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  1. #26  

    Default Re: Can't play videos on my Nexus 7...

    Thanks I had the same problem and downloaded MX Player and it worked straight away no trouble at all.
  2. #27  

    Default Re: Can't play videos on my Nexus 7...

    Quote Originally Posted by Suntan View Post
    The average Bluray runs about 36GB... Some of us "convert" to reduce the size to something manageable.
    So again, converting may be required to make the file manageable.
    Bah !! If you just connected to your 100 terabyte media server via your handy hardwired ethernet adapter, 36 GB is child's play. Media conversion is just so 2th century and the Nexus 7 screen compares so well with your everyday plebian 50" 3D LED TV..... /sarc
  3. #28  

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtroutz View Post
    Bah !! If you just connected to your 100 terabyte media server via your handy hardwired ethernet adapter, 36 GB is child's play. Media conversion is just so 2th century and the Nexus 7 screen compares so well with your everyday plebian 50" 3D LED TV..... /sarc
    I actually do connect to my media server when travelling. But I only use it to watch the hometown 10 o'clock news that night before going to bed. For a number of reasons, it's just more practical to convert and carry video media on hand when travelling. But I've been dealing with HD media file conversion for well over a decade, YMMV.

    And 50" is about 70" too small for me.... /nosarc... The N7 is a great little device, but it doesn't come anywhere close to needing the amount of information available on a quality Bluray copy. Down converting allows for a much more manageable file with no perceptible fidelity loss.

    -Suntan
    Last edited by Suntan; 01-02-2013 at 10:33 PM.
  4. #29  

    Default Re: Can't play videos on my Nexus 7...

    Quote Originally Posted by Suntan View Post
    I actually do connect to my media server when travelling. But I only use it to watch the hometown 10 o'clock news that night before going to bed. For a number of reasons, it's just more practical to convert and carry video media on hand when travelling. But I've been dealing with HD media file conversion for well over a decade, YMMV.

    And 50" is about 70" too small for me.... /nosarc... The N7 is a great little device, but it doesn't come anywhere close to needing the amount of information available on a quality Bluray copy. Down converting allows for a much more manageable file with no perceptible fidelity loss.

    -Suntan
    yes, all true. was just making a point about how far to extremes/excess we will go sometimes. I use Plex server and like it fine for streaming and like most streaming servers, it will transcode the original source on the fly as needed without any intervention on the users part (other than to perhaps select a default for a destination device). Therefore you CAN certainly use the blueray ISO to stream to the N7 if your server system can handle the on-the-fly conversion task fast enough to get a good output stream. And yes, of course, the information density is far in excess of that which the N7 can display.
  5. #30  

    Default Re: Can't play videos on my Nexus 7...

    Quote Originally Posted by bigtroutz View Post
    Therefore you CAN certainly use the blueray ISO to stream to the N7 if your server system can handle the on-the-fly conversion task fast enough to get a good output stream.
    Not very useful when you are half way over the Atlantic. Or sitting in a hotel in a foreign country with no wifi.

    Yeah, I'm not saying that streaming isn't viable. But nothing beats a converted video in hand for being the most reliable means of staying entertained when you want to watch a flick.

    -Suntan
  6. #31  

    Default Re: Can't play videos on my Nexus 7...

    Quote Originally Posted by Suntan View Post
    But nothing beats a converted video in hand for being the most reliable means of staying entertained when you want to watch a flick.
    Unless of course you want to bring along your portable blue-ray player / laptop.... and witness the firepower of this fully ARMED and OPERATIONAL battle station!
    ROFL
  7. #32  

    Default Re: Can't play videos on my Nexus 7...

    thanks for s/w decoder recommendation that made my mpg work on my nexus 7
  8. #33  

    Default Re: Can't play videos on my Nexus 7...

    This worked for me. Thanks
  9. #34  

    Default Re: Can't play videos on my Nexus 7...

    Thanks for the tip! Not sure if this is a new add to MX Player but I see a HW/SW switch located on the main screen in the upper right corner which allows you to make the change on the fly now. For those going thru the Settings menu I found that I had to restart the video for the settings to take effect so don't be confused or disappointed if you don't see an immediate change in the playback using this method. I tried several players thus far and MX has been the most robust. Although I hate doing it, I'm transcoding native ISO files on my NAS to MKV.h264 with aac audio and they're working great, either streaming or local.

    On a side note, although everything I read says it can't be done (easily), I've had some success with MX Player streaming ISO files. It's a little hit and miss I think depending on the audio codec or channel the DVD was recorded in but for some reason it's working. Very interesting.... Any tips on improving the success rate?
  10. #35  

    Default Re: Can't play videos on my Nexus 7...

    I've been using dice player and it's great because it will play anything and it's got sound boost and different screen sizes so I find it's easy to use....A++
  11. #36  

    Default Re: Can't play videos on my Nexus 7...

    Hi have installed mx player on my nexus7 but when i try to load a movie am told device has stopped responding or been disconnected.
    Thanks
  12. #37  

    Default Re: Can't play videos on my Nexus 7...

    Welcome to Android Central! What do you mean by "load a movie"? Do you mean when you try to play a video file? What format is it in, and where did you obtain it? Are you sure there isn't any copy protection or DRM associated with the file?

    Posted via Android Central App--please excuse the brevity and any typos!
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