14-04-2012 09:30 AM
I upgraded/changed my firmware to ICS via Samsung Kies yesterday and all went perfectly.
In setting up and checking functionality of the phone, I have discovered that the stock video player no longer supports the .AVI files which it did before the flash.
I have tried locally (rom SD card) and from my media server using Samsung AllShare application. Both of these worked perfectly on 2.3.5.
Can anyone shed any light on this for me please?
16-04-2012 08:44 AM
Thank you for your posts and a very warm welcome to the eForum.
Are you experiencing the same issue on your wife’s device now you have updated this?
Have you downloaded any other apps since the update that may be conflicting?
Please back up all of your contacts and information and perform a second factory reset.
16-04-2012 11:02 AM
Identical experience on both devices.
Factory reset mine twice just to be sure it wasn't something I was doing.
It seems the ICS update no longer support the .AVI format. Could someone else try it and verify please?
MP4 plays (and streams using AllShare) perfectly, just like the .AVI files used to.
16-04-2012 06:08 PM
Would someone be kind enough to try an .AVI file on the stock video player please? Any one.
(A mod can try if they really want to help)
Please let me know if it plays or not.
16-04-2012 07:18 PM - edited 16-04-2012 07:19 PM
i just tried to run drop.avi from http://istec.colostate.edu/me/facil/dynamics/avis.
it wouldnt open.
16-04-2012 07:38 PM
If this is true then i wont be updating to ICS as i have fiar few films on my phone all AVI and if this stop the phone from playing them then i stick to gingerbread as this play them fine .
16-04-2012 09:57 PM
17-04-2012 07:47 AM
I have tried other players which play the filetype, but they all download the file from the server rather than stream.
Fact is that the Galaxy S2 with Vodafone's Ice Cream Sandwich no longer plays .AVI files. It did with Gingerbread.
I'd like to know if this was deliberate or if it will be fixed.
Over to you, Vodafone?
17-04-2012 12:40 PM
Many thanks for all of your input on this thread.
Unfortunately we currently don’t have access to the Samsung Galaxy SII in the office with ICS to test this for you however, I have raised this to our devices team for further investigation.
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17-04-2012 07:40 PM
17-04-2012 08:52 PM
yep, seems to depend on the file, rather daft a 2004 windows AVI will not show the image on 3rd party players and not run at all on the stock video player.
i grabbed a torrent avi of a nat geo show i watched and it plays fine.