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OK so iv installed all the updates onto my gentouch and want to view some movies on it but only have a 2 gb sd card. My wireless signal is great and i can view all my share drives on my network through ES File explorer. I was told that a good video player to use is Rock Divxs player.The problem i having: When i go to the avi or mkv files from es file explorer and click on them, i get an "File not supported" errorIf i copy the file to my sd it works fine.Any ideas on how to fix this or if there is an app i need to run this correctly. Much appreciated.BTW - just want to say thanks to all as the community for this tablet rocks!!
 

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I use Orb server on my PC and then go to mycast.orb.com to view the videos. Quality is not too great on the GT78. On the iPhone, PS3 or other supported devices, it looks much better. I think it has to do with the video player on the GT78. Orb transcodes to the format that the player supports. In this case 3GP works well. all other formats seem to trigger a download and not a stream.
 

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[quote name='terracode;43080]I use Orb server on my PC and then go to mycast.orb.com to view the videos. Quality is not too great on the GT78. On the iPhone' date=' PS3 or other supported devices, it looks much better. I think it has to do with the video player on the GT78. Orb transcodes to the format that the player supports. In this case 3GP works well. all other formats seem to trigger a download and not a stream.[/QUOTE'] is Orb free?
 

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Yeah, Orb works much better on my droid with Froyo and Flash. It is the 3GP codec. Lots of artifacts and it loses audio sync immediately. On my droid, using Flash, it is rock solid.Maybe someday we'll have an overclocked GT78 running Froyo and Flash...I've been using [quote name='terracode;43080]I use Orb server on my PC and then go to mycast.orb.com to view the videos. Quality is not too great on the GT78. On the iPhone' date=' PS3 or other supported devices, it looks much better. I think it has to do with the video player on the GT78. Orb transcodes to the format that the player supports. In this case 3GP works well. all other formats seem to trigger a download and not a stream.[/QUOTE']
 

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Ok, there was a post on here before about this. Basically, you can't do what you are trying to do. I don't have good explanation why, but I have asked about it before elsewhere. Maybe someone can point to the reasons why.If you do not want to use orb, you have to transcode the the files to hinted mp4s. I have mythtv at home so I set my stuff up like this guy: Android RSS Video Feed - MythTVIf you don't have MythTV, then maybe your mkv's have mp4 video inside the container, in which case you can re-encode the audio and remux into a mp4 container and hint it (the script above does the transcoding and hinting so you could copy some parts). A lot of work though, hence something like the script above, does it no fuss with an rss feed.
 

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For which idea? 512mb RAM PC would not be a good backend for MythTV (generally speaking). For transcoding/remuxing mp4, any machine will work, just how long do you want to wait? I used to encode videos on my G3 powerbook (a single movie generally took 24hrs or so for one pass), so it works, just how frustrated do you want to be? There probably exists some drag and drop program to convert your movies to the right format; if something converts it to iTunes format, then all you would need to do is hint that mp4 file.
 

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[quote name='rykerwilliams;43703]For which idea? 512mb RAM PC would not be a good backend for MythTV (generally speaking). For transcoding/remuxing mp4' date=' any machine will work, just how long do you want to wait? I used to encode videos on my G3 powerbook (a single movie generally took 24hrs or so for one pass), so it works, just how frustrated do you want to be? There probably exists some drag and drop program to convert your movies to the right format; if something converts it to iTunes format, then all you would need to do is hint that mp4 file.[/QUOTE'] so what i would do is set up a vmfrom what i thought you said this transcodes on the fly and streams it out no?does this just batch convert a bunch of movies to mp4 an thus create new files?Android RSS Video Feed - MythTVthanks
 
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