Can't DOWNLOAD mp4 video files!
No! This is wrong! It should NOT open with Gallery directly from the link, that is exactly why it isn't working.
Originally Posted by dvdcatalyst
I'm having the same issue.
When opening a direct download link to an .mp4 file, the browser opens (doesn't matter which I choose) and it immediately tries to Play the file in a Media player (doesn't matter which I choose), WITHOUT DOWNLOADING IT FIRST.
Correct behaviour (like ALL other file downloads) would be: Click the link, browser opens, download begins, browser asks for filename confirmation to save file, file downloads to sdcard/download, download complete notification appears, tap on download notification, Player opens, file plays.
Instead the browser is launching the Player with a web path instead of a local (SD) one, so the player returns "File cannot be played".
I can make them stream, but I can't find any way to make them download.
For instance, try this DropBox link on a PC and it works, on an Android phone, it tries to stream instead of opening a Download dialog: