Let’s walk through a rather common problem: what to do if the recorded video won’t play on Android? Some devices based on Android operating system supports most popular video formats by default, including Flash. However, sometimes, installation of additional plug-ins and media players is required for the video to be played.
In most cases, the recorded video won’t play online due to the fact that the standard browser does not support Flash, which is quite often used in video players. There are also cases of the use of technologies that are only compatible with certain versions of Android. But it is normally not that difficult to resolve the problems with flash.
The first solution to the problem – it is necessary to install one of the third-party browsers that support Flash from the Play the Market. Here are a few suitable options:
After you install a new browser, try to watch videos online, there is a high probability that your problem will be solved. You can also go the other way – install Flash on your device without installing a third-party browser.
If you downloaded a movie, series or another video to your device, and instead of playing an error is displayed, it is most likely because of the preset Media Player. For example, it may not support such formats as AVI, MKV or FLV which are the most common. Or may be your device does not have the required codecs, and then the video can be played without sound, or the sound may b reproduced without the video. The problem is solved by installing a third-party player from the Play Market.
MX Player Pro is an old and proven application. Updated and codecs are constantly updated are constantly being developed for this application that should be downloaded from the Play Market. MX Player has a huge amount of settings and features, such as hardware and software decoding, multi-core decoding (to improve performance), video scaling with fingers, screen lock, support for various subtitle formats and the option to select audio.
The best choice of MX Player decoder for most devices based on Android is “HW + decoder”. It is turned on in the following way:
You can switch the decoder while the video is playing by clicking on the appropriate button at the top of the screen and selecting the decoder in the window that appears:
If you still need to install additional codecs, scroll the decoder settings menu to the end and pay attention to the recommended version of the codec. For example, ARMv7 NEON. Next, type in the name of the codec in the Play Market Play and install it, and then restart the application.
There is also a free version of MX Player. It contains advertising, but advertising will not be shown during the video playback.
VLC is one of the most “omnivores” players, it is popular due to the ease of administration and supports almost all video and audio formats, subtitles and video streaming capabilities. You do not need to install any separate codecs, everything is already inserted in the program itself. There is an interesting feature – reproduction in the window. The player itself is iconized, and the video is reproduced in a separate window on the desktop. The application is free and contains no advertising. It is a worthy replacement for the standard player if the video is not reproduced on Android.