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Video won't play

Discussion in 'Android Tech Support' started by ark(i)tek, Apr 26, 2010.

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    Hi all. Had a weird thing happen. I had ripped a DVD to mp4 and transferred it to the Motorola Droid - worked fine, video was playing nicely.
    The other day I was at my kid's soccer game - video wouldn't play - kept stuttering then giving an error message "sorry this video won't play" or something.
    Anyway, the only thing that I could think that had changed on the phone since I last played the video was that I had added a few more apps and taken a few videos and pix on the phone.
    Well - I went home and copied off all the videos I took on the droid and then erased them off the SD card.
    Voila - the movie file played just fine after that.
    Now I wonder - does there need to be some sort of min cache of SD card memory left over for a movie file to play?
    Had anyone else had this happen?
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    FYI - I have 10G free on the SD card NOW on the droid and the video plays fine as of this posting.
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    The question is what did you have left over at the time you ran into this problem?

    I kind of wonder that maybe in the process of rebooting your Droid that may have taken care of this issue for you. Sometimes that's all it needs is a simple reboot.
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    Hookbill,
    Tonight I will put the videos back on the phone and see if it causes the problem again - then post back what the available memory is.
    Also - I did not reboot the phone - just copied the videos off.
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