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There is a flag that people can set on their YouTube videos to allow or disallow those videos to be played on a mobile device. What you are seeing when you try to access those videos is that the person has set the flag to 'Disallow'.


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DLNA is basically the same thing. There are several apps that allow you to use DLNA like Twonky.


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There is no official Google talk voice/video chat for Android phones. You can use Google Talk in Android 2.3.4+ to make video chats now. Additionally, any calls made via Google Voice are done via cell tower (using your minutes), not data.


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Android comes with a basic video player called "Movies", although it might not show in the application list for some devices. To use the built-in player, you need to use the Gallery or a file manager to invoke the Movies app on the movie file you want to play. Alternatively there are many alternative movie players on the Market. Here are a few threads to ...


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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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The majority of web based email providers have a limit of 10MB for the size of the attachment of every message sent. Since an email message will often pass through several mail transfer agents to reach the recipient, some or probably all of them impose size limits due to the storage capabilities they have to deal with. This is due to the fact that every ...


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There are so many out there so it's very hard to say. Personally I've only used RockPlayer. It's very good. Plays all modern media files, functions very smoothly without any hiccups. Another popular one that's been getting some traction is VPlayer. I don't see much different between the two... VPlayer is new to the game so the features are still coming. ...


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I think the answer here is "in all practicability, no." One hypothetical alternative would be USB host support, and to mount an external hard drive or thumb drive onto your phone. This would mean doing something like this, How To Mount External Hard Drive to Your XOOM. This seems impractical and potentially dangerous (who knows if that OTG cable might cause ...


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You could turn on "USB Tethering", then run some media server like VLC carefully configured with RTSP streaming on your local server. Then open up the stock browser on android, type in your local ip (prefixed with rtsp:// protocol instead of http) of the pc followed by the port number as set in VLC or equivalent. The Android media player should launch if all ...


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I like MoboPlayer It seems the fastest on my Xoom, and plays back nearly anything I throw at it flawlessly.


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Video The Galaxy Tab 10.1 will work best with MP4 files (H.264 encoding) at 720p (1280x720). Do not use Entropy Coding. I'm noticing a few problems with it; it could be the video / my setup though and not the device itself. Use a constant bitrate at a reasonable quality level (RF:20 should be good, or around 1000kbps). Maximum B-Frames should be set to 0, ...


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VLC media player beta for android was just released today. You can take a look at it. I am not sure if it works fine on Ace though


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Most video recording apps are IMHO limited to 1h non-stop recording, as you can find with a simple Google search, which is probably a safety measure to not let you run out of battery -- as video recording is the biggest consumer (see What can I do to increase battery life on my Android device?). However, a developer can have his app overriding this limit ...


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The only one I'm aware of is yxflash, and I wasn't too impressed by it - the video was quite choppy. I am looking forward to the upcoming Android version of CorePlayer, though, because I was able to play smooth DivX videos with its predecessor TCPMP on my Tungsten T5 with a fraction of the power my Nexus One had. edit: I just saw that there's a new media ...


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Handbrake is a good program to rip and convert DVD video (it may not work on certain copy protected DVDs but that's a topic for another SE). The stock video player plays H.264 .mp4 videos well (here are the supported formats). You can actually just use the iphone/ipod preset in handbreak, just change the width of the video to the height dimension of your ...


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Sorry to bump an old question, but you can now make both audio and video calls from android with google talk if you have 2.3.4 (gingerbread) or higher. 1


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I guess these issues are solved as I have never encountered such on my Desire HD.


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The Thunderbolt has DLNA, so if your TV supports DLNA you can use that. On my Samsung phone, you use the AllShare app for DLNA, but I think the Thunderbolt has another app built in. Page 275 of the User Manual describes how to use DLNA. This droidforums thread has a discussion of ways to use DLNA without a compliant TV, I'm not sure how well other ways ...


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The Android Developer Guide covers this pretty thoroughly. They have all the supported formats as well as recommendations. I would additionally recommend using the same resolution as your screen if your device can handle it, that will much improve the quality.


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I use QQPlayer Mobile QQ player ... supports all the popular formats of videos on the market, including AVI, FLV, MP4, 3GP, MKV, MOV and etc. In addition, QQ Player also supports SRT, SMI plug-in subtitle and MKV embedded subtitle, as well as multiple audio tracks switching.


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VLC for Android is now available as beta.


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You could give a try to a pre-alpha version of VLC. Be warned this is not a finalized application and there might be errors, but it's still worth a try.


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That's weird. I could stream this perfectly on my Android 2.3 stock browser. For you, I'd suggest you do the following :- Download MX Video Player FREE (and a suitable codec for your phone) Enter the URL rtsp://128.112.131.181:554/blackboard/cs/additive_combinatorics/1_luca_trevisan_350k.rm in your stock browser. You'll see something like : The above ...


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HD Player and Real Player sound promising to play mkv videos smoothly. But, if video quality is overloading your hardware capabilities, no software can help playing that HD video smoothly. However, you can do one thing: Install Hot Reboot from Play Store and run it once before video playback. It'd reduce load on system. If you're unable to play that video ...


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You say "Tasker doesn't seem a solution". If you already have Tasker installed you can do the following: Create a task with 6 actions that puts the names of the files in the camera folder into an array, then loops through the array moving files one by one depending on the filename extention. Note, in the IF statements, ~ means Matches, and !~ means Doesn't ...


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The YouTube app does not have that feature. However, it's available if you use a browser in desktop mode. Here's what it looks like on Chrome (on desktop mode):


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No, probably not easily. This SO answer points to using FFmpeg via the command line. It offers examples on Audio and Video conversion. For example: ffmpeg -i /tmp/a.3gp /tmp/a.mp3 This Android Shell Command app is on the market, which could theoretically call FFmpeg, but it looks sketchy weighing in at only 2.5 stars. Could be worth a try but it's tough ...


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After some experimentation: the EVO on Sprint can playback YouTube over WiFi. The problem is likely some domain being blocked by the hosting WiFi network which is necessary for the YouTube app.


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Does the .mp4 play as a video on a desktop OS? Can you 'vouch' for the source? .mp4 is a container format and may well only contain audio, or is corrupt and the player can only salvage the audio... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPEG-4_Part_14


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Rockplayer has decoders built-in and can play divX files. AVI files are containers - you should also find out what codec has been used for the video. Use a utility like GSpot Codec Information Appliance on your PC to check. There's also yxPlayer but not too many satisfied users from what I hear although YMMV.



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