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[Q] video codec issues?

1st September 2014, 07:51 PM |#1  
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i am planning to buy the s5 but I have read a lot of issue concerning video playback? some codecs are missing and a lot of videos do not play on the s5? is there solution?
 
 
1st September 2014, 07:57 PM |#2  
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i am planning to buy the s5 but I have read a lot of issue concerning video playback? some codecs are missing and a lot of videos do not play on the s5? is there solution?

Yup, MX Player (Pro) is the best videplayer in Play imo and can play 99% of all excisting formats or look here http://www.hdformatconverter.com/gal...for-galaxy-s5/.
1st September 2014, 08:31 PM |#3  
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how are videos playback on mx player ? software or hardware playback?

edit: and I don't want to convert my videos to play it on my phone... my old htc desire is able to play all videos formats I can imagine (except some full HD highly compressed vids)
1st September 2014, 08:32 PM |#4  
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how are videos playback on mx player ? software or hardware playback?

Both, you can choose either.
1st September 2014, 08:50 PM |#5  
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so hardware video playback works for 99% of all videos you have tried?
1st September 2014, 08:59 PM |#6  
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so hardware video playback works for 99% of all videos you have tried?

Look here https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ayer.pro&hl=nl and an additional codec pack will be installed if need be. Off course i didn`t try 99% of all formats. i haven`t seen a format i use that cannot be played however.
1st September 2014, 09:02 PM |#7  
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Mxplayer is nice but the ads suck. And there's no way I'm paying for a pro version when there are free and opensource alternatives. Switched to VLC and now I can watch pirated movies with no ads for free
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Mx is nice but the ads suck. Switched to VLC and now I can watch pirated movies with no ads

Not if you buy the Pro version and we don`t talk about warez or cracks on XDA
2nd September 2014, 05:51 PM |#9  
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i was asking about hardware playback as software playback i think uses more cpu/hence more battery. If it's hardware playback then that's fine! I am using mx player on my htc desire anyway and i am used to it.

edit: i was afraid that other third party video players were not able to play on the s5 because of the codecs missing
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