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I recently bought and downloaded a movie from "Play Movies & TV" application. It is not automatically detected by any other video player. So, where does the movie downloaded from "Play Movies & TV" get stored in external SD card?

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  • Mine were never detected by VLC either. It looks like the files were broken up into pieces but there is no single movie file.
    – Itai
    Commented Sep 18, 2017 at 21:34

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I just bought and downloaded the 90 minute Google "AlphaGo" documentary movie in HD. It was about 2 GB in size.

It was saved on the SD card in this folder (I obscured the exact name with *):

Android/data/com.google.android.videos/files/Movies/YXJh******NvbQ/ylEP****BE/

In that folder were 156 files with names like this made-up format:

0.163253726153.23764387642386.v3.exo

Each *.v3.exo file was about 2-25 MB in size. There was also a single file called

cached_content_index.exi

So I imagine the download was made into smaller chunks.

The "*.v3.exo" format is a YouTube format.

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Well, the files downloaded from the Google Play Movies & TV goes over to the internal storage of the device you can find it over sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.videos/files/Movies,

The files will be in the .wvm format like abc.wvm.

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  • That directory is empty :( Commented Oct 30, 2014 at 10:24
  • @thefourtheye It should be /sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.videos/files/Movies/****.wvm for sure, but use a file explorer and search for .wvm files and it might shed more light on it. Make sure you can see hidden files also. However, you can set it external storage in the Play Movies settings if you have an EXT SD card so if you have done that it'll be on the EXT SD.
    – RossC
    Commented Oct 31, 2014 at 10:39
  • I don't get that, I go into the same folder, but see a bunch of extra files and no .wvm files... Please help! :)
    – BigManning
    Commented Oct 24, 2016 at 20:50

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