video plus all my videos play hic uppy now. Anyone else having the same problem? Is this issue happening because of the froyo update.
I'm trying to build a live streaming player by downloading video segments (which are generated in real-time) and then playing them back in sequence. While I can get the segments to play, I need to get it so that there isn't a pause between playback of successive segments. I've tried using both MediaPlayer (with an appropriate SurfaceView) and VideoView, but there's always a small gap between segments.
If I try to load a new video into a MediaPlayer when the first segment finishes playing, it seems to take half a second or so before the next segment is loaded and starts playing. I have also tried having multiple SurfaceViews within a single ContentView (with only the active one being visible), but it seems like you can't prepare a video until the associated SurfaceView is visible. I also tried having multiple ContentViews that I switch between, but again, this has similar issues.
Any ideas or suggestions? Is it possible to somehow get the next segment to begin decoding as soon as the first one is decoded (which could be before it finishes playing)? Am I going to need to build a custom video player in order to do this?
I never used an android phone before and i'm thinking to get myself a samung galaxy, but before that I'd like to know a couple of things concerning video playback on android. First of all, is there any way to play DIVX and XVID on an android phone WITHOUT converting? Do you need some particular paid application from the market or you can do it with the default player? How much this application would cost?
Another question: lot of my movies are quite big in resolution (you know the normal size that you use for pc's). Is there any need of resizing the movie to let it play on an android phone? I used to have a samsung omnia (rip); winmo sucked badly but it can play any video at almost any resolution very smoothly with free players also.