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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎07-22-2008
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Crash and restart while playing audio book with Media player

Hi,

 

I'm currently trying to play an audio book (approx. 4 1/2 hours length) ind m4b-format.

This file plays well with iPod, SE K850i and iTunes on Mac.

The file begins tp play properly on my Curve too.

 

But when I try to go to some part of the book after around 3h or later (by using the scroll bar of the media application),

I sometimes get a prompt telling me, that I'm using a invalid file format (though Media plays it from 0h on without problems).

 

In addition, the Blackberry freezes, the LED on top lights red and the Blackberry restarts!! Wow!

 

I can reproduce this with different audio books, all playing well on the other devices I use.

The m4b files are creaated with Audio Book Builder and contain no DRM rights as they are not downloaded from iTunes Store or audible.

 

I'm using a Blackberry Curve 8310 v4.2.2.176

Micro Edition Media Version 1.1 

 

Allthough I think that my curve should crash while playing a simple audio book, I would even be glad

if you could lead me to a third-party software which supports audio-books properly, so at least I can

hear my Audio books while there is no patch for the curve available which solces the problem natively. 

 

Allthough I think that my curve should crash while playing a simple audio book.

 

Thanks for any help in advance.

 CU

elwood070 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Crash and restart while playing audio book with Media player

Just wanted to ask if anyone has any idea?
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Registered: ‎07-29-2008
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Re: Crash and restart while playing audio book with Media player


elwood070 wrote:
I'm currently trying to play an audio book (approx. 4 1/2 hours length) ind m4b-format.

 



You are talking about a specific audio file format : m4b. It stands for "MPEG4, Part 14", which is not currently supported by the Blackberry Curve. The list of supported file formats, including mp3 and "MPEG4, Part 2", is available here :

Supported media files

 

I don't know if there is a Blackberry application that can read that m4b format. You can, on your PC, convert the m4b file into a regular mp3 file, then transfert the mp3 file to your blackberry. There are many free tools to do that, I'll give you one : LameDrop. Its a small square, you drag'n'drop your files on it et voilà.

LameDrop




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