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Default Can I play videos? - 06-25-2009, 01:03 PM

I want to get a mini 9 for my 9 year old son. He likes to watch episodes of cartoons, as well as web surf game web sites, so I though this little device might work well. What do you think?
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Default 06-25-2009, 01:44 PM

My Mini 9 has no problem playing DVD resolution and lower video files. 720p video playback is borderline.

Many people have struggled with Flash videos on the web, since the Adobe Flash video player is very slow.

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Default 06-25-2009, 01:55 PM

I guess that means shockwave/flash games are a no no too?
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Default 06-25-2009, 02:19 PM

I think it just depends on the browser you're using. I've had little to no problems with flash playback in FireFox, though it is extremely choppy in Chrome.

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Default 06-25-2009, 04:08 PM

Played dozens of 720p files flawlessly, of all kinds. Just get the right codecs. 720p or lower is aok in the mini 9.

youtube standard quality is flawless, hq dodgy, hd views like a slideshow. Flash video can be a problem.

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