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Watch Coursera's videos with the video app on Jelly Bean

Coursera has a html5 based video viewer that works on the android browser on Jelly Bean, but I would like instead to use the video app, in order to have full screen and better controls. On my Kindle ...
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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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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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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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Video player to play all files? [closed]

As VLC is not available for android, which Android player supports most video formats (and faster and lighter if possible)? For example currently i use kascend media player, it can also play flv files ...
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What is the recommended video format codec and container to play on android devices

I am about to encode some of my videos so that they can be played on android devices? what is the most compatible container, codec and dimension for android devices. thanks!
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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?
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Upload my own videos to Google Play?

Is it possible to sync my own video with Google Play Video (like in Google Play Music)? I know that it's not possible on Google Books, I am wondering how about videos. What will be a good ...
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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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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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Streaming UDP protocol on Android

I'm trying to stream satellite TV from my desktop PC to my Android phone. I'm using DVB Dream, the software is transmitting on udp://@. I've already tried downloading VLC for Android, but it seems ...
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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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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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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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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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Record video and send it to server

I want to record a video, and stream it directly to the server while recording (i.e. the video should be saved on the server, not necessarily locally on the Android device). How can this be ...
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Why do all my MMSes show up as videos?

Long text messages, photos - all show up as a five second long "video" (still image). Happens with received MMSes and the ones from me that I've sent. Using a galaxy s2. This is really annoying, my ...
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Video Player App for MKV?

Having trouble finding an app that will smoothly play .MKV (matroska video) files. (For those unfamiliar with the format, MKV is commonly used for HD video.) The popular QQ, Mobo, Mvideo, and MX ...
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How can I watch movies offline on my Android tablet?

How can I watch movies on my tablet (Asus Transformer tablet with Android 3.2) offline? I recognize that this is a very basic question, however, I can not find any step-by-step instructions on this ...
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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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Nexus 7 as a remote home controller

I have a Nexus 7 and I find it really useful for everyday use. I would like to improve it as a remote controller for my apartment, like: play music (the mp3 files are stored on the computer, N7 is ...
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Android limited to 1 hour video recording?

At the moment, I am using the standard video recording app for video recording. I have found that the recording automatically stops after just 1 hour. Is this a deliberate limitation placed on the ...
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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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How can I play a RealMedia stream?

I would like to play the RealMedia streams at http://www.cs.princeton.edu/theory/index.php/Main/AdditiveCombinatoricsMinicourse . I have installed the RealPlayer beta but all that happens is that the ...
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Unable to view videos - Message: “sorry, video cannot be played”

I have a strange issue. I have downloaded some WMV files on my Android to watch them while offline. I watched some of them and now all of a sudden I see "sorry, video cannot be played". None of the ...
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How to properly play 720p/1080p media with subtitles through MHL (HDMI out)?

I own a Galaxy Note and got a MHL cable for watching movies on my Sony Bravia. I'm having some problems for playing it nicelly. With hardware decoding: Only the stock samsung "Video Player" is able ...
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Choppy playback of HD video on Jellybean

I run Jellybean on my Galaxy Nexus, and ever since I switched from ICS I've started getting choppy playback of HD video. I used to be able to watch 720p video without any problem in MX Player. If I ...
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What are the optimal settings for a video that will be played on a Galaxy Tab 10.1?

What are the best size, compression settings, and format for making video for playback on a Galaxy Tab 10.1?
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How do I sent an “over-sized” video via my Anrdoid?

When I try to e-mail my 10-minute videos to my gmail account, but when I try to attach the videos the phone gives me this error: 'File is too large and cannot be attached'. Can't reproduce because my ...
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How can I output video from my HTC Thunderbolt to a TV?

Could somebody please detail for me a system using which one can output video to a TV from an HTC Thunderbolt? It has no HDMI port so I'll (almost) certainly need an adapter, I know. I don't really ...
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VLC speed play in Android app

In VLC player there is a "faster" and "slower" button that makes the video go faster or slower so that if you need to learn something (for example a guitar solo) you can slow it down a bit or if ...
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Cannot play videos in any browser only in player

I use Opera for Android but the same problem exists in the stock browser as well as Mozilla. Until about a week ago I could play videos from the web in the browser but now when I click on the video ...
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Streaming a movie from Windows (Media Center??) to A500

Simple straight question: I own an Acer Iconia Tab A500 w/3.2 OS and a Windows 7 PC with lots of movies, including H.264 HD in Matroska format. How can I stream that content, supposed that I ...
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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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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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WebM playback faulty on Android 2.3.6

When I open a 720p ".webm" file on the "Movies" app in Android 2.3.6 (Nexus One) it displays only one frame and plays the audio correctly. How to fix it? Should I try a lower resolution file?
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How can I play an .flv file on Android 2.1?

I would like to play an .flv movie file on Android 2.1. How can I do this?
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How To Access Uploads?

When I upload a video to YouTube and exit that tab, I can no longer get back to it later. I think this also happens with other uploads. The only way is to upload something again. So far I can only see ...
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Android Software or Device to present Application on Screen

Well this is something that came to my mind, Does anyone know if there is a Device or a cable that i can plug to a DataShow so it is possible to present an Android Application live and fullscreen, ...
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how can make two android devices show the same video simultaneously?

I would like to attach two android tablets to the back of my car head rests so that my two children can watch films on long journeys. I want them to be watching the exact same video at the same time, ...
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See Youtube videos in Anaglyph mode

How to see an youtube video in Anaglyph mode from a non 3d Android Device? I am not able to enable Anaglyph mode from the Youtube application.
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Upload and tag video to facebook

Is it possible (using the native facebook app) to upload a video and tag it? I know they recently included the ability to tag people in photos, but I'm not sure if you can do it to videos as well.
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Samsung Galaxy S, Front facing camera is not an option

First off, I'm very very new to this. How do I activate my front facing camera in my Galaxy S? It's up to date on software according to the US Cellular store, I brought it in for an update not long ...
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Video player for H264 videos for Adam/Tegra2?

It seems that the Adam is not fast enough to decode my H264 videos. With some players I get unsync audio, some skip video frames. Even usual PAL size (something around 500x300, far from HD). Ok, Those ...
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You cannot upload a video larger than 1GB

I took a video with my DroidX and when I use the menu to share it with YouTube I get the message "You cannot upload a video larger than 1GB." So I tapped on the info icon on the video and it says that ...
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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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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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Generate different thumbnails for videos in Gallery

Device: Nexus 7 Android: 4.4.2 Gallery app: 1.1.40304 I have a series of videos with a similar first 30 seconds. The thumbnails for all of them look identical. Is there any way of making the Gallery ...
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Is it possible to write video directly to external device while recording

I have a Nexus 5 that I'd like to use for some video recording. The meetings I'd like to record are likely to run long enough that they might cause my phone to run out of space mid-recording. I am ...
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Can we watch “live” broadcast videos from YouTube Application [closed]

From YouTube.com in PC, we can watch live videos from here - http://www.youtube.com/live But how do we watch them from the default YouTube mobile application in Android.