1. eds817's Avatar
    I've been using a couple of programs from SlySoft to make legal copies of videos then convert to mobile version for years with no issues until now.

    I use CloneDVD Mobile and they have an option to convert to m4v format for Android.

    I put the videos on my SD card and they will play once or twice then I get an error saying that the video cannot be played.

    1) Do you have to do something special to store videos on a SD card?

    2) Does anyone know of a better program to convert videos to a mobile version?
    TIA

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    04-27-2013 03:27 PM
  2. rankar7's Avatar
    I've been using a couple of programs from SlySoft to make legal copies of videos then convert to mobile version for years with no issues until now.

    I use CloneDVD Mobile and they have an option to convert to m4v format for Android.

    I put the videos on my SD card and they will play once or twice then I get an error saying that the video cannot be played.

    1) Do you have to do something special to store videos on a SD card?

    2) Does anyone know of a better program to convert videos to a mobile version?
    TIA

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 2 using Android Central Forums
    Nothing special required. Windows or Mac?

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II
    04-27-2013 06:25 PM
  3. jdub1981's Avatar
    Try using mxplayer. Its free version is just fine and can play anything. Try that and see if there is a difference

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    04-27-2013 06:49 PM
  4. eds817's Avatar
    Windows

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    04-27-2013 07:56 PM
  5. eds817's Avatar
    Try using mxplayer. Its free version is just fine and can play anything. Try that and see if there is a difference

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    Thanks but it didn't help

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    04-27-2013 08:02 PM
  6. rankar7's Avatar
    I've been using a couple of programs from SlySoft to make legal copies of videos then convert to mobile version for years with no issues until now.

    I use CloneDVD Mobile and they have an option to convert to m4v format for Android.

    I put the videos on my SD card and they will play once or twice then I get an error saying that the video cannot be played.

    1) Do you have to do something special to store videos on a SD card?

    2) Does anyone know of a better program to convert videos to a mobile version?
    TIA

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 2 using Android Central Forums
    Before we start going down the app route, copy the video from your PC to internal memory (don't copy it from sd card). Now try to play it a few times. Let's try to rule out a failing sd card first.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II
    fratermus and eds817 like this.
    04-27-2013 09:11 PM
  7. lostchild's Avatar
    Maybe the video is converted to some kind of Divx format that has a expiration on number of plays? Some time they do that on free version of the conversion software to make you buy the paid version.
    04-29-2013 12:33 PM
  8. JasW's Avatar
    2) Does anyone know of a better program to convert videos to a mobile version?
    Handbrake
    04-29-2013 01:54 PM
  9. eds817's Avatar
    It looks like there was a problem with the SD card. Even though I was able to write to it and read Excel and PDF files it wouldn't play these videos. When I copied the videos to the internal memory I had not problem (thank you ranka7). I just put a 32gb card into the phone and am able to play these same videos, several times.

    I never thought it would be the card since I was able to use it for other items. I guess you do learn something every day.

    Thank you all for your comments.
    04-30-2013 06:43 AM
  10. rankar7's Avatar
    It looks like there was a problem with the SD card. Even though I was able to write to it and read Excel and PDF files it wouldn't play these videos. When I copied the videos to the internal memory I had not problem (thank you ranka7). I just put a 32gb card into the phone and am able to play these same videos, several times.

    I never thought it would be the card since I was able to use it for other items. I guess you do learn something every day.

    Thank you all for your comments.
    sweet. i guess i don't have to tell you to get everything off that sd card and transfer it to a new card before it completely fails.
    04-30-2013 09:42 AM

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