"I use sample code Corona provided to play video, as blow:
function posterFrame:tap( event )
msg.text = "Video Done" -- message will appear after the video finishes
media.playVideo( "5807635.wmv", false )
But it responses "Sorry! Can't play the video". I test it on ViewPad7(Android 2.2) and Acer ICONIA Tab A500(Android 3.0.1) and get the same dialog message. But the "5807635.wmv" can be played on my MacBook. And I retry .avi and .asf and the results are same message. So what's wrong ?"
Since the Acer Iconia Tab A500 has enterring the market, it seems that there are lots of people having the puzzle about how to put and play WMV movie files on the Iconia Tab A500. If you are the very one, the article will do a nice favor for you.
To start, let's view the Acer Iconia Tab A500 supported media types as below:
Media Format Supported by Acer Iconia Tab A500
AAC-LC, AAC, AAC+ (Not raw AAC), AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MP3, OGG Vorbis, WAV
H.264 BP, H.264 MP, H.264 HP, MPEG-4 SP, H.263
From the above form you will notice that playing WMV videos on Acer Iconia Tab A500 is really a big problem. However, you can use an all-in-one Iconia Tab A500 Video Converter, such as Foxreal Video Converter or Foxreal Video Converter for Mac, to help you convert the .wmv format to Iconia Tab H.264 MP4 with high quality so that you can copy them on the Android tablet for viewing.
Here's the step-by-step guide:
Step 1: Run Foxreal Video Converter as the perfect WMV to Iconia Tab A500 Converter on your computer (or run Foxreal Video Converter for Mac as the perfect Mac WMV to Iconia Tab Converter on your Mac machine), and then add your WMV video files into it.
(Note: You can convert a single WMV file or import and convert several WMV files by using Foxreal software. And you can also use "Merge into one file" to join several WMV files into only one after the video conversion.)
Step 2: Choose the best video format for Iconia Tab A500
(1) Click on "Format < Android < Motorola Droid (x) H.264 Video (*.mp4)" to set output format special for Droid X that is also can be played on Acer Iconia Tab A500.
(2) Click on "Settings" to easily set the Size (pix) as 1280x800 to fit its screen resolution or 1280x720 in 720p HD. If you concern about the video quality and want to the best video quality when playing on Acer Iconia Tab, just set video bitrate as 1500 kbps, audio bitrate as 160000 bps and frame rate as 30 fps.
(Tip: If you want to raise or lower your WMV video sound level for Iconia Tab, just click on the edit icon and then drag the volumn slider bar to adjust it easily.)
Step 3: Start WMV to MP4 conversion for Iconia Tab A500 by clicking on "Convert" on the powerful WMV to Iconia Tab H.264 MP4 Converter's main interface.
Step 4: Use a USB cable to connect your Acer Iconia Tab A500 and your computer. (If you haven't installed a USB driver on your computer, please download and install first from Acer official website.)
Step 5: Copy the files from your computer to your Acer Iconia Tab A500 once connected. The guide on how to connect Acer Iconia Tab A500 to PC will show you detailed operations.
After all the processes, you could watch any WMV movie on your Acer Iconia Tab A500 without troubles. That's all! Hopefully the playing WMV files on Iconia Tab A500 will make your digital entertainment more colorful.
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