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    I used Microsoft's Movie Maker to make a video (*.mp4 file format). It is over an hour long. I just tried to transfer it to a tablet and the video properties show that it is 24 seconds long. When I try to play it, the video runs for 24 seconds and then stops, but the audio continues. If I play the video on my computer it runs for the actual, full duration of the video. Any suggestions as to what I could try?

    Thank you in advance for any suggestions!
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  2. More information needed.
    Make and model of tablet, and the operating system would be nice.
    Which player are you using to play it on the tablet?

    Change your thread title to 'Video won't play on my Tablet' or something equally descriptive.
    Most people on here need help but anything marked 'Help!?!' won't get much.
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    Thanks, transporterfan!

    It is a cheap tablet that I got specifically to put the video on to give away. Manufacturer is Digix. Model is TAB-840. Operating system is Android Jelly Bean. I tried the default player and then downloaded MX Player. Both show that the video is 24 seconds long despite the fact that the audio runs well beyond that when I try to play it. The video simply stops, but the audio continues.
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  4. I couldn't find anything but 98% bad reviews on that device. You would be better off with a chalk stick and a piece of slate! (joke).
    Faults aside, what formats does the manual say the default player supports?
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    Thanks again for your assistance!

    There's a reason it was inexpensive, I suppose! Not certain what the default player supports, but it did recognize the mp4 format...
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    What does MediaInfo say about the file? You'll have to examine it on the computer, not the tablet.

    You might try Dice Player on the tablet. It is free to use. I've seen it play some videos on a tablet that MX Player would not, but I don't have very high hopes. The hardware on a cheap tablet may just not have enough oomph to play this file.
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    vlc for android is free and plays most stuff. can't hurt to give it a whorl.
    "a lot of people are better dead" - prisoner KSC2-303
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  8. Keryy56 is quite right. Let's see what kind of file you made with Movie Maker.
    Use Mediainfo - View->Text. Post that report on here so we can see what you're working with.

    vlc is a good choice, as suggested.

    EDIT: If all else here fails, you could always upload to a Youtube/Vimeo private account and play through a browser (access dependent, granted). Make a shortcut on the desktop.
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    Hi All,

    Thanks to everyone! Is this the information requested?

    Complete name : C:\Users\m\Desktop\video project\cosmology video.mp4
    Format : MPEG-4
    Format profile : Base Media / Version 2
    Codec ID : mp42
    File size : 2.12 GiB
    Duration : 1h 19mn
    Overall bit rate : 3 835 Kbps

    ID : 1
    Format : AVC
    Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile : Baseline@L3.1
    Format settings, CABAC : No
    Format settings, ReFrames : 1 frame
    Format settings, GOP : M=1, N=15
    Codec ID : avc1
    Codec ID/Info : Advanced Video Coding
    Duration : 1h 19mn
    Source duration : 1h 19mn
    Bit rate : 3 638 Kbps
    Width : 1 280 pixels
    Height : 720 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 16:9
    Frame rate mode : Constant
    Frame rate : 29.970 fps
    Color space : YUV
    Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
    Bit depth : 8 bits
    Scan type : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.132
    Stream size : 2.01 GiB (95%)
    Source stream size : 2.01 GiB (95%)
    mdhd_Duration : 24780

    ID : 2
    Format : AAC
    Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec
    Format profile : LC
    Codec ID : 40
    Duration : 1h 19mn
    Bit rate mode : Constant
    Bit rate : 192 Kbps
    Channel(s) : 2 channels
    Channel positions : Front: L R
    Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
    Compression mode : Lossy
    Stream size : 110 MiB (5%)
    mdhd_Duration : 24720
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    Update: Hey, you guys rock! VLC did the trick. Thanks to everyone!
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