I purchased a Volla Phone on Indiegogo. Looking forward to delivery
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RE: Volla Phone identical to Gigaset GS290?
@makeixo I need to say another thing. Maybe I already own a Gigaset GS290 and maybe I'd like to try it with UT.
Why shouldn't I ask in such a case?
Instantly calling me acting unfair isn't right.
And I'm just a user who isn't that deep in that thing. I even don't know if the port has been made by Volla or UBPorts. The letter case would make it legitimate.
But concerning your and my last post, I assume, the port has been done by Volla and knowing that, I would definitely support them since I also want UT and similar approaches to succeed.
I just want to make clear, that I support UT since years (I got 5 devices by now running UT) and I didn't mean to corrupt that in any way.
RE: Working video codecs
I just realized that every video file I encode with Handbrake does work on my Meizu Pro 5. I reencoded all .mp4 files which didn't play before and after reencoding with Handbrake each of these Videos were playable. Even a movie (1,5 GB size) does work without a problem.
Strange to me is, that the codec specs (given by VLC) are the same before and after. So I can't trace down what the problem exactly is.
But knowing that, I have at least a way to make my videos playable on my device.
I also encoded one video to .ogv (theora + ogg) but that still was not playable. I really wonder, what the problem here is and why .ogv doesn't work though it's open source...
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Browser - Video streaming
I convert and upload my videos to an online harddrive.
But watching them in the browser is extremely laggy. Also the unencrypted media libraries of some TV stations can be watched, but laggy.
Is there a way to watch video streams properly in the browser?
I can download and watch my videos using the Media Player App. But that's kind of annoying and time and memory consuming.
It works perfectly on any android phone.
Thanks for your answers.
RE: How to identify "other files"
@applee yes, figured that out. I found most files by just searching the device for big files.
The Media Player App copied every video watched in some folder. That made more than 90% of the "other files".
Maybe I can find the rest, too. But that's not urgent, since they don't make up much space.
Switch OS on Volla Phone
I got a Volla Phone with Volla OS preinstalled (I just wanted to see it).
I was thinking, that installing UT on it should easily be possible with the UBPorts Installer. Now Volla says:
"The UBports Installer allows you to install the Ubuntu Touch, Volla OS and Sailfish OS operating systems on the Volla Phone. Since the app is only available in a beta version and in some cases the Volla Phone has to be unlocked first, we only recommend changing the operating system to experienced users."
I consider myself experienced enough, since I managed to install UT on several devices which weren't all easy.
But right now I simply don't wanna mess around, I just want a smooth install.
So has anybody done this yet? How do I know if the device needs to be unlocked?
Port to devices without any basis?
I started to read the guide about porting and as I understand some basics must be given, like TWRP recovery to enter the device, vendor blobs, etc.
I got e.g. a Gigaset ME Pro, which was meant to be a high end device back then and therefore still has potent hardware, comparable to the Volla Phone which comes from Gigaset, too.
I also got a GS370 Plus with similar hardware and even another one.
Gigaset had many good devices, but they hardly updated the software, so the devices were outdated pretty quickly which is a pity.
However, I can't find anything that seems to be necessary to start a port. Is that possible at all in that case?
While the GS370 Plus was running on Android 8 (updated from Android 7), the ME Pro was running on Android 5 as far as I remember. How about that?
Thanks for your answers.