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Aug 25, 2010 - Trouble with Android 2.2 upgrades

We've received a bunch of feedback lately from people having trouble playing videos with Act 1 after their phones received an upgrade to Android 2.2 (Froyo), especially on the Droid. These problems are experienced by a small minority of all users, but if you're one of them, please read the FAQ to get a list of things you can try on your own to resolve the trouble.

About this Video Player

Act 1 Video Player is the most full-featured video player available for devices running Google's Android platform. Some might go so far as to say it's the best video player available! It's currently available on the Android market for download. The trial version is free and the full paid version is only $2.79.

Here's a list of features you can find in Act 1:

Some people point out that since Android 1.5 (cupcake) has a built-in video player now, you don't need other video players. I find this to be thoroughly false! The built-in player is really lousy if you want to watch TV shows or movies or anything more than a few minutes long. Act 1 was built to make it easy to watch longer videos on your phone, and it does that very well. If you're wondering how to get your longer videos from your computer to your phone, check out my FAQ and encoding howto.

Are you just looking for videos to play on your phone?

Since Android supports the same video format as iPod, just try searching for ipod mp4 videos. You'll find plenty of videos to download. You should probably download them to your desktop/laptop first, uncompress if necessary, and copy to the sdcard of your phone.


Thanks to Markleford Friedman for the app icon. Toast rules!

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If you have any questions or helpful hints about encoding and playing videos on Android platforms, please let me know. You can email me at: android at hyperaware dot com