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LG E400f Mobile Phone - 2 help questions on "how to"

by blondeme / June 19, 2015 9:06 PM PDT

I have tried to sort this out for ages now so i decided to ask for advice here.
First of all for months now when i receive a text message with a photo from someone when i tap the image it actually "plays" for 5 seconds, like a video would. And i want it as a normal image so i can 'stretch' it larger to see it clearer.
When I actually take a photo with the phone it is normal where i tap it and it is actually an image and i can 'stretch' it larger – which i like to do.
How can i make the received photos from other people normal i.e. not to play – so i can stretch it?

Secondly, i can attach the phone with its usb cord to my desktop pc. I can manage to 'open the folder to view files' on my pc monitor. But on the computer when i look into every single folder of my mobile phone to find my short videos all i can find are jpg images.I cannot find actual short videos to view on the pc monitor.I do see a jpg image for each of the videos in that folder alongside all the regular jpg photos in that same folder (DCIM).
I would like to be able to plug into the pc and simply view the short videos i have taken on my mobile phone, and then simply transfer those videos intact onto the pc.
How can i do this please?
I am an amateur mobile phone user so if i have missed any details just ask away.
Thanks for any help you may be able to offer.......

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I'm going with no to the plug in the phone to the PC
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 20, 2015 7:31 AM PDT

I'd forget that and just pull the memory card out to be read/copied out with a reader.

Images in SMS are likely stored elsewhere and being an Android phone you won't find any standard to where those pictures are stored or exported to. I've had to install other than stock messaging to fix such things. I find that I can not pick such an app for folk. Try a few on the Google Play store until you get one that can export what you want.

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What I use.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 20, 2015 7:38 AM PDT

I installed Dropbox to sidestep the photo transfer work. Now it's automatic when I get home.

Your post may have had more than one problem to solve. For example if I send you a short video via text, it would do as you asked. You would have to tell me to stop doing that. If it is some photo that only show for 5 seconds then it's an APP issue. If an app doesn't do what you want, you replace it. Many Android owners forget or never knew that.

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Thank you
by blondeme / June 22, 2015 7:42 AM PDT
In reply to: What I use.

for your advice - I am not sure i quite understand all that you are saying. But i shall ask my son to look at your response in the next day or so so he can help me. I shall let you know how it goes....

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After this it gets technical.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 22, 2015 7:56 AM PDT
In reply to: Thank you

The person sending the message can change/control display times.
http://support.nowsms.com/discus/messages/485/8370.html and other discussions write about the .sml file and how to use it.

For most folk they'll want to play with the text message app settings. Or change message apps.

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