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Video's don't play from external SD card

This is a discussion on Video's don't play from external SD card within the Motorola Xoom Help forums, part of the Motorola Xoom Support Forum category; I am just about the most fed up Xoom owner there is. I have waited forever for the update so the darn thing will read ...

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    Angry Video's don't play from external SD card

    I am just about the most fed up Xoom owner there is. I have waited forever for the update so the darn thing will read the SD card. It arrives in V3.2 and so I transferred some video's to the card and "Gallery" won't play them. It will off the memory location in \sdcard but not \external1!!! Grrrrrrrrrr! Any ideas, anyone??? MoboPlayer doesn't play them either!

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    Try using a file-browser (es file explorer/root explorer) and browse to /mnt/external1 and then tap on the movie to play it.
    Does that work?

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    I had the same problem with mine and I am rooted using 3.1. I was playing sitcoms for weeks off internal storage, but the only way I could get any external storage to work was using USB host cable and a flash drive. Everything else gave me a "this is for transport only" message when copied and refused to play. I had hoped 3.2 would fix that.
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    I didn't have any problems playing movies from the sdcard on 3.1 but 3.2 has really stumped me. Quickpic on 3.2 can't find my pictures but they show up in the gallery app. I have a nandroid of 3.1 and 3.2, I restore 3.2 and play with it until it frustrates me back it up and restore my copy of 3.1.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashley View Post
    I am just about the most fed up Xoom owner there is. I have waited forever for the update so the darn thing will read the SD card. It arrives in V3.2 and so I transferred some video's to the card and "Gallery" won't play them. It will off the memory location in \sdcard but not \external1!!! Grrrrrrrrrr! Any ideas, anyone??? MoboPlayer doesn't play them either!
    Using Gallery, they show up in a separate category called "external"

    If you see them but the link doesn't work, try this quirky solution . . . turn the Xoom to portrait, then back to landscape. The bug in the update that causes problems with links resolves itself this way. Strange, but true

    I have to say, movies are fine for me after the update

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    I'm with Ashley -- this is crazy. I put off updating from 3.1 to 3.2 because I knew there would be problems and here they are. The truth is, Xoom should not have been released without support for the external SD but we had to wait. This is bad for Android, bad for Moto and is really good for Apple.

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    I don't think there's any problems, I can play Movies from my sdcard. You just need to know where your sdcard mount is, /mnt/external1.



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    I use the File Manager HD app, change to the external1 folder, tap on the movie and it comes up in QQPlayer no problem. I think the video player apps have to be updated so they can find the videos that are located on the external sd card. I have sent an email to QQplayer developers requesting this update.
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    I use Movie Gallery from one of our Supporting Vendors. He updated the app for 3.2 and when you open the app they're all there waiting to be played.

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