Video Playback - avi format from SD Card

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  1. Twist747

    Twist747 Member

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    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?

    Thanks!
     
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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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    +1 on that. Rockplayer is the only way I know of to play avi on the Droid currently.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
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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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    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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    Rockplayerbase works like a pro. Transdroid+Rockplayerbase=Watching Transformers right now
     
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    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.

    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.
     
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    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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