Video has to be dropped into the DCIM/Camera Folder to be picked up

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  1. fuzzyfreak

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    Why do I have to drop all video into this folder for the video player to be able to pick it up? (it won't pick it up if in the Video folder)
     
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    Every digital camera--even the camera on your smartphone insists on storing photographs in a folder called DCIM. DCIM (for Digital Camera IMages) became the default directory structure for digital cameras. Mostly it exists to keep everything organized. When you put a memory card into a camera, the camera immediately looks for a ‘DCIM' folder. If it doesn't find such a folder, it creates one. Likewise tablets are designed to look specifically for ‘DCIM' folders on any media inserted into it. That saves time in scanning said media for images--and it prevents the software from importing images that your camera didn't capture. That is the reason why you cant play a video unless it is in the DCIM folder.
     
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    Thanks but we are not talking about a digital camera here, we are talking about a tablet PC. Why can't you change the default directory that the video player looks at for its media and what is the video folder for if not for video?
     

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