Basically as the title suggests, I have not had luck getting the simplevideoplayer to play video. I have tried unaltered from examples/zip, and also tried uncommenting several of the options in appMain.brs (even tried my own video, nothing seems to work). SDK is up to date 2.9. For example, the Carl Venter video debug suggests the srt is opened, then says play failed, but nothing more. The Dan Gilbert and buck bunny video indicates several <uninitialized> errors.
FWIW the same thing happens with videoplayer example as well.