Can't play mp4 files from http

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    Whenever I try to access mp4 files online I get "not valid for streaming" even though it works on other platforms (symbian, iPhone OS). Is it normal for android or is it just me?
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    mp4 is a valid format for the Droid so the issue is elsewhere. Where are you trying to stream the video from (i.e. website name) and what are you using (i.e. what browser or program)?
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    Videos from here: Index of /ClipsMp4

    And using the stock browser and the stock player that shows up when it asks.
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    Okay... I'll bite... why don't you just use YouTube? All those videos are on YouTube, most in HD...

    Have you tried d/l it and just playing them locally?
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    But thats not the point. Why cant I just play it streamed? It didnt work for you either?
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    No not streaming. Likely the server isn't configured for streaming (note on my laptop selecting them brings up a prompt asking if I want to open or save the file... this means the server isn't set to steam them automatically, if they streaming on your computer they are likely d/l as a temp file and you have likely defaulted the action for the page)
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    Sorry its late

    I just figured this out last night...

    When you make the mp4 file from an encoder you must check the web optimized option, or with quick time the quickstart option. Otherwise the droid will come up with the not valid for streaming message.
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    Yeah, droid doesn't support everything an iphone does. Try downloading the mp4 and then opening it.
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    I realize that this was months ago but I have discovered that if my .MP4 extension is capitalized it goes to the HTTP browser. If I change it to lowercase, the icon goes from a blank white page to android and then I can play it.
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