Screens on smartphones are getting bigger and better every day. Combine that with the plethora of WiFi access available and the super fast data networks and there is no longer a need to be sitting in front of a computer just to watch a YouTube video or even a movie. While that’s an exciting prospect, getting videos to play on a phone isn’t always easy. Sometimes a video just won’t play. It can definitely be frustrating. In this section you’ll find information on mobile video players and why some videos just won’t play on some phones, plus what you can do about it to fix it.
Once you get mobile video working on your phone, we even tell you where to find videos on your phone. Looking for some great short videos to watch on a commute or full-length movies you can watch on a long flight? We tell you where to find mobile video and some pitfalls to avoid when making a video selection.
You’ve shot a bunch of nice video clips on your smartphone. Maybe you even have a ton of videos of your family stored on your phone that you’d like to share with your mother, a few friends, or maybe even the entire world. What do you do? While sharing photos seems simple enough, far too . . .
Two contradictory trends are happening in video. On the one hand, we spend a lot of money and effort making our living rooms seem more like movie theaters — all anchored by a large high-definition television, of course. On the flip side is mobile video, in which we watch movies on screens smaller than old . . .
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) gives us at peak at what type of products we’ll see in the coming year. In early January, reporters from around the globe arrive in Las Vegas, Nevada to find out what the big trends will be for the coming year. This includes everything from TVs, cars, accessories, computers, tablets, . . .
Ever get sent a link to a video in email, check it on your phone only to find you can’t play the video? It can definitely be frustrating. There could be a few reasons why you can’t play the video, and all of those reasons are variations of your phone doesn’t support it. Often it . . .
Ever had the idea you wanted to be a video news reporter? Got a smartphone with a video camera? Yes? Congratulations, here’s your chance to be a citizen journalist. For a couple of hundred bucks, you have a compact video recorder and maybe even an editing studio that fits in the palm of your hand. . . .