Sunday, June 12, 2011

Currently Supported File Types

The following file formats are supported on the cr48:
  • .html, .htm
  • Common image formats: .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .webp, .png
  • Some media types: .mp4, .m4v, .m4a, .mp3, .ogv, .ogm, .ogg, .oga, .webm, .wav
  • .pdf files
  • .txt files

If you see the "Unknown file type" message when you try to open a file, that means the file format isn't supported.


  1. I wish they could find a way to support .wmv as there are many videos that get passed on to me via email in this format that I can't watch until I get back to my MacBook.

  2. Google will either need to address this by a deicated app or converter. Few will be happy if they can't play ANY media file, except perhaps, something very obscure......

  3. I just tried watching a movie in encoded in .mp4- image looks great, audio is perfect, fair audio sync, variable frame rate from fair plus at a small size to choppy at fullscreen. This is running off an USB stick.
    Shame is I can't quickly copy the file over to the SSD to hopefully increase speed.
    Where is the copy command in the file shelf? One day.

  4. Google has a workaround for all of the posted concerns.
    The integration of youtube.
    I uploaded my movie, downloaded it, and also viewed it from Google Docs.
    The online playback utilizes the Youtube interface and re-encoding.
    It offered me the full 720p and down resolutions which performed as youtube would. It ran in the flash version of Youtube, whereas I use the HTML5 beta on
    The downloaded version played much the same as before with a slightly noticeable increase in frame rate at smaller screen sizes vs. the usb playback.
    The CR-48 is a Cloud Computer at heart. Google may take that approach in the rendering of video. They are displacing the processing load to the youtube servers, not your CR-48. Too bad Youtube runs like a choppy mess.

  5. For those moments when you CR-48 is not helpful, you can remotely access a desktop PC through your web browser, and open and run all your files there. :)

    Google solutions like "thinvnc" and "thinrdp".

    ThinRDP has an APP publishing feature, allowing you to publish a particular application to the web, you have to access it through the browser. And this works not only from the CR-48. If you use iPad, iPod or any other device running an HTML5 capable browser you can take advantage of it.