Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 — Unable to play video files

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Jun 26, 2014 8:37:33 PM via Website

I have tried all sorts of converters. Whenever I move the converted file to my Tab, I get the "can't play video file", what on earth am I doing wrong? I have tried Xvid, mp4, avi, they all come up with the same error.

Sanjai Joseph
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Jun 27, 2014 4:28:02 AM via Website

Download Mx player Or km player from Google play store .which support all the format

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Jun 27, 2014 6:41:13 AM via Website

Well, first of all can you tell us type of the video file you are trying convert over your tab??? I am sure tab is good enough to play almost all the format of the video file, like @mobilecracker said you can use MX Player to play most of the file type. But yes on MX player I have seen a bug i.e sometimes it's unable to playback the voice of .mp4 file it can play the video but you are not going to hear any ...... I would say try using VLC player, it's good enough to play all the media format available. :)

Jul 6, 2014 5:01:51 PM via Website

I have tried multiple video players including MX, VLC, KM still unable to play films, the film was an mp4, 1280x544, wont play as is or when converted to samsung compatible format, losing my mind with this, copied to ext SD, and internal SD on tab 2? I'm running cyanogenmod 11, would this cause any problems?

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Jul 7, 2014 5:49:37 AM via Website

Well, Allan I don't think running Cyanogenmod would be a problem :? Try copying the mp4 file over to your PC/Laptop and then try opening it, this would help you in understanding whether the problem is with the mp4 file or ..??? If the file doesn't work in the PC/Laptop then I am sure the file may be damaged while conversion ... Try checking, it in the mean time and let us see if some of our community members came up with something new. :)

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Jul 7, 2014 7:34:15 AM via Website

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Feb 6, 2015 4:20:06 AM via Website

You may try other converters. Have you tried Handbrake, Format Factory, TenorshareVideoConverter ? which are I have known.

Apr 24, 2015 3:04:52 PM via Website

I have the same issue. MX Player doesn't work, VLC, nor any other player for that matter. It use to play on my Tab 3 without any issues.

May 20, 2015 8:23:43 AM via Website

Here it is a year later and I'm having the same problem with my brand-new Tab A 8". The device is beautiful and works wonderfully. It plays a random selection of 4 out of 11 videos uploaded to it: XviD .avi, .mp4, .mkv... doesn't seem to care what I do when making the files, using Format Factory or Handbrake or any other popular creator/converter. And none of the files has any trouble anywhere else. There's something about the Samsung tablets that just isn't "normal."

Jul 5, 2015 8:23:42 PM via Website

This may apply to others besides me. I was going mad trying different formats using MV4Gear and Handbrake and copying the files and testing them on my Samsung Galaxy Tab A. Well it turns out that I bought a counterfeit Samsung EVO 128GB miniSD card from Ebay. When I swithched to my SanDisk miniSD - all the movies worked fine. MV4 or MP4.

Be careful where you buy your memory cards!