videos won't play anymore

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  1. holdout

    holdout Member

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    Posted this last week in the audio/video forum, but didn't get any solutions:

    Ok i have had my droid since December. Have been converting dvds using handbrake on my Mac and have had good results. h264 format.

    But as of last night when I select a movie to play via astro file mgr, I am getting this error message "file type m4v not found" on some of the movies that I have watched before.

    I can watch some movies but most are showing this message. But even on the ones i can watch I have to "open as type".

    This really weird b/c these are video files that played on my droid before. Plus it wont play the videos that i shoot with the droid.

    I have done a battery pull.
     
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    natediddy1120 Silver Member

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    Have you switched to a different ROM before this error starting popping up?
     
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    holdout Member

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    No. Running completely stock, not rooted.
     
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    This happened to me once. Also had the issue with .mp3 files at the same time. It was like the droid lost all file type associations.

    It was either a simple reboot or a battery pull that fixed it. Haven't had the problem since.
     
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    Harimwakairi New Member

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    I have the Astro file manager app, and it's got a little thing that lets you change file type associations. I had to use it once myself when I screwed one of them up. As long as it's just the one file type that's hosed, it should be an easy fix.
     
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    i have 6 .avi files i have to open as > video in astro to get them to play...but i never knew avi could even be played on the droid til i added them, no problems with mp4 videos..havent tried anything else.
     
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    Thanks for the responses. I think I need some type of reset or update or something.

    It will play and then not play. Even the videos I have recorded with the phone are acting up. On some attempts the the audio will play, on other other attempts the vid will play a few seconds and then freeze up.

    I have pulled the battery a number of times. Once after a battery pull some of the videos did play. But no consistent results.

    Not rooted, btw.

    Please help if you have any suggestions.
     
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    I have the same problem sometimes with .mp3 files. I really hope 2.1 addresses some of these ridiculous issues. I get mine to work again by rebooting, but it is a PITA!
     
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    Yeah its def something wrong with the software. I was on a website last night and tried to play a youtube video on the site and it would start just enough to hear the audio for a second, and then give me a "this video cannot be played" message.

    I kept trying and it eventually played. ???

    BTW when I check the details on the video files it shows a 0 for the file size. I guess that means that the file is not transferring correctly from the computer. but I kinda doubt that is the case, b/c teh files pay sometimes and not others.
     
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