Nexus Media Importer, video streaming = black screen/freeze or error..??

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  1. miseryguts

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    I've no idea what is going on here.

    I've tried multiple different videos in different formats/size using different players (mobo/BS etc) and none of them work.. they all work perfectly fine on my PC & other mobile devices.
    They are on the root of a 32GB Kingston SD & reader (and I've tried different cards & readers)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated as this is quickly driving me insane

    Thanks.
     
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    If you transfer them to the tablet do they work?

    What format are the videos, not MKV I hope?;)
     
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    Hey thanks for the quick reply

    No they aren't MKV.. and yeah they work fine if I transfer them??
     
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    So, if they work on your tablet I suggest you reformat your SD cards, preferably FAT32. Can you access other files on the SD card without a problem?
     
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    Thanks,

    I reformatted the cards as you suggested.. but unfortunately the videos still won't play.
    Don't know if it makes any difference, but should I see a thumbnail image of the video..? because I don't.. just a grey icon with the title/format.
     
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    Depending on the video player you may not see a thumbnail. I'm assuming you are using a file manager to navigate to the external memory then taping the file and asking it to open in a player?
     
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    I'm not sure I understand you correctly.. I need to use a file manager??
    I'm trying to stream the videos from my SD card via the Nexus media Importer app.. there's no mention of having to use a file manager in the app instructions.
     
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    Try using a (the) file manager to locate the video on the SD card and tap it. You said you were using different players so pick one and try it. It could be the importer causing the problem.
     
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    Many thanks for all your help..
    The problem seems to be the SD card/s & flash drive (strange though they work with everything else I have) as they are not detected by ASTRO or ES File Explorer when connected by OTG, which is working OK as Nexus Media Importer automatically opens as soon as it is connected.
    How do I find out which card/drives will work..? I'd rather not have to randomly buy different cards & drives until I find the magic combination.
     
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    I'm pretty much out of options. Wish I could be more help.
     
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    Hey, no problem.. thanks anyway
    Perhaps someone else out there can help me work out wtf the problem is.. a bit of extra screen estate would have been nice for video watching, c'est la vie.. in the meantime it's back to my trusty old Galaxy Note.
     

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