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When I try to play high resolution videos on my phone I get this error message:

Sorry, this video cannot be played

Is there a way to make these videos play, like an app that can handle these videos or is it a limitation of my device?

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mp4 is not a supported format by default in android, your question shows very little research into the matter because a simple google query gave an answer. –  svarog Jun 23 '12 at 8:38
    
@svarog Of course it does, developer.android.com/guide/appendix/media-formats.html But it doesn't matter because he's using touchwiz. Also, note that some questions here that could be answered by Google are now among the first results. –  Richard Borcsik Jun 23 '12 at 8:56
    
Check here. I know it's for only for the Galaxy Pocket, but will work with the Galaxy Y, too. –  user29275 Feb 28 '13 at 13:10
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I'm sorry but your device cannot play high-res videos. Your device should be able to handle videos up to 640*360, this is the resolution of HQ YouTube.

Note that there's absolutely no point in watching HD videos on your phone. It has a screen resolution of 240 x 320. Anything above this will be scaled down to fit the screen.

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In General, HD videos need to be decoded by a specialized companion chip (h264 decoder) because the CPU is not powerful enough. For price reasons, only a subset of h264's Features may be supported leaving you without HD support –  ce4 Jun 23 '12 at 9:16
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I can play all videos like 780p HD on Galaxy Y. Download MX Player from Google Play.

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If you can, please provide link to the app. –  geffchang Feb 18 '13 at 10:21
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