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By bluh5d, Member on 23rd May 2012, 11:29 AM
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When you download a google play movie. What directory are they downloaded in. I want to try to put it on sd card after that point for more space when offline. Although I know its probably not possible. That is fine. But does anyone know where its downloaded and what format ? Oh yah I know internal phone memory but where.



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23rd May 2012, 10:13 PM |#2  
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Ok does anyone at least know the file extension will be ? If you could tell me that I could find the directory . I know it will be at root level
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Ok I finally figured out where it is stored. So I temp unrooted my phone made purchase and then selected download for offline viewing. So in the directory there is a file

application_4jSa8szMNjs.wvm

so i brought my root back to get into that directory then where i was stumped i figured it would be wmv mp4 3gp or whatever with drm protection but no its wvm I have never heard of wvm. so anyways I moved the wvm file to a different directly. Temporarily unrooted my phone . Then went into the google play movie app and it said that the download was missing. so i know I have the proper file. Now my question is does anyone here know anything about a .wvm file ?
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Wvm is a file format used by a program called wave to store engine data. Shouldn't be possible to have it as a video file but you can open the file on a pc using vlc media player and use its view codec menu option to see what codecs are used.

It could be just named .wvm so people can't guess its codec by the file extension but vlc would tell you.

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Ok I finally figured out where it is stored. So I temp unrooted my phone made purchase and then selected download for offline viewing. So in the directory there is a file

application_4jSa8szMNjs.wvm

so i brought my root back to get into that directory then where i was stumped i figured it would be wmv mp4 3gp or whatever with drm protection but no its wvm I have never heard of wvm. so anyways I moved the wvm file to a different directly. Temporarily unrooted my phone . Then went into the google play movie app and it said that the download was missing. so i know I have the proper file. Now my question is does anyone here know anything about a .wvm file ?

Where is the file stored?

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okay, so from what I can tell the file is stored in:

/sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.videos/files/Movies/****.wvm

I downloaded the file, and opened it in VLC Media Player and it shows:
- Stream 0
---Type Audio
---Codec: MPEG Audio layer 1/2/3 (mpga)
---Sample rate: 22050 Hz
---Bitrate 80kb/s

I can only think that this is either the audio file and the video file is sitting somewhere else, or that this is the video and audio file and it is encrypted in such a way that it is only recognized as audio.
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okay, so from what I can tell the file is stored in:

/sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.videos/files/Movies/****.wvm

I downloaded the file, and opened it in VLC Media Player and it shows:
- Stream 0
---Type Audio
---Codec: MPEG Audio layer 1/2/3 (mpga)
---Sample rate: 22050 Hz
---Bitrate 80kb/s

I can only think that this is either the audio file and the video file is sitting somewhere else, or that this is the video and audio file and it is encrypted in such a way that it is only recognized as audio.

You should be able to tell if it is really just audio by the files size in megabytes.

If it is small it is likely just audio.

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i was wondering the same thing. Found the movie in the place mentioned, it's called framwork_345345_blahblah.wvm

I can play the opening "20 the century fox" part in any media player then it hangs. However, Gallery can play it fine. I am going to try and move it out and put it in my movies dir and see if gallery sees it .. nope, it will play from that directory if I use Gallery as the player, but the Gallery up doesn't show it as a movie in my movies list. Wonder if I play with the extension...
Edi: nope, even changing the extension to mp4 didn't work. Unless gallery didn't refresh or something.
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Removing Google movie from local storage
Hi...after unticking the pin, the downloaded movie should be removed from my tablet, correct?
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Hi...after unticking the pin, the downloaded movie should be removed from my tablet, correct?

Yes, the movies are removed.
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I have a similar issue....but I'm going to add a little twist here.

So I purchased the Wolverine DVD from Walmart, it came with a digital copy and a code to be able to download a copy from the Google Play Store. I did this, and then decided to move the movie to my external SD card. When I try to play the movie, it hangs during the "Universal Studios" opening at about 12 seconds in and then displays "Video cannot be played". I've downloaded countless different video players, but all have the same result.

Now here's the twist.... I used a file explorer app to locate the video folder and selected the movie file, it gave me the options to select which of the many video players installed I wanted to use to play the movie, I selected the stock player, and played the video through there instead of opening it from a video app directly, this time it worked! The movie opened, and played fine, but when I stoped the movie and tried to use the same procedure again, it failed and now displays "Video cannot be played" yet again.

Now no matter what I try, I can't get the video to play. This is very confusing, how can it work once, and then not work again, almost as if it got corrupted? Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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