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  1. spud

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    Can someone explain why if I download a videoclip (mp4) from say Filesonic directly to my Iconia the video won't play but if I download the exact same clip to my PC and move it to my Iconia the video will play perfectly.
    Really appreciate know why.
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    I agree, very strange and only files from Filesonic seem to be impacted.

    The file in link provided plays fine - it is almost like Android is unable to download from Filesonic.
     
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    Don't know if its the same thing, but....

    I've seen this sort of thing while downloading wallpaper images from a specific site. ( Digital Blasphemy 3D Wallpaper: Widescreen, Dual-Screen, Triple-Screen, iPhone4, iPad, Droid, XBox360, PS3, HDTV Backgrounds if I recall correctly.)

    It was something to do with another authorization check that happened when you clicked download, that was not supported by the browser, even if you were a member of the site and had already logged in.

    Using Opera browser got around that. It was something about the stock browser not being able to handle a certain type of request from the web site.
     
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    Thanks for the hint Icebike, I'll give Opera a try.;)
     
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    Thanks again Icebike - downloads with Opera play perfectly !!!
     

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