Adding movies to Cruz Tablet

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    How do you add movies or videos to the cruz tablet? Is there a place where I can purchace/rent movies like I can on itunes?
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    just transfer your movies to an sdcard and put it in the tablet
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    I get them Meg4 on Cruz and it only has sound, no picture black screen. How do I get the video to play?
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    Converted .avi to .mp4 via SUPER. No problems with audio/video.

    Output container = mp4
    Output video codec = mpeg4, 640x360, 720bps, 25fps
    Output audio codec = AAC LC, 112kbps, 44.1KHz

    Encoded via FFmpeg.
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    should it not play avi's already?
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    Nope. I imagine the reason is that they did not pay to license it to play AVI. Not found a good android avi player either.

    Cen5
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    Mine plays AVI files just fine.

    BUT, there are hundreds of different codecs and stuff and different ways to encode AVI files.

    I suspect the AVI you are trying to play was created with a codec (like XIVD) that is not supported by the unit.

    Try to convert the file to DIVX or even uncompressed if the file is not too big.
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    hell!!!!! that's what i was hoping!:mad:
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    Try to find an app called arcmedia, it plays everything I've thrown at it.

    Sent from my sdk using Android Tablet Forum App
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    so once agin stupid me i need to add some video player app to the cruz..i thought it already came installed with the right stuff
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    I have been trying to locate this but all I find leads me to Android Market, which I don't have and refuse to root to get it. I have been able to find pretty much everything else that I've wanted to install with some searching but just can't seem to find this one... any ideas?
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    here ya go boss

    Downloading the file 1288999042_arcMedia_0.34b.apk ...
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    finally got something happening with the arc media player and a converted mp4, but looks like ****...odd though when i pulled it up , it then gave me the option to view it with the original cruz viewer, but not before without the arc media? almost like a pc missing the codecs..is it possible to download some codec files for the cruz? at this point i believe anything.
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    is it possible one video converter better than another..as far as avi and dvd's i have been playing with those for awhile and hardly notice any great diffrence in one from another outside of being user friendly, but quality the same.
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    Well I found a good download of arcMedia, now trying to figure out how to get it to recognize the external SD card that I put a couple mp4 files on. It's always something.

    Edit: Odd... it won't recognize mp4 files. I moved some into Dropbox, it shows me the video folder but even after refreshing and then restarting the Reader they still don't show up. And here I was hoping I'd have a use for the 8gb SD card I bought last week. Figures.
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    I couldn't install Arcmedia on the Velocity Cruz Tablet.
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    I just downloaded it to my computer then copied it over to my cruz. My movies still don't play for some reason.
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    Just got my r101 delivered from Woot. I've put movies on the internal 4gb and they play just fine. I've loaded some on various 16gb external sdhc cards and this is what you have to do: external is for STORAGE and not playing from directly, just copy/paste them to the internal 4gb when you want to watch a movie. It's a pain imho but that's how this thing is.

    My r101 is NOT rooted and I use whatever player it came with.

    I use DVDFab to rip/convert all my movies to mpeg4's. I use the built in ipod presets since up until now I've used my iphone for my mobile movie watching. With either the built in presets for ipod or iphone(not iphone4) the Cruz r101 plays them just fine, no problems with video or audio.
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    My mistake....all my movies play fine directly off the external SDHC card.


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    If you encode at 128 kbps for video and sound, it should work, I only use 20 fps, the picture is pretty decent. Is it like my laptiop? No, but it is pretty good. I have had the same issue with no picture when I use too high a video bitrate, or try to encode an XVid. I agree with the other posters, there are so many combos that may work. I personally have been able to use .mp4 and 3gp formats (transferred some old files from my phone).

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