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Is there a video player that will playback mp4s on the ARM processor? VLC gives me a black screen when it tries to play the video back

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Sound like it fails to detect the proper video output module. You should probably try all options listed in the preferences menu. Is the default player working? – LiveWireBT Nov 4 '12 at 5:57

I haven't tried it myself but there is a bug filed where someone else reports the same behavior. If you have the same behavior please add any details to that bug. I know that the HTML5 player in youtube works, but it can be sluggish. Following that bug will be the quickest way to find out when it's fixed.

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Totem plays MP4s encoded with h264. For example:

but performance is a bit patchy. see:

I do not recommend that you use vlc at the moment.

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There are so many video player which can work in Nexus 7. Like, mVideoPlayer or QQ player. For more video player, you can view here.

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I know a lot of android players use ffmpeg backend to do decoding work. I'd give mplayer a try, and checkout the mplayer -vo options.

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