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    Question Video Playback - avi format from SD Card

    Is there an app that will play my avi video format movies?

    I seem to have more avi movies than mp4 or other formats. Am I missing something or should I not keep movies in this format? I could convert them to other formats, but that seems to be a lot of work. Is there a "prefered" format that I should be converting to and storing?

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    Search for Rockplayer. This is a beta program that plays most avis and mkvs perfectly. It isn't in the market yet, and there was a link to it floating around somewhere. Google it, you should be able to find it without much trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwagner88 View Post
    Search for Rockplayer. This is a beta program that plays most avis and mkvs perfectly. It isn't in the market yet, and there was a link to it floating around somewhere. Google it, you should be able to find it without much trouble.
    +1 on that. Rockplayer is the only way I know of to play avi on the Droid currently.

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    Why would the avi be almost forgotten? I assume it is a better format. It is a larger file. Would it be due to file size?
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    OK, RockPlayer Rocks! I have now read what I can find on the latest beta, downloaded it, uploaded an avi file (Dexter Season 3 E1). IT WORKS!! Thank you! Pretty nice app for us all to enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twist747 View Post
    OK, RockPlayer Rocks! I have now read what I can find on the latest beta, downloaded it, uploaded an avi file (Dexter Season 3 E1). IT WORKS!! Thank you! Pretty nice app for us all to enjoy!
    Ha, I have all of Dexter season 1 on mine right now. I watch it in bed at night before I go to sleep. IMO, its the best show on television.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twist747 View Post
    Is there an app that will play my avi video format movies?
    You lucked out but you need to specify the codec with AVI's. AVI is just a wrapper format that can contain any of a number of different codecs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Twist747 View Post
    I assume it is a better format. It is a larger file. Would it be due to file size?
    Better depends on what you mean by it. A codec that compresses better should yield smaller file sizes. While a less-compressed file will generally have fewer artifiacts, file size alone doesn't really tell you much.
    Last edited by takeshi; 07-01-2010 at 08:26 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twist747 View Post
    I assume it is a better format. It is a larger file. Would it be due to file size?
    Better depends on what you mean by it. A codec that compresses better should yield smaller file sizes. While a less-compressed file will generally have fewer artifiacts, file size alone doesn't really tell you much.
    This is interesting and I have a small understanding on this. I have a conversion program. What would be your recomendation for someone to say, rip a DVD into a PC file for storage and use. I mostly use basic programs i.e., Media Player, or my TV to watch these files.
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