General How to play back .FID video format saved to device? (adult nsfw-ish)

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by vegas-steven, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. vegas-steven macrumors regular

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    Hiya...

    If you've ever visited ifap.to you know what I am talking about.
    Tons of high quality material on a sloooow server.

    I downloaded a file with the safari plugin but dtunes will NOT open of.

    Vlc4iphone plays at about 1/2 a frame per second

    Is there any way to get the regular qt helped app to play these?
    They play perfectly smooth in safari but you have to stream them which is slow...

    They are .fid format not .mov or .mp4...
     
  2. pedroconejo macrumors newbie

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    FID = FLV, just change the name - no conversion

    It's really easy actually, no conversion needed. Just change the extension from .fid to .flv That's it.

    I'm assuming you get these files by double-clicking the file in Safari's activity window? My guess is that they change the file name's extension for "security" and their online movie player is set to automatically read it as a flash video.

    Or maybe .flv is just a shell and .fid is the executable portion of those files.

    Either way, just change the name and then you can watch using VLC or easily convert a more Quicktime-friendly format using Handbrake, et al.

    FYI, for 60+ minute videos of this nature, it is often best to let the entire movie load (and play, not pause) in the browser, then double-click in the activity window - often the file will stall if it is not being played, and the download will end half-way through. Pain in the butt, but if it simply won't DL the entire file, that's how it can work.
     
  3. hypmatize macrumors regular

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    I read on another forum someone had the same problem... and someone else told him that he could just change the extension to to .mp4 without converting and it would work... I don't know if that is true but it is worth a shot (I never had a file in .fid so i wouldn't know), beats converting thats for sure. Sometimes when videos are small in youtube I just double tap the video and it fills the screen i don't if that was a problem for you too so just letting you know just in case.
     
  4. t3ach macrumors newbie

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    Changing the file extension does work, however note that it won't be compressed. That's the only downside. Converting it basically compresses it and changes it file extension.
     

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