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Can I stream video from PC to an android device over USB?

I'd like to be able to stream video to my android phone (Samsung Galaxy S rooted 2.2) from a PC running Windows XP (I'm at work!). There's no wireless network here, VLC and similar marketplace apps ...
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The video file cannot be played

I have new android tablet (Archos 7) and lot of video files are not playable. The program ends with message "The video file cannot be played". The file type is avi, which is normally playble (I played ...
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State of VLC for Android / Media Player that plays AVI files

Does anyone know where the VLC developers are up to with VLC for Android. Is there a beta out, an APK somewhere? I'm trying to play an AVI on my HTC Legend, to no avail. If VLC is not ready, does ...
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How to convert a WMV video to MP4 on Android?

What's the best converter to use to convert WMV to MP4 on Android and what are the parameters (dpi, fps etc...)? I tried the Wondershare converter but when the output was streamed in the app only the ...
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Problem playing large MP4 (500 MB) video files in Android 2.1

When I try to play a large MP4 video file (500 MB), say a film on my phone, it plays the audio but not the video. I have checked running a smaller MP4 file (5 MB), and it plays fine. Even ...
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Are the HTC Desire HD video issues solved yet/solvable by the end user?

I'm considering getting an Android phone, and at the moment, my choice is between the HTC Desire and the HTC Desire HD. As the price difference is minimal, the obvious choice would be the newer one, ...
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Is there a way to open an m3u8 playlist on android

I'm using Android 2.2. Trying to open an m3u8 playlist file directly from a http source. Dolphin browser just asks me to save the file. Any ideas on how I can stream the content.... is there a market ...
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How can I determine the hardware video file decoding capability of my android phone?

I have many video files. I want convert all the files to a playable format for my phone... would H264 or xvid work? I just want to convert to a hardware decode-able format to save my phone battery.
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What is the Android Answer to Air Video Server?

I just switched to a Droid X and I love it. One of the things that keeps me from not needing my iPod touch is Air Video. Is there a similar system that can run on my network?
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Streaming video to Android

Does Android natively support any type of streaming video similar to m3u8 on iPhone? Looking for a solution that handles HTTP Streaming or Progressive download with an option to deliver multiple ...
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Video Player with support for audio channels?

I have recorded a TV show with dual channels (left is dubbed, right is original voice) and then converted into a mp4 file. The movie plays fine in VLC where I can choose the audio channel I want to ...
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Why does my YouTube app have performance problems and outright failures?

I have a stock Captivate on AT&T. I've tried to watch videos at least a dozen times, and maybe twice it's worked as I would like it to. Problems include: "This video cannot be played". I saw ...
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Why do some (many?) Youtube videos not play?

Very often when I click on an embedded Youtube video or even access a Youtube video though the Youtube app, I get an error that curtly says "This video cannot be played". What gives?
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Are there any video players with variable speed playback?

I am looking for a video player that can play videos on my SD card with variable speed playback Related Questions Comparision of video players for Android
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Comparision of video players for Android

What are the differences between the various video players available for Android? Which one do you believe is best?
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Can android phones play DVD-format movies over WIFI?

I have ripped my library of DVDs to my home server. I play them over WiFi from other PCs. Can an Android phone with HDMI out do the same thing as a media center PC, playing these movies over the ...
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How can I play mkv files on Droid os 2.2 on a Droid x?

I'd prefer not to have to convert Them. Thanks.
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What is the correct format/resolutoin for videos on an HTC Wildfire?

i currently own a HTC Wildfire. I am well aware of its "lower" CPU speed than its HTC brothers, nevertheless, it is a great phone and I'm very happy with it. I tried putting a mp4/m4p video (around ...
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how to watch DVDs on my Captivate

I would like to rip and watch a DVD on my new Samsung Galaxy S (Captivate variety) handset. Sometimes I get a goofy sci-fi on Netflix that I would like to watch but the wife wouldn't bother. So I ...
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Share 3gp video files as mpeg

Is there a relatively easy way to convert 3gp files to share as mpeg format from an Android device?
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Is there a media center extender app for Android?

Is there an app that will work as a Windows or Linux media center extender?
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How to use Google Talk voice and video calling on an Android?

How do you do Google talk voice and video calling from android. The google talk application only appears to allow text based chatting. But Google talk on the desktop supports both voice calling and ...
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Does Youtube app playback not work with wifi?

On an HTC Evo with Sprint, when trying to playback a video, the Youtube app regularly (always?) reports it can't play a video when I'm connected to a reliable wifi network. If I immediately turn off ...
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How can I install additional audio/video codecs on Android?

Does android separate the module between video player and video codec? If so, how do we install more codec to the system?
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How to pause a movie using Video Player (Galaxy S)?

Galaxy-S (Vibrant), Android 2.1 I was watching Avatar the other day and paused it. When I played it again later, it restarted at the beginning. Is it possible to resume play from where I left off, ...
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How can I watch TED videos offline on Android?

I'm looking for a way of subscribing to and watching TED talk videos on the HTC Desire, but I want support for off-line viewing. The Mother TED app seems to require an active network connection, ...
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Are there any video players with commercial skip for Android?

I have a TiVo Series 3 and the TiVo Desktop Plus software, which I use to convert shows for playback on my iPod Touch. I'd love to find a video player that would have 30 second/commercial skip for an ...
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Is there anyway to watch wmv and or divx videos on android?

I have a nexus one and would love to watch divx and wmv videos on it. Is there a way to do that?