My Techno tablet, running android 7.0, instead of playing media file like YouTube, music, video, etc, it is showing data source error. I have to reboot before it will play.

I don't want to reboot the phone always. What can I do to get a permanent solution?

  • If all those media files are "streamed" (ie. the source is online/off-device): have you tried toggling airplane mode on/off? – Izzy Oct 28 '17 at 10:54
  • Will be useful if you could provide us with screenshots to help us understand the issue you are having. – esQmo_ Oct 29 '17 at 21:13
  • "it is showing data source error" - what's the exact text of the message? – Dan Hulme Oct 31 '17 at 9:51

In most cases, the reason why you're getting an error message when you try to play a video file on your Android device is because the codec of your media file is different than that of your video player, or the fact that your video player doesn't support the (audio) codec. You might think that your media player arbitrarily decides to play and not play the same container type (aka file type), but a container can contain multiple types of codecs, and your phone might not support all of them.

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