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Playing .MOV files on an Android Device

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Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 Time: 5:10 PM

                          HD Video Player - Play .MOV file on Android Devices

Have you ever tried to play a .MOV file on Android device, maybe one of those many video clips you recorded of the kids with your iPhone?

Many people these days have a mix of different devices around the house using different operating systems such as Android, iOS, Windows etc. Recording video clips on an iPhone will save the format as .MOV.

As your iPhone device gets full up with Movie files and pictures, you may at some point decide to free up space on you phone and copy all of your treasured memories to some kind of storage device such as an external hard drive. You may also want to display these images on another device such as your Android Tablet.

So, you connect your Android Tablet to your storage device hoping to watch those old iPhone .MOV clips only to find out that the resulting video being played back is very choppy and totally unwatchable.

Its a known fact that the Android platform can't natively support .MOV format, so we often encounter these horrible playback issues on such devices as the Samsung Galaxy, Galaxy Note, Samsung Tab, Google Nexus, HTC mobile phones and a host of other devices using the Android operating system.

One alternative is to convert all you .MOV files to an Android acceptable format such as MP4 but this could be very time consuming and we don't want that - do we?

What do we want?

We want to be able to simply go find our movie clip on our storage device and have it play flawlessly on our Android device?

I have spent countless hours testing and trying out hundreds of Android Media Players - available freely from the Google Play store and found only one that will work flawlessly with your Android device: HD Video Player.

Not even the big named Players such as BS Player, MX Player or VLC could cope with the .MOV files my wife had recorded on her iphone 4s when trying to play them on our Nexus 7, Nexus 10 or HTC One (M7).

Now there are many players in the Google Play store called HD Video Player so you have to make sure you get the correct one. The picture above is of the icon of the player in the play store so make sure you install the same one.

Here is a link to the correct player on the Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.elift.hdplayer

Give it a go I am sure you will not be disappointed or feel free to leave a comment below.



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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 at 1:08 PM, by Guest
Thanks for the info on the player. It seems to work great on downloaded mov files. Are there any android browsers that let you stream mov files from a server?

Sun, 8 Mar 2015 at 10:55 PM, by Guest

It is well-known that Android platform cannot natively support .mov media format.

To play all kinds of MOV files on Android, you may refer to the following two methods:

Method 1: Download and install third-party player to play MOV on Android

Method 2: Convert MOV to Android more supported MP4 format LIKE iDealshare VideoGo

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