Anonymous, 01 Jan 2010You just need a browser that supports streaming. I have not updated anything on my phone. My A... moreI am planning to get a LG arena 9unlocked), so all i need to do is to do the internet streaming setting and use a different browser? its because i heard some ppl claimed that they cannot find wifi under the internet setting, so im afraid buying this phone for nothing
Anonymous, 01 Jan 2010You just need a browser that supports streaming. I have not updated anything on my phone. My A... moreyes, because i am planning to get this phone (unlocked). however, i heard that you cannot stream youtube over wifi, and you have to set up the internet streaming setting. SOme people claimed it works, while some don't.
and also, what's bad with updating the firmware?
Ok the thing I forgot yesterday was about the music player. I know people say you cannot navigate/skip through the tracks when they are playing. That is untrue, I discovered that you CAN navigate through a song. Instead of trying to DRAG through the bar, what you have to do is TAP on it where you want the song to go. Try it, it WORKS!!
DEfine, 01 Jan 2010did you update the firmware?or all you have to do is using another browser? You just need a browser that supports streaming. I have not updated anything on my phone. My Arena is unlocked, no way am I going to mess around with the software when I don't need to LOL. Also, if you update the firmware, YOUR WARRANTEE WILL BE VOIDED!!
Anonymous, 01 Jan 2010Oh and a couple more things...I keep commenting LOL... About videos, even if they're in the r... morekeep commenting btw it helps... Btw does ur phone react slowly wen playing music in the music player?
Oh and a couple more things...I keep commenting LOL...
About videos, even if they're in the right format, they will not work if the dimensions are too big. So if you put a high definition 1280x720 Divx file on the phone, it won't work. Make the dimensions maybe 720x480 or smaller. 640x360 is perfect for the HD videos.
ALSO I'm sure those who have it already know that you don't have to make the video widescreen for it to stretch across the screen. When the vid is playing and you tap once to show the icons, there's a plus and minus sign right? The vid will stretch to fit the whole screen when you press the plus sign!
Software updates? I don't think they are necessary, if your phone is crashing/slow it means you're abusing it by running too many processes. And I HEARD that if you have an unlocked phone and you update the firmware, the phone will become locked again. I don't know how true it is but those with unlocked Arenas should bear that in mind!
Wow I'm still going crazy over this phone, it's the best phone that ever happened to me! haha
There was another tip I was supposed to give but I've forgotten when I remember I'll return :)
BIG UPDATE! Ok you CAN stream over wifi with the Arena, I'm not joking!! You just need the right browser! I installed BOLT mobile browser and I can watch Youtube vids when I use it! Use google and you'll find the download site easily.
Remember to fix the streaming settings first though. Go to the main menu under SETTINGS and choose Connectivity. Scroll down to Streaming Settings and open it. Under Internet Profile, change it to Wi-Fi. And if they demand a UDP port number, well I have 6970 ~ 32000.
AND YOUTUBE STREAMING OVER WIFI WORKS! I'm from Trinidad by the way :)
this is one of the best phones i have ever had. Bright screen and top functions
Eligos, 31 Dec 2009Hello I want to ask you about youtube... can you use it for free on wifi... well i got the pho... moreVia wifi, you can't stream videos. Only with a data service maybe. Here's what's really good: you can play any MP4 from youtube on the phone without any converting. But if you wanted to stream vids over wifi, why'd you get this phone? LOL. I don't want that feature, so I don't miss it.
Anonymous, 31 Dec 2009It's me again, the one who left a LMGTFY link earlier. So I ignored all the stupid negative co... moreHello I want to ask you about youtube... can you use it for free on wifi... well i got the phone i love it so much its good, i just want to know if its possible to watch youtube videos via WI-FI, if not could the software update fix the issue?
When the screen goes black after couple seconds of not using the phone, how to bring the screen back up? I find the only way is to press the keys on the right upper side of the phone because tapping on the screen will not activate the screen. This is really not convenient. Does anyone knows is there any other way to bring the screen back up?
woody, 30 Dec 2009no, it doesnt play wmv.Download formatfactory, its free and converts any file video, it even has a section for Lg phones also put a high screen resoultion wen converting... Video playback quality is the best i've seen on a portable device including an iPod touch.
It's me again, the one who left a LMGTFY link earlier. So I ignored all the stupid negative comments here about this phone and bought it today. The Arena is PERFECT! And I don't need ANY updates/firmware upgrades!!
This phone is NOT for the computer illiterate and those who are ignorant about multimedia. And if you don't understand anything about computer memory management, you will comment here saying that "it's always crashing" which is ALL YOUR FAULT! Stop running so many processes at the same time, it's a phone not a computer!
To those people who say it doesn't play any videos, are you kidding?? If you know about video codecs, you would already know what format to convert videos to. You also would not even use DivX converter at any time, I'm just being honest. The Arena is mainly an h.263/MP4 phone. It loves the MP4 container. Do not throw AVI videos on it and expect those to work. go buy some $500 smartphone if you want a portable computer.
Internet? The browser displays pages perfectly and even when you've zoomed out, you can read EVERYTHING because the screen on this phone is crystal clear, like HIGH DEFINITION!! The browser is fast and has great options that surprised me. The whole phone is very fast, the graphics are gorgeous, everything is nicely organised.
All in all, this is the best phone I've got yet. And my brother wanted a Sony-Ericsson before but when I got this phone he totally changed his mind! I am 100% satisfied and so happy that I ignored the negative comments about this phone because it is a GREAT, GREAT device, you can do endless stuff with it.
BUT if you don't even know about memory and multimedia formats on your computer, this phone is not for you. Go buy a cheap phone that does nothing except making and receiving calls. If you want a sophisticated phone with plenty of features, you must have knowledge to use it. Otherwise you will always make it crash and then you'll tell people not to buy it, which is stupid.
i wanna buy this fone
but does it play flash & Wmv videos? nd can it last for 30 hr music play?
i need an imediate answer !!!!!!!!