Hardware Decoding and Video Playback

Discussion in 'Huawei Ideos S7 Slim Technical' started by gtd2000, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. gtd2000

    gtd2000 Senior Member

    Jan 16, 2012
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    Hi Folks,
    Just received one of these S7 Slim tablets at the weekend for my son who will mainly use the tablet for watching kids videos.

    I use mVideoPlayer on my HTC Flyer and think it's probably the best feature set of all the apps I've used to date so downloaded that for the S7.

    Once I got all of his videos loaded onto a 16GB SD card, I tried to playback a couple of episodes of Bubble Guppies and Dora the Explorer.

    The video quality was absolutely dire.

    After fiddling around, I changed the settings to software mode and the videos looked clear and crisp once more.

    Does the S7 Slim have a problem with hardware decoding or is it something to do with the file extension?

    I loaded up RockPlayer Lite which works very well in software mode but the standard ROM does not allow me to browse to the external SD card for some unknown reason?

    I have to say that overall I'm very impressed by this tablet - the only real let down is perhaps the screen quality but it is certainly a much nicer unit than I expected. The built in mic is pretty much useless too but the audio quality using Skype video calling via the supplied headset/mic is perfect.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2012

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