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Old 02-17-2013, 11:08 AM   #1
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hi guys i ahve an android tablet and an avi file on a memory stick, i have a cable that connects to the tablet and the other end has a usb connection so that i can put the memory stick in but when i try to play the file on the tablet it wont play, it seems to play the first few seconds and then stops, any ideas please
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try to put the video on the microSD card and see if it plays
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This is usually due to either an incompatible codec, or a corrupted video file.

Try also transcoding it into another format that the tablet can recognize. I don't have any problems playing WMV files on my Nexus 7 or my HTC Rezound.

AVI should be ok, but it's just a generic container, there are many actual video codecs that may not work on Android that have .AVI.
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try to put the video on the microSD card and see if it plays
yes it works on the sd card but still wont work on the mem stick
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Is the cable you are using a generic USB cable? Android devices need to use an OTG cable to connect USB devices.

On my Nexus 7 Android tablet, I use an OTG cable and an app called Nexus Media Importer that allows me to stream video from thumb drives or SD cards.
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im not sure it came with the tablet and has an ordinary usb connection one end and a feamle usb the other how does an otg differ?
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Internal wiring is slightly different. Pin 4 of the micro USB end is grounded. I suspect that since you can at least access the AVI file on the memory stick that your cable is OTG.

What Android tablet do you have?

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its a "time2" tablet.
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