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Playbook decent media player ?
with all the shortcomings of the playbook OS, im stil using it mainly because the size is perfect for me. so i use it only for browsing and playing videos.
but there is one thing that is just frustrating , the video player simply sucks. many formats are not supported, which makes me have to convert before i can watch on the playbook.
but when you are watching a video and have to stop it , there is no way for the software to remember where you stopped the last time. so u need to go back and forth trying to remember. I tried to find another video player in the market and was willing to pay for it, there is not a single one. simply terrible.
are there really any devs out there trying to make the playbook better ? on IOS and android you have 200 different versions of every single app. can we get maybe 2 or 3 on the playbook for god s sake ?
- 11-27-2011, 07:17 PM #3
Well, a number of people have mentioned the failure of the pb to bookmark where you left off in a video is a pain. Have you accidentally pressed the Begin/End arrows and lost your place? It happens.
Also some folks have wanted a Video Playlist function to play short videos one after the other automatically.
Either an improved or 3rd party app might be nice.
There is a 3rd party video app that will display subtitles.
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11-27-2011, 07:57 PM #7
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and if not AppWorld get its act together soon - RIM will have to stand on the sideline watching developers make and sell TONs of apps for the PlayBook..
- 11-28-2011, 12:03 AM #9
MPEG4 and H.264 are the video formats for pb. Which formats are you converting.
I don't see why you think the video player is "simply terrible". The picture is great and sliding to the place you stopped is quick. If you want to quickly note where you let-off use an app like Daboo Notes to post a 'sticky'.
Right now the pb is missing some features but most of this should be fixed with OS2 in February
- 11-28-2011, 12:14 AM #10
12-26-2011, 11:50 PM #13
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there are pretty much no other video players available for the playbook right now. really frustrating because all of my other devices play all of my videos just fine. the playbook either always tells me "unsupported media" or it has no sound.
right now, despite the great screen its not a very good media player at all.
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12-27-2011, 09:57 AM #14
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- 12-27-2011, 10:57 AM #15
The media player is not the most poweful and leaves a lot to be desired (and this follows reading about similarly deficient aspects of the pdf viewer on the pb). Rim clearly rushed some aspects of the pb to provide minimal features and it has not changed in 8 months. What OS2 will deliver is still a very open question.
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12-27-2011, 11:52 AM #16
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What about playing videos (movies, TV shows) that are stored on a DLNA-server Wifi-networked multi-TB NAS drive? Preferably a network-capable VLC.PlayBook 16GB $299 [latest OS]. More PlayBooks as gifts $199, $199...
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12-27-2011, 11:57 AM #17
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on iOS and android i use air video and emit. both transcode on the fly and send to my devices over wifi and 3g with great quality. super easy to set up and works. android has specific VLC streaming apps which didn't work in the playbook android player. i've yet to see something like this on the playbook at all which is a shame.