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Android Q&A – YouTube or HD Videos not Playing on my Android Mobile Phone

Samsung Galaxy SL i9003Question :
Dear Mr Amit
I am an regular reader of your Android advices & updates . Its great that we are updating ourself with your advices etc . I have purchased Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9003 (Firmware version 2.2.1 ) last month . I liked the phone but facing problem while playing HD videos on the same . Recently , i have downloaded some videos from YouTube on my computer and transfer the same to my phone but none of them worked .

I have also transfer some HD videos from my brother’s Samsung Galaxy S I9000 via bluetooth which also does not played . I have compared specifications of both I9000 & I9003 but no difference between the two phones was noticed by me . Please help me and advise that how can i play HD videos on my I9003.

Eagerly awaiting your reply. Thanks,

Answer :
First of all we really thank you for showing your interest in asking this out on AndroidAdvices site about your issue related to video playback. Like as you compared the I9003 along with the I9000 model in your query in the video playback, we would like to tell you that Galaxy S GT I9000 comes along with the Div X support and also is a certified device which is why the reason on why it can play the HD videos and I9003 can’t as it’s not a DIVx certified phone. For a complete list of phones which supports the HD Videos and are DIVx certified, you can refer the list here. Do let us know if you need further help from us regarding Android.

To play HD videos, you will have to convert all videos in the .mp4 codec format and the you can view the same in your Galaxy I9003 smartphone. Do check out our other videos related to your handset – Fix GPS on Samsung Galaxy SL i9003 for Accurate Location and Update Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 to Gingerbread.



  1. asif shaikh

    September 18, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Sir,Ian not able to see,download video clips on my phone so please make it possible,thankyou

  2. Siddharth

    April 4, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    my mobile is i9003 this mobile in not watch video after 09 second after 09 second stop video pls help me

    • Yogesh Patel

      April 4, 2012 at 10:50 pm

      did you trying playing a movie?

  3. Adithya

    April 3, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Dear amit,

    I’ve Samsung galaxy s Gti9003.In my phone you tube is very slow.Can u suggest me sum apps to download youtube videos.

    Waiting for your reply..


    • Neela Pradeep

      April 6, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      you can visit the google play store to install the same!

  4. kunal

    March 16, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    hi,I am kunal, i have a samsung galaxy y but I face problems while playing 1080p videos on it. i have also tried the MX Video Player but it did not work . if there are any codecs please help

    • Amit Bhawani

      April 21, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      Did you check if the phone supports those videos or not?

  5. Irandeep

    March 6, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    I have a samsung galaxy ace gt-s5830. I can not play the videos that I downloaded from youtube via my computer.

  6. Prasad

    December 1, 2011 at 10:17 am

    All 720P H264 coded videos can be played directly (without conversion) using \MX video player\. It supports 3gp, avi, mkv, mp4, etc.

  7. Vijay

    November 30, 2011 at 5:41 pm


    I bought a new Samsung Galaxy I9003 on Nov 25 th and I am facing the same problem.

    I have tried to play you tube videos through online but even in online the videos are not playing?

    Can you please tell me how to resolve this problem?

    Do I need to change any of my settings related to videos?

    Thanks a lot,

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 20, 2011 at 12:38 am

      update the flash player along with the adobe air!

  8. kommachi

    November 29, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    am also a user of galaxy I9003 and have the same problem with playing video formats. i even tried MP4 but it too dsnt work.
    its sad that i find trouble with a high end phone like this. i also searched some players to play the video but had no success.
    plz do help us out.

    thank u.

    • Pradeep Neela

      December 31, 2011 at 4:51 pm

      on which firmware you are on? it doesnt support the DIVx format videos!

  9. Tariq Ahmed Rizvi

    October 15, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    I too faced the same problem while playing the videos, cant we install any codec or anything of that sort to make it play the formats…. or any player to do it??

  10. Ahmed medhat

    September 16, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    I am also have I9003 samsung fone and facing the same problem. please i want to know if there is certain player that can play hd movies on my device or not. also will it be able to play them if i upgraded the android version to 2.3?

    is this problem hardware or software problem?


    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 17, 2011 at 11:36 am

      which format you are trying to play?

  11. Ravi

    July 18, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Hi, I am Ravi and I own a Sumsung Ace 5830 i am a novice at this but i would definitely want to upgrade my mobile from Froyo 2.2 to Gingerbread 2.3.3.I have seen many video but I am still scared to continue. Please suggest step by step process to do it , I want to know everything like ::

    1) How to check if my mobile is rooted
    2) Complication if I upgrade
    3) Steps to upgrade
    4) Pro’s and Con’s after upgradation.

    Please take time to help me !!! Thanks in advance

    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 22, 2011 at 10:35 am

      1. if its rooted you will find the super user application!
      2. no complications will be there, if at all there are any the we will help you out.
      3. you can refer the appropriate articles for the same
      pros and cons will be mentioned in the respective articles!

  12. John Liew

    July 17, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    dear amit,
    is there no other way to play HD videos except to convert it to mp4

    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 17, 2011 at 3:24 pm

      no, as it doesn’t come with the DIVx support!

  13. mahan

    July 13, 2011 at 10:15 am

    how to upgrad samsung galaxy gio to android 2.3.3

    • Neal Pradeep

      July 13, 2011 at 10:20 am

      you can search for the asame on our site androidadvices.com

  14. ks ramamurthy

    July 13, 2011 at 8:57 am

    dear amit
    i have been following your posts,advices with great interest and had benefitted immensely
    i had purchased motorola xt720 last year in india……i got it rooted and installed froyo 2.2.1 after a futile wait for official update by dexters method. it is working fine now
    i have 3 questions please
    1..can overlocking from the original 720 processing speed to 1000 work well
    2…can 2.2.3 be installed on my rooted device since it requires 1 gh speed
    3…can the internal memory be expanded through any method so that more number of applications be installed since there are limited applications which can be moved to sd card unlike iphone which has full internal memory
    i am a medical doctor and not very tech-savvy, but have gained reasonable overview of android through internet and reading your comments and advices

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