Skydrive Video streaming directly from the Pictures Hub

Here’s another neat little trick that will allow you to stream videos hosted on your Skydrive directly from within the phones Pictures hub in Mango 7712. As I showed you in my previous video it was now possible to stream music and video via the browser when accessing the Skydrive from the Office Hub. But this isn’t the best UX ever so the trick here is to go to your Skydrive (on your PC) then the change the folder type to “Photos”.


Voila! The folder containing your uploaded videos will now show up in your Pictures hub and you will be able to easily stream everything from there. Check out my video after the break:

How cool is that ?

  • Monkey D Black

    wow, that’s pretty cool

  • Monkey D Black

    wow, that’s pretty cool

  • http://twitter.com/efjay01 Ef Jay

    Nice tip but not much use when the max file size is 100MB. Going to be too much work getting videos down to a size you can upload.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ian-Cavalcanti/100002178260420 Ian Cavalcanti

    Strangely i can just see the VGA videos and not the 720p. And my IE9 just open a tab. From 7004 to 7712, I guess after nealy 8 months I have to begin thinking do a hard reset, the mobile crashes often XD.

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com MobileTechWorld

    Which device are you using? Your tab issues does sound weird. Regarding 720P videos: not all of them seem to work (even does shot with the device: some do and others don’t really strange).

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ian-Cavalcanti/100002178260420 Ian Cavalcanti

    Yeah, like i said to you on Twitter, im using a HTC 7 Trophy and like i said on the other hand the Twitter notifications work always  (at least before I did the hard reset for 20 minutos ago). And I have all the videos of my WP device on Skydrive (backup) and only the 480p VGA videos works, the 720p no.

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com MobileTechWorld

    Try to upload an other MP4 720P (from another source than your WP7 device) video to Skydrive and see if it works.
    Regarding the Twitter notifications I wouldn’t be surprised if this was due to my device (Omnia 7 and Focus always act weird with push notifications and live tiles) or simply the services itself (I noticed that the devices randomly checks for updates instead of automatically receiving them from the Live service)

  • Jin

    Awesome find, thanks!

  • http://www.bestwp7games.com/ Saijo George

    that is awesome , good find guys