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    "cannot play video"

    I sent a video through email that I shot on my droid and sent a copy to myself. When I tried to preview the video, it said "cannot play video." Can anyone tell me why it cannot play the video? Its not important but I want to make sure everything works on my droid.
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    The Droid saves video in 3gp format. Windows media player can't play it without downloading a codec for 3gp. I believe Quicktime Player will play it. Otherwise, download one of the many free 3gp to avi/mpeg/whatever converters out there and convert it to a more PC friendly format.
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    Actually I sent the video on my droid and tried to preview it on gmail on my droid. And it said cannot play video
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    instead of preview in gmail, select download, then it should play just fine on the Droid.

    to view on a PC or Mac, Quicktime should play it
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvdcatalyst View Post
    instead of preview in gmail, select download, then it should play just fine on the Droid.

    to view on a PC or Mac, Quicktime should play it

    Not so with my Droid.

    I recorded two videos, and they will not play on the

    KM player (I get a remote call procedure fail)
    and the VLC player.



    Any help, or work around?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyDepth View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dvdcatalyst View Post
    instead of preview in gmail, select download, then it should play just fine on the Droid.

    to view on a PC or Mac, Quicktime should play it

    Not so with my Droid.

    I recorded two videos, and they will not play on the

    KM player (I get a remote call procedure fail)
    and the VLC player.



    Any help, or work around?
    VLC should play it, unless the files are corrupted. If they play on the Droid (after you recorded them) they should play. That would be the first thing I'd try.

    Maybe the upload to gmail ended up incomplete/corrupting the files. Or maybe the files did not record properly.

    Otherwise, install Quicktime, as I mentioned before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvdcatalyst View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyDepth View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dvdcatalyst View Post
    instead of preview in gmail, select download, then it should play just fine on the Droid.

    to view on a PC or Mac, Quicktime should play it

    Not so with my Droid.

    I recorded two videos, and they will not play on the

    KM player (I get a remote call procedure fail)
    and the VLC player.



    Any help, or work around?
    VLC should play it, unless the files are corrupted. If they play on the Droid (after you recorded them) they should play. That would be the first thing I'd try.

    Otherwise, install Quicktime, as I mentioned before.
    The Droid's 3gp video does indeed play on both XP via Quicktime (and more than likely VLC) and it even plays on WMP in Win7...

    So I agree with you that the file may potentially be corrupted
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    Probably something happened with the upload to gmail.

    rather than using the web browser, try using an actual email program with your ISP email to send the file to a gmail addy, and see if it plays then. Or, see if you run into the same problem (I know it defeats the purpose, but just to test it) if you upload the 3gp file using XP/Win7 to gmail.
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    Frickin' quicktime. Use VLC!
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