can't play videos that ppl send in a text

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    When sometime sends me a video in a text, it will download it but it will only be a still frame that is played the whole time. That's using handcent and the stock app
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    Are you connected via Wi-Fi or 3G/4G? I'm only able to download and play via 3G / 4G.
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    4G. My boyfriend bionic is the same way. I can send to other phone types like 3G and other service providers but 4G phones can't play them.
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    Try downloading mx player from the app store and see that will play them. Also, are these videos sent from an iphone by chance?
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    One was. The others were sent by my boyfriends bionic and my sisters droid 2.. So its any video. But i can send videos to my sister and my friends. But if i send to my boyfriend, his are messed up like mine.. He also can't play them when receiving from other ppl
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    I just tried to save to sd card and try and view it that way, it just saves it as a picture.
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    Its just videos being sent by text. They can email them to me and i can watch it. I can download from Facebook and watch videos too
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    I just had my friend who has u.s. Cellular send Me a video and it played. But I'd my boyfriend or sister send me one, it won't play
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    Did you try mx player?
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    No but i solved this problem. When you send text with a video, it won't play, but if they or i send just the video with no text or signature, it works. I tested different videos with different ppl. Text is messing them up
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    Huh.... odd. Well at least it's working
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    I know right. Its crazy
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    I've had problems when iphone people send me pictures it plays like a video, and videos come up like pictures. But otherwise no problem. On the custom rom I'm running the stock video player freezes, do I use mx player instead. So crazy things happen sometimes
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    Now I'm having more issues. When i send someone a picture, it just shows up as a gray box. And my boyfriend sill can't play any video i send him
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    This is ridiculous. Now when i download a video, its a still picture but with the audio.
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    Did you try mx player yet?
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    No. Its a software issue of some sort. Like if there is a drop in signal the slightest bit, it messes the video up during download. Because some will work and others won't
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    Well I'd be interested to know what would happen if you try what I suggested
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    I had my sister send me the same video, it will play with the mx player buy not when i click on it from the text. Sucks that i have to leave the text app and go into the mx app to see it
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    You should be able to select mx player as your default video player. Go into manage apps/select gallery/scroll down to clear defaults/select. Do the same with messaging app. Then go into messaging select the video and see if it gives you mx player as an option.
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