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# 36988 6-Jul-2009 10:31
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Hi All,

I want to play my video's that are recorded from my Sony HDD video camera, they are coded in MPEG2 but windows Media Player 10 Mobile can't play them, is there a codec pack that can be downloaded that will allow this version of media player (10.3) to play these sort on video's. I tried to search on Google and Google mobile but got lost, and the one I did download said it wasn't able to work.


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  # 231478 6-Jul-2009 11:01
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You can use TCPMP with the ffmpeg plugin or MPlayer (haven't tested either one)

The problem is that most mobile devices are generally too low powered to play MPEG2 streams. Even if you do manage to get it playing, it won't be worth watching (Especially if you're playing full-res (DVD quality) videos).

My advise is to convert it to a more friendly format, like MPG-1, WMV, 3GP or MP4, and resize the video to 320x240 (or w/e res suitable for your device).

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  # 231485 6-Jul-2009 11:11
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Thanks for that.

I have some video converter on the laptop, Soft pepper or something, will give that a try.


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  # 231516 6-Jul-2009 11:54
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There are a couple of flavours of TCPMP out there too, one or the other should work on your device.

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  # 235650 15-Jul-2009 13:54
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I wouldnt even bother with windows media player to play videos.
Go for tcpmp.

I can play around 640x480 res mpeg-4 vids with my JasJar on tcpmp and it works fine.
Obviously the hd vids that i download on my laptop to watch that are 1280x720 will deff not work and will need converting.

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