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Old 07-28-2009, 12:12 AM   #1
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IS anyone else having problems playing .avi files on the TOUR?
i moved, deleted, re-moved into my blackberry many times and battery pulled my BB and it still won't play.
Is this just me?
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:27 AM   #2
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Sounds like they are not in the correct format to work on the BlackBerry. You should be able to convert them using Desktop Manager/Media Manager.

How do I convert video using Roxio - BlackBerryFAQ

Pictures are missing, but the process is correct, except you need a newer version of Desktop Manager, like 4.7 or 5.0.
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:36 AM   #3
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Sounds like they are not in the correct format to work on the BlackBerry. You should be able to convert them using Desktop Manager/Media Manager.
this could be done, but i have a Mac so i don't have desktop manager/media manager.. i put in a video that was a .mp4 format and that video works fine. But .avi file doesnt work!! i can hear the sound but can't see the video.
what am i doing wrong?
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:45 AM   #4
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Maybe there's a way to convert the .avi to .mp4? Sorry I'm not a Mac user.
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:56 AM   #5
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i downloaded the same exact video but in .mp4 version
it still doesnt play!! -_-
should i just call verizon about this?
this is very irritating
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:42 AM   #6
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Some files, while in an acceptable format, are encoded using a non-supported codec and will not play. You can mess around with the file in QuickTime, trying to export it in different formats, but if the original encoding was done on a bad codec it will probably never work.
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you can also try a software similar to GSpot to see the codecs used on the file that works and the file tha doesn't work. this can help figure out the problem
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:30 AM   #8
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Default Blame it on the codec, not the container!

AVI, MP4, MKV, etc., are containers for audio/video streams.
Simply put, think of those as a container for your food; Dish, Bowl, Tupperware, paper carton, Plastic bag, etc.

DivX, XviD, H264/AVC, etc., are the video codecs (video compressors,) which we will now compare it to the preparation for the food; baked, broiled, deep fried, stir fried, chewed, puked, pooped, etc.

Finally, you are Blackberry Tour 9630 and I am cooking up very juicy rib-eye steak(video stream) for you.

However being such a spoiled brat as you are, you will only eat out of a dish or a bowl and you will only eat your food if it's baked, broiled, deep fried or stir fried.

That means, you will not eat the steak if it's chewed, puked or pooped even if I serve it up to you in a nice dish or bowl. Also, no matter how perfect I broiled the steak, you won't eat it if it's served in a Walmart plastic bag.

To sum it up, AVI and MP4 are a dish and a bowl, and you have to cook it the way Blackberry could digest.


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Video format support: MPEG4 H.263, MPEG4 Part 2 Simple Profile, H.264 (encoding and decoding 30fps), WMV

Audio format support: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WMA ProPlus

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Old 07-29-2009, 05:31 PM   #9
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AVI, MP4, MKV, etc., are containers for audio/video streams.
Simply put, think of those as a container for your food; Dish, Bowl, Tupperware, paper carton, Plastic bag, etc.

DivX, XviD, H264/AVC, etc., are the video codecs (video compressors,) which we will now compare it to the preparation for the food; baked, broiled, deep fried, stir fried, chewed, puked, pooped, etc.

Finally, you are Blackberry Tour 9630 and I am cooking up very juicy rib-eye steak(video stream) for you.

However being such a spoiled brat as you are, you will only eat out of a dish or a bowl and you will only eat your food if it's baked, broiled, deep fried or stir fried.

That means, you will not eat the steak if it's chewed, puked or pooped even if I serve it up to you in a nice dish or bowl. Also, no matter how perfect I broiled the steak, you won't eat it if it's served in a Walmart plastic bag.

To sum it up, AVI and MP4 are a dish and a bowl, and you have to cook it the way Blackberry could digest.


Blackberry Codec Support
Video format support: MPEG4 H.263, MPEG4 Part 2 Simple Profile, H.264 (encoding and decoding 30fps), WMV

Audio format support: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WMA ProPlus
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Yes, you need to convert them first.... same problem you will have with send people direct video from your tour....
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Default what program and settings to convert video files

Anyone know of what program works on a mac to convert the video files to ones that are playable on the tour???

I am not that great with a computer so as much as you can dummy it down, I would truly appreciate it.
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Anyone know of what program works on a mac to convert the video files to ones that are playable on the tour???

I am not that great with a computer so as much as you can dummy it down, I would truly appreciate it.
I use VIO Video converter (Freeware). Just select the original file and optimize it for the BBCurve format.

vio.thepiratebay.org

Im not sure if it works with a MAC but its worth a shot.
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