DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Playing mp4 files from DropBox

  1. Droid Newbie
    droiddds's Avatar
    Member #
    93611
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2
    Phone
    Motorola Droid X
    #1

    Playing mp4 files from DropBox

    I have a 64.3 MB mp4 file uploaded to DropBox that when I click on it with my Droid X appears to be loading but then "Error - File cannot be displayed or played." pops up. The file plays with QuickTime on my MacBook Pro when I access it from DropBox. Anyone have any suggestions.
  2.  
     
     
     
  3. Droid
    tallnerd1985's Avatar
    Member #
    22181
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Vancouver, WA
    Posts
    70
    Phone
    Motorola Bionic
    #2
    Quote Originally Posted by droiddds View Post
    I have a 64.3 MB mp4 file uploaded to DropBox that when I click on it with my Droid X appears to be loading but then "Error - File cannot be displayed or played." pops up. The file plays with QuickTime on my MacBook Pro when I access it from DropBox. Anyone have any suggestions.
    Make sure when you are encoding the movie file, such as using Handbrake or DVDcatalyst, make sure you have the Quicktime Fast-Start enabled because that will allow the movie to become streamable from either Tversity or DropBox.
  4. Droid Newbie
    droiddds's Avatar
    Member #
    93611
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2
    Phone
    Motorola Droid X
    #3
    Make sure when you are encoding the movie file, such as using Handbrake or DVDcatalyst, make sure you have the Quicktime Fast-Start enabled because that will allow the movie to become streamable from either Tversity or DropBox.[/QUOTE]


    Thanks. I'll try that.
  5. dvdcatalyst
    Guest
    dvdcatalyst's Avatar
    #4
    Quote Originally Posted by droiddds View Post
    I have a 64.3 MB mp4 file uploaded to DropBox that when I click on it with my Droid X appears to be loading but then "Error - File cannot be displayed or played." pops up. The file plays with QuickTime on my MacBook Pro when I access it from DropBox. Anyone have any suggestions.
    This might help:

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dro...d-dropbox.html

    There is no DVD Catalyst version for the Mac, but if you encode your movies using an iPod/iPad/iPhone profile (maybe modify it to increase the resolution) and enable the qt fast start option it will work just fine.

    If you download a few sample trailers mentioned in the article, you can try it with those to make sure things work.

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Droid X playing DVR files
    By 1fastsuv in forum Android Audio and Video
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-18-2011, 06:20 PM
  2. Where do downloaded files from Dropbox go?
    By velocity92c in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-13-2010, 09:04 PM
  3. Playing FLV files
    By Uglymouse in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-08-2010, 04:23 PM
  4. Playing .SWF files
    By leadhead in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 07-05-2010, 02:07 PM
  5. playing video files
    By trob in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-17-2010, 10:31 AM

Search tags for this page

cant get dropbox videos mp4 to play

,
drop box mp4
,
dropbox error loading file
,
dropbox error mp4
,

dropbox mp4

,
dropbox mp4 isn't playing
,

dropbox play mp4

,
how to play dropbox mp4 on galaxy s3
,

mp4 dropbox android

,
playing mp4 dropbox files ipad
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.

Tags for this Thread

Find us on Google+