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To add to @Dan_Hulme 's answer, think about it in terms of use cases. Video/still capture on a mobile device has become a huge feature for many users, and a huge selling point for manufacturers. Considering the (relative to 1080p) lack of 4K content out there, the chance that a PC user will want to play a 4k video on their PC is fairly low. Due to the ...


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Most smartphones have dedicated video encode and decode hardware. It's specifically designed for that task, and it has a fast connection to the memory, and often the decoded video frames can be accessed directly by the compositor hardware so they don't have to be copied (or blitted) into the framebuffer. You wouldn't be surprised that a handheld digital ...


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If you need an external microphone, and your device does not support USB audio (as Hiemanshu's answer suggests): A work-around would be using a microphone with the 3.5" audio jack. As headsets use that successfully, it should work. I've never tried, so theoretically a side-effect could be sound output gets blocked whith the device assuming you've got a ...


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Android currently doesn't support USB Audio Paths. You can use USB Audio if you have a Nexus 5 with Android L Preview. Otherwise you are out of luck.


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You might consider plex. You would need to install the plex server on some machine and then install the plex player on your Android. Software is free. I've found that it generally works well over wireless. However, I've been playing from my Win7 laptop over to my Roku (with plex installed). Haven't tried it on the phone. In theory, plex works at WAN speeds ...



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