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how do I play .mp4's on my smartphone?

Post by maybetoby » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:42 pm

I just bought a Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and a 32 gb micro sd card. I was trying to put movies on my phone, right now I'm just testing it out and started with All Riders vs Dai-Shocker. I've tried various Android media players (MoboPlay, MX Video) and none of them will play the .mp4 without lag or freezing up. Anyone have experience with this, or even know if it's possible to play these movies on a smartphone. Sorry if this is a stupid question, or if it's in the wrong section of the site. Thanks.

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Re: how do I play .mp4's on my smartphone?

Post by takenoko » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:53 pm

Kind of sounds like the hardware just can't keep up with the large size of the file. If you can't play the SD version, I imagine you probably just need to reencode a version for playing on your phone

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Re: how do I play .mp4's on my smartphone?

Post by XIII » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:54 pm

our MP4 releases are HD, therefore wont play on the phones unless you have a HD screen phone, which you dont with the Xperia Play

the majority of the SD (AVI) releases should work,
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Re: how do I play .mp4's on my smartphone?

Post by maybetoby » Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:00 pm

ok, that brings up another issue then: I need to find a player that'll recognize .avi's, back to google lol

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Re: how do I play .mp4's on my smartphone?

Post by maybetoby » Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:11 pm

so how would I convert the SD avi files to an mp4, since this phone doesn't recognize avi's?

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Re: how do I play .mp4's on my smartphone?

Post by XIII » Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:10 am

http://kschang.hubpages.com/hub/Compari ... oid-phones

try some of them, rockplayer should work well, ive used it in the past
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Re: how do I play .mp4's on my smartphone?

Post by maybetoby » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:20 am

I downloaded both of those, and neither would even recognize the avi. But I did find a video converter to change the SD movies into mp4's. Thanks for the help.

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Re: how do I play .mp4's on my smartphone?

Post by XIII » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:06 am

hmmm, strange, which files did you try, ill give them a blast on me arc and see if its software or vid file
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Re: how do I play .mp4's on my smartphone?

Post by Quetzalcoatl » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:55 pm

Probably outdated and such but there a app that call Mplayer or something similar that can play any video file including MKV.

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