Disable AVI Videos From Playing In Smart Movie Players

If you have a symbian based smartphone then it is almost inevitable that you will also have SmartMovie Player on your device, as it is a good application to play compressed avi videos. Now the problem arise because we cellfone freaks almost certainly have some, well, “Naughty” avi videos (smartmovie converted files) which we don't want others to play and watch. There are applications for hiding files on mobile but there is also a way to disable the videos from playing without any external software. Here goes the method.........



1. Go to File Manager under your mobile's menu
2. Now go to the location where your file is stored for example mostly the videos are stored in the folder named Videos or Movies
3. Go to the file you want to disable from playing, now from options menu select Rename
4. The name of the file will look like “xxxx.avi”, now rename the file in such a way that either remove or change the .avi extension of the file or delete a letter or two so that the file name looks like “xxxx.av” or “xxxx.(anything) and bingo.........as simple as that........
Now if you select the renamed file, it will not play showing warning “Unknown Format” and it will also not show up in smart movie player.
Whenever you want to play the file, just rename the file again, adding the .avi extension in the end of file name.

Note: I have tried this method on most Nokia N Series mobiles.......However result may vary on other mobiles.

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